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MAHA SHIVARATRI 2017 Marks 112-Foot-Tall Shiva Statue Inauguraton Today

Today, as mark of Mahashivaratri being celebrated across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a 112-foot-tall statue of Lord Shiva in Coimbatore built by the Isha Foundation of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. Though environmentalists protested that the statue is an ecological threat to the area, the Isha Foundation denied allegations and said the stature in the form of Shiva’s ...

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Valentine’s Day: Origin, History, 10 Interesting Facts to Recall

When Rome was ruled by Claudius II in 270 BC, not many youth were available for military might he wanted so he banned the country’s youth from homes or holding marriage functions and imposed host of other restrictions that made them unhappy to live with their loved ones. That was the time when Saint Valentine discreetly held marriage vows for ...

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Karva Chauth: From Bond to Gold, Festival Priorities Change with Times

Karva Chauth to be observed by married Hindu women for the longevity, well-being and prosperity of their husbands, has been undergoing radical change of late with wives more attracted by market attractions for the occasion while jewelry firms are luring the Hindu wives with discounts like any other festival. While wives pray for their husbands’ long life, in turn they ...

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Why Stampede at Hajj Occurs During Stone Throwing Ritual?

Notwithstanding the tragic crane crash early this month, another stampede today left 220 pilgrims killed at the “Stoning of the Devil” or “ramī aj-jamarāt” ritual on the last day of Muslim pilgrimage Hajj 2015 on Thursday, which coincided with Eid al-adah festival too. The “stoning of the Devil” with jamarāt or pebbles is part of the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage ...

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Ganesh Chaturthi: India Gears up For Grand Festival, Origin, History

As India gears up for the Ganesh Chaturthi festival on Thursday, September 17, 2015 followed by weekend, it is likely to be less traffic in metros and a holiday mood in many offices this year. Thursday begins the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in India with Hindus bringing Lord Ganesh idols home and making arrangements for the festival, while every ...

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5 Unknown Facts About Goku as ‘Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F’ Premieres Tonight;

  The episode three of “Dragon Ball Super” premieres today, July 19 and here are some interesting facts about Goku. Goku, the main character in ‘Dragon Ball Super’ is based on a humanoid monkey named Son Wukong from an ancient Chinese proverb called “Journey to the West”. He was a humanoid monkey possesing several super-natural powers, shape-changing virtue and the ...

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China Restores 800-year-old 1000-hand Ancient Buddhist Statue

China has restored its 800-year-old Buddha with 1,000 hands called the “Qianshou Guanyin” statue to join the world’s famous Buddhist pilgrimage or tourist circles in the world after Japan’s Kamakura Buddha statue, It took more than seven years and about 60 million yuan (US$9.8 million) to undertake the restoration work to clean the entire rock scuplture and bring it back to ...

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Maha Shivaratri: Origin, Legend, Importance of Jagaran as Hindus Perform Shiva Puja

Today, Hindus all over will celebrate Maha Shivratri, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The day is also celebrated for the marriage of Lord Shiva with Parvati, according to Puranas and also marks the convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Maha Shivratri, which falls on the Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi of Hindu calendar month Maagha as per Amavasya-ant month calculation. As per Poornima-ant month ...

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Sankranti Festival Begins Amid Bhogi, Rangoli Today

Sankranti festival was kicked off today in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh with the celebration of Bhogi on the first day and streets are seen with competing drawings and coloration of rangoli designs. It coincides with Pngal in neighbouring Tamil Nadu. Sankranti, the harvest festival, this year is the first in Telangana after it was carved out of Andhra Pradesh as ...

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Dhanteras Today: Gold at 3-yr Low, 50% Hike in Demand Foreseen

Today, Tuesday October 21 being a Dhanteras day, gold traders and jewellers are confident to see at least 50 to 60 percent hike in demand for gold and silver marking the precious pre-Diwali occasion as gold prices are at the lowest in three years now. Dhanteras sees gold rush in India, especially by women, as the popular belief is that ...

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Balakrishna to contest for assembly from Hindupur on TDP ticket

Close on the heels of box office hit of his latest film “Legend”, popular Telugu actor Nandamuri Balakrishna will not wait for long to cash in on the newly-found support base by deciding to contest the assembly election from Hindupur constituency in Seemandhra region on the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) ticket. TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu gave the green signal ...

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‘Legend’ Balakrishna visits Mangalagiri Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy temple

Tollywood hero Balakrishna and Legend movie director Boyapati sreenu visited Mangalagiri Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy and offered special poojas. They said they have come here to offer special poojas to God Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy as Legend film had been a huge success. Temple EO gave a warm welcome to Balakrishna and Boyapati sreenu.Priests blessed both of them and many balakrishna fans came to ...

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‘Legend’ Balakrishna plans to contest elections

Hyderabad, April 1 : Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder N.T. Rama Rao’s son and popular Telugu film actor N. Balakrishna said he would take a decision on contesting the elections after consultation with party chief N. Chandrababu Naidu. He told reporters at Visakhapatnam Tuesday that he has not yet taken a decision whether to contest for Lok Sabha or state ...

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Tollywood News :Was very confident of ‘Legend’ success says Boyapati Srinu

Chennai, April 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Boyapati Srinu, currently basking in the overwhelming response to his recent Telugu directorial “Legend”, says he was confident of the film’s success even before it went on floors. Nandamuri Balakrishna-starrer “Legend”, which released Friday, has minted over Rs.15 crore in the opening weekend worldwide. “When you work with certain actors, you’re always confident about success. ...

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