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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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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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Why Vijay is Seen with Modern Hair Style in Puli?

  After some leaks of about 18-minute film footage of “Puli” on Internet, the story line of Puli is getting widely circulated and as expected, it is more on the lines of ‘Magadheera’ and not ‘Baahubali’. The official teaser and the trailer that followed the so-called ‘LEAK’ of footage gave enough indication that the sotryline is more about a modern-day ...

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Bahubali: Six Unanswered Questions Make ‘Bahubali 2’ Most-Awaited Film

Now that “Bahubali” has created unprecedented aura around S.S.Rajamouli’s magnum opus that collected Rs.325 crore in 10 days, some unexplained story links remain to be answered in the next part of the film. Intriguing they are, but the director could have left them behind intentionally to keep the memory of the audience fresh when the second part is released next year after ...

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Baahubali vs Magadheera: How They Stack Up?

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Director S.S. Rajamouli can proudly look back and say he has top two memorable films made in Telugu which can stand out forever. When his earlier magnum opus “Magadheera” was made, it had brought to the audience the graphics experience, which can overwhelm the quality of any film, supported by rich story and good actors. His unprecedented attempt not merely ...

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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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When children got back their cricket ground in Kashmir

By Sheikh Qayoom from Ganderbal (Jammu and Kashmir) It is difficult to believe such an audience would ever be granted. It is even more difficult to believe it would provoke prompt administrative action. Over a dozen children – none of them above the age of seven – carrying cricket bats, wickets and crooked willow sticks they use for hockey sticks ...

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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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Salman Khan’s ‘Kick 2’ in pipeline?

After the successful sequel to “Dabangg”, Salman Khan’s sequel in “Kick 2” is in the pipeline as the first one broke all records of Salman’s earlier films but may take more time as director Sajid Nadiadwala is in two minds still. In fact the original Telugu version of “Kick” featuring Ravi Teja is already haflway through the sequel in telugu ...

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Rajinikanth’s ‘Lingaa’ Story Not Stolen, Pleads Director Before Court

Ravi Kumar, director of Rajinikanth’s upcoming film ‘Lingaa’ has denied the charge made by another director that the storyline was stolen from him. Story writer S Ponkumaran also has said it was a “flimsy thread” that the story of “Lingaa” was from the petitioner’s story “Mullai Vanam 999” as based on Mullaiperiyar dam issue. Just based on official trailers, how ...

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6 Reasons Why ‘Prince William Gives Up British Throne’ Story is Ridiculous, a Hoax

First it was Globe magazine which began the speculative story on Prince William “giving up the throne” despite Queen Elizabeth’s request, and then it was picked up and highlighted as if true by gullible other global media hoodwinking millions of fans of Kate Middleton, just to increase their readership. Soon another collider in the speculative stories picks up, adds value ...

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No buyers for Powell’s ‘retirement’ story

Washington, April 1 : No one is buying the American story that the resignation of US ambassador in India, Nancy Powell, was unrelated to recent tensions between the two countries, but as yet there is no definitive word about her likely successor. A section of the Indian media has speculated that Powell may be replaced by USAID administrator Rajiv Shah, ...

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