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16 November, 2017 6:12 PM Long queues and high devotion on Day 1

Pilgrims diverted through metal detectors at Valiyanadappanthal as part of safety measures The two-month annual pilgrimage to the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala began on the first day in the Malayalam month of Vrischikom on Thursday. The sacred grove of Lord Ayyappa, situated in the Periyar Tiger Reserve, witnessed heavy rush as hundreds of devotees undertook 20

15 November, 2017 5:25 PM Sabarimala temple opens for pilgrimage

Installation of Melsanthis held at the sopanam of Ayyappa temple The Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala was opened in an atmosphere charged with devotion on Wednesday afternoon for the two-month-long Mandalam-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season that begins on the first day of the Malayalam month of Vrischikom on Thursday. Outgoing head priest (Melsanthi) T.M. Unnikrishnan 16

8 November, 2017 12:30 PM Lift up your hearts, not your cell phones, Pope tells priests, bishops

Pope Francis on Wednesday chastised priests and bishops who take pictures with their cell phones during Masses, saying they should focus on God instead. “The priest says 'lift up your hearts'. He does not say, 'lift up your cell phones to take pictures,'” Francis told tens of thousands of people at his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square, referring 27

6 November, 2017 5:19 PM Chakkulathukavu Pongala on December 3

The annual Pongala festival at Chakkulathukavu Bhagavathy Temple at Neerettupuram, near Thiruvalla, will be held on December 3. In a statement issued here on Saturday, Manikkuttan Namboodiri, temple administrator, and K.K. Gopalakrishnan Nair, devaswom administrator, said G. Kumar Pillai, member of the Sreenivasa Perumal Devaswom attached to the Singapore 25

2 November, 2017 5:20 PM Cochin Devaswom too opens its doors to Dalit priests

Umesh Krishnan takes charge at Njalikulam temple Kuzhuppully Umesh Krishnan of Mathilakam has become the first Dalit priest in any temple under the Cochin Devaswom Board in Kerala, marking another step towards breaking caste barriers. The priest took over his responsibilities at the sanctum sanctorum of Mahadeva Temple, at Njalikulam, on Wednesday 18

1 November, 2017 12:00 PM Haryana Teachers Roped In For Priest Duties. What About Classes, They Ask

Chandigarh: Teachers in Haryana, recently asked to spend long nights monitoring stubble burning, have been ordered to double up as priests by the state government. Over 100 teachers have been roped into religious duties like distributing prasad at an annual temple festival. They are also tasked with counting the cash offerings of devotees. Teachers have been assigned 47

26 October, 2017 7:36 PM Has Narendra Modi lost his magic?

There is no doubt that Narendra Modi, the politician, weaved magic. It’s important to see how he did this. There are two parts to this magic. The first is related to Mr. Modi’s persona and how he used opportunities and a trend in Indian politics to build an image. The second involves his complete identification with neo-liberal Indian economic interests 57

19 October, 2017 3:09 PM Newly selected Melsanthis visit Sabarimala

The Melsanthi-designate of the Lord Ayyappa temple, A.V. Unnikrishnan Namboodiri of Mangalathu Azhakathu Mana at Kodakara near Chalakudy, and that of the Malikappuram Devi temple, Aneesh Namboodiri of Varickom Illom at Mainagappally, visited Sabarimala on Wednesday. The priests, who have been selected as the Melsanthis of the two Sabarimala temples through 20

18 October, 2017 1:20 PM LIVE: Saryu river lights up with diyas as Adityanath celebrates biggest deepotsav in Ayodhya

School and college children light diyas at the banks of Saryu river in Ayodhya 6:00 pm: "Ayodhya is the land of humanity. We taught the world about humanity through the legend of Ram rajya," said the Chief Minister. 5:40 pm: "Those opposed to Lord Ram cannot stop us from developing Ayodhya," says UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya. 5:30 pm: Artists dressed 35

17 October, 2017 1:11 AM MLA spews venom at Taj Mahal

Controversial BJP MLA Sangeet Som ignited a firestorm of controversy by saying the Taj Mahal was built by a "traitor who wanted to wipe out Hindus", and that the Unesco World Heritage Site was a "blot on the Indian culture". The Uttar Pradesh government quickly distanced itself from the remarks, but stopped short of condemning them, while the Opposition 50