The Amarnathji Shrine Board has decided to enhance the group insurance cover for the pilgrims and service providers from existing Rs one lakh to Rs three lakh. The board manages the annual yatra to the 3,880 metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra, who … Continue reading Insurance cover for Amarnath pilgrims raised to Rs 3 lakh
A large number of devotees continued to pour in today at the holy town Puri to witness the world famous chariot festival of Lord Jagannath and his siblings. The pulling of the three chariots of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balram and sister Subhadra were called off yesterday as the evening set in. Presiding deities resumed … Continue reading Odisha: Thousands of devotees throng Puri to witness Jagannath Rath Yatra
Odisha biggest annual festival of Rath Yatra or Chariot Festival at Puri commences today. This is one of the most celebrated Hindu festivals of the country as well as the whole world. The famous festival that is celebrated usually in the month of June-July commences when the chariots of Lord Jagannath accompanied by his elder … Continue reading Jagannath Puri chariot festival begins
AMN National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) today conducted mock exercises simulating various disaster scenarios, along the Amarnath Yatra route. It was an effort to improve preparedness and response mechanisms in the event of a disaster during the upcoming Yatra. The annual Amarnath Yatra to the cave shrine in south Kashmir will begin from June 29 … Continue reading Amarnath Yatra: NDMA conducts mock exercises to check preparedness
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AMN External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today flagged off the first batch of 58 pilgrims to the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra for the season. Speaking on the occasion, Ms Swaraj appealed to the pilgrims to keep an eye on cleanliness while on the way to the Mount Kailash. She also appealed to pilgrims to be more … Continue reading First batch of 58 pilgrims on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra flagged off
AMN People who wish to trek to the Amarnath shrine must furnish medical certificates and those below 13 or above 75 years of age will not be allowed to join the pilgrimage. Besides, no woman more than six weeks pregnant will be registered for the pilgrimage. Amarnathji Shrine Board which conducts the annual pilgrimage has … Continue reading Amarnath pilgrims have to furnish medical certificates
Women Islamic clerics in Indonesia have issued an fatwa against child marriage. The fatwa, which is not legally binding but will be influential, was issued after a three-day Congress of female clerics in the country. They urged the government to raise the minimum legal age for women to marry to 18 from the current 16. … Continue reading Indonesia: Women Islamic clerics asks govt to check child marriage
A Pakistani court today allowed Hindus to worship at a Shiva temple in Abbottabad district which had been off limits to them for 20 years. The Peshawar High Court permitted Hindus to worship at the temple of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under section 20 of the Constitution. The temple had been closed for any religious activity over … Continue reading Pak Hindus allowed to worship at Shiva temple after 20 years
Good Friday is being observed today by Christians all over the globe to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is called Good because it is believed that Jesus Christ, on this day, died for our sins and was buried for our sins. It is observed on the Friday before … Continue reading Good Friday is being observed today
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