RELIGIOUS AWAAZ

Durga puja begins in different states

WEB DESK The celebration of annual Durga puja begins today. In West Bengal, Durga Puja is celebrated with religious fervour. People attired in new clothes visit colourfully decorated puja pandals set up across Kolkatta and in various towns and take part in celebrations. All pandals are fitted with CCTV cameras as a security measure. Political … Continue reading Durga puja begins in different states

Vaishno Devi Pilgrims to get Rs 5 lakh accident insurance cover

AMN /Srinagar Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board in Jammu and Kashmir, has approved the enhancement of free accident insurance cover for pilgrims visiting the shrine to five lakh rupees. The decision was taken at the 63rd board meeting in Srinagar yesterday under the chairmanship of Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik, who is … Continue reading Vaishno Devi Pilgrims to get Rs 5 lakh accident insurance cover

Ukraine Orthodox Church to split from Russia

WEB DESK Ukraine’s Orthodox Church is all set to break away from Russia. The move could fuel tensions between the 2 countries. The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople said in a statement on Thursday that it endorses Ukraine’s request for independence from the Russian Orthodox Church. The patriarchate, based in Istanbul, Turkey, is headed by Bartholomew … Continue reading Ukraine Orthodox Church to split from Russia

TN: Devotees offer special pujas on “Mahalaya Amavasya”

AMN Lakhs of devotees offered special pujas at major rivers and seashores in Tamil Nadu today in view of the “Mahalaya Amavasya,” that falls on the new moon day of the Tamil month Purattasi. Traditionally, people pay homage to their ancestors on the day by the side of major waterbodies. In the Agnitheerthams at Rameswaram, … Continue reading TN: Devotees offer special pujas on “Mahalaya Amavasya”

Kerala: Hindu organisations protest against SC verdict on Sabarimala Temple

WEB DESK Several Hindu organisations on Tuesday held marches and dharnas in different parts of Kerala to express their dismay over Supreme Court verdict allowing women of all ages to offer worship at the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple. The activists, rallying under the banner of Sabarimala Protection Council, blocked traffic in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram, resulting in … Continue reading Kerala: Hindu organisations protest against SC verdict on Sabarimala Temple

Can’t invoke rationality in religion: Justice Indu Malhotra

AMN Expressing her dissent over Sabarimala verdict in the supreme court Justice Indu Malhotra said that the “notions of rationality cannot be invoked in matters of religion by courts” Not going with the majority verdict in the case, Justice Malhotra, in a dissenting opinion, said “what constitutes an essential religious practice is for the religious … Continue reading Can’t invoke rationality in religion: Justice Indu Malhotra

SC opens door of Sabarimala Temple for women

Our Correspondent / New Delhi The Supreme Court today opened the door of the Sabarimala temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa in Kerala to the women in the 10-50 age group, saying the ban violated their fundamental rights and constitutional guarantees. In a majority 4:1 judgment, the top court also read down the provision of Kerala … Continue reading SC opens door of Sabarimala Temple for women

MOSQUE IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF ISLAM

By M. Burhanuddin Qasmi Religiously and culturally Masjid or Mosque is an integral part of Islam. There are clear texts in Hadith, the second most important scripture of Islam where it is emphatically instructed that Muslim men must offer 5 daily prayers in Masjid with congregations. This has been in practice ever since Islam came … Continue reading MOSQUE IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF ISLAM

Catholic priests to visit Kandhamal to express solidarity with survivors of anti-Christian riots

Kandhamal witnessed the worst anti-Christian violence in modern Indian history WEB DESK Some 25 priests from various parts of India have planned to express solidarity with the survivors of the 2008 anti-Christian persecution in the Kandhamal district of Odisha, eastern India, reports Matters India a news portal. They are the national executive members of the … Continue reading Catholic priests to visit Kandhamal to express solidarity with survivors of anti-Christian riots

Bangladesh Parliament passes Bill for welfare of Hindus

AMN / DHAKA With the view of communal harmony and building a peaceful society and welfare of the Hindu religious community, Jatiya Sangsad, the Bangladesh parliament .passed a Bill titled ‘Hindu Religious Welfare Trust Bill, 2018’. Religious Affairs Minister Principal Matiur Rahman moved the bill which was passed unanimously with voice votes with Deputy Speaker … Continue reading Bangladesh Parliament passes Bill for welfare of Hindus

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