RELIGIOUS AWAAZ

1,70,000 Indians to perform Haj in 2010

NEW DELHI: About 1,70,000 Indian are likely to perform Haj this year. Out of these 1,25,000 pilgrims will go through Haj Committee of India while remaining through private tour operators.The government on Thursday approved various issues concerning the Haj 2010 operations. According to a high ..

Eid:Day of Forgiveness, Thanksgiving

Festivals have a great value in human life. Occasional celebration of festivals breaks the monotony of our day-to-day life and brings cheer to all. For enjoyment and merry-making, different religions have established specific time and dates.

A somber Eid

The Muslims across the globe are marking Eid Al-Fitr after a month of fasting, nightly prayers and all-encompassing spirit of piety. Each Ramadan, the Muslim world undergoes a magical transformation as the believers turn to God in total devotion and prayers.Emphasis is not just on abstinence ..

Ramadan: A Month Blessed With Bounty

Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars upon which the structure of Islam is built. The other four are the declaration of one’s belief in the Oneness of Allah and in the message of Muhammad (Pbuh), regular attendance to prayer, payment of Zakah and pilgrimage.

Amarnath Yatra : A Great Integrating Factor

The holy Amarnath cave, a natural splendour is located at 3888 mts (13,500 ft.). The holy cave, in which “Ice Lingam” is formed, is 120x100x60 ft. in diameter and can accommodate thousands of worshipers. According to a legend Lord Shiva had..

Don’t be afraid of Islam: Al-Sudais

JEDDAH: The imam of the Grand Mosque in Makkah told the world not to be afraid of Islam and Muslims, adding that Islam represents a message of peace, goodness and tolerance.
Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais made the announcement while ..

BBC increases religious programming

The BBC’s major religous programmes currently include Songs of Praise (above) and Radio 4’s Thought for the Day. Photograph: Richard Kendal/BBC/

Richard Bacon and Susanna Reid are to present a new religion and ethics programme on BBC1 from next month.

Sunday Morning Live will feature short films..

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ADB to fund Rs 1900 crores for development of Tourism in Himachal Pradesh

By Vinit Wahi Department of Economic Affairs, Union Ministry of Finance, has approved a Tourism Infrastructur ...

Air India marks 70 years since 1st India-UK flight

  Air India is marking 70 years since its first flight took off from Mumbai to London in June 1948, wh ...