, PM Modi wrote, "Happy Akshaya Tritiya to all countrymen. This auspicious festival associated with the accomplishment of auspicious works should give us the power to conquer the Coronavirus epidemic."9 Hr 29 Min ago
The Madras HC pointed out how objections were raised by the Muslim community despite the Court granting permission to the Hindus to carry out temple processions (in accordance with Section 180A of the District Municipalities Act 1920).1 Days 9 Hr ago
Upset Hindus are urging Christchurch (New Zealand) based acupressure mat firm Shakti Mats for immediate withdrawal of sacred Hindu symbols “Om” and “Yantra” from their mats; calling it highly inappropriate.1 Days 10 Hr ago
Hindu temple based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital of Abu Dhabi, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, shipped oxygen cylinders and concentrators to India. Hindu spiritual leaders, dressed in saffron robes, came to bless the oxygen before sending it out, showering rose petals on the shipment.3 Days 6 Hr ago
In a view of the COVID-19 situation, Lord Jagannath temple will organize the annual Chandana Jatra outside the temple's premises in Puri. The 42days long festival will start from 15 May and it will be organized with strict adherence to Covid protocols.
The Trust has announced a donation of Rs 50 lakhs to the Community Health Centre at Prabhas Patan for setting up an oxygen plant. This announcement has come amid when the country is facing a shortage of Medical Oxygen.
Founder of Isha Foundation and Spiritual leader, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has filed a PIL on April 30 at the Madras High Court seeking direction to be issued to conduct an external audit of the temples in Tamil Nadu.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Temple located at Punjabi Bagh in Delhi continued to home deliver healthy food to those infected with Covid-19. Premanjan Das, a member of the temple management committee said that they are delivering daily 300 plates across Delhi.
Sadhguru seeks to unravel karma and explains how its concepts can be used to enhance lives in his new book. "Karma: A Yogi's Guide to Crafting Your Destiny" is a step-by-step guide to navigating one's way in this challenging world. The author says for far too long, the word karma has been either grotesquely over-simplified or needlessly mystified.
In the UK, the Muslim parents refused to send their children to the school after a teacher showed Prophet Muhammad's image in assembly. Islam forbids all kinds of the pictorial depiction of Mohammed or any other prophets as they are thought to encourage the worship of idols.
Madhya Pradesh Police arrested a Muslim cleric who organized a mass prayer in a mosque amid a rise in deadly Coronavirus cases. Police found that the main gate of the mosque was locked from the front, while the crowd was gathering in the mosque from the back gate. The incident took place in Khetia Mosque in Barwani District.
In the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Afghanistan experienced a huge terrorist attack. According to local officials, in this attack, at least 21 people died and dozens were injured. The attack took place in eastern Logar province on Friday (April 30) evening.
A Muslim immigrant from Iraq has been charged on allegations that he raised thousands of dollars for the Islamic State group in Germany. The man came to Germany from Iraq in 2016 during a wave of migration, primary from the Middle East.
A case has been registered against a Christian pastor and the parents of the bride and bridegroom for performing the marriage in a church presence of over 300 invitees. The incident took place in Thatipaka village in Andhra Pradesh.
Catholic Diocese of Jhabua, Bishop Swami Basil Bhuriya died due to Coronavirus infection. He was undergoing treatment at Indore. Amid a rise in Coronavirus cases in the State, churches are continuing their congregations. Several churches are not following the Coronavirus protocol. As a result, followers and church priests are getting infected day by day.
Mass infection of Covid-19 reported in Kerala. More than 100 priests of the Church of South India (CSI) were reportedly infected with Covid-19 after they attended the annual retreat at Munnar in April 2021.
In Bangladesh, indigenous Santals who converted to Christianity some years ago have returned to their original faith. These converts alleged that the Church was not supporting them after their conversion. On April 19, families returned to the Sarna faith in the presence of leaders of Santal villages in Niamatpur in the Naogaon district.
Madhya Pradesh Police has registered a case against Church father including his thirteen followers for praying at Church during curfew time. The incident took place in Indore. The Church father identified as Father Inmanville
Some 815 Sikh pilgrims visited Pakistan to celebrate Baisakhi. Out of these, 200 Sikh pilgrims tested positive with Coronavirus. The Indian Government authorities carried out an Antigen test of these pilgrims during their return journey from Pakistan.
In a move to amuse, the Sikhs in Dubai have traded their spiced rice and dal for what has become a coveted prize, 5,000 shots of the COVID vaccine offered to people of all ages and backgrounds. As the coronavirus pandemic surges to previously unseen heights in the UAE, residents are scrambling to get vaccines in the world’s second-fastest inoculation drive.
The Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre on the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind’s plea and to get rid of the government control over the raising concerns over the “arbitrary” appointment of chairperson and members of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI). A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, Navin Sinha and Indu Malhotra issued notice to the Centre after hearing the matter.
In a major development, Hazaribag police has recovered the two ancient sculptures of Gautam Buddha that were stolen from the excavation site in Hazaribag. Police have recovered idols from Ranchi and they have also arrested five persons in this connection. Hazaribag superintendent informed about the news during the press conference.
In the major development, two ancient sculptures of Gautam Buddha, which were unearthed during an excavation by Archeological Survey of India on foothills of Juljul hill at Sadar block of Hazaribagh district were stolen on March 20.
The Central Government had introduced the third phase of vaccination centre across the country starting May 1. In order to do so, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has opened 5 new vaccination centres in Mumbai to push the nationwide inoculation drive here.
In a relief for the Jain community in Mumbai, Pune and Nashik, the Bombay high court (HC) has permitted Jain temple trusts to cook pious food in their kitchens during the nine-day Ayambil Oli Tap fasting observed and distribute the food through volunteers or delivery agents, not exceeding seven in number.
As the country continues to face an acute shortage of oxygen supply amid a surge in Covid-19 cases, Patna's Mahavir temple trust has started providing Oxygen service at free of cost to the Covid patients. The trust has also released a website for the booking of the Oxygen cylinder.
With the second wave of coronavirus pandemic creating chaos in the country, the Gujarat government has decided to turn the few places into COVID-centre. The aim is to treat people from rural areas who cannot be isolated at home and also prevent a possible spillover of Covid patients into Ahmedabad city.
A Delhi Court will on April 27 take up hearing of a civil suit filed on Quwwat-Ul-Islam Masjid situated within the Qutub Minar complex in Mehrauli. The suit wasfiled on behalf of Jain deity Tirthankar Lord Rishabh Dev and Hindu deity Lord Vishnu. He had alleged that the Masjid was built in place of a temple complex and thereby seeking restoration of the temple complex comprising of 27 temples.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has retrieved 36 antique items from the UK, the US, and Australia over the last five years, the Union Ministry of Culture and Tourism has said. Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Patel shared the details about the recovered antiquities in Parliament and said all the items recovered were given voluntarily by the museums and related authorities. Few of them included were of Jain community.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat called on Jain Shwetambar Acharya Sri Mahashramanji here at Dr Hedgewar Smriti Bhavan. He expressed his happiness over the Jain Acharya visiting Dr Hedgewar Smriti Bhavan and addressing the swayamsevaks.
A four-foot-tall sculpture of Mahavira dating to 12th century AD was found abandoned in Meyyur, a village in Tiruvallur district. With basic stylistic features such as three umbrellas, Ashoka creepers and a halo around the head, scholars confirmed it a later period sculpture of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara of Jainism.
Uttar Pradesh Assembly passed a Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion Bill 2021 by a voice vote. The bill will now be sent to the UP legislative council for its approval before it becomes an Act after a formal nod by the Governor.
Application of Muslim community for the place of worship in Thessaloniki was rejected by the Education and Religion Ministry of Greece. Macedonia-Thrace Muslims Education Culture Foundation made a formal application for the opening of a place of worship after completing the preliminary preparations.
After Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, now Gujarat Government is going to bring a law against inter-faith marriage. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani made announcement about this on February 14, 2021 while addressing a poll rally in Vadodara ahead of the Municipal Corporation elections.
In the view of upcoming assembly polls, the Left Front Government in Kerala decided to bring the Nadar community including religious converts in the Other Backward Class (OBC) list. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
The members of Parsi community have proposed an alternative plan for the ongoing Coastal Road Project, in order to save the Parsi Gate structure from re-installation. According to the earlier announcement of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the century old structure was to be shifted for construction of a tunnel on the outer edges of the Marine Drive limits.
The Madras HC pointed out how objections were raised by the Muslim community despite the Court granting permission to the Hindus to carry out temple processions (in accordance with Section 180A of the District Municipalities Act 1920).
West Bengal Assembly topped in Muslim MLAs count in India Muslim community consolidated their voting with AITC Muslim population rose by 3% in a decade since 2011
Pandita Ramabai (alias Mary Rama after baptism) (Birth-23 Apr 1858, Death-05 Apr 1922) was one of the early Christian converts in Maharashtra. She is known for her feminism and work for women's education.
Dr Ambedkar studied the religious teachings of Islam and Christianity and then chose Buddhism. He had expressed his thoughts through his writings. In this article, some of his thoughts on Islam and Christianity are compiled.