Category Articles: Religious

Ambaji to be declared notified area; bill to be moved in monsoon session of assembly

September 19, 2020
Ambaji to be declared notified area; bill to be moved in monsoon session of assembly

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat will move a bill proposing pilgrim town Ambaji to be declared as notified area for its further overall development. This bill will be moved in upcoming monsoon session of the State assembly. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel today said that total 20 bills are to be moved in upcoming 5-day monsoon session of the State assembly which is going to start on September 21. He said there will be 2.5-hour long discussion on Covid-19 pandemic on the first day's s...Read More

Better roads to Ambaji

September 17, 2020
Better roads to Ambaji

Ambaji: Traveling through 19 km distance in GSRTC bus between Danta and Ambaji in North Gujarat would earlier take half an hour time, but now it takes only 15-20 minutes thanks to four-laning and corrective improvements in this highway road by the State government recently. Four laning and corrective measures have resulted into saving of thousands of liters of diesel for vehicles daily. In addition to this, the highway is now less accident-prone. The State government has recently concluded ...Read More

Vijaynagar period stolen murtis of Ram, Sita, Lakshman returned to India by UK

September 16, 2020
Vijaynagar period stolen murtis of Ram, Sita, Lakshman returned to India by UK

Chennai: Three murtis of Ram, Sita and Lakshman, belonging to Vijayanagara period, stolen from Vishnu Temple at Nagapattinam in 1978, have been recovered by High Commission of India, London with support of Metropolitan Police. They have been restored to Government of Tamil Nadu in presence of Union Minister for Culture & Tourism Prahlad Patel today, said High Commissioner of India in London today. The murtis were stolen 40 years ago. They are 3-ft tall. Tourism minister Prahlad Patel said th...Read More

FCRA approval to Umiya Mata Sansthan, Unjha by Centre; Nitin thanks PM and HM

September 10, 2020
FCRA approval to Umiya Mata Sansthan, Unjha by Centre; Nitin thanks PM and HM

Gandhinagar: Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has granted approval under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) to Shri Umiya Mataji Sansthan, Unjha in Gujarat. This will enable the shrine to receive donations from all over the world and go a long way in facilitating the works of service by Sansthan in Gujarat. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel who hails from Mahesana district where Umiya Mandir is located thanked the Central government for granting nod to FCRA application...Read More

PM reviews ongoing development work at Kedarnath Dham

September 09, 2020
PM reviews ongoing development work at Kedarnath Dham

New Delhi: Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today reviewed the ongoing development work at Kedarnath Dham. The review included boosting infrastructure at Kedarnath, which would enable more pilgrims as well as tourists to visit. Prime Minister emphasized on the need to create pilgrim-friendly and environment-friendly facilities. He also called for using latest technology in the efforts underway as a part of further developing Kedarnath and surrounding areas.Read More

28 of 150 tested for Covid-19 at BAPS headquarters at Shahibaug Swaminarayan Mandir detected positive

September 03, 2020
28 of 150 tested for Covid-19 at BAPS headquarters at Shahibaug Swaminarayan Mandir detected positive

Shahibaug: Amdavad Municipal Corporation (AMC) teams as part of its ongoing aggressive testing drive to detect Covid-19 in last two days including today tested 150 saints and staffers at Shahibaug based Swaminarayan Mandir, which is the headquarters of Bochasanvasi Akshar Purushottam Sanastha (BAPS). 28 of 150 saints and staffers were tested positive for Covid-19 infection. Those found Covid positive were given medical attention and taken to covid care centre/covid hospital. AMC health depar...Read More

Pastor of Church in Ahmedabad booked under POCSO on complaint of minor victim girl

September 01, 2020
Pastor of Church in Ahmedabad booked under POCSO on complaint of minor victim girl

Ahmedabad: Amraiwadi based 16-year old minor girl, a student of class-11 in local school, has filed complaint in city's Ramol police station against a pastor of Ecclesia Church which is located in Rabari Colony area. According to complaint, accused pastor who was in possession of naked pictures of victim girl had forced her to embrace Christian faith. Accused priest sent video clips to victim girl's relatives after which this crime came to light. Victim girl had visited Church on 25 December...Read More

Unjha gets new public hospital, pilgrim complex, two railway overbridges

August 29, 2020
Unjha gets new public hospital, pilgrim complex, two railway overbridges

Unjha: Two railway over bridges, a new general hospital, a full fledged pilgrim complex and decorated entry gate Toran inaugurated in fast developing town Unjha in North Gujarat on Friday by Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel who is MLA from same district. Read More

Ambaji Temple Bhadarvi Poonam Fair 2020 kicks off for only Live Online Darshan

August 27, 2020

Ambaji: Annual Bhadarvi Poonam fair at pilgrim town Ambaji in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat has kicked off today with formal religious ceremony at Yagnashala led by district collector who also chairs Ambaji Devasthan Trust. Mandir has been declared shut since 24 August and it will reopen on 3rd September for visitors. Live online telecast will be available from 7.30 am daily during this period. Ambaji fair of Bhadarvi Poonam every year attracts over 1.5 million pilgrims. However, due to ...Read More

Virpur Jalaram Mandir reopens for visitors after 12-day shut down

August 21, 2020
Virpur Jalaram Mandir reopens for visitors after 12-day shut down

Virpur: Jalaram Mandir which was closed for visitors for a 12 days period in order to avoid crowding on the occasion of Janmashtami and other festivals of holy Shravan month in view of Covid-19 pandemic situation, reopened today. Token system has been however made compulsory for visitors now onward for entry in the temple. The timings of mandir have also been curtailed for visits. The temple from today will remain open during 7 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm everyday. DeshGujaratRead More