Category Articles: Religious

431 ft tall temple to be constructed at Jaspur in Ahmedabad

February 20, 2020
431 ft tall temple to be constructed at Jaspur in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: Vishwa Umiya Foundation today announced Shilanyas of Gujarat's tallest temple of Goddess Umiya on 28-29 February this year at Jaspur-Ahmedabad based Umiya Dham. A 431-ft (131 meter) high temple is designed by German and Indian architects jointly. Its view gallery will be located at 270 ft (82 meter) height from where a glimpse of Ahmedabad city will be visible. Garbha griha of temple will be as per Indian traditional temple architecture. It will have Goddess Umiya's idol sitt...Read More

Pavagadh Ropeway to remain closed for maintenance for a week later this month

February 13, 2020
Pavagadh Ropeway to remain closed for maintenance for a week later this month

Vadodara: Pavagadh ropeway which takes pilgrims from foothills of Pavagadh hill to Mahakali temple atop the hill will remain closed during 24 to 29 February due to maintenance. After a week long break for maintanance, the ropeway will again function with effect from March 1. DeshGujaratRead More

Sarangpur Mandir to have 54 ft high 500 tonne murti of Hanuman in Parakrami posture

February 09, 2020
Sarangpur Mandir to have 54 ft high 500 tonne murti of Hanuman in Parakrami posture

Sarangpur: A 54 ft high Hanuman murti in 'Parakram posture' will be installed at Kashtahanjan Dev Hanuman temple here on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti this year on April 8. As many as 85 skillful workers from Jaipur-Makrana in Rajasthan are in process to make this murti for last one month. They are working round the clock. The murti will have over 500 tonne weight. It is being made using black granite. At present, the head/face and gada parts are in making. A huge piece of stone ...Read More

144 converted Christian tribal return to Hindu faith in Southern Gujarat district Dang

January 24, 2020
144 converted Christian tribal return to Hindu faith in Southern Gujarat district Dang

The Dangs: 144 tribals returned to Hindu faith in presence of Kishorbhai Maharaj at Mayadevi Bhenskatri in tribal populated district Dang in South Gujarat, leaving Christian faith that they had adopted previously. The Vaidik Diksha Shuddhikaran event was organized by Agniveer of Bhogadiya village. The district is very much affected by religious conversion activities of economically strong and worldwide networked Christian Missionaries. Sadhvi Yashoda didi, Agniveer chief Nehaben Patel, Hindu Jan...Read More

Case filed in Central Gujarat against Church priest over alleged religious conversion of a minor boy

January 23, 2020
Case filed in Central Gujarat against Church priest over alleged religious conversion of a minor boy

Anand: A case of religious conversion of juvenile boy without prior permission of district collector has been filed in Petlad rural police station against a then priest of Amod based Parish Priest Catholic Church under Freedom of Religion Act. A Church priest who is not named in FIR is accused of religious conversion of minor age boy without prior approval of parents and district collector. According to FIR draft, the parents of a minor child had love marriage through Hindu customs in ...Read More

Uttatardh Mahotsav 2020 kicks off at Modhera

January 22, 2020
Uttatardh Mahotsav 2020 kicks off at Modhera

Modhera: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today inaugurated the two-day Uttarardh Utsav, jointly organised by Gujarat Government’s Sports Youth and Cultural Activities Department and Sangeet Natak Academy with District Administration, in the backdrop of Modhera Temple in Mehsana district. Speaking on the occasion, he said that Indian civilisation’s unity in diversity has been manifested through the Sun and different Gods and Goddesses in different regions of the country since ancient times. In...Read More

100 to leave worldly life, become Jain monks in Surat on February 1

January 21, 2020
100 to leave worldly life, become Jain monks in Surat on February 1

Surat: As many as 100 persons will leave worldly life and become Jain monks in a Diksha ceremony organized on 1 February in Surat. Of them 71 will take Diksha in a progamme organized by Jinagnya Trust. The Diksha ceremony will take place in one lakh sq ft Ratnatrayi tent in which a 16,000 sq ft Jain temple has been created using wood. 2 exhibition centres have been also set up along with 12,000 sq ft assembly place where Jainism related performances will take place. An arrangement has been m...Read More

In photos: Uttarayan 2020

January 14, 2020

In pics: Last hours of two-day long kite flying festival Uttarayan 2020 in Amdavad, Gujarat Ahmedabad: BJP chief Amit Shah flying kites at a party worker's place in Jodhpur/Vejalpur area of Amdavad West. With him in photo are State BJP chief Jitu Vaghani (holding firki), State BJP secretary Amit Thaker among others. Shah cut couple of kites and continued to fly kite until his own kite was c...Read More

Eight North-Eastern states to participate in Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat in April

January 08, 2020
Eight North-Eastern states to participate in Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat in April

New Delhi: The eight States of the Northern Eastern Region will participate in a big way during the Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat due to be held in the first week of April this year. The annual fair is held at Madhavpur Ghed in Porbandar district and the Mela this year will commence on 2nd April, a day after the Ram Navami festival. The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Spa...Read More

Swaminarayan saints extend support to CAA, hand over post cards to JP Nadda

January 02, 2020
Swaminarayan saints extend support to CAA, hand over post cards to JP Nadda

Vadodara: Swaminarayan sect saints at Karelibaug based temple today handed over the postcards expressing their support of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 to ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s national working president JP Nadda. Nadda was in Vadodara today to address a public meeting of intellectuals in support of CAA. DeshGujaratRead More

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