Category Articles: Religious

‘Govt has permitted only reopening of religious places, but no utsav or mahotsav during June-July’

June 06, 2020
‘Govt has permitted only reopening of religious places, but no utsav or mahotsav during June-July’

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in a video conference meeting with district officials and representatives of religious oranizations stated clearly that though the government is giving permission to reopen the temple for visitors, no utsav or mahotsav (religious gathering on various occasions) will be permitted during the months of June and July due to Covid-19 situation. The central government had given conditional permission to reopen religious places with effect from June 8...Read More

Somnath Temple to reopen for limited hours with set of norms for pilgrims

June 03, 2020

Somnath: As per the instruction and guidance from the government, all the temples under Shri Somnath Trust including Somnath Mandir, Bhalka Tirth Mandir, Shri Ram Mandir, Shri Ahilyabai Mandir, Shri Bhidiya Mandir and Shri Gita Mandir will reopen for pilgrims from June 8. Shri Somnath temple will remain open for limited hours during 7.30 to 11.30 am and 12.30 to 6.30 pm. No pilgrim will be allowed inside the temples during Aarti time in order to prevent crowding. Wearing mask has been ma...Read More

Rath Yatra 2020 in Ahmedabad to be a simple affair : Mandir Trustee

June 01, 2020
Rath Yatra 2020 in Ahmedabad to be a simple affair : Mandir Trustee

Ahmedabad: Mahendra Jha, trustee of Jagannathji Temple in Ahmedabad, today told media persons that there would be no elaborate Rath Yatra 2020 this June 23 on the occasion of Ashadhi Bij. Jha said only three chariots and bare minimum persons would be part of the procession. He said, as per the guidance given by Dilipdasji Maharaj (chief priest of Jagannath Mandir, Jamalpur) a decision has been taken to mark the occasion in simple manner without Bhajan groups and trucks. Only one or two e...Read More

Prahlad Jani, known as Chundadiwala Mataji passes away

May 26, 2020
Prahlad Jani, known as Chundadiwala Mataji passes away

Ambaji: Prahlad Jani, who is famous as Chundadiwala Mataji, passed away today at Charada in North Gujarat. Jani came to limelight for a claim that he was living without food or water for last over seven decades. He was kept under medical observation for some period about ten years ago in a hospital in Ahmedabad with CCTV vigil. A team of doctors had at the end of the research concluded that he could actually survive without food or water. Jani's ashram is located near Ambaji Gabbar. He will be g...Read More

Don’t assemble during Ramzan, Parshuram Jayanti, stay home or face police action: DGP

April 23, 2020

Gandhinagar: Director General of Police, Shivanand Jha today in his press briefing appealed people that they should not assemble at religious places during upcoming festivals of Ramzan and Parshuram Jayanti. Jha said, Dharma Gurus should ask the people to worship from home. As long as lockdown is there, people assembled at any place are going to face police action, Jha said issuing warning. DGP, Gujarat: People should not assemble at religious places during upcoming festivals of Ramzan and...Read More

Swami Sachidanand distributes relief with a unique social distancing approach

April 12, 2020
Swami Sachidanand distributes relief with a unique social distancing approach

In pictures: Swami Sachchidanand distributing assistance kits to labourers in rural Petlad in Central Gujarat. To maintain social distancing, kits were taken to beneficiaries right in their area, and no gathering, beneficiary would step out for kit, only when name announced on mic,one by one. DeshGujarat Read More

Sarangpur Hanuman Mandir dharmshala is now a 100-bed hospital to fight Coronavirus

April 08, 2020
Sarangpur Hanuman Mandir dharmshala is now a 100-bed hospital to fight Coronavirus

Gandhinagar: Like always, Hindu religious organizations in Gujarat are on forefront to offer their services during ongoing Covid19 pandemic. One of many examples is KashtBhanjan Hanuman Mandir of Sarangpur in Botad district. A 100-bed, 50-room hospital with 10 ICU beds has been set up at Sarangpur KashtBhanjan Hanuman Mandir run Atithi Gruh. Thanks to full cooperation and help extended by Mandir, the administration could set up a district level dedicated hospital to fight coronavirus her...Read More

Brahma Kumaris chief Dadi Janki passes away

March 27, 2020
Brahma Kumaris chief Dadi Janki passes away

Mount Abu: Brahma Kumaris chief Rajyogini Dadi Janki passed away in a private hospital here on Friday. She was 104. 'With loving thoughts, we wish to inform you that our beloved Dadi Janki, Spiritual Head of the Brahma Kumaris, passed on from this physical life, at 2am, India time on Friday 27th,' her twitter handle read. Her body will be kept at Shantivan at 1300 hrs for people to pay last respects and last rites will be performed at 1530 hrs. She was the brand ambassador of Swachch B...Read More

Somnath Mandir to be shut for visitors till March 31

March 19, 2020

Rupani appeals people to add Panchagavya to Holi bonfires in order to achieve fumigation against spread of diseases

March 08, 2020
Rupani appeals people to add Panchagavya to Holi bonfires in order to achieve fumigation against spread of diseases

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today made appeal to citizens to mix five things in Holi bonfires in order to keep the air pure and protect the atmosphere against germs. Rupani asked people to add Gugal, Cow ghee, dry Neem leaves, Sarsav and Kapur to Holi bonfire that are lit every year at numerous places on the evening of Holi festival. Rupani said, adding Panchgavya elements to Holi bonfire would do fumigation against diseases. DeshGujaratRead More

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