Category Articles: Faith

Gujarat based leading ISKCON saint Jashomatinandandasji passes away

October 24, 2020
Gujarat based leading ISKCON saint Jashomatinandandasji passes away

Ahmedabad: Shri Jashomatinandandasji, president of The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Mandir Ahmedabad and Zonal Secretary of ISKCON Gujarat passed away today at 5.00 pm after prolong illness pertaining to Covid-19 infection. He was admitted for last few days in Science City road based Shalin hospital due to Covid-19 infection with co-morbid conditions, said Kalanath Chaitanya Das, vice president of Kathwada ISKCON temple. Shri Jashomatinandandas was 72-year old. ...Read More

Amit Shah performs aarti at Mansa temple

October 18, 2020

Mansa: Like every year, Amit Shah on the first day of Navratri festival performed aarti at Goddess Bahucharaji temple in Mansa in North Gujarat on Saturday.Union Home minister and Lok Sabha member from Gandhinagar constituency, Shah is on private visit to city and staying at his Thaltej based residence in Ahmedabad. Read More

Societies, flats wouldn’t require permission for Navratri Puja and Aarti in their premises: Gujarat govt

October 16, 2020
Societies, flats wouldn’t require permission for Navratri Puja and Aarti in their premises: Gujarat govt

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat has today clarified that permission for holding Puja and Aarti during Navratri festival will not be required in the cases in which residential societies of flats when Pooja - Aarti is going to take place within their premises. Permission from Police for holding Aarti and Puja ceremony during Navratri will be required only when it is planned on public places or road. Amid COVID-19 pandemic, the festival of Navratri is beginning on October 17. A nine-nigh...Read More

Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog begins nationwide campaign for “Kamdhenu Deepawali Abhiyan”

October 12, 2020
Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog begins nationwide campaign for “Kamdhenu Deepawali Abhiyan”

New Delhi: Encouraged by the response to Gaumaya Ganesha Campaign which encouraged usage of eco-friendly material in manufacture of idols for the Ganesha Festival based on the appeal made by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) has started a nation- wide campaign to celebrate “Kamdhenu Deepawali Abhiyan” this year on the occasion of Deepawali festival. Through this campaign, the RKA is promoting extensive use of cow-dung/ Panchgavya products during this Diwali Fe...Read More

Gujarat government issues guidelines for upcoming festival season of Navratri, Dussehra, Diwali

October 09, 2020

Ahmedabad: The Government of Gujarat has released guidelines for upcoming festivals of Navratri Garba, Dussehra, Diwali, Bestu Varsh and Sharad Poonam with effect of 16 October 2020. As per the decision taken by the State government, no public events of Garba will be allowed in the State during Navratri. Garbi and Murti installation and pooja and aarti will be allowed at open spaces during Navatri but touch (charan sparsh) of photo or murti will not be allowed. Similarly distributio...Read More

Ambani family donates Rs 5 crore to Devasthanam Board

October 07, 2020
Ambani family donates Rs 5 crore to Devasthanam Board

Dehradun: The Ambani family has donated Rs five crore to Uttarakhand Chardham Devasthanam Board to help it tide over financial losses suffered by it amid the COVID-19 lockdown. The donation was made by Anant Ambani, son of Reliance Group chairman Mukesh Ambani on the request of the board's Additional CEO B D Singh, the media cell of the board said on Wednesday. Singh had requested the Ambanis to extend a helping hand to the board to pay salaries to its employees, it said quoting Singh. ...Read More

No State level Navratri Mahotsav this year by Gujarat government

September 26, 2020
No State level Navratri Mahotsav this year by Gujarat government

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat today said that it will not celebrate State-level Navratri Mahotsav in upcoming Navratri festival period this year during 17-25 October. This decision has been taken at the level of State Chief Minister in view of global pandemic. The decision has been taken for good of people, stated a note released by State government. It's worth noting that, Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd and GINFS (a consortium of various industries in Gujarat currently led by R...Read More

Damodar Kund – Khakh Chowk road to be converted to four track

September 25, 2020
Damodar Kund – Khakh Chowk road to be converted to four track

Junagadh: Reaching foothills of Girnar will be easier in future as the project of four laning between Khakh Chowk and Damodar Kund is soon going to kick off. Rs. 86.13 lakh four track road project will also include Rs. 27.82 lakh bridge. While the works between Girnar Darwaja and Bhavnath temple are over, the works between Damodar Kund and Khakh Chowk were requiring approval of forest department. As this approval has arrived, the works are going to start soon. Proposed bridge will be constructe...Read More

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

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