Category Articles: Faith

Somnath temple to have scores of new sculptures over plain spaces of pillars, brackets, gallery and mandaps

July 08, 2019
Somnath temple to have scores of new sculptures over plain spaces of pillars, brackets, gallery and mandaps

By Minakshi Bhaskar Vaidya, Prabhas Patan, Somnath: World famous Somnath Mahadev temple was rich, with presence of beautiful carving and number of sculptures inside and outside the temple structure in ancient time. To restore such glory, newer sculptures are being carved inside and outside the temple. While the task of carving newer sculptures on outer portion of the temple is over, a team of skilled sculptors have started carving new figures inside the main temple. Around a dozen skilled s...Read More

142nd Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra underway in Ahmedabad with sea of devotees and intermittent showers

July 04, 2019
142nd Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra underway in Ahmedabad with sea of devotees and intermittent showers

Ahmedabad: The 142nd annual edition of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra from historic Jagannath temple in the city is being held today amid tight security and intermittent showers and a 'sea of devotees' on the route. CM Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Nitin Patel jointly performed Pahind ritual (symbolic cleaning of the route with golden broom) before start of the rath-yatra at around 7 am. Prior to that Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah participated in the Mangala Aarti in the temple with...Read More

Live: Ahmedabad Rath Yatra 2019

July 04, 2019

Ahmedabad: Presented here is live feed of Ahmedabad Rath Yatra 2019 via national broadcaster Doordarshan. DeshGujaratRead More

Crocodile in temple in central Gujarat, devotees worship it as mother goddess’s vehicle

June 23, 2019
Crocodile in temple in central Gujarat, devotees worship it as mother goddess’s vehicle

By our correspondent, Lunavada: A bizarre incident of puja of a live crocodile in a temple in central Gujarat was witnessed last evening. In fact the crocodile had somehow crept in to the Khodiyar mata temple in Khothamba palla village in Mahisagar district last evening. When devotees noticed it, they started saying that it has come here for the protection of the temple where an incident of theft had taken place two days ago. Incidentally, crocodile or magar is deemed as the v...Read More

Big stone boulder fall on the Pavagadh temple route, water supply line damaged

June 23, 2019
Big stone boulder fall on the Pavagadh temple route, water supply line damaged

By our correspondent, Godhara: A big stone boulder slipped down on the route to Pavagadh hill shrine, the seat of a famous mother goddess temple in central Gujarat. Police said that due to falling of the boulder the water supply line was damaged but no casualty fortunately took place. The work to remove the boulder and re-open the route was on. Notably, Pavagadh a municipality in Panchmahal district about 46 km from Vadodara in central Gujarat is known for a famous Mah...Read More

In the wake of cyclone VAYU, two Shikhar Dhwajas put over world-famous Dwarkadheesh temple

June 13, 2019
In the wake of cyclone VAYU, two Shikhar Dhwajas put over world-famous Dwarkadheesh temple

Dwarka: In the wake of approaching cyclonic storm VAYU, Perhaps first time in the history of the world famous Jagat temple of lord Dwarkadheesh here, two mast flags (shikhar dhhwaj) have been put in place. A priest of the ancient temple, which was among the four top most pilgrimage places for Hindus, today said that two flags were put on the shikhar of the temple because of the strong winds caused by the approaching cyclone. 'It is first time in my life time that I am seeing t...Read More

Vayu Cyclone: Shri Somnath Trust cancels Ganga Dussehra programme

June 11, 2019
Vayu Cyclone: Shri Somnath Trust cancels Ganga Dussehra programme

Somnath: Shri Somnath Trust has cancelled Ganga Dussehra celebration at Triveni Ghat which was scheduled to take place on June 12 in wake of Vayu cyclone. DeshGujaratRead More

News in brief from across Gujarat

June 06, 2019
News in brief from across Gujarat

In pic: Mango manorath at Kalyan Pusti Vaishnav haveli in Vastrapur, Gujarat earlier today Gandhinagar: A man was today injured by a crocodile while he was doing fishing in a local river close to a check-dam in Galiyawad road area in Talala range of Gir forest in Gir Somnath district of Gujarat. CCF DT Vasavada said that one Ali Mohammed Bhaliya (45), resident of Sidiwada village, sustainend injury in hand and forehead when the crocodile in the river/check-dam suddenly attacked him. He was...Read More

PM takes spiritual break, takes 2 km trek to a solitary cave near Kedarnath

May 18, 2019
PM takes spiritual break, takes 2 km trek to a solitary cave near Kedarnath

Rudraprayag: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a spiritual break, starting Saturday, a day after his hectic campaigning for the 2019 general elections came to an end. Modi offered obeisance at the Kedarnath temple and also reviewed ongoing development projects. Dressed in a traditional pahari outfit, Mr Modi offered obesiance at the temple for around half-an-hour and mingled with the devotees. He also reviewed ongoing Kedarnath development projects, which he said on Friday, that he likes t...Read More

Day before final phase of polling, BJP chief Amit Shah performs ‘Tatkal Mahapuja’ at Somnath temple

May 18, 2019

Somnath: On a day when PM Narendra Modi visited Kedarnath temple, BJP president Amit Shah today performed special 'Tatkal Mahapuja' at Somnath temple in his home-state Gujarat. Amit Shah along with wife Sonalben, son Jay, daughter-in-law Rishita and grand-daughter visited Somnath temple. He is also the trustee of the temple which is the seat of first among 12 jyotirlinga (optical body) of lord Shiva. He did Jalabhishek, Dwaja puja and tatkal mahapuja in the grand temple situated on the ...Read More