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Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district.(HT photo)

Kedarnath temple closes for winter

Gopeshwar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 11:05 AM IST
The gates of the temple, which houses one of the 11 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva and attracts devotees from across the world, were closed at 8:30 am after an elaborate ceremony.
Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Connecting with our heritage in the kingdom of the Gods

By Rajiv Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 10:58 PM IST
For us, vacations almost always meant going to overcrowded and jam-packed hill stations in the neighbouring states. Travelling to a remote, exotic destination of historical significance, seeing heritage temples in the company of a childhood friend was something new
The SKUCT has been constituted by the Uttarakhand government in 2017 with an aim to facilitate construction, re-construction, development, re-development and renovation of all infrastructure at Kedarnath Dham.(HT File Photo)
The SKUCT has been constituted by the Uttarakhand government in 2017 with an aim to facilitate construction, re-construction, development, re-development and renovation of all infrastructure at Kedarnath Dham.(HT File Photo)

Kedarnath Trust allocates Rs 120 crore for construction work in temple premises

Dehradun | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 03:36 PM IST
According to the state’s Tourism Secretary Dilip Jawalkar, the second phase of the construction work with a cost of Rs 120 crores will be completed in Kedarnath Dham, including 50 feet wide walkway, security wall and other works. The temple authority has given the amount to the organisations, which will carry out the construction work.
Thanking the artist, Kunal Kemmu also explained his tattoo in detail.
Thanking the artist, Kunal Kemmu also explained his tattoo in detail.

Kunal Kemmu gets daughter Inaaya’s name inked on his body: ‘My little girl is and will always be a part of me’, see pic

PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Kunal Kemmu has shared a picture of his latest tattoo and it is all about his personal beliefs and love for daughter Inaaya Naumi. Check it out here.
The Supreme Court had on September 18 ordered Sudarshan News to file an affidavit giving details of what changes it proposed to make in
The Supreme Court had on September 18 ordered Sudarshan News to file an affidavit giving details of what changes it proposed to make in

Will comply with laws, says Sudarshan TV; urges SC to lift injunction

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 11:56 PM IST
The affidavit filed by editor-in-chief of the channel, Suresh Chavhanke, reiterated the channel’s earlier stance that it does not harbor any ill-will against any particular community and reaffirmed its commitment to abide by the Programme Code under the Cable Television Network Rules which prescribes the permissible limit of TV content.
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Man’s body found in Dhanas temple, seen entering premises on Sat in CCTV grab

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 06:22 PM IST
CCTV footage from cameras installed at the spot showed the man suffering from what appeared to be a seizure
Manimahesh Lake with Mount Kailash in the backdrop. Manimahesh Yatra, which began on August 12, was held symbolically this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Pilgrims trek to the oval-shaped lake at a height of 13,500ft to catch a glimpse of Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Shiva, and offer prayers.(Ht file photo)
Manimahesh Lake with Mount Kailash in the backdrop. Manimahesh Yatra, which began on August 12, was held symbolically this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Pilgrims trek to the oval-shaped lake at a height of 13,500ft to catch a glimpse of Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Shiva, and offer prayers.(Ht file photo)

Annual Manimahesh Yatra comes to symbolic end with priests performing rituals, taking holy dip

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2020 04:17 PM IST
Last year, more than 3 lakh people had visited the holy lake in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district, but this time the number was not more than 100 amid the Covid-19 pandemic
Some residents of Delhi-NCR have pledged to celebrate Shravan Shivratri by helping the needy.
Some residents of Delhi-NCR have pledged to celebrate Shravan Shivratri by helping the needy.

Shravan Shivratri: Denizens celebrate with small acts of kindness

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 04:57 AM IST
This year, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Shiva devotees are celebrating Shravan Shivratri (July 19) with some kind deeds.
This was the second such review chaired by the Prime Minister in the last two months.(ANI/Twiiter)
This was the second such review chaired by the Prime Minister in the last two months.(ANI/Twiiter)

PM Modi reviews plan to enhance Kedarnath’s divinity, make 16-km trek comfortable

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2020 04:42 PM IST
The review meet also discussed the need to ensure that pilgrims headed to the holy shrine, considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva, get all facilities on the Gaurikund-Kedarnath route.
When Kanwariyas had arrived from Haridwar, during the 2019 Kanwar Yatra, at NH 58 Meerut Road in Ghaziabad, the district magistrate and SSP used a chopper to shower petals on them.(Photo: Sakib Ali/HT)
When Kanwariyas had arrived from Haridwar, during the 2019 Kanwar Yatra, at NH 58 Meerut Road in Ghaziabad, the district magistrate and SSP used a chopper to shower petals on them.(Photo: Sakib Ali/HT)

Kawar Yatra cancelled: Local DJs bear the brunt in Shravan month

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2020 07:45 PM IST
DJs who used to make a living out of renting music systems to kawars, during Shravan, are out of business in various states of north India.
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352pp, Rs 399; Westland

Excerpt: Legend of Suheldev – The King Who Saved India by Amish

Hindustan Times | By Amish
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 12:50 PM IST
The tale of a magnificent 11th century king, who united different Indians against the onslaught of invaders, is the first in a stream of stories from Amish’s Writers’ Centre. An exclusive first excerpt from the foreword to the book
HT Smartcast’s Jai Bajrangi is a podcast series that revolves around the love and devotion He had for Lord Rama.
HT Smartcast’s Jai Bajrangi is a podcast series that revolves around the love and devotion He had for Lord Rama.

HT Smartcast’s Jai Bajrangi becomes India’s top podcast with 4.5 lakh listens in May

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 01:59 PM IST
HT Smartcast brings to you its flagship podcast offering, Jai Bajrangi. It lets you be a part of Lord Hanuman’s stories and His divine adventures from the comfort of your home.
Maha Shivratri 2020: History, significance, why Lord Shiva is worshipped on this day.(Isha.Foundation/Instagram)
Maha Shivratri 2020: History, significance, why Lord Shiva is worshipped on this day.(Isha.Foundation/Instagram)

Maha Shivratri 2020: History, significance, why Lord Shiva is worshipped on this day

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 09:39 AM IST
This year Maha Shivaratri will fall on Friday, February 21. It is a night dedicated to the worship of the Hindu God, Lord Shiva.
Maha Shivratri 2020: Wishes, messages to send to your loved ones on this auspicious day.(_lordshivaay_/Instagram)
Maha Shivratri 2020: Wishes, messages to send to your loved ones on this auspicious day.(_lordshivaay_/Instagram)

Maha Shivratri 2020 Wishes: Quotes, messages, Facebook & WhatsApp status

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 09:39 AM IST
Maha Shivratri 2020: This festival holds significance as it celebrates the convergence of Shiva and Shakti. This year Maha Shivaratri falls on February 21.
Mukesh Ambani reaches Badrinath on October 26, 2019(HT Photo)
Mukesh Ambani reaches Badrinath on October 26, 2019(HT Photo)

Mukesh Ambani offers prayers at Badrinath on Diwali eve

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 11:12 AM IST
Mukesh Ambani had also visited Kedarnath temple- considered the abode of Lord Shiva- during his May visit.
Actor Ravi Kishan played Angad in Ramlila at Derawala Nagar near Model Town in Delhi.(PHOTO: MANOJ VERMA/HT)
Actor Ravi Kishan played Angad in Ramlila at Derawala Nagar near Model Town in Delhi.(PHOTO: MANOJ VERMA/HT)

Ravi Kishan: Main bada muhfat aadmi hun

Hindustan Times | By Henna Rakheja, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2019 02:54 PM IST
While dressing up to play Angad in a Ramlila in Delhi, actor-politician Ravi Kishan talks about the uncertainty with which he lives his life.
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Manimahesh Yatra concludes, over 3 lakh visited holy lake this year

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2019 04:54 PM IST
As many as 700 police personnel were deployed along the trek for security, rescue and traffic management
Shilpa Shetty smiles as she brings her Ganpati home.(Varinder Chawla)
Shilpa Shetty smiles as she brings her Ganpati home.(Varinder Chawla)

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Shilpa Shetty, Vivek Oberoi bring Ganpati home. See pics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 07:01 PM IST
Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty brought home her Ganpati as she gears up for Ganesh Chaturthi - a 10-day festival that begins on Monday.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2019:Since Lord Ganesha loves modak, he is also called Modakapriyaya, one of his 108 names.(Youtube)
Ganesh Chaturthi 2019:Since Lord Ganesha loves modak, he is also called Modakapriyaya, one of his 108 names.(Youtube)

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: How modak became Lord Ganesha’s favourite sweet

Asian News International | By Asian News International, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 04:55 AM IST
Ganesha holds dominion over all ‘Ganas’, a general term assigned to all the classes of beings, ranging from insects, animals, and humans, to all the subtle and the celestial beings.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Lord Ganesha, also known as the God of New Beginnings, the Remover of Obstacles, is the God of wisdom and intelligence, and also the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.(HT File photo)
Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Lord Ganesha, also known as the God of New Beginnings, the Remover of Obstacles, is the God of wisdom and intelligence, and also the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.(HT File photo)

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Quotes, images, wishes, messages, Facebook and WhatsApp status

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 10:21 AM IST
Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: People celebrate the festival publicly as well as privately; every home is graced with an idol of Ganesha, and devotees flock to pandals to seek blessings from the larger-than-life idols.
Braj Kishor Bind has stirred a fresh row by claiming that Hindu Gods Shiva and Hanuman belonged to Bind caste.(HT Photo)
Braj Kishor Bind has stirred a fresh row by claiming that Hindu Gods Shiva and Hanuman belonged to Bind caste.(HT Photo)

Shiva, Hanuman of Bind caste, says Bihar minister

Hindustan Times, Bhabua | By Prasun K Mishra
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2019 02:22 AM IST
Referring to ancient Hindu text Shiv Puarana, Bind said that it was clearly mentioned in Part 2, chapter 36 of the holy book that Lord Shiva belonged to Bind caste.
The uphill journey starts from Hadsar, a small hamlet, which is about 12km from Bharmour town that serves as a base camp of the annual pilgrimage.
The uphill journey starts from Hadsar, a small hamlet, which is about 12km from Bharmour town that serves as a base camp of the annual pilgrimage.

Manimahesh pilgrimage begins; 30,000 take holy dip in lake

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 11:05 PM IST
Every year, lakhs of pilgrims trek to the oval-shaped lake, located at a height of 13,500ft above the sea level, to catch a glimpse of Mount Kailash, believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva, and offer prayers.
Aishwarya in her complaint said that she tried to bring this issue to her in-laws’ notice but they didn’t help her in any manner. (Photo @TejYadav14)
Aishwarya in her complaint said that she tried to bring this issue to her in-laws’ notice but they didn’t help her in any manner. (Photo @TejYadav14)

Tej Pratap is drug-addict, used to dress up like gods, claims his wife

Patna | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 07:13 PM IST
Aishwarya Rai, Tej Pratap’s wife, filed an application under Section 26, seeking protection from the family court under the Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
This baba wearing kilos of gold ornaments has become a centre of attraction.(Twitter/@ANI)
This baba wearing kilos of gold ornaments has become a centre of attraction.(Twitter/@ANI)

Wearing 16 kg of gold, ‘Golden Baba’ attends Kanwar Yatra in Meerut. See pictures

Meerut | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 05:02 PM IST
The ornaments include a collection of chains, lockets of deities, rings and bracelets.
Noida, India - July 25, 2019: Uttar Pradesh police personnel assist and guide Kanwaryias during the Kanwar Yatra, in Noida, India, on Thursday, July 25, 2019. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Noida, India - July 25, 2019: Uttar Pradesh police personnel assist and guide Kanwaryias during the Kanwar Yatra, in Noida, India, on Thursday, July 25, 2019. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

No cars on NH-58 for 5 days due to Kanwar yatra; people told to take trains

Hindustan Times, Meerut | By S Raju
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 09:16 PM IST
Commuters from Delhi have been advised to take the NH-24 to reach Hapur and Bijnor via outer Meerut to reach their destination in Haridwar and Dehradun (NH 58 passes through Ghaziabad, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar and Haridwar).
The Amarnath Yatra was suspended on Saturday with no pilgrim allowed to move towards the Kashmir Valley from Jammu due to a separatist-called protest shutdown(PTI)
The Amarnath Yatra was suspended on Saturday with no pilgrim allowed to move towards the Kashmir Valley from Jammu due to a separatist-called protest shutdown(PTI)

Amarnath Yatra suspended from Jammu to Srinagar over Kashmir valley shutdown

Jammu | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2019 11:03 AM IST
July 13 is observed as Martyrs Day in Jammu and Kashmir to remember those killed in the firing outside the Srinagar Central Jail by forces of the Dogra Maharaja in 1931.
Jammu, India - June 29, 2019: Sadhus wait to get themselves registered for an annual pilgrimage on the first day of registration for Amarnath Yatra at Ram Mandir Base Camp, in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India, on Saturday, June 29, 2019. The 40-day pilgrimage yatra to the cave shrine at an altitude of 3,880 metre in the south Kashmir Himalayas will commence from both the routes from July 1. (Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Jammu, India - June 29, 2019: Sadhus wait to get themselves registered for an annual pilgrimage on the first day of registration for Amarnath Yatra at Ram Mandir Base Camp, in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India, on Saturday, June 29, 2019. The 40-day pilgrimage yatra to the cave shrine at an altitude of 3,880 metre in the south Kashmir Himalayas will commence from both the routes from July 1. (Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)

First batch of Amarnath Yatris leave Jammu to begin pilgrimage

Jammu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 03:28 PM IST
The cave shrine is located at 3,880 metres in South Kashmir Himalayas.
Marta, an artist and photographer, who was on a multiple entry B-2 business visa to India, was turned away from the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru.(Twitter/@KotlarskaMarta)
Marta, an artist and photographer, who was on a multiple entry B-2 business visa to India, was turned away from the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru.(Twitter/@KotlarskaMarta)

Invoking love for lord Shiva, Polish girl asks PM Modi to help her return

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 08:50 PM IST
Alicja Wanatko, in her handwritten letter to Modi and newly appointed External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, has also invoked her love for Lord Shiva, the Nanda Devi mountain and her fond memories of caring of cows during her stay in Goa.
Gir Somnath: BJP National President Amit Shah along with his family members pays obeisance to Lord Shiva inside Somnath temple, at Gir Somnath district, Saturday.(PTI)
Gir Somnath: BJP National President Amit Shah along with his family members pays obeisance to Lord Shiva inside Somnath temple, at Gir Somnath district, Saturday.(PTI)

Amit Shah offers prayers at Gujarat’s Somnath temple

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2019 03:28 PM IST
As part of his Gujarat visit, Shah will spend a day with his family members at their residence in Ahmedabad before returning to Delhi on Sunday, party spokesperson Prashant Vala said.
Kalaburagi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses a public rally during Lok Sabha election campaign, in Kalaburagi, Monday, March 18, 2019. (PTI Photo) (PTI3_18_2019_000087A)(PTI)
Kalaburagi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses a public rally during Lok Sabha election campaign, in Kalaburagi, Monday, March 18, 2019. (PTI Photo) (PTI3_18_2019_000087A)(PTI)

Lord Shiva consumed poison, survived: Gujarat minister dares Rahul Gandhi

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 06:44 PM IST
Addressing a gathering at Bardoli in Surat, Gujarat Tribal Development Minister Ganpat Vasava said Gandhi’s “Shiva reincarnation” can be considered true only if he survives after having “500 grams of poison”.
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