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28-Mar-2017 Shimla

Devotees throng Himachal temples as Navratri begins

Thousands of devotees thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday on the first day of the nine-day long Chaitra Navratri festival."Special arrangement has made to tackle the rush during the Navrati festival. We are expecting more than 50,000 people every day...

24-Feb-2017 Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)

200 deities gather for Mahashivratri in Himachal tow

In this Himachal Pradesh town, popularly known as 'Chhoti Kashi', over 200 deities from hundreds of temples are congregating for the festivities of Mahashivratri.Though the Mahashivratri will be celebrated by the country on Friday, the deities' gathering...

11-Oct-2016 Kullu

Week-long Kullu Dussehra festivities begin

Over 200 deities of gods and goddesses assembled in this Himachal Pradesh town for the week-long Kullu Dussehra festivities that began on Tuesday.Kullu Dussehra, a centuries-old festival, begins on 'Vijaya Dashami', the day when the festivities end in the...

01-Aug-2016 Shimla

Himachal High Court stays takeover of historic Kullu temple

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday stayed till August 11 the process to transfer the 17th century temple of Lord Raghunath, the chief deity of the Kullu Valley, to the government.Hearing a petition filed by temple chief caretaker Maheshwar Singh,...

08-Apr-2016 Shimla

Himachal temples see rush with start of Navratri

Tens of thousands of devotees thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on Friday to mark the start of the eight-day-long Chaitra Navratri festival.Necessary arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of the festival, an official at the Brajeshwari Devi...

07-Mar-2016 Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)

Deity assembly begins in Himachal for Mahashivratri

Deities from hundreds of village temples started assembling in this historical town of Himachal for the week-long Mahashivratri festival that began on Monday, organisers said."A total of 216 deities have been invited for Mahashivratri this year. Principal deity...

14-Jan-2016 Kangra (Himachal Pradesh)

Himachal temple making 1,500-kg butter idol

Preparations began on Thursday for installing a goddess idol made of 1,500 kg of clarified butter in the famous Brajeshwari Devi temple here, officials said.The idol, prepared by using 'desi ghee' after purification with holy water 108 times by temple priests, will...

22-Oct-2015 Baijnath (Himachal Pradesh)

Where Ravana's effigy isn't burnt

In this ancient pilgrimage town of Himachal Pradesh, known for the 13th century old Lord Shiva temple, the effigy of demon king Ravana doesn't go up in flames on Dussehra.Locals believe that Ravana was devotee of Lord Shiva and burning his effigy will invite...

13-Oct-2015 Shimla

Rush in Himachal temples on onset of 'Navratras'

Tens of thousands of devotees assembled in different parts of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday and offered prayers on the onset of the nine-day "Navratras", considered an auspicious period by Hindus.One of the busiest shrines in north India, the hilltop Naina...

13-Aug-2015 Shimla

Pilgrimage for Pakistan

A spokesman of the State Government said here today that a Jatha of 500 Sikhs/Sehejdhari pilgrims were going to Pakistan on the occasion of Birthday of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and they would be visiting various historic Gurudawaras situated there. He said...

18-Jul-2015 Shimla

Eid celebrated in Himachal

Muslims across Himachal Pradesh celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday, braving rain here to take part in the morning prayers.Large crowds were witnessed in Muslim-dominated areas of Shimla, Chamba and Nahan towns.The population of the Muslims in the hill state...

21-Mar-2015 Shimla

Devotees throng Himachal temples

Tens of thousands of devotees thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday with the onset of the nine-day-long Chaitra Navratri festival, a holy period for the Hindus.The hilltop Naina Devi temple in Bilaspur district, Chintpurni temple in Una district...

29-Dec-2014 Shimla/Manali

Sun, not snow, luring tourists to Himachal

If the plains of northern India are shivering and dense fog is spoiling New Year celebrations, head for the hills of Himachal Pradesh. There will be a lot of relief as the long sunny days have rendered the hills unusually warm.Members of the hospitality...

09-Dec-2014 Kullu

Antique idol stolen from Himachal temple

An antique idol of Lord Raghunath was stolen from Himachal Pradesh's Kullu town early Tuesday, police said.The main idol was found missing from the Lord Raghunath temple, about 200 km from here.The idol was antique, Kullu legislator Maheshwar Singh...

08-Dec-2014 Dharamsala

Himachal CM admits 207 trees cut illegally

A preliminary probe has confirmed the illegal felling of 207 trees in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh told the state assembly Monday.The HP State Forest Corporation, which gave the contract for cutting down 978 dry and...

01-Dec-2014 Shimla

Himachal defers bill to 'favour' construction violators

The Congress government in Himachal Pradesh has applied the brakes on tabling a controversial bill, a decision that would enable the regularisation of over 20,000 illegal constructions.Official sources said Monday the cabinet last week decided not to table...

26-Nov-2014 Shimla

Himachal HC reserves judgement on CM's I-T case

The Himachal Pradesh High Court Wednesday reserved its judgment on the petitions of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his family members challenging transfer of the cases relating to investigations into their income tax returns.A pision bench of Chief Justice...

25-Nov-2014 New Delhi/Shimla

Lift ban on monkey export: Anurag Thakur

Himachal Pradesh BJP MP Anurag Thakur Tuesday raised in the Lok Sabha the issue of monkey menace and demanded lifting of the ban on their export for bio-medical research.Thakur, MP from Hamirpur, said the farmers have been forced to abandon farming due to menace...

24-Nov-2014 Shimla

Himachal governor tells students to uplift downtrodden

Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh Monday asked students of the Jaypee University of Information Technology to be innovative and work for transforming the lives of ordinary and downtrodden people. Speaking at the university convocation in Waknaghat, Solan...

23-Nov-2014 Shimla

Himachal failed to implement policy for disabled: Activist

An activist for rights of the disabled Sunday said the Himachal Pradesh government has failed to implement a policy for conducting exams for people with disabilities.In a missive to Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and Governor Urmila Singh, chairman of Umang...

19-Oct-2014 Shimla

In Kullu Valley, 534 gods 'live' with people, says book

They travel, play, get angry and demand penance. They are the 534 "live" gods and goddesses of the picturesque Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, says a new book."Here in the land of gods the 'devtas' or gods command and the people obey....

10-Jan-2014 Dharamsala

Dalai Lama expresses concern over Tibet issue, but lauds Chinese

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, said on Friday that the Tibetan community is passing through a difficult phase, but lauded the Chinese for their hard work and economic development.The Dalai Lama was speaking after paying his tribute at the memorials...

04-Jan-2014 Chintpurni

CM lays foundation stone of sewerage scheme for Chintpurni Town

Expressing deep concern over the declining decency in the State politics and malicious propaganda beyond limits, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that he had no personal grudge or ill will against anybody adding that every political party should consider about...

23-Dec-2013 Dharamsala

Dalai Lama to unveil Vivekananda's statue at Coimbatore on 7th January

The Dalai Lama will unveil a white marble statue of Swami Vivekananda during his one-day visit to Coimbatore on 7 January 2014.He will be in Coimbatore to attend the 150th birth centenary celebrations of Vivekananda, organised by Mounasadhu Swami Satyanand...

17-Nov-2013 Shimla

CM Visits Gurudwara Sahib To Pay Obeisance

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, today visited the main Gurudwara, at Cart Road, to pay his obeisance to the founder of the Sikkhism Shri Guru Nanak Dev jee on his 544th birth anniversary, being celebrated as ‘Guru Parv’ all over the world and participated...

10-Nov-2013 Dharamsala

Dalai Lama's will give one day teaching at Mecleodganj on Monday

His Holiness the Dalai Lama's will give one day teaching on Tsongkhapa's "Three Principal Aspects of the Path" at the request of a group from Malaysia at Tsuglagkhang, the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, India on November 11, 2013. Disclosing this Tsering...

13-Oct-2013 Shimla

Over 200 deities assemble for Kullu Dussehra

The centuries-old Kullu Dussehra, one of the biggest religious and cultural festivals of the country, began Monday in Kullu town of Himachal Pradesh with the arrival of over 200 deities.The six-day-long celebrations began on "Vijaya Dashami", the day when...

15-Sep-2013 Dharamsala

Dalai Lama to address Forum 2000 in Prague on Monday

<p>Dalai Lama will deliver the opening address the 17th annual Forum 2000 Conference. In &nbsp;the Czech Republic capital Prague.The special secretary to Dalai Lama &nbsp;Tseten Samdup Chhoekyapa confirms it and said,”The two days annual Forum 2000 Conference...

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