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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...

28-Aug-2013 Dharamsala

Dalai Lama and Aung San Suu Kyi shall meet again in September

The Dalai Lama and Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Suu Kyi are attending ahuman rights forum in the Czech Republic from Sep 15-17, confirms the Tibetan Government in Exile at Dharamsala. Besides this Over 100 prominent global leaders are also attending the...

24-Aug-2013 Dharamshala

Live Telecast of Dalai Lama’s Teachings from Dharamshala

The Central Tibetan Administration CTA informed the press that there will be live webcasts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s three teaching on Tsongkhapa’s “Concise Treatises on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment” and An Overview of the Tantra from Tsongkhapa’s...

26-May-2013 Jawalamukhi

Sewa Dal Rally

Today the Samagam began with a colourful rally by Sant Nirankari Sewa Dal volunteers.  Thousands of men and women in uniroform participated.  They presented some PT exercises, acrobats and games and also impressive cultural items to highlight the importance...

26-May-2013 Jawalamukhi

Make This Earth A Heaven, Why Wait For Other World : Nirankari Baba

Let us make this earth a heaven.  Then, there will be no need to worry about the same after death.  If we are able to make our life beautiful here, our life hereafter is bound to be beautiful.  We are certainly going to cross this ocean of materialism and...

25-May-2013 Nadaun

Nirankari Samagam Begins With Shobha Yatra

The State-level Nirankari Sant Samagam began here today with a colourful procession (Shobha Yatra) in which thousands of the devotees of the Sant Nirankari Mission welcomed the Head of the Mission, His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj and led him up...

17-Apr-2013 Dharamshala

Chabcha student protesters sentenced up to four years

Eight Tibetan students have been sentenced to varying prison terms for “illegally holding demonstration” by the Chabcha (Ch: Gonghe) County People’s Court for taking part in a demonstration that erupted on 26 November 2012 in Chabcha County in Tsolho (Ch:...

03-Apr-2013 Dharamshala

Dalai Lama hopes for change in Tibet

His Holiness the Dalai Lama  addressed Tibetans in Salugara on the devolution of his political responsibilities to the elected Tibetan leadership and efforts to resolve the issue of Tibet.His Holiness explained that it is now almost two years since he devolved...

22-Mar-2013 Dharamshala

Dalai Lama to visit Sikkim and West Bengal

His Holiness the Dalai Lama today left Dharamsala for a five-day visit to the northeastern states of Sikkim and West Bengal. His Holiness will lead a Vajrakilaya consecration prayer for a new Buddha statue followed immediately by the official inauguration...

10-Mar-2013 Jawalamukhi

Mahashivratri Celebrated With Traditional Enthusiasm And Religious Fervor

Mahashivratri was celebrated with traditional enthusiasm and religious fervor throughout the Kangra district of Himachal Pardesh with traditional gaiety and fervor today.The temples were beautifully decorated and illuminated. The main function was held at Mahakaleshwar...

04-Mar-2013 Dharmshala

Dalai Lama Honoured with Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

The Tibetan Spiritual Leader the Dalai Lama called upon the students to preserve India’s ancient treasure of knowledge and combine it with modern education for a better future.While delivering his convocation address at Central University of Himachal Pradesh...

21-Nov-2012 Dharamshala

Mongol-Tibetan Ties Alive and Strong, says Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama today during his ongoing discourse for Mongolian devotees in northern Indian town Dharamsala and said the unique millennia-old ties between Mongol and Tibetans is still alive and flourishing.“When I first visited Mongolia in 1979,...

15-Nov-2012 Dharmshala

CTA Calls for Global Solidarity Day on 10 December

The Central Tibetan Administration will be observing Global Solidarity Day on the occasion of the Human Rights Day on 10th December given the continuing wave of self-immolations with 72 Tibetans having self-immolated so far. 59 self-immolations occurred...

14-Nov-2012 Dharamshala/Tokyo

Japanese Parliamentarians Pledge Full Support for Tibet

Cutting across party lines, more than 150 Japanese parliamentarians pledged their full support to the issue of Tibet, and urged China to stop the unlawful suppression of the Tibetan people in a statement read out in front of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Japanese...

08-Nov-2012 Dharamshala

Dalai Lama today congratulated President Obama on his re-election

His Holiness the Dalai Lama today congratulated President Barack Obama on his re-election to the presidency of the United States.In his congratulatory letter, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote: “Please accept my congratulations on your re-election to the...

01-Oct-2012 Dharamshala

Special Meeting Vows to Fulfil Aspirations of Tibetans inside Tibet

 Exiled Tibetans pledged to make utmost efforts in getting global support to fulfill the wishes of Tibetans inside Tibet for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and the restoration of freedom for Tibetans.31 recommendations on how to deal with...

01-Oct-2012 Dharamshala

Dalai Lama hopes for a new Chinese approach to Tibet 

Dalai Lama: “Relying on using force and censorship, remain a closed society… is almost like suicide”The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, says he hopes for a new Chinese approach to Tibet with the expected change in its leadership next month.His comments...

01-Oct-2012 Dharamshala

Dalai Lama Presided Over A Grand Prayer Service

His Holiness the Dalai Lama today presided over a grand prayer service to mourn the tragic self-immolations by Tibetans against the repressive policies of the Chinese government.Heads of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon religion took part in...

12-Jul-2012 Dharamshala

Thousands visit Tibet Expo in Shimla

The Tibet Museum of Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) on the invitation of the Tibetan community of Shimla, showcased a rare photo exhibition at the historic Ridge, a prime tourist destination located in the heart of the state...

12-Jul-2012 Dharamshala

Dalai Lama to address Tibetan Muslim Community in Srinagar

Dalai Lama will visit Srinagar at the special invitation of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and the state government from today to  18 July.His Holiness will address the members of the Tibetan Muslim community at a special function organised by the officials...

07-Jul-2012 Dharamshala

Thousands throng His Holiness’s Birthday Celebration in Dharamsala

Thousands of joyous Tibetans, Indians and foreigners thronged the Tsuglagkhang courtyard to celebrate the 77th birth anniversary of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.Speaking on the occasion, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, “I would like to thank all here who...

06-Jul-2012 Dharamshala

77th Birthday Of Dalai Lama Celebrated In Dharmshala

Large number  of Tibetan exiles and foreigners today  attended the 77th birthday celebrations of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in mecleodganj of Dharmshala town of Himachal Pradesh. Large crowds began to assemble since morning at the Tsuglagkhang temple...

03-Jul-2012 Dharamshala

Dalai Lama Will Attend His Birthday Celebrations On July 6

The Dalai Lama will attend his birthday celebrations on July 6. Tashi, spokesperson of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), in a press statement here said they were planning to make this year's birthday of the Dalai Lama a high-profile event. The birthday...

03-Jul-2012 Dharamshala

Aadi Himani Chamunda Dham To Be Developed As Religious Tourist Spot

Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister said that Aadi Himani Chamunda Dham would be developed as Religious Tourist Destination on the pattern of Shri Vaishno Devi and Shri Amar Nath Shrines to attract the tourists visiting the Shakti Peeth's of Kangra district....

03-Jul-2012 Dharamshala

Dalai Lama today presided over a prayer service in Dharamsala

Tibetan Sprtual Leader Dalai Lama today presided over a prayer service in Dharamsala to condole the recent demise of Sonam Dolma, mother of the late His Serenity the 10th Panchen Lama. Sonam Dolma breathed her last in Siling in eastern Tibet recently. She was...

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