In a visit to Farrukhabad, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had told the State Tourism Department to develop Sankisa village on the lines of Sarnath and Kapilvastu into a pilgrimage site. He had also told officials to draw a route map from Sarnath to Gautam Budh Nagar linking Sankisa.9 Min ago
CID sleuths have arrested Praveen Chakravarty, a Christian leader and Pastor from Guntur on the charges of making provocative speeches against Hinduism through social media. The Police said that Pastor Praveen arrested for disturbing the peace and communal harmony. Pastor Praveen is a Chairman of Christian institutions including Mother Theresa schools, KTC children Home, PVRM educational society and Sylom Blind Centre.7 Hr 53 Min ago
The Calcutta High Court permitted the Ganga Sagar Mela. The Court told the West Bengal Government to distribute bath kits among pilgrims and discourage them from taking the holy dip over the next two days.1 Days 2 Hr ago
According to the report, the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters which was set up to investigate what happened in 14 mother and baby homes and four county homes from 1922 to 1998, announced the 9,000 deaths as part of the final findings of its near six-year inquiry. According to the same report, around 56,000 people from girls as young as 12 to women in their 40s were sent to the 18 institutions investigated, where some 57,000 children were born.1 Days 8 Hr ago
Kerala's Guruvayur Temple received a threat call on January 7, on its extension number 103. In a message, it was stated that the Guruvayur Temple will be destroyed using the bomb. The call came to the Temple at 9 pm.3 Days 7 Hr ago
The Calcutta High Court permitted the Ganga Sagar Mela. The Court told the West Bengal Government to distribute bath kits among pilgrims and discourage them from taking the holy dip over the next two days.
The Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple's deities are to be taken on a procession for the first time since the lockdown due to Coronavirus Pandemic. The procession is held on January 6, as part of the Astamisapram festival.
The Assam Assembly on December 31 passed a Bill to convert State-run madrasas into regular schools. State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the Bill as a move to empower the Muslim community.
Ulema and Imams has expressed concern over the entry of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) into the West Bengal electoral politics. According to these Ulema and Imams, the entry of AIMIM may cause division of Muslim votes in the forthcoming assembly elections in West Bengal.
According to the report, the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters which was set up to investigate what happened in 14 mother and baby homes and four county homes from 1922 to 1998, announced the 9,000 deaths as part of the final findings of its near six-year inquiry. According to the same report, around 56,000 people from girls as young as 12 to women in their 40s were sent to the 18 institutions investigated, where some 57,000 children were born.
Thousands of devotees thronged a Church in the Philippine capital to look at a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ believed to have miraculous healing powers. However, fearing it could turn into a Coronavirus super-spreader event this year (2020-2021), authorities cancelled the parade for the first time in decades. The authorities urged people to watch the masses live-streamed on Facebook.
In Christianity, idolatry connotes the worship of something or someone other than God as if it were God. In this religion, idolatry has been considered as the "worship of false gods" and is forbidden by the values such as the Ten Commandments.
The founder of a Protestant movement in India has accepted the Catholic faith, after more than a decade as a Pentecostal Pastor and travelling preacher. Sajith Joseph, 36, was confirmed December 21, 2019, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Punalur located Kerala State.
In a document issued December 28, Pope Francis formalized the transfer of financial responsibilities from the Vatican’s Secretariat of State to the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA), which functions as the Holy See’s treasury and sovereign wealth manager.
The Narendra Modi Government has taken several steps for the welfare of the Sikh community which is at the forefront of the farmers' agitation. A document put out by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Government's special relationship with the Sikhs" is a new outreach by the Centre seen to assuage the community.
On Twitter, Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the supreme sacrifices made by the Sikh Gurus should be made a part of the State curriculum so that the students could take inspiration from it and contribute to nation building.
Since early morning, many devotees visited the Golden Temple located in Amritsar, Punjab, and offered prayers on the occasion of 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He was the first of the ten Sikh Gurus.
Members of Sikh community in Jharkhand met General Secretory of the ruling party and submitted a memorandum to seeking the State Government’s directives on the forthcoming celebrations of Guru Nanak Jayanti on November 30.
Although facing persecution in Muslim majority countries, Sikh members helped Muslims to reopen the 550-year-old Mosque located at in Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala district of Punjab. The Mosque was abandoned during 1947 communal violence.
The report published in Taiwan Times claimed that China wants to control Tibetan religious institutions, major power struggle expected after the demise of 14th Dalai Lama as there will be a major power struggle over who will get to choose the religious leaders of Tibet.
Mahabodhi Mahavihara in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, will open as per its regular schedule – 5 am to 9pm – from December 21. Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee (BTMC) has decided to initiate steps for the reopening of monasteries of other Buddhist countries in the town. The monasteries have been closed since March 23 due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Due to Coronavirus pandemic, a famous Buddhist temple at Bodh Gaya observed very low footfall of tourists. Since the international flights are not in operation due to the Coronavirus pandemic, foreign tourists have no option to reach Bodh Gaya, Times of India reported.
A Bangladeshi Buddhist monk named Bhante Saranangkar Thero has pleaded to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to save a Buddhist temple, monastery, and local Buddhist community from political-Islamist propaganda and land grab threats.
An inscription belonging to 9th century was found in Telugu script under the feet of an idol of the 15th Jain Tirthankara Dharmanatha. Archaeologist Sunil Samudrala found the inscription on a rock at Mettugutta hillock at Kazipet of Warangal district in Telangana.
Jain people lighted the 2021 oil lamps inside the Shri Atishaykari Parashwnath Digamber Jain Temple to celebrate the New Year 2021. The Temple is located at Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh. It was founded in 1952.
The Jain idol was accidentally unearthed during excavation work near Banagiri hill in Semiliguda town of Koraput district in Odisha. The four feet high Jain relic was found when locals were digging a portion of Banagiri hill for construction of a temple.
In Virar town of Maharashtra's Palghar district, two unidentified persons allegedly stole 16 idols of deities collectively worth Rs 1.58 lakh from a Jain temple. Police said that the incident has been captured on the CCTV cameras installed at the temple.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled the 'Statue of Peace' on the occasion of 151st birth anniversary celebrations of Jainacharya Shree Vijay Vallabh Surishwer Ji Maharaj, on November 16, via video conferencing.
An IT professional working in Bengaluru is on a mission to restore neglected Jain statues across Karnataka. Sangamchand Sangannavar, who recently restored statues at a remote village in Belagavi district, has so far revived eight such statues.
Ancient Mahavira idol belongs to 11th century AD found in remote Puliyur village in Tiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu. The sculpture was found near a ruined temple called Bajanai Koil. The sculpture was showing the Mahavira, the 24th and last Tirthankara of Jainism, in a sitting posture.
Thousands of people from Japan travel to India to embrace Jainism by taking Deeksha at Gujrat. However, just a month ago, about 2,500 Japanese travelled to Tharad in northern Gujarat and spent a week there with the disciples of Jayant Sensuriswarji Maharaj Saheb.
Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel approved an ordinance on unlawful religious conversion in Madhya Pradesh. The ordinance provides for two to ten- year imprisonment and a fine up to Rs 50,000 for anyone found guilty of forcing women, minors, and people from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to undergo religious conversion.
Madhya Pradesh cabinet approved the Dharma Swatantrya (Religious Freedom) Bill 2020. This approval comes after Uttar Pradesh’s Governor assents to the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, against forcible or fraudulent religious conversions.
'The Indian Express' and 'The Wire' faced criticism on social media for publishing news wrongly about girl's kidnapping in Uttar Pradesh. Both media has published news which claimed that Uttar Pradesh Police stopped her wedding overnight due to rumors of 'Love Jihad'.
India in the United Nations (UN) raised questions on missing of Indic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism in UN resolutions. India in UN claimed that various UN resolutions have focused only on Abrahamic religions such as Christianity, Islam or Judaism with a focus on anti-Semitism, Islamaphobia and anti-Christian acts but no mention of the persecution of followers of Indic religions.
The Uttar Pradesh cabinet has approved an ordinance that will look to make inter-faith marriages null and void if, upon investigation, they have been found to involve forced conversion. The 'Vidhi Virudh Dharmantaran 2020' Bill has, reportedly, been put together by the State's Home Ministry before being issued to its Law Department.
The Dutch Protestant Church apologized on Sunday for having failed to do more to protect Jews during and after the Holocaust, as well as for its role in preparing "the ground in which the seeds of antisemitism and hatred could grow," the Associated Press (AP) reported.
Swami Shraddhananda became a victim of the murderous tradition of Islam. Swami Shraddhananda attained martyrdom but became immortal.
Muslims across the world are raising questions on the Halal status of Coronavirus vaccine. Halal is the Arabic word meaning permissible or lawful under Islam Law as defined in the Quran. Muslims are claiming that the vaccine is the Pork based product, which is forbidden in Islam.
On December 4, Assam Police filed a complaint against Ajmal Foundation in Guwahati district of Assam. The complaint was lodged by Satya Ranjan Borah, under IPC Sections 120B, 124A (sedition) 420 and Section 13 of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). The complaint was based on the report of Legal Rights Observatory (LRO), a legal rights body. This article focuses on the LRO allegations and other controversies of Maulana Badruddin Ajmal and Ajmal Foundation.
The article is based on the final judgement given by the Honorable Supreme Court of India on Ram Janmabhoomi case. The article explains the SC’s verdict on various claims of parties that are Hindus and Muslims. The article explains why Muslims lost the claim and why the compensation of 5 acres of land is awarded to the Muslims. It also explains how Hindus got the title over Ram Janmabhoomi premises, and finally, future implications of the judgement on similar kinds of other disputes are also discussed.