Religion


Cultural procession put off in Baglung,Nepal Thursday, August 6th, 2020

BAGLUNG: Newar community's cultural procession and performances here have been put off in a bid to contain the risk of coronavirus infection. Shakya Kalyan Samaj Baglung\s secretary Manjul Shakya informed it was decided to hold on performances of all dances as part of the Bhadaure procession this..

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“Religious belief of resurrection” leaves body to rot Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

TIKAPUR: "Religious belief of bringing the dead back to life" has led to a dead body to rot. The mortal remains of a man of Tikapur-1 in Kailali district were left to start stinking after a pastor in the locality assured the family of the deceased that the deceased would resurrect with his prayers..

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Indian PM to lay foundation of temple at razed mosque site Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

AYODHYA, INDIA: The coronavirus is restricting a large crowd, but Hindus were joyful before Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaks ground Wednesday on a long-awaited temple of their most revered god Ram at the site of a demolished 16th-century mosque in northern India. “It’s an emotional and..

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Gaijatra Festival being observed today in Nepal Monday, August 3rd, 2020

KATHMANDU: The traditional festival of Gaijatra or the ‘cow festival’ is being observed starting today in three cities of Kathmandu Valley and some other places in the country amidst fun, gaiety, humor, satire and entertainment. The festival, beginning on the first day of the waning moon in..

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Janai Purnima festival today Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

KATHMANDU:- The festival of 'Janai Purnima' or 'Rishi Tarpani' is being observed across the country today. The festival iKATHMANDU:- The festival of 'Janai Purnima' or 'Rishi Tarpani' is being observed across the country today. The festival is basically observed by the majority Hindus in the..

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Bakra-Eid being observed today Friday, July 31st, 2020

KATHMANDU: Bakra-Eid, the second biggest festival of the Muslim community is being observed today. The festival is observed on the 70th day of Eid-ul-Fitr or Ramadan. On this day, the Muslims visit the nearest mosque after a morning bath and attend a mass prayer to read the Namaz. After..

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Gosainkunda religious fair halted Saturday, July 25th, 2020

RASUWA: The Gosainkunda religious fair that takes place at Gosainkunda, a pilgrimage site in Rasuwa district, has been halted this year. The fair takes place every year on the occasion of Janai Poornima (the full moon day in the Nepali month of Saun or Bhadau as per the lunar calendar). The..

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With The Grace Of Guru Gorakhnath Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

By Jyoti Dhakal, KATHMANDU:- Shree Shree Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath is the greatest guru of gurus (teacher or master, who preaches great spiritual wisdom). Mahayogi is defined as the great spiritual personality, who has mastered yoga and other aspects of spiritual practices. He is the greatest yogi..

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Devotees throng Pashupatinath Temple Monday, July 20th, 2020

Purna Prasad Mishra, KATHMANDU:- A large number of devotees visited the shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva in the Pashupatinath premises this morning on the first Monday of the Nepali month Saun. All Mondays in this month are considered special and particularly the first Monday is considered special..

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After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid Thursday, July 9th, 2020

By REESE DUNKLIN and MICHAEL REZENDES, NEW YORK (AP):- The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought..

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Chariot pulling of Rato Machhindranath on next auspicious day Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

LALITPUR:- The chariot pulling of Rato Machhindranath, God of Rain, is said to take place on next auspicious day. The Guthi Sansthan Office, Lalitpur issued a notice in this regard on Wednesday. The notice has been signed by the Office chief Rajan Bhuju. The chariot pulling of Rato Machhindranath..

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Minister Bhattarai initiates sapling plantation at Kailashdanda Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

KATHMANDU: Two hundred saplings of several species of plants with the religious associations have been planted at Kailashdanda of the Pashupati area today. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, initiated the sapling planting program. The saplings of Sami, Kapur,..

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Guru Purnima being marked today Saturday, July 4th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- The Guru Purnima festival is being celebrated today on the occasion of the Ashadh Shukla Purnima, the fullmoon day in the Nepali month of Ashadh as per the lunar calendar. On this day, people pay respects and express gratitude to their gurus who first gave them the Gayatri mantra and..

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Saudi Arabia to hold ‘very limited’ hajj due to virus Monday, June 22nd, 2020

By AYA BATRAWY, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP):- Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that because of the coronavirus only “very limited numbers” of people will be allowed to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage that traditionally draws around 2 million Muslims from around the world. The decision comes..

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Jayatu Sanskritam movement commemorated

KATHMANDU:- The 'Jayatu Sanskritam', the first student's movement in the country that took place on 1st Asar, 2004 BS (15 June 1947) has been commemorated amid a function here today. The movement was commemorated via zoom conferencing with the participation of different Sanskrit Scholars and..

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Religious places in Delhi open from today Monday, June 8th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (ANI):- After remaining shut for nearly two and a half months due to lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, numerous places of worship in Delhi on Monday threw open their doors to the public. Jama Masjid along with various other religious places in Delhi, including Sai Baba Temple and..

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Iconic sites reopen as world eyes life after lockdown Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Bethlehem (Palestinian Territories) (AFP):-The Church of the Nativity and the ruins of ancient Pompeii reopened to pilgrims and tourists on Tuesday, as countries further eased coronavirus controls and reopened shuttered economies. For many nations, including hard-hit Italy and Spain, the summer..

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