Pilgrimage

Iran says hajj success opens way for talks with Saudi Arabia

Iran says hajj success opens way for talks with Saudi Arabia

"We thank Saudi Arabia... For adopting a new approach in dealing with Iranian pilgrims," said Ali Ghazi-Askar, the head of the hajj organisation in Tehran, according to the state broadcaster.

Sep 05, 2017, 18:47 PM IST
Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca

Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca

Nearly 2 million worshippers, from nearly every country, arrived in Saudi Arabia this week for the five-day ritual, which is a once-in-a-lifetime religious duty for every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it.

Aug 30, 2017, 18:23 PM IST
Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

This year sees the return of pilgrims from Shiite Iran, regional rival to Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia, and comes with the Gulf mired in political crisis and Islamic State group jihadists squeezed in Iraq and Syria.

Aug 28, 2017, 09:00 AM IST
Qatar welcomes Saudi Arabia 'political' decision to open border for hajj

Qatar welcomes Saudi Arabia 'political' decision to open border for hajj

Qatar welcomes the opening of the Saudi-Qatari border enabling Qataris to go on pilgrimage to Mecca, even if the move is politically-motivated, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Thursday.

Aug 17, 2017, 17:57 PM IST
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra stopped after damage of three bridges

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra stopped after damage of three bridges

It is said that the flow of the river Kali is alarming, which can also disrupt the pilgrimage.

Aug 14, 2017, 10:32 AM IST

Saudi coalition downs Yemen rebel missile near Mecca

The coalition blamed a lack of control over the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah and misuse of permits for aid shipments for the continued smuggling of missiles into Yemen.

 

Jul 28, 2017, 15:04 PM IST

Amarnath Yatra resumes from Pahalgam and Baltal

Amarnath Yatra, which was suspended due to bad weather conditions, has been resumed again from Pahalgam and Baltal. The third and fourth lot of pilgrims have departed off from Jammu.

Jul 01, 2017, 16:06 PM IST

Watch: 140th Jagannath Rath Yatra begins in Ahmedabad

The 140th Jagannath Rath Yatra has begun in Ahmedabad. It is the second biggest Jagannath Rath Yatra in India after Puri's Rath Yatra in Orissa.

Jun 25, 2017, 15:39 PM IST

Vaishno Devi pilgrim from Maharashtra dies of heart attack

A 47-year-old man from Maharashtra, on pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, died of a heart attack in Katra town of Reasi district on Sunday, a police officer said.

Oct 23, 2016, 14:52 PM IST
Exclusive: Osama Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad is at centre of row — Know the controversy

Exclusive: Osama Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad is at centre of row — Know the controversy

A tussle has erupted between Pakistan's powerful military and the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over a sprawling piece of land in the garrison city of Abbottabad where al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden lived and was killed in 2011.

Jul 22, 2016, 19:45 PM IST

Security arrangements in place in Muzaffarnagar for Kawad

In view of the upcoming Kawad Yatra, district authorities here have put in place security arrangements to ensure smooth conduct.

Jul 14, 2016, 16:23 PM IST
Every pilgrim must always keep these five things in mind!

Every pilgrim must always keep these five things in mind!

Here, we bring 5 things to keep in mind for every pilgrimage!

Jul 03, 2016, 18:33 PM IST
Top places to visit in pilgrimage town Rameswaram – Find out

Top places to visit in pilgrimage town Rameswaram – Find out

Visit the Holy land Rameswaram -- find out places to include in your list.

May 11, 2016, 12:22 PM IST
Char Dham Yatra 2016: Know more about these places

Char Dham Yatra 2016: Know more about these places

The pilgrimage spans for a period of six months after remaining closed for six months in the winters.

May 09, 2016, 16:01 PM IST

New violence shatters lull in Palestinian territories

Violence erupted today in the Palestinian territories after a lull in weeks of unrest, with two Israelis shot during a pilgrimage to a flashpoint holy site and clashes in the West Bank and Gaza.

Nov 07, 2015, 01:33 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh to send senior citizens on free pilgrimage to Tirupati, Rameswaram

The Uttar Pradesh government will send over 1,000 senior citizens from the state on a free-of-cost pilgrimage to Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) and Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), an official said on Wednesday.

Sep 16, 2015, 12:44 PM IST

Pilgrimage dedicated to Lord Shiva begins in Himachal

The 16-day annual arduous pilgrimage to the glacial-fed Manimahesh lake in Himachal Pradesh began on Saturday.

Sep 05, 2015, 13:12 PM IST

Manthan: All about Kumbh Mela in Nashik

Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river.

Sep 02, 2015, 10:05 AM IST

Amarnath Yatra expected to resume from Baltal route on Monday

 The Amarnath yatra, which has been suspended from the Baltal route following the cloudburst, is expected to resume from tomorrow.

Jul 26, 2015, 21:14 PM IST

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