Customs v/s equality: On 67th Republic Day will Shani Shingnapur temple be thrown open for women?

Customs v/s equality: On 67th Republic Day will Shani Shingnapur temple be thrown open for women?

In November 2015, a woman had offered prayers at the popular Shani Shingnapur shrine in 'breach' of the age-old practice of prohibiting entry of women.

Jan 25, 2016, 17:26 PM IST

Pope creates global prayer day for `Care of Creation`

Pope Francis has established an annual day of global prayer "for the Care of Creation" to boost support for the environment, the Vatican said Monday.

Aug 10, 2015, 18:10 PM IST

Vrindavan priest fined for allowing pooja in sanctum sanctorum of temple

A fine of Rs 1.40 lakh was imposed on a priest of the famous Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan after he allegedly allowed some visitors to carry out pooja in the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine against the rule, temple authorities said.

Jan 21, 2015, 15:21 PM IST

Spiritual Fridays: What is your spirit`s connection with nature?

A few people share their experiences and tell Pooja Bhula about their way of connecting with nature.

Jul 03, 2014, 11:01 AM IST

Leaders pay rich tribute to Gopinath Munde at his prayer meet

Leaders from at least three prominent parties paid tribute to the departed soul of former Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde amidst the presence of the late leader`s daughter Pankaja Munde.

Jun 21, 2014, 23:07 PM IST

Pope says Israelis, Palestinians must seek peace "undaunted in dialogue"

Pope Francis told Israeli and Palestinian leaders they "must respond" to their people`s yearning for peace "undaunted in dialogue" during an unprecedented prayer meeting among Jews, Christians and Muslims at the Vatican on Sunday.

Jun 09, 2014, 09:53 AM IST

US Supreme Court allows prayer at government meetings

The US Supreme Court Monday upheld the right to pray at government meetings, in a divided decision which said the practice did not violate religious freedoms.

May 06, 2014, 00:13 AM IST

South Africa unites in prayer for Mandela

Nelson Mandela once again united South Africans on Sunday as people irrespective of their colour and creed flocked into churches, mosques and temples to mark a `Day of prayers` for the anti-apartheid icon.

Dec 08, 2013, 18:53 PM IST

Case for dalits over prayer offer in Odisha

Police on Tuesday registered a case under Scheduled Caste and Tribe (Atrocity Prevention) Act, 1973 following a complaint that a group of dalit students were not permitted to offer prayer to Lord Ganesha in a government-run school in Odisha`s Kendrapara district.

Sep 10, 2013, 14:30 PM IST

Shiva temple swept away, prayers at Kedarnath to begin on Sept 11

Swollen waters of the Bhagirathi following incessant overnight rains washed away a famous Shiva temple in Uttarkashi.

Aug 02, 2013, 15:06 PM IST

Bishop prays for Nelson Mandela`s ‘peaceful, perfect end`

As the South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela remains critically ill in a Pretoria hospital, Archbishop of Cape Town prayed for Madiba, asking for a "a quiet night and a peaceful, perfect, end".

Jun 26, 2013, 09:36 AM IST

`Spirituality as a therapeutic modality has immense potential`

Hardly anyone doubts the power of prayer and almost everyone has a turnaround tale - maybe personal, or of someone else`s - that credits the "miracle" to a prayer.

May 21, 2013, 14:47 PM IST

Village in UP prays for Delhi gang-rape victim`s recovery

Amid outrage across the country against the gang-rape of a young woman student in Delhi, people in her native village are praying for her recovery and well-being.

Dec 23, 2012, 15:09 PM IST

US-born Taliban seeks group prayer in prison

The US government claims it has proof that John Walker Lindh might foment hate among fellow Muslim inmates if they`re allowed to pray together.

Aug 27, 2012, 14:51 PM IST

Nagaland Minister calls for healing of pains

Nagaland Home minister Imkong Imchen called upon people of the community to pray for healing of pains and grief suffered by the people in Assam.

Aug 01, 2012, 17:24 PM IST

Russian activist detained for anti-Putin prayer

The church has been the site of protests as three feminist punk rockers face 7 years in jail for anti-Putin prayer.

Apr 29, 2012, 22:48 PM IST

Obama to attend forum, mark start of Passover

The White House will release a report that examines the ways in which the administration has worked to ensure women`s economic security.

Apr 06, 2012, 19:22 PM IST

TN: Slippers thrown at SL President`s kin

Thirukumaran Nadesan, a close relative of Sri Lankan Prez Mahinda Rajapaksa was attacked on Tuesday in Rameswaram by a group of activists.

Jan 10, 2012, 10:53 AM IST

Spirituality ‘taking over from religion in Britain’

Secularism and more mystical, personal beliefs is taking over from religion in Britain, a new research has revealed.

Oct 17, 2011, 16:10 PM IST

Karmapa prays for quake affected people

The 17th Karmapa, the only major Tibetan monk reincarnate recognised by both the Dalai Lama and China, Tuesday expressed grief over the deaths in the earthquake that hit India and Nepal and also affected parts of Tibet.

Sep 20, 2011, 11:57 AM IST