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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

`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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.