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Work on world`s tallest Krishna temple begins on August 18

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 13:37

Work on the world`s tallest Krishna temple at 210 metres will begin on Janmashtami, August 18, on 70 acres of land in Vrindavan.

Widows hope to meet with PM Modi to push for protection Bill

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 16:03

On the eve of International Widows Day, several widows living in Vrindavan on Sunday voiced hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will ensure that a Bill on protection of rights of such women is introduced in the Budget Session of Parliament, beginning next month.

Hema Malini`s priorities: Ending monkey menace in Vrindavan, cleaning Yamuna

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 01:20

BJP MP from Mathura Hema Malini on Sunday said her priorities would be to bring an end to the monkey menace in Vrindaban, clean the Yamuna river and to tap the region`s tourism potential.

Politicians turn blind eye to voteless Vrindavan widows

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 12:45

Most of them have been abandoned by their families but the over 10,000 widows in this city of Lord Krishna have also been abandoned by the country`s electoral process as they do not have voting rights here.

Golden seat for Vrindavan temple`s deity costs Rs 5.5 crores

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 19:05

A golden seat, estimated to cost a whopping Rs 5.5 crore, will be built for principal deity of famous Bankey Behari temple Vrindavan here, a move that has rankled some of the temple committee members.

Colours rule streets as people celebrate Holi

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 16:10

Colours ruled the streets today as people of all ages with faces and clothes smeared in myriad of hues celebrated Holi, a harvest festival which marks the onset of spring season.

Holi frenzy grips Krishna land in Mathura

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 12:38

Holi festivities gripped the Krishna land here Sunday with a riot of colours and devotional prayers in temples dotting the region.

Mathura gets world`s tallest Krishna temple

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 15:52

The foundation stone of a 212-meter (700-foot) high Krishna temple, reputedly the world`s tallest, will be laid here March 16.

Widows in Vrindavan bring home Christmas cheer

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 17:14

After participating in festivals like Holi, Dussehra and Diwali, the widows of Vrindavan would be celebrating Christmas at the century-old Meerasahabhagini Ashram as the year comes to an end.

Solar water heating system for Vrindavan ashrams in the offing

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 14:40

The Government is keen that ashrams in Vrindavan, where large numbers of widows reside, set up solar water heating systems and is working to install the facility in one of the ashrams.

3 teenagers die after being hit by train

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 15:40

Three teenagers died Monday after being hit by a train in Vrindavan area of Mathura district, police said.

Uttar Pradesh clears ropeways construction at religious spots

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 09:20

The Uttar Pradesh government has given a green signal for the construction of ropeways in Barsana, Mirzapur and Chitrakoot- all religious places and known to attract thousands of devotees each year, an official said.