Dalai Lama holds discussions with spiritual leaders

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama arrived at the piligrimage town of Trimbakeshwar, near here on Sunday.

First 'shahi snan' of Kumbh Mela begins today

The first 'shahi snan' of the ongoing Kumbh Mela began in Nashik on Saturday with thousands of devotees, including 'mahants' of various akhadas or sects, thronging the ghats of River Godavari to take the holy dip.

Kumbh Mela: Thousands take holy dip during first 'Shahi Snan'

Lakhs of people are diving in the Godavari River on the auspicious day of Purnima. The event is very well maintained where the first dive comes from ‘Akhara’ clan and then comes the turn of common people. The crowd is much excited to see the Naga sadhus who are taking the first dive today.

Nashik Kumbh: Poor turnout at first Shahi Snan
Nashik Kumbh: Poor turnout at first Shahi Snan

The inaugural 'Shahi Snan' (royal bath) at the ongoing Simhastha Kumbh Mela proved to be a damp squib due to poor turnout, organisers said here on Saturday.

Kumbh Mela: Nashik gears up for first 'shahi snan'

As the first shahi snan (holy dip) on August 29 at Nashik and Trimbakeshwar towns during the ongoing Kumbh Mela draws near, the district administration here is leaving no stone unturned to facilitate the famous ritual for the visitors.

Vaishnav akhadas hold flag hoisting at Nashik Kumbh mela

Ahead of the first 'Shahi Snan' (royal bath) scheduled for August 29, a conventional flag hoisting ceremony of three Vaishnavite akhadas was held on Wednesday at 'Sadhu Gram' in Nashik, which is hosting the Kumbh Mela along with Trimbakeshwar.

Kumbh: Seer invites Hurriyat, Ulfa leaders to discuss peace

A Hindu seer has invited separatist leaders from Kashmir and heads of militant groups like Ulfa and Bodo to participate in a debate on peace at the ongoing Kumbh mela here.

Central Railway to run 128 Kumbh Mela special trains

Central Railway has decided to run unreserved special trains from Nasik Road to Aurangabad, Amaravati, Daund and Itarsi as well as between Devlali and Wardha to clear the extra rush of pilgrims during the ongoing Kumbha Mela in Nashik.

Fadnavis, Chouhan to attend flag hoisting ceremony in Nashik

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis and his Madhya Pradesh counterpart Shivraj Singh Chouhan will attend the flag hoisting ceremony of three akhadas here at the ongoing Kumbh Mela on August 19.

Water quality at Sangam gets affected during Kumbh: Govt

Water quality of Ganga and Yamuna rivers gets affected at Sangam in Allahabad due to mass bathing during Kumbh and other religious activities, apart from discharge of sewage, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Know more about Radhe Maa's journey from being a tailor to a godwoman
Know more about Radhe Maa's journey from being a tailor to a godwoman

Self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa is in news again and this time not only for her luxurious lifestyle but also her avatar as a model in mini skirt. Her recent pictures have left her devotees shocked. Here are a few facts about Radhe Maa's life:

Shirdi: Shri Saibaba's aarati timings changed

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) has announced changes in the timing of Shri Saibaba's aaratis with effect from Saturday, in view of the heavy rush of pilgrims during the ongoing Kumbh Mela.

Nashik Kumbh, Mumbai, Pune on alert after Gurdaspur terror attack

Security has been enhanced across the length and breadth of the country in the wake of the terror attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur, which has so far claimed the lives of six people, including a terrorist.

Thousands take holy dip in Godavari

Tens of thousands thronged the banks of the Godavari in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to take a holy dip on Saturday, the last day of Godavari maha pushkaralu, a de facto Kumbh mela.

Kumbh Mela: 20 trains to get additional halt at Nashik Road

 In view of the ongoing Kumbh Mela being celebrated at Nashik and Trimbakeshwar, the Central Railways has decided to give additional halt to 20 trains at Nashik Road station.

Kumbh Mela: Railways to run unreserved trains between Nasik Road to Bhusaval, Itarsi

To clear extra rush of passengers for the ongoing Kumbh Mela being celebrated at Nashik, the Central Railway (CR) has decided to run daily unreserved special trains with 18 general second class coaches, between Nasik Road to Bhusaval and Itarsi.

Women seers to perform separate flag hoisting at Nashik Kumbh

Aggrieved at being ignored by the Akhada Parishad during the ongoing Kumbh mela here, Sadhvi Trikal Bhavanta, the Mahant of all-women Pari akhada, has decided to perform a separate flag-hoisting on August 18.

'Akhand Jyot' at Kumbh: 3,617-km long wick to keep India united

 'Maha Kumbh Akhand Jyot', a one-of-its-kind lamp having the longest wick of 3,617-km, the same as the distance from Kashmir to Kanykumari, was illuminated on the opening day of the Simhastha Kumbh here and will continue to burn for all the 108 days.

Kumbh Mela: No VIP movement in Nashik on 'royal bath' days

There will be "no VIP or VVIP movement" in Nashik during the days of 'royal bath' at the ongoing Kumbh Mela to ensure that seers and devotees do not face any inconvenience, Maharashtra Government on Friday said.

'Controversial remarks by religious leaders negate Modi's good work'

National president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad on Thursday slammed the controversial 'Ghar Wapsi' campaign besides hitting out at religious leaders who make derogatory comments that divert focus from the government's development agenda.