Pope Francis expressed thanks on Wednesday for the prayers and condolences he has received following the death of his nephew`s wife and their two young boys in a car crash in the pontiff`s native Argentina.
Forced to cancel their daily prayer Monday for the first time in 117 years after a Kolkata monastery was turned into a polling booth, the Bengal Buddhist Association is mulling legal recourse as well as seeking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s intervention.
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.
Madras High Court on Thursday ruled that an Hindu individual`s act of not conducting prayers in a room specified for the purpose cannot be considered as a ground to declare that the person is not a Hindu.
Muslims in Kerala celebrated Eid-ul-Azha, the festival of sacrifice, with hundreds of faithful thronging mosques and specially arranged Idgahs for the morning prayers in towns and villages across the state.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is on his first visit to Kerala after being anointed BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate, on Thursday offered prayers at the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple here.
Scores of people lit candles and pledged to do their bit to ensure respect and safety for women, as they assembled together in the memory of the Delhi gang-rape victim, who passed away at a hospital a month back.
Thousands of `langars` or community kitchens and long queues of devotees were seen across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh as people celebrated Gurpurab, the birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev.
Around 70,000 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath, even as inclement weather prompted authorities to suspend the yatra from the shorter Baltal route on the third day, an official said.