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Thousands of devotees today witnessed the `Snana Jatra`, the bathing festival of Lord Jagannath here which is celebrated on the occasion of Purnima or full moon day of the Hindu month of Jyeshtha.
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Relatives follow an unusual ritual of beating each other with broom at a century-old temple in this district during festivals to sweep away differences and unite the family.
Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 20:59
A `magic wand` that is believed to be part of an ancient burial ritual 9,000 years ago in Syria has been unearthed by archaeologists.
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 19:31
Sea slugs of ` Siphopteron` genus stab their partners in the head while mating to inject chemicals in each other`s brain, it has been revealed.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 23:54
Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that around 1.98 million pilgrims are performing this year`s annual Muslim pilgrimage, the hajj, sharply fewer than last year due to reduced quotas.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 19:01
Over a million Muslims, including more than a lakh Indians, on Tuesday participated in the symbolic stoning of the devil in Mina Valley of Saudi Arabia and sacrificed animals to mark the culmination of the annual Haj pilgrimage.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 17:05
Over a million Muslims, including more than a lakh Indians, on Tuesday participated in the symbolic stoning of the devil in Mina Valley of Saudi Arabia, the final stage of the annual Haj pilgrimage.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 15:22
Mummies of three children used as ritual sacrifices by the centuries-old Inca civilisation show they were fed a significant amount of drugs and alcohol for months to hasten their deaths.
Last Updated: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 14:00
Archaeologists in Poland have found skeletons of victims accused of being vampires, with their heads removed and placed on their legs in the town of Gliwice.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 22:59
Chilean police have arrested four people accused of burning a baby alive in a ritual.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12:56
Archaeologists discovered here a 2,000-year-old ritual bath that used a highly sophisticated system of water collection to comport with Jewish law.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 17:21
Actress Scarlett Johansson cleans her face with cider vinegar.
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