Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Topic: Temples

Somnath and Gyanvapi temples were rebuilt – long ago by Maratha queen Ahilyabai Holkar

All major places of Hindu pilgrimage owe something to Ahilyabai. Her piety became her power in a world of men.

From Umiya Temple to Hanuman statue, Modi is ramping up devotional outreach in Gujarat

PM Modi is currently in Gujarat to launch various development projects. However, he has also been marking his presence, even if virtually, at several religious and spiritual events in the state.

Freeing Hindu Temples is a liberal idea against a hypocrite State

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Is ‘Vithal’ Shiva or Krishna? A Sant settled it & started 700-yr-old pilgrimage to Pandharpur

In ‘Where The Gods Dwell’, Neelesh Kulkarni writes that Vithal is, to his devotees, not a distant God but a friend and companion who is also a loved equal.

Vindicated, say Uttarakhand priests as state govt decides to repeal Char Dham Board Act

Officials say the Centre’s repeal of the farm laws helped the state muster the strength to withdraw the board law.

Karnataka govt tables bill to protect illegal temples in public places after demolition backlash

Move by Bommai-led BJP govt comes after demolition of temple in Mysuru saw Hindu groups slam the govt. Bill protects existing illegal temples but prohibits construction of new ones.

DMK reasserting itself or still ‘anti-Hindu’? Tamil Nadu temple reforms spark political question

From starting institutes for training temple administration to bringing in the option for prayers in Tamil as well as Sanskrit, the DMK govt has been pushing temple reforms.

‘Tamil Nadu temples a testimony of knowledge in arts & science’: HC issues protection guidelines

In 225-page judgment, Madras HC Issues directions on preservation of monuments including setting up tribunal to deal with disputes related to management, recovering rent arrears.

Makeshift structure at Hanuman temple after demolition put up by devotees, says NDMC mayor

Delhi units of the BJP and the AAP early January had sparred over the demolition of the 'old Hanuman temple' as part of the ongoing Chandni Chowk beautification plan.

Uttar Pradesh govt to build 1,038 new Ganga aarti site along river in Bijnor, Ballia

Last December, during a meeting of the Union Jal Shakti Ministry, instructions were given to develop ancient and historical religious places and temples as tourist spots.

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PM Narendra Modi addresses the bureaucrats at Vigyan Bhawan | Photo: Praveen Jain| ThePrint

Modi govt’s assault on democracy is more sinister than the Emergency. Look at the differences

While the Emergency was brutal and sudden, Modi govt's moves are far more insidious and systemic and will undermine our society for a long time.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.