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MAHA SHIVARATRI 2017 Marks 112-Foot-Tall Shiva Statue Inauguraton Today

Today, as mark of Mahashivaratri being celebrated across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a 112-foot-tall statue of Lord Shiva in Coimbatore built by the Isha Foundation of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. Though environmentalists protested that the statue is an ecological threat to the area, the Isha Foundation denied allegations and said the stature in the form of Shiva’s ...

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Karva Chauth: From Bond to Gold, Festival Priorities Change with Times

Karva Chauth to be observed by married Hindu women for the longevity, well-being and prosperity of their husbands, has been undergoing radical change of late with wives more attracted by market attractions for the occasion while jewelry firms are luring the Hindu wives with discounts like any other festival. While wives pray for their husbands’ long life, in turn they ...

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Why Stampede at Hajj Occurs During Stone Throwing Ritual?

Notwithstanding the tragic crane crash early this month, another stampede today left 220 pilgrims killed at the “Stoning of the Devil” or “ramī aj-jamarāt” ritual on the last day of Muslim pilgrimage Hajj 2015 on Thursday, which coincided with Eid al-adah festival too. The “stoning of the Devil” with jamarāt or pebbles is part of the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage ...

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5 Unknown Facts About Goku as ‘Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F’ Premieres Tonight;

  The episode three of “Dragon Ball Super” premieres today, July 19 and here are some interesting facts about Goku. Goku, the main character in ‘Dragon Ball Super’ is based on a humanoid monkey named Son Wukong from an ancient Chinese proverb called “Journey to the West”. He was a humanoid monkey possesing several super-natural powers, shape-changing virtue and the ...

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China Restores 800-year-old 1000-hand Ancient Buddhist Statue

China has restored its 800-year-old Buddha with 1,000 hands called the “Qianshou Guanyin” statue to join the world’s famous Buddhist pilgrimage or tourist circles in the world after Japan’s Kamakura Buddha statue, It took more than seven years and about 60 million yuan (US$9.8 million) to undertake the restoration work to clean the entire rock scuplture and bring it back to ...

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