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Watch: Dubai’s new Hindu temple in Jebel Ali to begin QR code bookings ahead of October 5 launch

Dubai: The new Hindu temple due to open in Dubai’s Jebel Ali on October 5 will begin accepting QR code-based appointment bookings from visitors from September, temple officials told Gulf News . As previously announced, the new temple will open its doors to visitors for the Hindu festival Dussehra, said Raju Shroff, one of the […]

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ATLA’s Western Air Temple Is Stunningly Recreated In Unreal Engine 5

Using Unreal Engine 5, Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Western Air Temple gets a spectacular hyper-realistic reimagining in a video by artist Leo Torres. Avatar: The Last AirbenderThe Western Air Temple has been given a stunning recreation using Unreal Engine 5. Avatar: The Last Airbender is a hit anime series that ran from 2005 to 2008 […]

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Archaeology, Fifth Dynasty Egyptian ‘Sun Temple’ Discovered – Egypt

(by Rodolfo Calò) (ANSAmed) – CAIROT, AUGUST 5 – One of the leaders of an ongoing Italian-Polish archaeological mission west of Cairo has provided new details to ANSA regarding the discovery of the remains of which is likely to be a fifth dynasty ‘sun temple’. The Polish Academy’s head of mission, Massimiliano Nuzzolo, reported in […]

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Triyuginarayan Temple: How to Get There, Visiting Time, History, Significance and Architecture ST- Triyuginarayan Temple: History and Architecture

festivals oi-Pundreeka Valli Built by Adi Shankaracharya, around the same time as Badrinath Temple, in a similar architectural style, in Himachal Pradesh, Triyuginarayan Temple, stands aloft as a witness to countless historical episodes that have swept the passage of time. Very popular late, as an ideal wedding destination, this temple is located in the Rudraprayag […]

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A Dream of Faith, Thailand’s White Temple—Wat Rong Khun – europeantimes.news

Thailand is home to the second largest population of Buddhists in the world, with some 64 million Buddhists and 41,000 temples. Buddhism arrived in Thailand as early as the 3rd century BCE during the reign of Ashoka. Theravada is the primary school of Buddhism in Thailand today and is traditionally conservative in doctrine and monastic […]

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Defying government orders, heritage temple under renovation: The Tribune India

Tribune press service Lalit Mohan Dharamsala, August 1 Despite the fact that the government has notified that no heritage building can be altered without permission from a DC, many heritage buildings are altered at the whim of local politicians. The recent renovation by government contractors of the Devi Kothi temple in Chamba district […]

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Large pre-Islamic temple discovered in Iran; Third largest fire temple that existed in ancient Persia

Tehran (Iran): About 200 fire temples have been discovered all over the world, but Savadkuh county temple in Iran is a special temple with a sense of ancient and rare Iranian “divine” architectural format. “We have probably discovered the third largest fire temple that existed in ancient Iran,” archaeologist MeysamLabbaf-Khaniki said, according to ILNA. “During […]

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8,000-year-old Neolithic temple discovered in Saudi port city

The port city of Al-Faw had acquired infamy due to its strategic position at the entrance to the Shatt al-Arab, leaving it vulnerable to attack during the many wars fought in the Middle East. Largely destroyed in the Iraq-Iran war, it was rebuilt in 1989 and received special attention from the Saudi government in an […]

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Over 15,000 people attend London’s Sri Murugan Temple Float Festival

A number of dignitaries, including Sir Stephen Timms, the East Ham parliament minister, and Thavathuray Jeyaranjan, the mayor of Redbridge, attended the event.Devotees take part in the annual Sri Murugan Float Festival in London, UK on July 24, 2022. (Photo: Sri Murugan Temple)By: Eastern Eye Staff London’s Sri Murugan Temple annual ‘Ther’ float festival was […]

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Golden roof of temple sanctuary found leak – Reuters

By Express press service SABARIMALA: The gold-plated roof of the sanctum sanctorum of the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple has been found leaking and the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) has decided tocarry out repair work immediately. Water was found seeping through the outer wall of the sanctum sanctorum on the left side of the entrance. Water […]

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Ramappa Temple Village Awaits Change

Govt. not yet taken steps to meet World Heritage Site criteria Govt. not yet taken steps to meet World Heritage Site criteria Recently, when Mulug district received one of the heaviest rains in recent memory, Ramappa temple in Palampet village remained dry. The temple which has survived earthquakes, floods and human depredations has not been […]

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Travel Destinations With Stunning Optical Illusions You Must Visit

Optical illusions in India: Scenic vistas, thrilling adventures, historical relics, refreshing backwaters, relaxing beaches and serene mountains, there is something for every mood in India. Travelers are always on the lookout to explore the diversity of beauty that the nation boasts. Amidst these bounties, there are some intriguing and mind-blowing illusions in India that you […]

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In pictures: a temple crossing the wonders of South Asia

In its 75th anniversary issue, art magazine Marg gives us a look at diverse and unique temples across South Asia to understand how these magnificent historic structures have shaped modern design sensibilities. (Courtesy of Robert E. Fisher) The 8th century Pandrethan temple in Kashmir. Kashmiri builders used large stones to create their temples, with elements […]

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Faith, ritual healing and exorcism: Rajasthan’s Mehandipur Balaji temple is shrouded in mystery

Mehandipur Balaji in Karauli district of Rajasthan is one of those places in India that is shrouded in inexplicable mysteries. The temple is highly revered among devotees of the Hindu deity Hanuman, and it is celebrated and prayed in its form of childhood at this temple. This is why the temple is also called Balaji […]

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Michigan professor studies Himalayan temple architecture – IndiaWest

NEW DELHI, (IANS) — Growing up in a boarding school in the foothills of the Himalayas, Nachiket Chanchani, an art historian and associate professor at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, learned a lot about world history but very little about the past variegation of the locality in which he lived, fueling a thirst […]

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Temple of Akshardham, heritage site and home of spiritualism

Delhi is home to many historical legacies, the temple of Akshardham is one of them. The largest Hindu temple complex in the world has been included in the Guinness Book of World Records. The word “Akshardham” literally means the divine abode of God, a place of devotion, purity and peace. The Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is […]

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Here’s what happened at Tuesday’s board meeting – The Temple News

At their July meeting on Tuesday, Temple University’s board of trustees approved tuition increases and development-related projects. | SCREENSHOT / ZOOM The Temple University Board of Trustees approved a 3.6% budget cut, mandatory fee increase and tuition hike for the second straight year at their meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The university also imposed the 3.9% […]

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The Story of Senmut: The Man Behind the Stone Busts of Spokane’s Ancient Masonic Temple

The large open halls of the former Masonic Temple in Spokane are mostly empty except for occasional event bookings. But a former caretaker keeps a watchful eye on the historic Riverside Avenue neighborhood, nearly a decade after the Freemasons left the building. His name is Senmut. Originally built in 1905 on the banks of the […]

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Why is it an important Hindu pilgrimage, what are the other 11 jyotirlingas?

Narendra Modi will visit the famous Baba Baidyanath temple in Deoghar, one of the 12 jyotirlingas. It is believed that Lord Shiva appeared as a physician (vaidya) to heal the demon king Ravana of his wounds after he sacrificed ten heads to the Hindu god. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated a number of […]

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An ancient temple in Kerala becomes wheelchair accessible

At a time when most temples are inaccessible to people with disabilities, an ancient temple in Kozhikode, Kerala has set an example by becoming disabled friendly. Wheelchair users can now enter the famous Tali Maha Siva temple in Kozhikode. Only a few temples in the state, such as the famous Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple, now […]

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More horror, stone slabs of Konark temple to be adorned with carvings – The New Indian Express

Express press service BHUBANESWAR: The Konark Sun Temple, Odisha’s only World Heritage Site, is about to undergo a major facelift. The plain and bland stone slabs that had become an integral part of the temple structure due to ASI’s conservation work to protect the monument from crumbling will soon be a thing of the past […]

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Stone slabs of famous Konark temple to be adorned with carvings – The New Indian Express

BHUBANESWAR: Konark Sun Temple, Odisha’s only World Heritage Site, is about to get a makeover. The plain and bland stone slabs that had become an integral part of the temple structure due to ASI’s conservation work to protect the monument from crumbling will soon be a thing of the past as they are also adorned […]

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Attempts to Promote Historic Janaki Temple Underway « Khabarhub

Attempts to promote historic Janaki Temple underway Ramjanaki Temple, Janakpur. (File photo) JANAKPURDHAM: Chairman of the Madhesi Commission, Bijay Kumar Dutta, has assured that efforts will be made to conserve the historic Ramjanaki Temple, based in Janakpur. In his address to a program titled “The Current Situation of Janaki Temple” organized by the Hindu Council […]

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Payal Rohatgi and Sangram Singh visit an 850-year-old temple in Agra to seek blessings; Share liked photos

Latest Web Series oi-Nagarathna A | Updated: Friday, July 8, 2022, 6:52 PM [IST] Lock Celebrity Payal Rohatgi and Sangram Singh, who have been together for 12 years, are all set to wed on July 9 in Agra. The pre-wedding ceremonies are taking place and recently, Payal shared some photos and videos from her mehendi […]

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The temple restorer exercises a family profession

Coming from a family that restores ancient Khmer temples, Ek Eam uses the same craft skills as his grandfather and father, making him the third generation of artisans in the family. Despite a meager salary, he pours his pride and passion into the work. Now 62, Eam was born in Kork Beng village of Kokchak […]

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Welcome to IANS Live – Latest News

Photo credit: IANS IANSLive New Delhi, July 1: India has several free-standing ancient temples as well as vast complexes housing many of these places of worship. Among these, the Bateshwar temple complex of Madhya Pradesh located in Morena district stands out as it has more than 200 temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Goddess […]

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How the Glory of MP’s Bateshwar Temple Complex Was Restored by ASI in Dacoit Infested Morena

S.Ravi New Delhi, July 2 (IANS): India has several ancient temples which are self-contained as well as vast complexes housing several of these places of worship. Among these, the Bateshwar temple complex of Madhya Pradesh located in Morena district stands out as it has more than 200 temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and […]

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Mysterious Passageways in a Pre-Columbian Temple May Have Been Used as Psychedelic Ritual Chambers

It is believed that the passages of the Chavín de Huántar temple were sealed around 3,000 years ago. Image credit: Mark Green/Shutterstock.com A network of eerie chambers and passageways built in an enigmatic temple complex in the Peruvian Andes may have been used for ritual practices involving psychedelic plants, researchers say. The mysterious structures were […]

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Archaeologists discover ‘great’ Sasanian fire temple in northeast Iran

TEHRAN — Archaeologists have unearthed the ruins of what they believe was one of Iran’s largest fire temples from the Sasanian era. “We have probably discovered the third largest fire temple that existed in ancient Iran,” archaeologist Meysam Labbaf-Khaniki said on Wednesday, quoted by ILNA. Labfaf-Khaniki is leading the fifth season of an aerological survey, […]

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Kamakhya Temple reopens: Hundreds of devotees gather after conclusion of Ambubachi Mela

Image source: TWITTER/@SUMITSARASWATSP Kamakhya Temple The doors of the Kamakhya Devi temple reopen to welcome hundreds of devotees to worship the deity. The temple is dedicated to Maa Kamakhya. The sacred shrine of the temple houses the Yoni of Goddess Sati and is considered one of the most respected Shakti Peetha sites. It is a […]

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The Impressive Temple of Greatness – The New Indian Express

Express press service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple stands proudly in the state capital as an impressive structure of grandeur. Devotees regard visiting the mansion itself as a blessing while the mysteries associated with the temple make you curious every time you read about it. The richest temple in the world has Ananthapadmanabha (Lord […]

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A summertime glimpse of an underwater temple

Summers in the backwaters of Hidkal Dam in the backwaters of Belagavi district can hold many surprises. As the waters recede, the Temple of Vitthal emerges after being underwater for a year. This year, the delayed monsoons have allowed visitors and villagers to keep the temple in view longer. In 1977, when the construction of […]

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Puri Jagannath Temple Redevelopment Project: Field Report | Pictures

More than two weeks after the Supreme Court rejected petitions filed against the Odisha government’s Jagannath Temple redevelopment project, India Today visited the site on Monday. The Rs 800 crore project called the Shree Mandira Parikrama project will create an unobstructed corridor of 75 meters around the Meghanada Pacheri which is the outer wall of […]

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It’s Exploding Part 8: N Temple’s ‘Catalytic’ Mixed-Income Project Prepares to Exit Rocky Mountain Power’s Dead Zone

On the middle stretch of the North Temple Transit Corridor, dead space rules at street level. The Utah State Fairpark’s narrow sidewalk, brick walls and empty lots for seasonal parking are only surpassed by the more than 660 yards – yes, that’s six football fields – of the building’s long facade of Rocky Mountain Power […]

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LDS Church begins construction of new temple in Yorba Linda, only 9th in California – Orange County Register

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrated a new beginning this weekend in Yorba Linda. The church dedicated a new temple on Saturday, which will be its ninth in California and the second in Orange County. The temple will serve the LDS community within an 18-square-mile radius, providing space for “the most sacred […]

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Ramappa Temple: a 13th-century architectural marvel with floating bricks

Floating Brick Temple: Indian heritage sites exude the aura of the rich history that the subcontinent boasts. The intricate architecture, engineering of centuries-old monuments, and the colorful culture and traditions of each state testify to the fact that India is a cradle of diversity and heritage. If we are talking about the temple in India, […]

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8 Reasons You’ll Love Dublin’s Historic Temple Bar District

Getting to know a city the size of Dublin can be difficult. Exploring culture, history and meeting locals for a bit of “trad” and Guinness can be a fog of rushing from place to place while spending more time in buses and taxis than discover Dublin. My suggestion? Whether you have a day or a […]

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War heroes, freedom fighters, Sikh activists: all share the space of the Golden Temple museum

From Sikh activists to war heroes and freedom fighters, all share space on the walls of the Central Sikh Museum in the Golden Temple here, which for more than six decades has been a major attraction for devotees and lover of Sikh history. Created in 1958, it is installed on the first floor of the […]

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Boardwalk / Temple House, Petchabun Thailand

Boardwalk / House, Petchabun Temple, Thailand Building Development, Architecture, Architect Design Photos June 16, 2022 Design: EKAR Architects Location: 400 Mo. 8, Tambol Na Chalieng, Aumphoe Nhongpai, Petchabun, Thailand Photos: Ekahap Duangkaew Boardwalk / Temple House, Thailand One of the important practices that monks should do every day is walking meditation. The purpose of walking […]

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Temple of Alternate Histories – Announcements

Initiated by Anna Run Tryggvadottir, Thorleifur Orn Arnarssonand Cassandra Edlefsen Lasch. The transdisciplinary art project Temple of Alternative Histories (TAH) revisits the many entanglements between nature and culture and seeks to discuss current perceptions of time and matter. How can mythological stories impact nature and vice versa? By highlighting generative processes, TAH facilitates reflection on […]

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Temple Freda in Bryan Continues Restoration Efforts | Latest titles

Downtown Bryan’s Freda Temple was originally built in 1912 as a synagogue and the oldest religious structure in Brazos County. It is currently closer to a full recovery in the City of Bryan and structural renovations will continue this week after City Council approved a Phase 2 construction contract worth nearly a quarter of a […]

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Temple scientist receives NIH funding to study

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) – With prompt diagnosis and the right treatment, people living with HIV can live long, healthy lives. In recent years, however, survival gains among people living with HIV have revealed a new concern – an increased incidence of early cardiovascular disease associated with long-term HIV. Why cardiovascular disease is likely to develop a […]

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Years After Finding It, Archaeologists Enter A Chamber Under A Peruvian Temple

Enlarge / The circular square of Chavin de Huantar – once a ceremonial gathering space, and later the site of a village. CyArk Chavin Database Today, the temples, canals and plazas of Chavín de Huántar are mostly in ruins. But the site (about 250 kilometers north of Lima, Peru) was once the heart of the […]

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Uttarakhand’s unique temple houses the god of justice

Jaunsar Bawar (Uttarakhand), June 12 (IANS): While most people are drawn to Uttarakhand because of its scenic beauty, others visit the state for its temples. One of them is the ‘Mahasu Devta’ temple, located on the Tuini-Mori road in Hanol, Dehradun, and is visited by thousands of people every year. ‘Mahasu Devta’ is also […]

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Church Releases Revised Version of California’s Yorba Linda Temple

A revised rendering of the Yorba Linda Temple in California has been released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The change was announced by the church’s First Presidency Friday in a news release. A redesign of the Yorba Linda Temple was necessary due to licensing and zoning requirements. The temple’s new design […]

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Government May Increase Budget for Temple Upgrade Program | Bhubaneswar News

BHUBANESWAR: In line with the State Government’s plan for the redevelopment of popular religious sites, the Integrated Heritage and Monuments and Tourism Destinations Development Program is expected to receive a substantial allocation in the upcoming budget for the financial year 2022- 23, which will be presented shortly. The program was taken up under the 5T […]

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Borobudur: the largest Buddhist temple in the world will become more expensive

(CNN) — Visiting the largest Buddhist temple in the world is about to get expensive. Borobudur, one of Indonesia’s most popular attractions, will soon be subject to a massive price hike by government authorities in a bid to “preserve the country’s historical and cultural richness”. “We have agreed to limit the tourist quota to 1,200 […]

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This temple in Rajasthan transformed into a mosque by the Mughals? No, it’s the Jain temple!

An image has gone viral on social media of a religious structure with the characteristics of a temple with a dome on its top. The image is shared with captions implying that a temple was wrongly converted into a mosque. The image of the religious structure has gone viral on social media amid the ongoing […]

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No, this temple of Chittor was not transformed into a mosque

A photograph of a structure that appears to be a temple with a dome on top is going viral on social media with various captions suggesting the structure was a temple that has been converted into a mosque. Surendra Poonia, a BJP member, shared the photo with a Hindi caption that read: “The architecture of […]

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A mix of Iranian and Chinese architecture in the Dragon Temple

History of Dashkasan Temple The temple dates back to the Ilkhanate era. Construction began after the death of Arghun Khan, a ruler of the Mongol Empire, but unfortunately remained incomplete. Some archaeologists, however, believe that the temple was built in the Sasanian era and served as a temple for followers of the Mithraism religion. Apart […]

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Recent disputes that have made India talk

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be in Ayodhya today to participate in a foundation stone laying ceremony of the ‘Garbha Griha’ or Ram Mandir sanctum sanctorum by placing the carved foundation stone there. Seers and saints from all over the country have been invited for the occasion which marks a milestone in the […]

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Gunguluru Villagers in Telangana Discover Buried Shiva Temple

By Express press service HYDERABAD: It is a known fact that devotees hid temples to protect them from being destroyed by invaders by burying them underground. One of these temples – the Machaladevi temple – was discovered inside the Warangal fort a few years ago. It was dedicated to the mistress and dancer of the […]

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Fight to rename the temple after Gurkhas

Stacy Shi Queen’s Hill Hindu Temple should be renamed “Gurkha Temple” as history shows that no Indian soldier guarded the historic Tier III building at Fan Ling in the past, an architect has said. Amid a lack of information about the temple’s history, volunteer conservationists collected data and compiled the first comprehensive conservation report for […]

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VHP claims that the dargah in the Bidar of Karnataka was the Basavanna temple; demands justice for supporters

As the temple-mosque row continues in Karnataka, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) has now claimed that a dargah at Basavakalyan in Bidar district of Karnataka was in fact a Basavanna temple. Claiming that there is clear evidence that the dargah was historically a temple, the Hindu outfit demanded that the government intervene in the dispute […]

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Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi to open in February 2024, says Indian envoy – News

Hundreds of locals took part in the ceremony led by Pujya Brahmvihari Swami Published: Fri 27 May 2022, 10:27 Last update: Fri 27 May 2022, 10:29 The first traditional Hindu stone temple in the United Arab Emirates will open to the public in February 2024, a high-level envoy has said. Indian Ambassador to UAE Sunjay […]

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Yigo Guam Temple: Why is this Latter-day Saint temple different?

The newest Latter-day Saint Temple features the latest developments in temple design. The Yigo Guam Temple, dedicated on Sundays by David A. Bednar, is the second smallest temple in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 6,861 square feet. It is not a limit. It is the first temple with rooms that can […]

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Evidence Through Maps: How Gyanvapi Mosque Was Built On Top Of Vishveshwar Temple

As the debate over the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri Mosque complex continues in the courts, some new and old facts have come to the fore. The 19th century English author James Prinsep, during his stint as an illustrator and traveler, decoded the present Gyanvapi Mosque in 1831 as he traveled the length and breadth of the city […]

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Ram Temple construction progressing at a steady pace, trust aims to open in early 2024

Construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya is being undertaken at a steady pace, the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Trust said in its latest progress report. The ground floor of garbha griha (sanctum sanctorum) will be completed by December 2023, the trust announced last week. The remaining works will be completed by December 2024. The […]

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Servant of Jagannath temple shot dead in the temple city of Puri | Latest India News

Bhubaneswar: More than two months after a 44-year-old servant from Jagannath temple in Puri was shot dead not far from the temple, a servant from Lokanath temple in the holy city was shot dead by another servant just outside of the 12th century monument on Tuesday evening. Puri Police said Sibaram Patra, a servant of […]

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Why the BJP, for its own good, should stop temple disputes

“In Delhi, where amidst the exploits of an ancient Hindu king, Qutub Minar stands like a club of pride, such arrogance hurts the mind; or in Kashi, where to insult the Hindu puja, Aurangzeb established a mosque, there I see neither beauty nor well-being. But when I stand in front of the Taj Mahal, the […]

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Masjid Gyanvapi | Kashi Vishwanath temple was built and demolished 3 times – known and unknown history

Varanasi: In this file photo from December 12, 2021, a view of the Dham temple of Kashi Vishwanath and the Gyanvapi Masjid complex, in Varanasi Photo: PTI HIGHLIGHTS Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the 12 major jyotirlingas with earliest archaeological evidence dating back to 9th-10th BC. It was extensively renovated during the Gupta period, […]

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Archaeologists discover spectacular frescoes in an ancient Egyptian temple

Archaeologists have discovered a series of brightly colored frescoes in an ancient temple in Esna, Egypt, located about 60 km south of the ancient Egyptian capital of Luxor. The ancient temple of Esna, Egypt: the flying vultures on the central part of the ceiling, with the north crosspiece (architrave) behind. Image credit: Ahmed Emam/MoTA. The […]

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The revamped Taratarini Temple is a unique example of Utkal architecture and sculpture: Odisha CM

Ganjam: Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday inaugurated the revamped and renovated outskirts of Maa Taratarini’s famous Shakti Peetha in Ganjam district. Hundreds of devotees thronged the Shakti Peetha on the last day of the five-day Pratistha Mahostav, which was held amid Vedic chanting, the sound of conches, bells and gongs. The Odisha […]

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Work on superstructure will begin shortly after Plinth is ready in August, official says

The final construction of the super structure of the Temple of Ram in Ayodhya would begin shortly after the plinth was completed in August, a senior official at the temple trust said. Construction of the granite stone plinth began in February. “With the gradual completion of the plinth, the construction of the final super structure […]

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Ancient optical illusion found in Tamil Nadu temple

Optical illusions are the talk of the season, and we’ve all spent hours watching these mind tricks to learn more about our personalities, or as they claim. However, despite being so viral all of a sudden, they are nothing new. It turns out that optical illusions have been around for decades, and artists and psychologists […]

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Explained: The Persistent Theory That The Taj Mahal Was A Hindu Temple Called ‘Tejo Mahalaya’

Allahabad High Court, Thursday May 12 rejected a petition filed by BJP leader Rajneesh Singh calling for an investigative committee to establish ‘the true story of the Taj Mahal’, and for over 20 sealed ‘halls’ to be opened to search for the possible presence of idols of Hindu gods at the premises of the monument. […]

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Egypt: 85 tombs 4,500 years old and a temple of Isis unearthed

Already declared the most important discovery of the year, the excavations that took place in Sohag, on the banks of the Nile, in central Egypt, revealed a veritable archaeological treasure. 85 tombs from the Old Kingdom of Egypt During the search, the archaeologists were first surprised to find burials dating from the Ancient Kingdom of […]

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LOGAN Temple continues its legacy by building housing for a bright future

SAN DIEGO — When Virgil Ward was named the new pastor of Logan Temple AME Zion Church in September 2018, he made it his mission to ensure the historic church found new ways to serve its local community. Now Pastor Ward is fulfilling his charge to God and his denomination by building homes for the […]

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Temple-like structure washes ashore on Andhra coast

The temple-like structure sparked a frenzy with villagers from near localities coming to catch a glimpse May 11, 2022, 9:08 a.m. HST People bracing for the impact of Cyclone Asani along the Sunnapalli coast in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh were surprised when a golden structure resembling part of a temple washed up on the […]

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What is its significance and why is it an architectural marvel

the Sun Martand temple in Jammu and Kashmirit is Anantnag saw a flurry of activity on Saturday May 7 as over a hundred devotees thronged the premises to observe Shankara Jayanti (Adi Shankaracharya’s birth anniversary). This was celebrated for the first time since the temple was declared a “site of national significance” by the Archaeological […]

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gangaikonda cholapuram: Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple An Excuse for Unesco Heritage Site | News from Trichy

Trichy: The Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) protected monument, languishes in utter neglect and keeps visitors away. The 1,000-year-old monument near Jayankondam in Ariyalur district, considered one of the three “great living Chola temples”, remained virtually black. The lights are inadequate and there are no information boards, making […]

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The 13th century Kakatiya temple in Khammam will be restored

Posted: Posted Date – 3:55 PM, Fri – 6 May 22 Hyderabad: A temple dating back to the Kakatiya period has been discovered amid thick jungle at Kusumanchi in Khammam district. The temple was hidden in dense vegetation consisting of thorny bushes and well-preached wild vines. Based on information provided by Katta Srinivas, President of […]

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Lepakshi Temple: a marvel of stone

Every nook and cranny of Lepakshi Temple, which is on UNESCO’s tentative heritage list, celebrates Vijayanagara architecture Every nook and cranny of the temple, which is on UNESCO’s tentative heritage list, celebrates Vijayanagara architecture It is a land dotted with as many stories and myths as beautiful sculptures and engravings. At each step a new […]

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Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan Seunim teaches Korean temple cuisine at the farm

Fri. Jeong Kwan Seunim browsed seasonal produce from the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm on Monday when she visited Stanford to give community members a cooking demonstration of Korean temple cuisine. In line with the green and forward-thinking future of the Stanford Food Institute (SFI), Buddhist nun Seon and recipient of Asia’s 50 Best Icon […]

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Shankaracharya Temple: History on a Hill

Professor Upendra Kaul Shankaracharya hill and temple is a feature of Srinagar city. It is a very historic hill. The top of it has been adorned with a structure in the architecture of ancient Kashmir. The temple is also considered an icon of Buddhist architecture. The hill, which has had several names over the centuries, […]

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Bigger temple to be built in Khajaguda despite restrictions

Hyderabad: The Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple Trust, located at the historic rock site of Khajaguda, is set to rebuild a temple after demolishing the existing small one a few days ago due to “bad Vaastu”. However, if done, it will be in clear violation of Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) laws, which protect the historic […]

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Beginning of the renovation of the Shiva temple near Tirupattur

After decades, renovation works of the Anganaadeeswarar temple in Madavalam village near the city of Tirupattur started on Saturday. Officials said the ancient Shiva temple is around 600 years old, dating from the Vijayanagara period. Adorned with paintings, the temple, maintained by the Department of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE), bears its imprint of […]

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South Florida’s First Reformed Temple Celebrates Centennial – Sun Sentinel

South Florida’s first Reform Synagogue celebrates its 100th anniversary the weekend of May 6-7. Temple Israel of Greater Miami, which was founded in 1922, will kick off its centennial weekend celebration with a Legacy Shabbat at 6 p.m. on May 6. On May 7, it will host a gala and a concert. The May 7 […]

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Malayalam actress Mythili gets married at Guruvayur Temple. See beautiful wedding photos, mehendi ceremony

Malayalam actor Mythili got married to architect Sambath at Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple on April 28. The actor will host a wedding reception for his family and friends later in Kochi. Mythili’s original name is Brighty Balachandran. She is from Konni, Pathanamthitta in Kerala. The actor’s makeup artist shared beautiful photos and videos from his […]