Home » Religion

Kerala Christians readying for Easter

Thiruvananthapuram, March 22: With Easter Sunday fast approaching, it’s a mixed bag for Christians as most of them will be in a pensive mood starting Palm Sunday till Easter Sunday, when things brighten up. Easter Sunday is in this month after a long time, while Palm Sunday is on March 24. Most Christians usually change their regular routine in the entire week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday... 
Tags: ,

Muslims aid Hindu temple construction in Bihar

Sitamarhi (Bihar), Nov 17: While violence over the expansion of a Hindu temple near Charminar in Muslim-dominated Hyderabad’s Old City is hogging media attention, in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district, Muslims have been quietly helping Hindus construct a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, ahead of the Chhath festival. “Muslims are not only donating money for temple construction, they are also... 

Stories by Swami Vivekananda now available in animation

Kolkata, Oct 21: Animated versions of short stories penned by Swami Vivekananda have been launched by Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha here to celebrate the monk’s 150th birth anniversary next year. Titled “Putulder Golpo” (The Story of Puppets), the animated DVD series are now available in Bengali, with English and Hindi follow-ups on the anvil. “We intend to make Swamiji’s... 

Was Jesus married? – A New controversy grips the world!

Boston, Sep 19: A previously unknown scrap of ancient papyrus written in ancient Egyptian Coptic includes the words “Jesus said to them, my wife,” — a discovery likely to renew a fierce debate in the Christian world over whether Jesus was married. The existence of the fourth-century fragment — not much bigger than a business card — was revealed at a conference in Rome... 

Mahatma Gandhi On The Gita – Part Il

Desirelessness or renunciation does not come for the mere talking about it. It is not attained by an intellectual feat. It is attainable only by a constant heart-churn. Right knowledge is necessary for attaining renunciation. Learned men possess a knowledge of a kind. They may recite the Vedas from memory, yet they may be steeped in self-indulgence. In order that knowledge may not run riot, the author... 

Mahatma Gandhi On The Gita – Part I

Gandhi was aware that there were very great differences between his teachings and those of Hinduism in general. Other reformers, including such notable ones as Rammohan Roy and Dayananda Saraswati, had argued that the original religion had been corrupted, and that the true teachings of Hinduism could be recovered by a return to the great scriptures. But Gandhi, with the frankness that was part of the... 

Foreign citizens advised to evacuate from Egypt

CAIRO: Foreign governments stepped up their warnings Sunday about travel to Egypt, with several urging their citizens to evacuate as soon as possible amid uncertainty over where the Arab nation is headed after nearly a week of mass protests. The fears of foreign tourists mirrored those of many Egyptians. Dozens with the means to do so rented jets or hopped aboard their own planes in a mad dash that... 

Inflation dulls India star, unnerves foreign investors!

LONDON/MUMBAI: Soaring inflation and rate rises are starting to hit corporate margins in India, tempting more foreign fund managers to slash holdings in favour of markets that can better capitalise on the global economic recovery. With oil and food prices not seen easing in the near future, money managers reckon the exodus has some more months to run. This January alone, foreign funds have pulled $900...