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Unakoti’s ‘Lost Hill of Faces’

Tucked away in the forests of Tripura, Unakoti is a pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is believed to be seven to nine centuries old.

Mumbai-based entrepreneur launches app for performing ‘puja’

The Bhagwaanji app gives a quick access to the larger reservoir of information on Hindu religion. The app will help devotees to know about dharma-karma, puja, vrat katha, bhoj (feast), gau seva.

Mecca reopens for limited ‘umrah’ pilgrimage

The umrah, the pilgrimage that can be undertaken at any time, usually attracts millions of Muslims from across the globe each year but it was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Terrorists planning to target Amarnath Yatra: Indian Army

Speaking to reporters, 9 Rashtriya Rifles sector Commander, Brigadier V.S. Thakur, said that inputs suggest that terrorists are planning to target the yatra somewhere on National Highway 44.

Saudi Arabia suspends entry for pilgrims over coronavirus

The kingdom, which hosts millions of pilgrims every year in the cities of Mecca and Medina, also suspended visas for tourists from countries with reported infections as fears of a pandemic deepen.

Sabarimala temple closes after a peaceful pilgrimage season

Even the last day of the pilgrimage witnessed heavy rush of devotees, including those from neighbouring states.

Sabarimala temple opens for Makaravilakku festival

The Makaravilakku will be held on January 15 and the shrine will be closed on January 21.

Sabarimala pilgrimage to be a “green” affair

Titled "Mission Green Sabarimala," the initiative, which aims at strictly enforcing the green protocol at the shrine and its premises, is being implemented by the Suchitwa Mission.

Tamil Nadu Ayyappa devotee dies on way to Sabarimala

Meanwhile, the Sabarimala shrine, where the annual mandalam-makaravilakku pilgrimage is underway, is witnessing heavy rush for the last one week.

12-year-old barred from proceeding to Lord Ayyappa temple

Women police examined the girl's aadhar card and found that she was 12 years old and refused to allow her to proceed further from Pamba to the shrine complex, police said.

Next visit to Sabarimala after I turn 50: 9-year-old girl

The hilltop shrine in Kerala's Pathanamthitta district is closed for women in the age group 10 to 50 years.

Sabarimala revenue soars as pilgrims flock in new season

The new two-month long pilgrimage season of the Sabarimala temple opened in the wee hours of Sunday.

Stray dog treks 480 km and counting along with Sabarimala pilgrims

The animal got its paws injured a couple of times and was treated by local veterinarians, and the devotees group is now planing to take its furry friend to Sabarimala in their spiritual journey

Sabarimala Temple all set to open today

This time, the Kerala government has however, made its position clear that they will not make any effort to see that women were taken to the temple to pray.

SC Sabarimala verdict: Focus shifts to Left govt in Kerala 

The portals of the Sabarimala temple will be thrown open from November 16 and the annual two-month-long pilgrimage season will begin from November 17

No increase in visa fee for Hajj and Umrah, says Indian Ambassador

The clarification came in the wake of reports on various media platforms about a possible hike in visa fee affecting the pilgrimage

Mahindra offers car to man to take his mom on pilgrimage

"A beautiful story. About the love for a mother but also about the love for a country..." wrote Mahindra. "If you can connect him to me, I'd like to personally gift him a Mahindra KUV 100 NXT so he can drive his mother in a car on their next journey."

Amarnath Yatra concludes with subdued ceremony

The 46-day yatra which had begun on July 1 was suspended on July 31 for four days in the wake of  "inclement weather conditions".

Amarnath Yatra: Over 3000 devotees paid obeisance at cave shrine

During last year's yatra, the total number of pilgrims who visited shrine was 2,85,006.

Haj – the journey to remember a life-time

The book seeks to explain the purpose behind the holy pilgrimage in a simplified way

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