14-12-20 WORLD HINDU NEWS ROUNDUP IN ENGLISH (Post No.9039-a)

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Post No. 9039-A

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Eight-member expert panel set up to supervise Ram temple foundation-laying work

The Ram temple construction committee has set up an eight-member panel of India’s top engineers and structural experts headed by IIT-Delhi’s former Director V S Raju to supervise the foundation laying work for the temple.

The other members of the panel are CBRI-Rookie Director N Gopal Krishnan, NIT-Surat Director S R Gandhi, IIT-Guwahati Director T G Sitaram, IIT-Delhi’s professor emeritus B Bhattacharji, TCI advisor A P Mull besides Manu Santhanam of IIT-Madras and Pradipt Banerjee of IIT-Bombay.

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ISKCON monks cycle from Gurugram to Rajasthan

To primarily instil spiritual wisdom in those facing the consequences of COVID, five monks from  ISKCON Gurugram cycled to Bhiwadi in Rajasthan, carrying 100 spiritual books – from the Bhagavad Gita to a few written by ISKCON founder Acharya Srila Prabhupad – and no money.

Led by Padasevan Bhakta Das, the team comprising Kamal Madav Das, Pankaj Syam Das,; Parmatama Hari,; and Anup, started from Gurugram on December 2 and returned on December 4 . Pankaj, who filmed the trip and the video is up on ISKCON Gurugram’s YouTube page, SAID

“There was no bad part. The best part was meeting a daily wage earner, who sells nursery rhyme books and toy watches, probably earning Rs 300-400 a day. He took a few books and even invited us to his home in Alwar. There still are kind-hearted people in the world, and lack of resources is not a hindrance in offering service to someone.”

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Kerala’s Sivagiri to host virtual pilgrimage due to Covid-19

     

The annual Sivagiri pilgrimage at Sivagiri mutt here in Kerala, observed annually in memory of social reformer and sage, Sree Narayana Guru, will be virtual this time in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 88th edition of the pilgrimage would be celebrated fully in adherence with the Covid protocols and guidelines.

It will be held on December 30, 31 and January 1 as virtual pilgrimage,”

To avoid heavy rush, only less than a thousand pilgrims would be allowed to enter Sivagiri daily, according to the Mutt officials

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Gold jewels discovered in Uthiramerur temple

Around 500-gm of gold ornaments were discovered from the historic Kujambeswarar temple in Uthiramerur village in Kancheepuram district. Reportedly built during the Chola period, the ornaments were found near the entrance of the temple during the ongoing renovation works.

According to local police, the ornaments were discovered on Saturday, however, it came to the public attention after videos and pictures of the same were shared widely on social media on Sunday. Revenue department officials carried out an inspection and took the ornaments to the Uthiramerur treasury, in the presence of a large police contingent.

Uthiramerur, a quaint village about 85 km from Chennai, suddenly found itself embedded into the foundation of democracy on Thursday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the grassroots-level governance practiced there during the Chola period in the 10th century.

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Tirupati Balaji Temple to allow aged, children for darshan

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams on Friday decided to relax the Covid-19 restrictions and allow children below 10 years of age, people above 65 years and pregnant women for darshan of Lord Venkateswara.

Temple Devasthanam started receiving a number of e-mails from devotees seeking relaxation of Covid restrictions to enable children, aged and pregnant women to have darshan of the Lord. Similar requests were also made by several devotees during the Dial Your Executive Officer programme. 
Generally, parents perform Annaprasana, tonsuring and ear-piercing to their children at Tirumala as part of fulfilment of their vows to the Lord. The aged devotees visit Tirumala for Shashtipurti, Shanti Pujas and other rituals for their well-being. Honouring the sentiments of devotees, the TTD decided to allow children and the aged for darshan, strictly adhering to the Covid-19 norms. 

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Udupi Pejawar Swamiji meets Tamil Nadu governor

Pejawar Swamiji Shree Vishwaprasanna Theertha who is the trustee of Ayodhya Srirama Mandira Trust was on a visit to Tamil Nadu. The seer also visited the Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit on Monday, December 7.

The governor who welcomed him expressed his happiness that the seer is shouldering the responsibility at a young age. He said that the sanctity of the Raj Bhavan is increased by the arrival of the seer.

The two later held discussions about Ayodhya Ram Mandir. The seer handed over to the governor a letter of the expectations of participation and support of all the Tamilians in the construction of Ram Mandir. He also invited the governor to Udupi.

The governor draped a shawl and presented a memento of Sri Krishna to him. Vishwa Hindu Parishad state president Srinivasan, private secretary Vishnumoorthi Acharya, Krishna Bhat and Vasudev Bhat Perampalli were present.

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Swiss man weds French-German woman in desi style

Villagers near Vanur near Viluppuram on Tuesday witnessed a Swiss groom and French-German bride tie the knot at a Shiva temple here. After the ceremony all guests were gifted books on Hindu traditions.

Yann Loosli (48) of Switzerland came to Auroville six years ago and befriended C Aurore Mabilat (43). Aurore was born to a French father and German mother in Auroville in Puduchery, where she now works as a primary school teacher.

Yann and Aurore eventually fell in love and tied the knot at Neela Kandeswarar temple in Kodur village near Vanur on Tuesday afternoon.

“We are devotees of Lord Shiva. The traditions and food culture of this land have a special place in our heart. We have a Lord Ganesha statue at our house entrance and many more idols of Hindu Gods in our pooja room,” Aurore said.

BJP Vanur union president Thanga Shivakumar told Express, “Based on the couple’s request, our partymen made all arrangements for the marriage.” The guests were all served south Indian meals, and later the couple was welcomed to their house with arthi.

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Hindus Britain mourn the passing away of Sri Jay Lakhani

Sri Dilip (Jay) Lakhani, a theoretical physicist and founder of the popular Hindu Academy, an organisation dedicated to the promotion of a comprehensive and rational vision of Hindu Dharma, passed away peacefully on 4th December in London.

Sri Lakhani was an inspirational figure for  Hindus across Britain.

Tributes and condolence messages poured in from Hindus and Dharma-followers across the world.

Gnanamayam team conveys its condolences to Lakhani’s family.

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