WORLD HINDU NEWS ROUNDUP IN ENGLISH 21-3-2021 (Post.9406)

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Post No. 9406

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21-3-2021 WORLD HINDU NEWS ROUNDUP IN ENGLISH

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Stone from Sita Eliya In Sri Lanka To Be Used In Ram Mandir Construction

A stone from Sita Eliya, the place in Sri Lanka where Hindu goddess Sita is believed to have been held captive by Ravana, will be used in the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. The Indian High Commission in Colombo said that this will serve as a pillar of strength for India-Lanka ties.

Milinda Moragoda, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India is expected to bring the ancient stone to India. 

This stone was received at Mayurapathi Amman Temple by HC-designate of Sri Lanka to India HE Mr. Milinda Moragoda in presence of the High Commissioner,” the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka tweeted on Thursday.

A temple in Sita Eliya is dedicated to Goddess Sita and is said to mark the place where she was held captive by the Lankan king Ravana and where she regularly prayed to Lord Rama for her rescue.

En route to Hakgala Gardens, the vibrant and colourful temple known as the Seetha Amman Temple can be spotted.

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Amarnath Yatra 2021 Date: Annual Pilgrimage To Start From June 28; Registration From April 1

The authorities have decided to begin the registration process for the 56-day long annual pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnathji in south Kashmir Himalayas April 1

Last year the annual yatra to the 3,880-metre high holy cave shrine was cancelled due to rise in Covid-19 cases all over the country

The Amarnath cave, located in the Indian state of Kashmir, is one of the most famous shrines in Hinduism

Inside the main Amarnath cave is an ice stalagmite resembling the Shiva Linga, which waxes during May to August and gradually wanes thereafter.

The cave is situated about 141 km (88 mi) from Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir.

It is a popular pilgrimage destination for Hindus – about 400,000 people visit during the 45-day season around the festival of Shravani Mela in July-August, coinciding with the Hindu holy month of Shravan.

Devotees generally take the 42 km (26 mi) pilgrimage on foot from the town of Pahalgam, about 96 km (60 mi) from Srinagar, and cover the journey in four to five days.

During the past fifty years, the ice Shivlingam has shrunk in size. While weather does affect its shape and size, many environmentalists blame global warming for the condition.


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Kumbh shahi Snaan: April 12, 14 peak days;

Uttarakhand Police to ramp up measures if visitors number touches 1 crore

With April 12 and 14 being the peak days in the 2021 Kumbh Mela, the Uttarakhand Police will ensure the forces are extra careful with the measures so that an untoward situation such as a stampede can be avoided.

“April 12 and April 14 are peak days as there’s Kumbh ‘shahi snan’. Steps will be taken to avoid a stampede if the crowd number reaches a crore. We’ll be extra careful with people from states with rising Covid-19 cases. Letters will be sent to all states,” Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar said.

The Union Health Ministry had on Monday said that a high-level central team led by Dr SK Singh, Director of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), will be deputed to Haridwar to review public health arrangements and medical care for the Kumbh Mela that starts on April 1.

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News from Kerala

After a gap of one year, Pooram fans and representatives of participating temples are all in joy as the meeting in the presence of Chief Secretary P J Joy on Monday granted permission for organising Thrissur Pooram with all its charm and glory this time, but abiding by the Covid protocol.

All ceremonies including kudamattam and parading of the usual number of elephants are allowed.

Thiruvambady and Paramekkavu devaswoms along with Cochin Devaswom Board and authorities of other participating temples are all set to start preparations for the pooram and exhibition. 

District Collector S Shanavas said the pooram would be conducted this time as demanded by the public and devaswoms, but with Covid protocol in place.

The pooram falls on April 23 this year, while its rituals begin seven days before that with flag hoisting. The pooram exhibition used to begin a month before the festival and thousands of people usually visit the hundreds of stalls here

The Thrissur Pooram, considered to be the mother of all temple festivals in Kerala, will be held on April 23 this year.

The fireworks and Pooram displays will be held as usual and 15 elephants have been allowed for the procession and the kudamattam (umbrella changing) ceremony.

Muslim hardliners not amused by Khader’s Hindu temple visit 

Leaders of Muslim organisations, who are traditionally loyal to the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), have resented party leader KNA Khader’s gestures at the Guruvayur temple during a visit in connection with election campaigning. Khader, the sitting MLA from Vengara, is the IUML candidate from the Guruvayur constituency.

In an FaceBook post, Muslim Yuvajana Sangham (SYS) state secretary Abdul Hameed Faizy Ambalakkadavu objected to Khader’s deeds and words at the temple. Faizy found Khader’s words like “Lord Guruvayurappan will certainly read my mind and has blessed me” and the god “will certainly accept the “aval pothi from this Kuchela” un-Islamic. He said there is a chapter in Islamic scriptures which explains actions that will eject a person from Islam. He said even a cursory reading of the chapter will make one realise the gravity of Khader’s actions.

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Dattatreya Hosabale is RSS’s new general secretary

Dattatreya Hosabale was Saturday appointed as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) new sarkaryavah or general secretary.

Election to the post was held during the RSS’s top-decision making body Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha’s (ABPS) annual meeting held in Bengaluru.

Hosabale, who had been one of the RSS joint general secretaries since 2009, replaces Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi, who held the position for 12 years. 

The post of the general secretary is the second highest executive post in the RSS after the post of sarsanghchalak, currently held by Mohan Bhagwat.

“Bhaiyyaji Joshi requested that he should be relieved from his responsibility as he felt that with age he also would like to step down. Dattatreya Hosabale has been elected unanimously,” said Arun Kumar, RSS national media head. 

Hosabale, popularly known as ‘Datta ji’ in the RSS, belongs to a small village in Shivamogga district in Karnataka, from a family associated with the Sangh Parivar. Erudite and an effective orator, Hosabale has a post-graduate degree in English Literature with a keen interest in foreign affairs.

Joining the Sangh in 1968, he was associated with the students’ wing, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), and served as its general secretary for 15 years.

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RSS VIEWS ON LOVE JIHADS

The Rashtriya Seva Sangha (RSS) is against all forms of untouchability and caste discrimination, but at the same time the organisation wants laws to regulate ‘love jihad’, said the newly-elected RSS General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale, in Bengaluru on Saturday. 

Speaking after getting elected as RSS Sarkaryavah on the second day of the two-day Akhila Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) in Bengaluru, he said that Karnataka and Kerala High Courts have confirmed the incidence of love jihad.

“The use of fraudulent methods to lure girls into marriage and conversion is condemnable and has to be opposed. Suitable laws and regulations have to brought in and RSS will support such laws,” he said.

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Hindu houses attacked in Bangladesh

Several hundred people from three villages on Wednesday morning carried out a fierce attack on the minority Hindu community in village Naogram of Salla upazila in Sunamganj in Bangladesh, damaging several dozens of houses following a Facebook post by a Hindu youth against Hefazat-e-Islam joint secretary general Mamunul Haque.

The attack carried out several hours after the members of the Hindu community handed over the youth, Jhuman Das Apan, 28, an employee of a private firm, to the local police for his alleged Facebook post.

Witnesses said that the villagers from Santashpur, Natni and Chandrapur villages of Dirai upazila jointly carried out the attacks on over 50 houses of Hindu- populated areas of the village Naogram ransacking houses, allegedly looting valuables and damaging their idols inside their family temples.

No causalities, however, were reported as Naogram residents went into hiding sensing trouble and the local administration and police dispersed the attackers.

The Sunamganj district deputy commissioner and district magistrate Zakir Hossain said in their primary inquiry that they found that the supporters of the Hefazat-e-Islami carried out the attack.

He said that the local authorities promptly reacted.

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