WORLD HINDU NEWS ROUNDUP IN ENGLISH 7TH NOVEMBER 2021 (Post No.10,308)

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Post No. 10,308

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Shankaracharya statue & Deepotsav at Ayodhya, giant strides towards cultural rejuvenation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Kedarnath on Friday and offered prayers at the Kedarnath Temple. He inaugurated Shri Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi and unveiled the statue of Shri Adi Shankaracharya.

The Samadhi has been reconstructed after the destruction in the 2013 floods. The entire reconstruction work was undertaken under the guidance of the Prime Minister, who constantly reviewed and monitored the progress of the project.

While offering prayers at Baba Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand and unveiling a 13-foot-tall statue of Adi  Shankaracharya at his reconstructed samadhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said

“Today our culture, our tradition, and religious centres are seen with the same sense of pride as they should have been seen. Today the temple of Lord Ram is being constructed with pride. Ayodhya is getting back its pride after centuries. Just two days ago a grand Deepotsava was organised and the entire world witnessed it.

Today we can imagine the ancient cultural form of India. In Uttar Pradesh, the beautification of Kashi (Varanasi) is also on. The work of Vishwanath Dham is on at a great pace and is near completion.

A Buddha circuit from Sarnath, Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya has been formed to attract followers of Buddhism. All the teertha-sthans related to Lord Ram are connected through a circuit,” Modi said.

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Brilliant fireworks display in Ayodhya and New York for Diwali

Hindus throughout the world are celebrating Diwali for five days. The festival which spans over 5 days,  marking the triumphant return of Bhagwan Ram and Maa Sita to Ayodhya, denoting the victory of good over evil, has been celebrated with fireworks for centuries.

Continuing that legacy, brilliant firework displays were organized in places as wide apart as Ayodhya, Sri Rama’s birth place, and New York, USA.

Ayodhya was also illuminated on November 3 with nine lakh earthen lamps. Ram Ki Pauri was lit with innumerable oil lamps, laser shows and crackers on the occasion of Deepotsav. 

This was the first time that New York City has hosted a Diwali fireworks show. Until now, the only approved fireworks event was the July 4th Independence Day.

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US President Joe Biden, VP Kamala Harris send Diwali Greetings to people across the world

US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have sent Diwali greetings to the people across the world.

The President posted on Twitter a picture of him lighting diyas (earthen lamps) along with First Lady Jill Biden at the White House.

In a joint statement, President Biden and First Lady Jill said in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Diwali carries even a deeper meaning.

President Biden and Jill said they were grateful to those who celebrate in America for making the traditions of Diwali part of America’s story.

Vice President Harris, in a video message on Thursday, wished a joyous Diwali to all Americans and people across the world celebrating the festival of lights

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DEEPAVALI IN BRITAIN

THE DEEPAVALI EVENT BY HINDU FORUM OF BRITAIN WAS HELD ON 3RD NOVEMBER AS AN ONLINE EVENT. PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON and HOME MINISTER ( HOME SECRETARY) Ms PRITI PATEL spoke and conveyed Deepavali Greetings. They praised the Hindus for the work in the Anti Covid area.

Harrow MP Mr Bob Blackman, who is the head of Hindu Parliamentary group and a great supporter of India and Hinduism praised the work done by Indians. He said that he would visit 12 Hindu Temples in Britain in 24 hours during Deepavali Celebration.

Priti Patel said that she can’t compete with Bob, but visit a small temple with her mum and dad. Mrs Tripti Patel, President of HFB welcomed every one. Ms Reena Ranger presented the programmes. There were dance and music in between the greeting messages.

(I covered only first one hour. Rest of the programme is available on their Facebook page).

This year thEre was a rival Deepavali event in Parliament in addition to this official event. PM and HM did not attend the event.

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UK minister Rishi Sunak releases new Gandhi commemorative coin to mark Diwali

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a new 5-pound commemorative coin celebrating the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi to mark Diwali on Thursday.

Available in a range of standards, including gold and silver, the special collectors’ coin is designed by Heena Glover and features an image of a lotus, India’s national flower, alongside one of Gandhi’s most famous quotes – ‘My life is my message’.

“As a practising Hindu, I am proud to unveil this coin during Diwali. “Mahatma Gandhi was instrumental in the movement for Indian independence and it is fantastic to have a UK coin commemorating his remarkable life for the first time,” said the Indian-origin finance minister.

The commemorative Gandhi coin is said to build on the “enduring relationship and cultural connections” between the UK and India, as India celebrates its 75th year of Independence this year.

The 5-pound coin, which goes on sale on the UK Royal Mint’s website from this week, is part of Royal Mint’s wider Diwali collection, which includes 1-gram and 5-gram gold bars in henna-style packaging, and the UK’s first gold bar depicting Lakshmi – the Hindu goddess of wealth.

The 20-gram gold Lakshmi bar was designed in partnership with the Hindu community in South Wales, where the Royal Mint is based.

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NEWS FROM ANDHRA PRADESH

This Diwali, tumblers of sand sell like hot cakes in

Karimnagar 

For a few days, sand suddenly appeared to have become as precious a commodity as gold in Karimnagar town. As little as a single tumbler of sand was sold for Rs 10 during the Deepavali festival. In spite of the higher-than-usual rates, most sand sellers completely sold all their wares. It was the first time in the recent past that the sand was being measured in tumblers by some vendors.

The reason for the sudden surge in demand is locals using sand to conduct Kedari Nomulu, a traditional ritual wherein poojas are offered and lit earthern lamps are placed in sand. About 10 women vendors from rural villages registered brisk business in the town during the festival by selling tumblers of sand, along with other pooja materials like flowers and leaves. 

During every Deepavali, women travel from rural areas come to Karimnagar town to sell various items used in poojas, including marigold flowers, lotus flowers, Banyan tree herbs and banana shoots.

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TWO LAKH BANGLES FOR GODDESS KANAKA DURGA

Gajula Mahotsavam held at Kanaka Durga temple

 Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam atop Indra keeladri IN VIJAYAWADA celebrated Gajula Mahotsavam, where the temple premises are decorated with over 2 lakh colourful bangles on the occasion of Karthika Suddha Vidiya and Yama Dwitiya on Saturday. 

The temple was decorated with garlands of 200, 000 colourful bangles in the sanctum sanctorum.

Vedic committee member R Srinivasa Sastry said Gajula Mahotsavam is observed on the occasion of Yama Dwitiya, where Lord Yama, the God of death, visited his sister’s house three days after Diwali festival, and partook meals prepared by his sister and blessed her to live a long life with her husband. Hence, this day is regarded as Yama Dwitiya. “It has become a tradition for brothers to partake meals prepared by their sisters,” Vedic committee member R Srinivasa Sastry said.

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