14-12-20 WORLD HINDU NEWS ROUNDUP IN ENGLISH (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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7-12-20 WORLD HINDU NEWS ROUNDUP IN ENGLISH (Post.9011-B)

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Post No. 9011-B

Date uploaded in London – –8 DECEMBER 2020      

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Jagannath Temple administration filed FIR against Amazon for sale of  “Nirmalya Mahaprasad”

The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration in Puri on Thursday filed an FIR against Amazon India at Simhadwar police station for unauthorised sale of Nirmalya Mahaprasad on its shopping portal. 

Administrator AK Jena, in the FIRST INFORMATION REPORT, stated that the temple has not permitted anyone to sell the Mahaprasad online but the Nirmalya is found to be sold at an exorbitant rate on Amazon. Mahaprasad was available on Amazon for Rs 129. As per the record of rights, only the ‘temple cooks are authorised to sell the ‘Nirmalya Mahaprasad’ at the Aruna Stambha of the shrine.  

Nirmalya is the dried rice made in the temple. Unlike cooked Mahaprasad which can at best be preserved for a day, Nirmalya can be consumed for several days. When the cooked rice stock remains unutilised for the day, it is dried under the sun and made available to devotees in red cloth packets.

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NEWS FROM ANDHRA PRADESH

KANCHI SHANKARACHRYA VISITED  TIRUPATI TEMPLE

Temple Honours accorded to Pujyashri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswati Shankaracharya Swamigal at Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swamy Devasthanam on 2 Dec. 2020.

Acharya was received beneath the Ashwatta Vruksha at the Mettu Mandapam. Moving in a procession,Pujyashri Acharya  had darshan of Bedi Anjaneyaswami.

His Holiness rendered chamara Seva to Sri Venkateswara Swami at the sanctum sanctorum. Prasadams were offered. His Holiness accompanied Utsava murti procession around the main sannadhi. Acharya then went around the main Sannadhi in a procession with the temple umbrella and other honours.

Swamiji visited also the  Sampradaya Patashala and blessed the students. The Patashala is a unique institution that imparts traditional cultural education along with contemporary academics to girl students .

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MUSLIM GIRL OBTAINS Ph.D. IN SANSKRIT

A Muslim student has obtained a Ph.D. in the Sanskrit language from Gujarat University. Salma Qureshi chose to study the subject of the teacher-disciple tradition of India.

The 26-year-old woman was a student of Gujarat University‘s Sanskrit department and she had obtained her doctorate under the guidance of Atul Unagar. She was also the recipient of a gold medal during her MA from Bhavnagar University. She had graduated from Saurashtra University. Her doctoral research took almost three years as she had joined the Gujarat University PhD program in the year 2017.  

She said, “I was drawn to the Sanskrit language since I was in school. I liked studying the Vedas and the Puranas. My family did not have any objection to my taking up Sanskrit for my higher studies.”

Qureshi also said since Hindu religious scriptures are in Sanskrit, it is believed that it is the language of the gods. “I believe language has nothing to do with any religion. Students should have the freedom to choose in whatever language they want to study. I believe Sanskrit should be taught compulsorily. I want to become a teacher of Sanskrit “.

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ONE MORE GOOD NEWS FOR HINDUS

The latest decision of Doordarshan to telecast a 15 minute  Sanskrit news bulletin  on its Tamil Channel  Podhigai,  is welcomed by all Hindus in Tamil Nadu.

Scholars point out that


Sanskrit   – is one of the scheduled languages in our Constitution
 – is one of the languages that news bulletins  on  DD/AIR for long  (on AIR since 1974 and on DD since 2016).
 – is the most ancient, perfect
 – is  mother of many languages

– is taught in UK’s  primary classes,

  • is taught in 14 universities across Germany
    and Sanskrit  has the most complete and systemized grammar among all classical languages.
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ANOTHER INTERESTING NEWS HAS COME FROM UTTARKHAND

Superintendent of police of Bageshwar district in Uttarakhand administered a pledge in Sanskrit to guests at a wedding function to fight Covid-19 pandemic through adherence of disease containment guidelines.

SP Manikant Mishra arrived at the wedding to check if the Covid-19 guidelines issued by the administration for holding such functions were followed .

Since the wedding ceremony is an auspicious occasion and may convey the message deeply and effectively among the people, I chose the occasion to administer such a pledge to fight the pandemic in my area,” said Mishra.

Mishra said he had taken prior permission from the bride’s father who happily agreed and hailed the move.

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9-11-20 WORLD HINDU NEWS ROUNDUP IN ENGLISH (Post No.8912-a)

Ayodhya Deepa Utsav last year

9-11-20 WORLD HINDU NEWS ROUNDUP IN ENGLISH (Post No.8912-a)

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GNANA MAYAM TEAM WISHES YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY DEEPAVALI. THIS YEAR DEEPAVALI FALLS ON NOVEMBER 14 WHICH IS ALSO CHILDREN’S DAY IN INDIA.

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BRITISH Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the Diwali spirit of “the victory of light over darkness” and “good over evil” as he delivered a message of optimism about overcoming the coronavirus pandemic for a first-of-its-kind virtual Diwali festival this weekend.

Johnson appealed for a “huge collective effort” as England entered its second stay-at-home lockdown earlier this week, to last at least until December 2, in order to curb a surge in coronavirus infections across the country.

“While undoubtedly there are huge challenges ahead, I have every confidence in the resilience and resolve and good sense of people across the country and that together we will overcome this virus, just as Diwali teaches us that light triumphs over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance,” said Johnson from 10 Downing Street in London on Friday.

“Just as Lord Rama and his wife Sita found their way home after the defeat of the demon king Ravana, their way lit by many millions of lamps, so too we shall find our way through this, and we shall do so triumphantly,” he said.

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HERE IS NEWS FROM UTTARPRADEH

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath on Saturday said it would be after five centuries that “lamps of happiness” would be lit at the Ram Janmabhoomi site this year. The bhoomi puja for building the Ram temple was performed earlier in August.

The main Deepotsav celebration will be held in Ayodhya on November 13 on the eve of Diwali.

The chief minister will be in Ayodhya for Deepotsav to pay obeisance to Ram Lalla at Ram Janmabhoomi and light earthen lamps at Ram Ki Paidi.

, on November 13 by lighting 5.51 lakh diyas on 28 ghats of the Saryu river.

Last year, the Ayodhya administration created a Guinness World Record by lighting 4.10 lakh earthen lamps at the ghats.

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ANOTHER CONTROVERSY HAS ERUPTED IN UTTARPRADESH

A local BJP leader recited ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ at a mosque IN BAGHPAT, the second such case in recent days after a group of people offered namaz on the premises of a temple in Mathura.

Police had arrested four men on Tuesday for chanting Hanuman Chalisa at an Idgah on the Goverdhan-Barsana road, about 20 km from Mathura, a day after a man named Faisal Khan was arrested and sent to 14 days in judicial custody for offering namaz on the premises of a Mathura temple.

IN THE MEANTIME,

VISWA HINDU PARISHAD leader Sadhvi Prachi threatens to perform ‘havan’ in mosque, seeks capital punishment for ‘love jihad’ Sadhvi Prachi’s controversial remarks, however, came in for sharp criticism from the saints from Ayodhya .

Launching attacks on those supporting ‘namaz’ in temples, SHE SAID,
‘I will be performing havan in the oldest mosque in Lucknow….it will also help in checking pollution,” Sadhvi Prachi told reporters in Bareilly on Saturday. Launching attacks on those supporting ‘namaz’ in temples .

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LOVE JIHAD NEWS

Pralhad Joshi welcomes move to enact law on ‘love jihad’

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi has welcomed the proposal to enact a law in connection with the religious conversion for marriage

He told reporters that a court in Uttar Pradesh had rejected religious conversion for marriage. Accordingly, the governments in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh had announced that they would enact a law to prevent such incidents. Karnataka government is considering such an act.

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HERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS FROM ASSAM

GODDESS Kamakhya Devalaya atop Nilachal Hills in Guwahati is set to get a dome of gold. IT  IS ONE OF THE 51 SHAKTI KENDRAS OF INDIAN SUBCONTINENT.

Considering the glory of the temple, the Kamakhya Devalaya  would soon be decorated with three big pot like KALASAS of gold on the main dome of the temple presented by Reliance Group, owned by Mukesh Ambani .

The Reliance group has donated 20 kilograms of gold for the purpose.  And the work is likely to be completed before Diwali.

The main dome of the temple already has three small gold-KALASAS . However, the new gold work would be bigger in size.

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SOME INTERESTING NEWS FROM TAMIL NADU

The ancestral village of US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris woke up early on Sunday to soak in the glory of “village daughter” Kamala becoming the first woman Vice President of the United States.

 Residents of Thulasendrapuram had earlier put up posters, banners extending support to Kamala as the next Vice President. On Sunday, there were congratulatory rangoli messages in front of the houses, soon after Kamala Harris delivered her first speech as the Vice-President elect, in which she remembered Shyamala Gopalan Iyer who was from Tiruvarur.

The village and its congratulatory message was featured even in New York Times.

Shyamala Gopalan, from India, and Donald Harris, from Jamaica, met at the University of California, Berkeley. Both of them were active in the civil rights movement. Kamala Harris was born in 1964. After their divorce, Harris was raised by her mother.

In the meantime, Tamil Nadu Minister Kamaraj performed Puja at the temple in Tulasenrapuram after hearing the good news.

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Another good news from the Mdras High Court is…………………..

Observing that temples in Tamil Nadu are not only a source of identification of the ancient culture but also a testimony of pride and knowledge of the talent in the fields of arts, science and sculpture, the Madras High Court on Wednesday said the state government cannot use temple lands for any purpose other than for holding religious functions.

The court also directed the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department to identify and safeguard all temple lands from encroachers with an officer in charge filing periodical reports.

The issue pertains to the encroachment of lands of the Sakthi Muthamman temple near Neelankarai and the Kottai Mariamman temple in Salem. The court pronounced its orders in the batch of pleas filed by several petitioners over the encroachment of temple land.

Justice R Mahadevan in his order observed that the properties of religious institutions, particularly temples, have to be maintained properly.

“However, the HR&CE Department, which is the custodian of the temple properties, has not taken any steps to protect the interests of temples, though the subject falls within its purview. Such a callous attitude on their part cannot be countenanced,” added the court.

Ordering the removal of encroachments from temple lands, the judge also called for the fisheries department that has constructed a building near Neelankarai to enter into an agreement with the HR and CE department for which rent will be collected.

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NEWS FROM KERALA

Kerala’s Travancore Devaswom Board  is going to appoint SCHEDULED TRIBE priest

Official source say a total of 133 non-Brahmin priests have been appointed in various temples in Kerala in last four and half year tenure

So far, 310 people have been selected for the post of part-time priests in the Travancore Devaswom Board from the rank list, published in 2017.

For the first time in its history, a scheduled tribe person will soon become a priest in a shrine, managed by the apex temple body Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), in Kerala.

In a path-breaking move, the TDB, which manages over 1,200 shrines across the southern state, has decided to appoint 19 people, including 18 belonging to scheduled caste and one from scheduled tribe, as priests in its shrines on a part-time basis.

The TDB is an autonomous temple body which manages many shrines including the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple.

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Now let me conclude with some news from ANDHRA PRADESH……….

Darshan of Sri Bhu Varaha Swamy at Tirumala will be suspended for six months from December 10 with the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) finally approving the much-awaited gold plating works of the temple. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of TTD officials held in Annamayya Bhavan on Wednesday. 

According to TTD Additional Executive Officer AV Dharma Reddy, Balalayam will be constructed from December 6 to 10 and Ankurarpanam for it will be performed on December 5. 

According to Agama traditions, Balalayam is constructed at any temple for renovation of sanctum sanctorum, which is also known as ‘Jeernodharana’.

WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY DEEPAVALI WHICH FALLS ON 14TH NOVEMBER THIS YEAR

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2-11-20 WORLD HINDU NEWS ROUNDUP IN ENGLISH (Post No.8885-b)

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News from Uttar Pradesh:

Work continues on war footing to complete Kashi Vishwanath corridor project by August 2021.

Construction work to complete the ambitious Kashi Vishwanath corridor project by August next year is in progress on a war footing, authorities said.

Nine of the 24 buildings to come up as part of the project have started taking shape with over 2,500 workers engaged in the construction.

The project is aimed at the expansion and beautification of the Kashi Vishwanath temple which will ensure visibility of the temple directly from the ghat. It is being developed on an area of 5 lakh sq ft.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation of the project worth over Rs 1,000 crore on March 8, 2019.

The corridor will be equipped with several facilities for devotees. There is plan to install a big screen TV on the ghats for live streaming from the Kashi Vishwanath temple so that the devotees may have ‘darshan’ of the deity soon after taking a holy dip in the Ganga.

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ANOTHER NEWS FROM UTTAR PRADESH

Uttar Pradesh government  celebrated Valmiki Jayanti in a big way on 31st October .

This year, the birth anniversary of Maharishi Valmiki, who is the author of  the original Ramayan during the lifetime of Lord Ram, was marked with various events, including the continuous recital of Ramayan for 24 hours at all places and temples associated with the sage

Uttar Pradesh chief secretary, Rajendra Kumar Tiwari on Wednesday issued directions in this regard to all divisional commissioners and the district asking them to ensure that Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated on a grand scale throughout the state.

“We have asked officials to arrange for the lighting of lamps/ ‘deepdan’ as well as the continuous recital of the Ramayan for 8, 12 or 24 hours and organise similar other events at all places and temples related to Maharishi Valmiki on his jayanti on October 31,”

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NEW SWAMIJI FOR EDANEER MUTT in KERALA

52 YEAR OLD Sachidananda Bharati, the nephew of Kesavananda Bharati, was anointed as the pontiff of the 400-year-old Edneer Math in Kasaragod on Wednesday.

Sixteen seers and representatives from various maths and temples attended the Peetharohanam ceremony, said an official of Edneer Math.

Sachidananda Bharati — formerly known as Jayarama Manjathaya — was initiated into Sannyasa by Kanchi  Shankaracharya Vijayendra Saraswathi in Kanchipuram on Monday. The Kanchi seer christened Jayarama as Sachidananda Bharati.

The Edneer Math was catapulted to the firmament of law when in 1968 its previous seer, Kesavananda Bharati, moved the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the Kerala government’s Land Reforms Act. He was only 19 then.

The seer lost the case, but his writ petition led to the adoption of the landmark Basic Structure Doctrine, which established the supremacy of the Constitution over Parliament. In other words, the Supreme Court ruled that Parliament cannot alter the fundamental structure of the Constitution. The verdict became a part of the law school syllabus.

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NOW A NEWS ITEM FROM SABARIMALAI

The Sabarimala Ayyappa Seva Samajam  has urged the Travancore Devaswom Board to allow 3,000 pilgrims a day to enter the temple for darshan during the 2020-21 pilgrimage season that begins on November 16.

Samajam’s  state president A. Kalidasa Bhattathiri told the pressmen Samajam wants the Board to allow 5,000 devotees to enter during weekends.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister  Edappadi K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister  O Panneerselvam, other cabinet ministers, political leaders, including DMK president MK Stalin, and members of the public paid tribute to the statue of freedom fighter Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar at Goripalayam in Madurai on Friday. 

Before heading to Ramanathapuram, the chief minister and the others paid tribute to the statues of China Maruthu and Periya Maruthu, famously known as Maruthu brothers, at Teppakulam. 

A large number of people, especially youth and women, turned up to pay tribute to the late freedom fighter on Friday

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JUST BEFORE I CONCUDE LET ME GIVE SOME INTERESTING NEW FROM TIRUPPUR-

Residents of Semmipalayam panchayat in Palladam conducted a wedding between two donkeys on Friday morning in an attempt to please the rain god.

Both the animals were decorated with flowers for the event held in front of the Aathi   Vinaayagar Temple in Sami  kavundam   palayam.

Semmipalayam panchayat chairman M Puniyamoorthy said, “The entire village was parched. So, we consulted elders who suggested the conduct of a wedding between two donkeys. They said such an event was held 32 years ago, after which the region witnessed good rains”.

Puniyamoorthy said that the villagers made financial contributions to the wedding. “Within two days, we collected Rs 35,000. We hired the donkeys from Sutharpalayam for Rs 7,000 per day. Priests were also invited to the event, which attracted people from nearby villages. A grand feast was organised and around 400 participants were served food,” he said.

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And a good news for our loyal listeners…………………

Gnanamayam has launched another broadcast exclusively for supporting budding Tamil artistes and Tamil writers. The channel is called Thamil Muzakkam, name taken from Bharatis song. It will introduce new books as well. It is also available like Gnanamayam. Please  visit Facebook.com/ gnanamayam at anytime if u have missed our live broadcast.

It was started on 29th of October. It would continue for two more Thursdays and then switch over to Sundays after Deepavali.

Please keep sending your children’s songs and speeches to us.

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21-9-2020 Weekly World Hindu News Bulletin (Post No.8721)

Lord Ram leaves London for India

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The nine-day ‘Adhika Masam Brahmotsavam’ held once in three years began at the shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala, on Saturday the 19th September. The ‘brahmotsavam’ began with the hoisting of the ‘Garuda’ flag atop the golden ‘dwajathambham’.

Because of ‘Adhika Masam’ (an extra month which makes it 13 months this year) in the traditional Hindu Lunar calendar, two ‘Brahmotsavams’ of nine days each are being conducted this year, at TIRUPATI- TIRUMALA .

The regular ‘Navaratri Brahmotsavam’ would commence On October 16 this year.

Purushottam Maas or the extra lunar month occurs after every 32 months, to adjust the gap between Solar and Lunar Year.

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Lakhs of people offered ‘tarpan’ on the auspicious Mahalaya AMAVASYAI across West Bengal on Thursday 17TH SEPTEMBER , while Durga Puja festivities this year are going to start more than a month later in an unusual departure from the traditional seven-day gap.

The day started with lakhs of people paying obeisance to their forefathers on the banks of Hooghly and other rivers and water bodies across WEST BENGAL AND OTHER STATES IN INDIA.

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HERE IS A HISTORY FLASH NEWS FROM TAMIL NADU

A group of researchers discovered a 10th century Chola-era sculpture in a farm field in Kamadevamangalam of Nandavanapptti village.

History enthusiasts went to the spot and found a two-and-half feet SHIVA Lingam made of granite in the paddy field. The owner of the land, Kamarajar, told them that he found the Lingam while ploughing the land. On assessing it, the researchers predicted that it belongs to 10th Century Chola era.

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ACCORDING TO a REPORT IN HINDUSTAN TIMES NEWSPAER

Sanskrit schools in Uttar Pradesh are in trouble. Of the 958 Sanskrit schools offering the subject from classes 6 to 12, 117 of them do not have a single teacher left, while 58 government-aided Sanskrit-medium secondary schools have already closed down due to a shortage of teachers. Reason for the shortage: recruitment of Sanskrit teachers has been stuck in bureaucratic limbo for the past three decades.

State secondary education minister and deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma said, “We are aware of the acute shortage of teachers in Sanskrit schools of the state. We are in the process of appointing retired Sanskrit teachers in the most-affected schools for the time being and have also decided to fill up the vacant posts on a priority.

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NOW A NEWS REPORT FROM AYODHYA IN UTTAR PRADESH

Nine-day Ayodhya ki Ramleela will be performed at Laxman Quila on the banks of the river Sarayu from October 17-25 in which Bollywood actors will play various characters of the epic.

“The production team of Ramleela visited Ayodhya to survey the spot,” said Rishikesh Upadhyay, Mayor of Ayodhya.

Bindu Dara Singh, son of the late wrestler/actor Dara Singh who had played the iconic role of Lord Hanuman in Ramnand Sagar’s Ramayana, will follow in the footsteps of his father by essaying the same role in the Ramleela in Ayodhya.

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Gangotri priests end agitation against Char Dham Board after talks with UTTARKHAND state govt

Priests from Gangotri shrine in Uttarakhand – one of the Char Dhams – ended their agitation against the formation of the Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board on Sunday after holding talks with the district administration and a delegation from the board.

The priests will be submitting a list of their demands/suggestions to the state government within a week.

Mayur Dixit, district magistrate Uttarkashi said, “The priests have agreed to end their protest. We have asked the priest community to give their suggestions and problems with the Char Dham Board in writing within a week. This will further be sent to the officials of the Board.”

On June 21, The Uttarakhand High Court had dismissed the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy against the state government’s takeover of the Char Dhams and fifty-one other shrines through the formation of the Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board.

The court ruled that the ownership of the temple properties would vest in Char Dham shrines and power of the Board would be confined only to the administration and management of the properties.

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Famous Temple at Sri Rangam in Tamil Nadu,  Sri Renganatha Swamy Temple, has announced that devotees can have DARSHAN on SATURDAYS IN PURATTASI month only after registering through the Temple Website. Both Free and Paid Darshan of Lord are arranged. This is to control the crowd on Saturdays during this Holy Month.

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HERE IS SOME NEWS ABOUT Purushottama Masa Special Lectures

Purattasi also knows as Kanya month this year is Adhika masam, an extra month, according to Hindu Calendars.

Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Shankaracharya Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal has arranged SPECIAL DISCOURSES By MULLAIVASAL DR KRISHNAMURTHY SASTRIGAL

He is delivering lectures on 30 Adi Shankara Hymns throughout this holy month

Natarajan Sundar is inviting you to scheduled Zoom meetings. For further details please write to

KAMAKOTI KAINKARYA SABHA@GMAIL.COM

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Here is some good news from West Bengal

HINDU PRIESTS THANK WEST BENGAL CHIEF MINISTER MAMATA BANERJEE

Under frequent attacks by the opposition for “minority appeasement”, Banerjee announced a monthly financial assistance of Rs 1,000 and free housing for over 8,000 Hindu priests in WEST BENGAL ahead of the Assembly election, which is likely to be held soon.

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UK restores idols of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana stolen from Tamil Nadu temple back to India reports HINDUSTAN TIMES

A set of three idols of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana, stolen from a temple in Tamil Nadu decades ago, were restored to the Indian government on Tuesday after a collector voluntarily offered to hand it back on discovering their true history.

The theft dates back to 1978 and led to an investigation by the Idol Wing of the Tamil Nadu Police working along with colleagues in the Metropolitan Police in London., it was proved that the idols in his possession were those belonging to the Vijayanagara period and stolen from Sri Rajagopalaswami Temple at Ananthamangalam in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.

Puja was performed to the idols at the High Commission of India in Londonb  by Sri Naganatha Sivacharya of London Murugan Temple.

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ORDINANCE TO STOP LOVE JIHADS

The UTTAR PRADESH  government is likely to promulgate an ordinance against religious conversions soon in the wake of the sudden spate in incidents of ‘love jihad’ in the state. In the recent past, Kanpur has witnessed a series of such cases during a fortnight, forcing the Yogi Adityanath government to set up a special investigation team (SIT) headed by a district police official (CO) Vikas Pandey to probe into at least 14 cases wherein Muslim men have concealed their religious identity to lure Hindu girls.

At present, eight states have anti-conversion laws — Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, MP, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand. “UTTAR PRADESH  could soon become the ninth state,” said a law department source.

Taking into account a series of cases of love jihad in different parts of the state, recently, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had also raised the issue of religious conversion during his two-day visit to state capital Lucknow.

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