Friday, July 19, 2024

Culture and History

Do you know? The word ‘assassination’ originates from an old group of cannabis-addicted Islamic killers that were (in)famous for political murders

Interestingly, "assassination" and the historical group known as the Assassins have permeated popular culture, inspiring a wide array of myth, mysticism, and creative interpretations in movies, television shows, and video games. This legacy reflects both the fear and fascination that the original Assassins evoked.

ISKCON and Donald Trump: How the first Jagannath Rath Yatra in 1976 was organised with the help of the former US President in New...

Without Donald Trump's help, the first ever Jagannath Rath Yatra in New York City would not have been possible

Palitana, one of the holiest religious centres for Jains, bans non-veg food: The significance of Shatrunjay Hills and why Jains wanted a meat ban...

Palitana houses Shatrunjay Hills, one of the holiest religious centres for Jains, for it is the abode of first Tirthankar of the current cycle, Lord Aadinath.

Jagannath Rath Yatra begins today in Puri, read all about the legend of Lord Jagannath and the significance of the auspicious celebration

Three enormous wooden chariots bearing Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are pulled by throngs of worshippers during the Rath Yatra

The Chapekar Brothers: The unsung revolutionaries who assassinated Englishman Walter Rand in 1897 for his repressive plague control measures

The three Chapekar brothers shot Walter Rand 127 years ago on 22nd June 1897 and he breathed his last on 3rd July 1897.

PM Modi inaugurates new Nalanda University campus in Rajgir, visits the old ruins where Bakhtiyar Khilji burned down the ancient Nalanda

PM Modi also shared some pictures clicked during his visit to the excavated remains of ancient Nalanda. "Visiting the excavated remains of Nalanda was exemplary. It was an opportunity to be at one of the greatest seats of learning in the ancient world. This site offers a profound glimpse into the scholarly past that once thrived here. Nalanda has created an intellectual spirit that continues to thrive in our nation," he wrote.

Preserving sanctity amid theatrics: A stricter stance on pollution, and pilgrim footfall needed at Kedarnath Dham and other sacred, sensitive places

The group comprising 44 boys and 18 girls were playing Dhol Tasha outside Kedarnath temple when one of the priests objected and warned them not to play it any more. Video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

‘Return the mosque to rightful owners’: Jain monks and VHP leaders visit Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra in Ajmer, symbols from Ramayan and Mahabharat found

Speaking to TOI, Muni Sunil Sagar said: “Today, I visited Adhai Din Ka Jhopra and discovered that it is not a mere shanty but a palace. I observed many symbols from the Ramayana and Mahabharata. I even found broken statues from the Hindu faith, yet ironically, it is called a mosque.”

Journalist insists that ‘jihad’ means internal struggle: Verses Waseem Rizvi pointed out, what the Calcutta Quran Petition says, and the big fat lie

While a journalist tried to downplay jihad as an internal struggle, Waseem Rizvi had filed a petition in SC seeking removal of 26 Quranic verses that were used by terrorists to wage a 'jihad' against kafirs.

Haryana: Around 400-year-old idols of Vishnu and Lakshmi unearthed during house construction, ASI rejects demands to place them in a temple

3 metal idols, estimated to be about 400 years old, were unearthed during excavation for a house construction in Manesar’s Mohammadpur Baghanki village. 

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