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The silver city of Cuttack is famous for its craftsmanship on the ‘Puja Pandals’ in the form of silver tableaux during Durga Puja celebrations. People from all across India flock Cuttack city to witness these grand silver tableaux and to offer prayers to the goddess. Adorned with gold and silver jwellery, the idol of goddess Durga bedazzled all visitors. More than 250 to 500 kilograms of silver and around 20 kilograms of gold was put to construct the glittery backdrop of the idol. According to the locals, the idol alone adorned jewellery of about 50 kilograms, with the crown weighing about 20 kilograms. The grand and glittery celebration of Durga Puja in Cuttack is not just limited to Hindu religion. In Dargah market of Cuttack, Hindu- Muslims have been celebrating this festival for last 25 years. The people from various faiths donate generously for designing and decorating these mega tableaus on the occasion of Durga Puja. Although the numbers of Hindus in this region are lesser than the Muslims, the people celebrate all festivals with same fervour. The festival of Muharram falls around the same time with the festival of Dussehra. But the Muslim brothers keep sanctity of Hindu festival Dussehra as high as they observe Muharram
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isitors were thrilled to see a museum on the partition of the Indian subcontinent that coincided with India's independence from British colonial rule in 1947 in Amritsar
Aug 24, 2017, 12:41 IST
Even as the case related to a disputed religious temple of Ayodhya is pending before the Supreme Court, construction of the temple is going on in full swing at the controversial site
Aug 15, 2017, 13:51 IST
Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan on Monday said Muslims would prefer 'Kabirstan' to Pakistan. This remark came against the Assam Governor PB Acharya's remark of 'Hindustan is for Hindus'.
Nov 23, 2015, 18:27 IST
The Hindu community in Pakistan celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, on Wednesday. In Karachi, around 400 Hindus attended a Diwali gathering at the illuminated and well decorated Swami Narayan Temple.
Nov 12, 2015, 13:11 IST
Nawaz Sharif attended an event to celebrate the Hindu festival of lights 'Diwali' in Karachi and sent out a strong message that he is the Prime Minister of every citizen in Pakistan, regardless of their religion.
Nov 12, 2015, 10:12 IST
Expressing concern over the growing population percentage of the non-Indian religions, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Saturday said that the comparative study between census of 1951 and that of 2011 had revealed 'worrisome' facts.
Nov 02, 2015, 09:28 IST
VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi was on Wednesday detained by police in Dadri when she was trying to enter Bishada village near Dadri in Great Noida.
Oct 07, 2015, 18:27 IST
Tens of thousands of devout Hindus took a dip in the waters of the river Godavari to cleanse themselves of their sins, marking the first major bath of the Kumbh Mela (pitcher festival) in the Nasik on Wednesday.
Aug 26, 2015, 12:46 IST
Hindus offered prayers to serpent deities across India on Wednesday (August 19) on the occasion of serpent festival, Naag Panchami.
Aug 19, 2015, 14:40 IST
In the last week of the holy month of Ramadan, there has been a sudden increase in the number of Iftar parties hosted by Hindus for Muslims across India. Recently, an Iftar party, evening meal to break the fast, was organised in Purulia district in West Bengal by local Hindus.
Jul 20, 2015, 17:58 IST
A school in holy town Gaya has been imparting knowledge of Vedas to children of Brahmins or high caste Hindus who can become priests to manage the affairs of temples. The students are taught highest spiritual knowledge in the school which was established about 40 years ago.
Jul 02, 2015, 10:25 IST
Jharkhand, situated in the eastern part of India, houses people from various communities who have been practicing different religions and cultures. This diversity has never served as an issue for the residents of Ganeshpur village located in Latehpur district of the state, where people of different faiths work together in a brick and cement mill.
Jun 30, 2015, 10:08 IST
171 Pakistani Hindus crowd the premises of a temple in Jodhpur. They crossed over last week on pilgrim visas carrying the little that they own and tales of horror and discrimination. Video courtesy: NDTV
Sep 11, 2012, 19:49 IST
Bustling with life till recently, the streets of Jacobabad in Pakistan's Sindh province now wear a forlorn look. The town, which is home to 90 per cent of the country's Hindu population, has witnessed families leaving in droves amidst a growing sense of insecurity and a prevailing fear psychosis arising out of reported persecution of minorities. Video courtesy: NDTV
Aug 20, 2012, 12:48 IST
A group of some 250 Pakistani Hindus were today allowed to cross over to India for a pilgrimage after being detained at the Wagah land border crossing due to a controversy over reports that they planned to migrate to the neighbouring country. Video courtesy: NDTV
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