• Muslims organise 'Bhandara' for the visitors of Ramdevra fair, spreading brotherhood

    Every year, lakhs of devotees, irrespective of their caste, creed or religion take up a journey to Ramdevra, a village in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. They come to pay tributes at the Samadhi of Baba Ramdev and seek blessings. They also attend the famous Ramdevra fair, which is organized after him. Baba Ramdev was a fourteenth century ruler and saint who devoted his life for the upliftment of the downtrodden. He took Samadhi at the age of 33 and today, he is worshiped by many social groups of India as Ishta-deva. Community kitchens are organized at various places of the state for the people who come to visit the Ramdevri fair, however, the one in Pushkar Road has become an exemplar of communal harmony. The reason being the people from Muslim community serve food to visitors here, irrespective of their religion. Elders can be seen instilling the sense of brotherhood and compassion into their young ones by letting them serve ‘Poori-subzi, an Indian cuisine on their folk’s platter. Along with the community Kitchens, a beautiful stage was also set up where pictures and idols of Baba Ram devi ji were kept. The burning of Incense sticks and singing of bhajans and kirtans created a holy atmosphere all around. As Baba Ram Devji believed in equality of all human beings and treated everyone equally, people of different religious faith pay homage to this saint, thus strengthening the secular fabric of our country.

    Aug 22, 2017, 20:17 IST
  • Mercury touches 50 degree Celsius in Jaisalmer

    Temperature shot up to 52 degrees Celsius in Jaisalmer as excruciating summers continue to grip parts of India.

    May 04, 2016, 12:29 IST
  • Two soldiers killed during army exercise in Jodhpur

    Two soldiers were killed and five got injured in a mortar blast during a military training exercise in the western Rajasthan state bordering Pakistan.

    Jan 30, 2016, 10:43 IST
  • Gas leak at Oil India well in Jaisalmer

    A major gas leak was detected at Oil India gas well near the India-Pakistan border in Jaisalmer city's Dandewala area on Tuesday. The area has been cordoned off by officials.

    Oct 13, 2015, 20:32 IST
  • Three Pak boys found near Rajasthan border

    Three Pakistani boys, aged between 12 and 15 years, were held by BSF near the Jodhpur border in Rajasthan after they crossed over into India apparently while looking for their missing goats.

    Sep 23, 2015, 10:00 IST
  • Robbers tunnel their way into a bank in Jaisalmer

    In a case that seems straight out of a classic heist film, robbers dug their way into a bank in Jaisalmer and managed to escape with money from right under the noses of the authorities. Video courtesy: NDTV

    Oct 02, 2012, 12:45 IST
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