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The week-long 29th edition of the world-famous International Yoga Festival (IYF-2018) was held at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand from March 1-7, 2018. The IYF offers daily classes from 4 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. with more than 80 revered saints, yogacharyas, presenters and experts from nearly 20 countries around the world. There are also classes ..
Topics: Ashrams • Hindu pilgrimage sites in India • Human behavior • MUDRA • Parmarth Niketan • Physical exercise • Rishikesh • States and union territories of India • Tourism in Uttarakhand • Uttarakhand • Yoga • Yoga as exercise
Vijayendra Saraswathi has become the 70th Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, traditionally referred to as Kamakshi, on 28th February 2018 with the demise of Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamiji. The Kanchipuram mutt is a Hindu monastic institution, located in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. It is a pilgrimage for Hindus all around the world and particularly in South ..
Topics: Advaita Vedanta • Hindu pilgrimage sites in India • Hinduism in Tamil Nadu • Jayendra • Jayendra Saraswathi • Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham • Kanchipuram • Nondualism • religion • Shankaracharyas • Spirituality • Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal
India has signed a loan agreement worth $40 million with the World Bank (WB) for UP Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project on December 28, 2017. The purpose of the project is to increase tourism-related benefits for local communities in Uttar Pradesh. The total project cost is around $57.14 million, out of which $40 million will be ..
Topics: Agra • Barsana • Braj • Geography of Uttar Pradesh • Hindu holy cities • Hindu pilgrimage sites in India • Krishna • Mathura • States and union territories of India • Uttar Pradesh • Vaishnavism • Vrindavan
Justice Umesh Dattatraya Salvi has been appointed acting chairperson of National Green Tribunal (NGT) following the superannuation of Justice Swatanter Kumar. He will hold the post till a new Chairperson is appointed or till his superannuation, whichever is earlier. During Justice Kumar tenure as NGT chief, he passed several landmark orders and judgements. These include ..
Topics: Ganges • Haridwar • Hindu pilgrimage sites in India • National Green Tribunal Act • Rigvedic rivers • Rivers • States and union territories of India • Swatanter Kumar • Tourism in Uttarakhand • Yamuna
The 2017 International Gita Mahotsav will be inaugurated by President of India Ram Nath Kovind in Kurukshetra, Haryana on November 25, 2017. The President will also participate in Gita Yajna and Gita Poojan ceremonies at Brahma Sarovar. He will also lay the foundation stone of the Gita Research Centre at Gita Gyan Sansthanam. The mahotsav, ..
Topics: Bhagavad Gita • Brahma Sarovar • Hindu pilgrimage sites in India • Hinduism • Kurukshetra • Mahabharata • Ram Nath Kovind • States and union territories of India • Swami Gyananand • Tourism in Haryana • Uttar Pradesh • Vaishnavism