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Indian Railways to operate pilgrimage tourist train Shri Ramayana Express

IRCTC recently announced that the Indian Railways is to operate a special pilgrimage tourist train Shri Ramayana Express. The special train of IRCTC, which will cover the pilgrimage sites associated with Lord Ram known as the ‘Ramayana Circuit of India’, is to be run from March 28, from New Delhi. It will have ten coaches ..

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352nd birth anniversary of Guru Govind Singh celebrated

The 352nd birth anniversary of Guru Govind Singh has recently celebrated as Prakash Utsav with religious fervour and gaiety in various parts of the country. The main function is organised at Takhat Sri Harmandir Sahib Gurdwara, Patna Sahib, where thousands of pilgrims across the globe are offering prayers. Born at Patna Sahib in Bihar on ..

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Golden Temple most visited place of world by World Book of Records (WBR)

The Golden Temple in Amritsar has officially been declared the most visited place of the world in 2017 by London-based organization World Book of Records (WBR). The WBR team presented the award certificate to Shriomani Gurdwara Pharbandhak Committee (SGPC), the management body of the Golden Temple. The certificate was given to Golden Temple as over ..

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350th birth anniversary of tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh

The Prime Minister who addressed a function to mark the 350th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji at Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara in Rupnagar district of Punjab announced that the union government has decided to celebrate the 350th Parkash Utsav of Guru Gobind Singh throughout the country in order to spread his message ..

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UN assigns ‘World Heritage Site’ status to the Western Ghats

1600-km long India’s Western Ghats mountain chain, which possesses forests older than the Himalaya Mountains, has been added to list of world heritage sites by the UN. UNESCO held that the Western Ghats mountain chain is discerned as one of the world’s 8 hottest hotspots of biological diversity. The World Heritage Committee meets once a ..

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