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The bathing festival ‘Snana Yatra’ celebrated in Odisha

The ‘Snana Yatra’ is a bathing festival celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) of the Hindu month of ‘Jyestha’ & considered to be the birthday of Lord Jagannath. It is a significant ritual in the run-up to the annual ‘Rath Jatra’ festival. In Puri, the annual ceremonial bathing ritual of the deities at Shree ..

Raghunath Mohapatra nominated as a member of Rajya Sabha by President Ramnath Kovind

Recently, President Ram Nath Kovind has nominated 4 Rajya Sabha members viz. Farmer leader and former MP Ram Shakal, sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh and Founder of Delhi-based “India Policy Foundation” Rakesh Sinha.  Raghunath Mohapatra is an internationally renowned sculptur famous for his stone carvings. Practicing since 1959, Mr. Mohapatra has trained over ..

The Nabakalebara festival celebrated in Odisha

President Ram Nath Kovind has recently released coins in denominations of Rs 10 and Rs 1,000 commemorating Nabakalebara festival of 2015 during the centenary celebration of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan in Puri, Odisha on March 18, 2018. The Nabakalebara festival is an ancient ritual that is observed in most of the Jaganath temples in Odisha. In ..

‘Virat Angkor Wat Ram Mandir’: World’s largest Hindu temple to come up in Bihar

In Bihar’s Vaishali district ‘bhumi-pujan’ (foundation laying) was done for what would become the largest Hindu temple in the World. Rs.100 Crore is expected to be the cost of the Temple. It would be a recreation of the world-famous Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia. It will be 5-storied and 222-feet tall temple and it ..