India  /  Published 26.10.18

Gyanvapi wall concern

A government contractor demolished a part of the wall that separates the Gyanvapi Mosque from the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi on Thursday night, fuelling allegations of an official ploy to fac...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 03.06.19

Rift over bid to make Modi saint

An attempt by some members of a premier body of Hindu scholars to confer sainthood on Prime Minister Narendra Modi has run into trouble, with other members calling the effort illegitimate and politica...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 27.05.19

Modi in Varanasi for thanksgiving visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his parliamentary constituency and offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple on Monday, four days after he steered the BJP to power in New Delhi with a resoun...
By PTI in Varanasi

India  /  Published 20.04.19

Wayanad sees honour in Rahul choice

Thirunelli, 50km from Kalpetta, the district headquarters of Wayanad in Kerala, is home to the ancient Vishnu Temple, revered by the local people as Dakshina Kashi. It is at this temple that Congress ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Kalpetta(Kerala)

India  /  Published 24.03.19

‘Masood son-in-law’ on Adityanath lips

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday accused “some parties” of offering biryani to terrorists while the Narendra Modi government fed them bullets, and termed a Congress candidate...
By PTI in Lucknow


India  /  Published 08.03.19

From Kashi to Kedar, divine intervention

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday sought to confirm his bhakts’ fond belief that he is God’s chosen one but added a detail the Opposition might not want to contest.He described an imaginary e...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Entertainment  /  Published 28.03.20

Inclusive mantra

Have you heard of Jhulelal, the preferred god of the Sindhis? He’s almost exclusively worshipped by the community that hails from around the Indus river but little is known about him by most others....
By in

India  /  Published 25.10.19

Sabarmati, Kashi, Lutyens

An Ahmedabad-based firm that has designed the Sabarmati riverfront and the area around the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency, has been chosen by the Ce...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.01.20

Dress code for Kashi pilgrims

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to enforce a dress code for devotees of Kashi Vishwanath if they want to touch the shivalinga during prayer. The men have to be in dhoti-kurta and the women mu...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 18.08.19

Kashi rule for lesser mortals

Shiva devotees in Varanasi have been pushed three feet away from their god.From Sunday, the famed Kashi Vishwanath Temple has banned the common man from its sanctum sanctorum.Devotees were earlier abl...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


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