Ayodhya

Ram Mandir reinforces Ramayana Trail tourism

Ram Mandir reinforces Ramayana Trail tourism

August 10, 2020

The construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya has revived Ramayana Trail as a tourism product, with many new players joining in. The trail is likely to open a new chapter in spiritual tourism within India.

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Kartarpur corridor: a curious dilemma, if there has been one

Kartarpur corridor: a curious dilemma, if there has been one

November 12, 2019

For more than seven decades and indeed, even before the events leading up to Partition, Sikhs have traditionally pleaded for access to their gurdwaras in Pakistan Punjab and Darbar Sahib topped that list.

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Ram temple dispute: a timeline

Ram temple dispute: a timeline

November 9, 2019

On November 9, the five-member Constitution bench led by the chief justice of India Ranjan Gogoi cleared the way for the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya.

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The fever of changing names of places grips the nation

The fever of changing names of places grips the nation

November 19, 2018

It all began with renaming of the city of Allahabad to Prayagraj last month by chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, and now the name changing spree has vivaciously spread to other regions as well, with Agra, Ahmedabad and Pune in queue.

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Diwali to see a historical cultural bond between India and South Korea

Diwali to see a historical cultural bond between India and South Korea

November 6, 2018

The holy city of Ayodhya, in Uttar Pradesh, plays host to hundreds of South Koreans every year – who come to pay their tributes to the legendary queen Heo Hwang-ok, who travelled from India, from Lord Rama’s city- Ayodhya.

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Ajmer : temple rouge et ville d’or

Ajmer : temple rouge et ville d’or

August 28, 2017

Monument symbolique de l’histoire du jaïnisme (une religion née en Inde dans le courant du Xe siècle ou IXe siècle avant notre ère), ce temple d’Ajmer est une véritable merveille architecturale. Derrière sa structure extérieure de grès rouge ouvragé, le temple ...

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The Taj: A symbol of love or an abode of divinity?

The Taj: A symbol of love or an abode of divinity?

August 13, 2017

Taj Mahal, the 17th-century architectural marvel, one of the seven wonders of the modern world, visited by millions of tourists, is caught up in a new controversy. Is it actually a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the Hindu trinity?

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Yogi Adityanath waives off farm loans of INR 360 bn

Yogi Adityanath waives off farm loans of INR 360 bn

July 12, 2017

While India's farmer suicide stories don't make headlines too often, the Chief Minister of Indian State of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath's first budget has already grabbed eyeballs of the country and beyond. Keeping his electoral promises in mind, the UP CM announced a farm loan...

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Ministry of Tourism includes new sites under PRASAD scheme

Ministry of Tourism includes new sites under PRASAD scheme

April 1, 2017

Government of India has launched the PRASAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive) scheme to identify and develop pilgrimage tourist destinations on the principles of high tourist visits, competitiveness and sustainability to enrich the religious tourism exper...

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Ayodhya Ram Temple issue back in Headlines

Ayodhya Ram Temple issue back in Headlines

March 22, 2017

India's apex court has suggested out-of-court settlement in the Ram Temple issue. Can India find a solution to this dispute that has been raising its ugly head at regular intervals, ahead of every election, and polarising communities and causing communal riots?

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