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Brahma Kamal or Saussurea Obvallata in Botanical terminology is a very well known flower in India.

Brahma Kamal or Saussurea Obvallata in Botanical terminology is a very well known flower in India. The erstwhile name is more popular as it has been a part of Indian as well as Hindu mythology for centuries.

Brahma Kamal literally translates into the " Lotus of Brahma". It is said that the god of the gods', Lord Bramha adores the flower and even has one in his hand. Lord Brahma, the creator of the Universe, is always depicted as sitting on a huge lotus and holding a Brahma Kamal in his hand. Most of the pictures of Lord Brahma depict him holding the flower. Another name for Lord Brahma is Kanja or the one born out of the water. So, various schools of thought state that Brahma was born from the navel of Lord Vishnu while others say that he was born from a huge white lotus that we call the Brahma Kamal.

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TTD to organise statewide celebrations for forthcoming Sravana Pournami, Varalakshmi Vratam and Krishnastami festivals.

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), custodian of the globally famous Lord Venkateswara temple, on Tuesday decided to organise statewide celebrations for forthcoming Sravana Pournami, Varalakshmi Vratam and Krishnastami festivals.

"As part of Sravana Masa festivities, all projects of TTD in coordination should observe Sravana Pournami, Varalakshmi Vratam and Krishnastami events across the state," said TTD additional executive officer A.V. Dharma Reddy. On Tuesday, Reddy held a review meeting on all TTD projects at Sri Padmavati Rest House, where he directed HDPP officials to prepare guidelines for imparting training for 'dharma pracharaa' (faith propagators) coordinators in the state.

"All the Tirunakshatram programmes performed under the aegis of Alwar Divya Prabandha Project of TTD should also be carried out in a grand manner involving all projects," said the additional EO. Meanwhile, Reddy said that the 'Sapthagiri' magazine would be revived completely under the guidance of the editorial board with attractive pages, content and stories.

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Case of vandalism of four Hindu Temples in Shiali village of Rupsha Upazila in Southern Khulna.

The police have arrested 10 people in connection with a case of vandalism of four temples, several idols, six shops and some houses of Hindu people in Shiali village of Rupsha Upazila in southern Khulna, a senior police official confirmed on Sunday.

The incident took place on Saturday afternoon following which tension gripped the area forcing the authorities to deploy additional police force, a police official told IANS.

The locals said, a group of female devotees took out a procession at around 9 p.m. on Friday from the Purba Para temple to the Shiali crematorium. They had crossed a mosque on their way, during which the Imam, preacher of the mosque, shouted and objected to the procession. This led to a heated argument between the Hindu devotees and the Islamist cleric. It was decided that the matter would be taken up with the police on Saturday.

The arrests have been made following a complaint filed on Saturday night. The police, however, did not specify that who was charged in the case and who was arrested.

According to the police, around a hundred attackers reached the village on Saturday at around 5:45 p.m. with weapons and started vandalism. During the violence, four temples were desecrated and a house was vandalised. Also, six shops belonging to the people from Hindu community were vandalised in Shiali village


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The natural beauty of the region makes it a popular picnic site in addition to being a religious and spiritual attraction.

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The Chamunda Devi temple, also known as the 'Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham,' is one of the most famous and well-known sacred places among Hindus. The temple is located on the banks of the Banganga (Baner) river in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra region, about 10 kilometers from the well-known Palampur city. It is one of Chamba's most popular tourist attractions, with worshippers flocking there all year. The Navratri season, however, is the busiest, with thousands of devotees flocking to seek Chamunda Devi's blessings. The temple is reported to be 700 years old and has been renovated and rebuilt several times. The natural beauty of the region makes it a popular picnic site in addition to being a religious and spiritual attraction.

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