Friday November 15, 2019

Tamil Nadu basks in revelry of Ganesh Chaturthi

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Picture credit: livechennai.com
Picture credit: livechennai.com

Chennai: With reverence pervading the atmosphere, the festival of Vinayaga Chaturthi or Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated across Tamil Nadu with exuberance and zeal on Thursday.

Thousands of devotees thronged temples and offered prayers to the elephant-headed Hindu god.

People got up early and gave their homes a festive look with attractive kolams/rangoli outside and hung mango leaf streamers on the doors.

Devotees adorned Ganesha idols made of clay with flowers and made offerings of fruit, sugarcane, millets, holy arugam grass and ‘kozhakattais’ – a rice flour and jaggery dumpling.

Public celebrations were held in most parts of Chennai, with huge Ganesh idols placed inside decorative marquees. Loudspeakers blared devotional songs.

Special prayers were held at decorated Vinayaga temples across the state.

(IANS)

 

 

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Ram Mandir To Be Built In Ayodhya By 2022

The Grand Ram Temple will be built in Ayodhya by 2022

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The Ram temple is proposed to be built at the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya by 2022. Wikimedia Commons

The much awaited temple proposed to be built at the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya after the Supreme Court verdict, will be completed before 2022, the 75th year of India’s independence.

The Uttar Pradesh government has released a picture of what the temple, and the Ram statue proposed near it, would look like on their completion. Sources said the Ram idol will take three years to complete.

Details are also trickling in of the grand temple complex planned. Spread over an area 240 feet long and 145 feet wide, it will be 141 feet in height. Its 4 feet periphery will have 251 columns.

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The Ram temple will have a prayer hall, a lecture hall, a educational facility, a saints residence and a hostel for visitors. Wikimedia Commons

The temple complex will have a prayer hall, a Ramkatha Kunj (lecture hall), a Vaidik Pathshala (educational facility), a Sant Niwas (saints residence) and a Yatri Niwas (hostel for visitors).

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Around the idol of Lord Ram, there will be other facilities such as a digital museum, a centre for description on holy scriptures, a library, a cafeteria and parking space. (IANS)