Tag: Shivaratri

Rs. 1 lakh hundi cash stolen at Temple
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Rs. 1 lakh hundi cash stolen at Temple

February 24, 2020

Mysuru/Mysore: Burglars have decamped with Rs. 1 lakh cash from hundies at Ganapati Temple, near Vinayaka Circle in Lalitha Mahal Nagar on Friday, the night of Shivaratri. Temple Priest Narendra Joshi, after performing pujas and other rituals on the occasion of Shivaratri festival till 10 pm, closed the Temple and went home. On Saturday morning…

‘Shivoham’ on Shivaratri eve
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‘Shivoham’ on Shivaratri eve

February 19, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: City-based ‘Samskruthi’ is organising ‘Shivoham – An Indian Classical Dance recital,’ on the eve of Shivaratri (Feb. 20) at Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha on JLB Road from 6 pm to 9 pm.   Danseuse Dr. Vasundhara Doraswamy will inaugurate the event. Prof. Rammurthy Rao will be the  guest of honour. Art patron K.V. Murthy and Saurabha…

Golden Mask to adorn Deity at Palace Temple on Shivaratri
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Golden Mask to adorn Deity at Palace Temple on Shivaratri

February 28, 2019

Mysuru: Marking Mahashivaratri on Mar.4, the presiding deity at Sri Trineshwaraswamy Temple in the Palace premises here will be adorned with a Golden Mask (Chinnada Kolaga). Darshan for public will be allowed from 6 am to midnight that day.  Special Pujas will be performed at Sri Kamakameshwari Temple on Ramanuja Road and cultural programmes will…

Mahashivaratri: Thousands throng Shiva temples to have darshan
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Mahashivaratri: Thousands throng Shiva temples to have darshan

February 14, 2018

Mysuru: Thousands of devotees thronged Shiva temples across the city to have darshan and to offer special pujas on Mahashivaratri that was celebrated with religious fervour and traditional gaiety yesterday. Fasting, prayers and vigil marked the celebrations with devotees making a beeline for major pilgrim centres associated with Shaivism. Devotees were seen standing in long…

Shivaratri, a Night Dedicated to Shiva
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Shivaratri, a Night Dedicated to Shiva

February 11, 2018

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, Former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Shivaratri is celebrated all over India and in our city too. It is referred to as ‘Shivaratri’ perhaps because devotees worship Shiva throughout the night. This is particularly true with regard to most Shiva temples. According to mythology, Shiva performed…

A report on the Night of Shiva
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A report on the Night of Shiva

February 25, 2017

I have always wondered what happens on Shivaratri…do people actually pray at temples all night long? Do people fast? Do people feel a sense of spirituality? And are the whispers that some people sit around playing cards and getting high true? Also what happens in our city on the night of Shiva? Is it crowded?…

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