Odisha Government starts process for reopening of shrines

All religious places and places of worship will remain closed for public till October 31, 2020 as per the Unlock 5 guidelines of the Odisha Government. 

published on : 9th October 2020

Madras HC questions TN govt's logic in transfer of rich temples' surplus funds to village shrines

"Some of the temples will be requiring Rs 4 lakh for renovation and some might need Rs 50,000. What purpose would be fulfilled by allotting a fixed amount to such temples,” the bench queried.

published on : 30th September 2020

No truth in treasure hunt in temple: Kadapa SP quashes claims

Addressing the media at the District Police Office here on Tuesday, the SP said that the Anjaneya Swamy and Vinayaka temples are located in the same complex at Ponnathota in Jammalamadugu. 

published on : 30th September 2020

Grandeur marks Garuda Seva in Andhra Pradesh

The processional deity of Lord Malayappa Swamy mounted atop the bejewelled golden Garuda Vahanam was taken out in a procession within the temple complex.

published on : 24th September 2020

Andhra Pradesh plans to reconstruct temples demolished by TDP govt

Incidentally, some of the temples to be reconstructed are in the Assembly segment of Endowments Minister Vellampalli Srinivasa Rao.

published on : 22nd September 2020

Village Defence Squads formed to check anti-social activities in Krishna

“They will act as a bridge between police and villagers on various initiatives introduced by the department.

published on : 19th September 2020

BJP seeks Shah’s intervention; Andhra Pradesh Police foil 'Chalo Amalapuram' plan

State BJP chief Somu Veeraraju also alleged that the government used the endowment department's funds and assets for other religious activities.

published on : 18th September 2020

Encroachments: Karnataka temples to be surveyed

Endowments Department Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri told TNIE that they plan to digitise all records and conduct the survey.  

published on : 17th September 2020

Himachal Pradesh temples reopen from September 1; no need to register for entry to state from September 15

The decision was taken by the state cabinet and the religious places will be reopened as per standard operating procedure (SOP) being prepared by the Language, Art And Culture Department.

published on : 5th September 2020

Traditional dress, Aadhaar cards must for devotees, say Tamil Nadu temple websites

In Chennai, Sri Kapaleeswarar temple in Mylapore and Sri Thyagaraja Swamy temple in Tiruvotriyur have refurbished their websites with features for advance booking of darshan timings

published on : 1st September 2020

As places of worship reopen across Tamil Nadu, devotees face a host of restrictions

Big temples were closed for public worship on March 19 in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and later, other places of worship were also closed

published on : 31st August 2020

Religious places should be disinfected three times a day: Chennai civic body

According to the SOP, religious places should be disinfected three times a day, hand wash facilities along with soap dispensers should be available for mandatory hand wash at the entrances.

published on : 16th August 2020

Can't allow Jain temples to open amid pandemic: Mahrashtra govt to HC

The state said that opening the temples from August 15 to 23 this year, as requested by the Jain community, would lead to an "imminent danger" of the spread of the virus.

published on : 13th August 2020

Travancore Devaswom Board to allow entry of devotees into temples from August 17

The TDB has also decided to mark the auspicious day with a special ‘Ganapathy Homam’ ritual that devotees can attend in all 1250 temples under it except Sabarimala

published on : 11th August 2020

Closure of religious places challenged in Orissa High Court

Cuttack-based Jayanta Kumar Bal and Trilochan Rath of Puri filed the two petitions separately.

published on : 6th August 2020
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