2 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sadhus during the second Shahi Snan (Royal Bath) at Har Ki Pouri, during Kumbh Mela 2021, in Haridwar. (PTI Photo)

  • Shree Panchayati Akhada Niranjani was formed in 826 AD in Gujarat’s Mandavi
  • Shri Panch Dashnam Juna Akhada follows the Dashnaami Sampraday (sect) founded by Adi Shankaracharya
  • Shree Panchayati Akhada Mahanirvani was founded in 671 AD with conflicting reports about its place of origin 

4 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
PM Narendra Modi spoke to Swami Avdheshanand of the Juna Akhada. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • PM Narendra Modi said that if the Kumbh Mela is kept "symbolic", it will strengthen the fight against the COVID crisis
  • In a response, Swami Avdheshanand has requested the devotees to not come for snan in large numbers
  • The head of one of the 13 akhadas participating in the Kumbh Mela has died of COVID-19 

5 days ago.Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
Devotees gather to offer prayers during the third 'Shahi Snan' of the Kumbh Mela 2021, at Har ki Pauri Ghat in Haridwar on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Niranjani Akhada is one of the 13 akhadas of seers participating in Kumbh
  • It said that many of its members were showing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Swami Kapil Dev, the head of Maha Nirvani Akhada died of COVID-19 on Tuesday

5 days ago.Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India
(Photo credit: Twitter/@ShriRamTeerth)

  • Vishva Hindu Parishad collected donations for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya
  •  About 15,000 bank cheques with a face value of Rs 22 crore have bounced
  • Cheques bounced due to lack of funds in bank accounts , said an audit report

12 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Ramadan begins with the sighting of moon. (Picture Credit-PTI)

  • Ramadan comes from Arabic word “Ramida or Ar Ramad”
  • As per the Islamic calendar, Ramadan starts on the ninth month.
  • People observe fast and ask for Allah’s forgiveness

12 April.Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
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Kumbh Mela holds a special place in the hearts of Indians. Lakhs go on a pilgrimage just to be a part of this historic tradition of washing away your sins. 

12 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Supreme Court on Monday termed a petition filed by former UP Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi seeking removal of 26 verses from the holy Quran. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)

  • Former UP Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi had alleged the religion was drifting away from the basic tenets
  • The plea of Rizvi has drawn massive backlash with several Muslim outfits
  • Last month, an FIR was registered in Bareilly against Rizvi for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Muslims

12 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The nine-day festival of Chaitra Navratri starts on April 13 and every year. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • This year, the nine-day season of Chaitra Navratri begins on April 13, and ends on April 22
  • Every year, it is celebrated after the spring-time harvest
  • Also called Vasanta Navratri, the festival celebrates the nine forms of Goddess Shakti

12 April.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Two medical students from Kerala send out a strong message against communal hate.(Photo credit: Instagram/@naveen_k_razak)

  • Medical students inspired a good cause, conveying a message against hate in an Instagram Reel
  • Amidst all the praises, a few netizens made distasteful comments about their religion
  • They released another video in response to hateful comments

8 April.Domjur, Howrah, West Bengal, India
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during an election campaign rally for the State Assembly polls at Ghumanor Haat in Cooch Behar district. (PTI Photo)

  • The EC issued a show-cause notice to Mamata Banerjee for asking for votes on communal grounds
  • The EC said if Banerjee doesn't respond within 48 hours, they will take further action without further referencing her
  • "He (Prime Minister) does Hindu-Muslim every day," Banerjee said