Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: nitish kashyap December 19, 2018 10:56 am Change Font Size The Bombay High Court has issued landmark directions to Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) for ensuring that the river Godavari remains pollution-free. The Godavari, the second largest river in India, is also known as Dakshin Ganga (the Ganges of the South) is the main source of water supply to Nashik. A division bench of Justice AS Oka and Justice AK Menon passed several directions while hearing petitions filed by residents of Nashik seeking directions to the NMC and others for cleaning the polluted river. The bench quoted India’s first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru who said about river Ganga and said- What Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru once said about Ganges equally applies to Godavari. He said thus: “The Ganga, especially, is the river of India, beloved of her people, round which are intertwined her memories, her hopes and fears, her songs of triumph, … [Read more...] about Ensure No Pollution Is Caused Due To Immersion Of Idols And Religious Festivals, Duty Of Every Citizen To Keep Rivers Pollution-Free: Bombay HC [Read Judgment]
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World Today is the midpoint of Diwali—one of the major Hindu religious festivals—which means that for many celebrants around the world, festivities are reaching their peak. Known as the “festival of lights”, Diwali (also known as Deepavali) falls on a different day every year (always between mid-October and mid-November). The exact dates vary depending on regional interpretations of the traditional Hindu calendar. The festival revolves around the symbolic victory of light over darkness, representing the triumph of good over evil, purity over impurity and knowledge over ignorance. During Diwali—which typically lasts five days—temples, homes, shops, offices and streets across India are decorated with elaborate light displays and colorful garlands. People also light small earthenware lamps filled with oil—called "diyas"—placing them around the home or setting them adrift on rivers and streams. For many people in India, the lighting of … [Read more...] about Happy Diwali 2018: Best Wishes, Greetings and Quotes for Hindu Festival of Lights
0 View Gallery View Comments There is certainly no shortage of festivals to keep you occupied over the next several months. Whatever your passion, whether it be beer, music, food, art, donkeys, balloons or Bigfoot, there's a festival out there for you. With this extensive list of different fiestas, carnivals and jamborees in the state, there's really no excuse not to get out out of the house and enjoy the summer. Want to stay local? Here's a list exclusive to the Springs area. JUNE - Aurora - Summer in the City: Event just for kids with healthy snacks, inflatables field games and more. June 1 and July 20, Municipal Center Great Lawn, Aurora. - Fruita - Mike the Headless Chicken Festival: Dedicated to the amazing story of one chicken's will to live. June 1 and 2, Fruita. - Hugo - Colorado Prairie Music Festival: Food vendors, beer garden, music and more. June 1-3, Hugo. - Steamboat Springs - Yampa River Festival: Races, contests, tubbing and more. June 1-3, … [Read more...] about Colorado summer festivals: Music, beer, food and more
What is Fronleichnam? The word comes from the Middle High German vronlicham meaning “the body of God.” In English the festival is known by the Latin name Corpus Christi, which also means body of Christ. On Fronleichnam, Catholics celebrate the belief that Jesus remains with us in the flesh through the bread and wine consumed during communion. Unlike Christmas, Easter and Whitsun, Fronleichnam isn’t specifically referenced in the Bible. But there is a close connection between the festival and the Last Supper, at which Jesus gave his disciples bread and wine. Catholics believe that Jesus created the sacrament of the Eucharist when he told his disciples that the bread “is my flesh” and the wine “is my blood.” The first Fronleichnam procession was held in the year 1270. Where is it celebrated? If you are lucky enough to live in Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate or North Rhine-Westphalia, you have a holiday … [Read more...] about Why south Germany blooms with religious bombast on Fronleichnam
ASCENSION day marks the Christian belief that Jesus ascended to heaven and is celebrated on the fortieth day of Easter. The event is one of the earliest Christian festivals and dates back to 68 CE. Here is everything you need to know about it. What is the meaning behind Ascension Day? According to the bible Jesus met with his disciples during the 40 days after his resurrection to teach them how they could pass on his message. On the 40th day it is said he took them to the Mount of Olives where they watched him ascend to heaven - which is what Ascension Day marks. The day also marks the end of the Easter season and takes place 10 days before Pentecost. Ascension Day is also known as Holy Thursday, Ascension Thursday, and The Feast of Ascension. How is it marked by Christians? Christians mark the day by attending church services, praying and singing hymns and the Easter candle, called a Paschal, is put out. The congregation might be offered communion known as Euchrist and those who … [Read more...] about Ascension Day 2018 is today – what is the meaning behind the date and how is it marked by Christians?