In Pictures: People Celebrating Janmashtami in India

Janmashtami, also known as Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is a Hindu festival marking the birthday of Lord Krishna. The festival is celebrated across the country with much pomp and splendor. Aug 10, 2012

Amarnath Yatra: 6 Pilgrims Die of Cardiac Arrest

At least six pilgrims on their way to Amarnath cave shrine reportedly died on Saturday due to breathing problem during the ongoing yatra, officials said. According to officials, all the six pilgrims suffered cardiac arrest, taking the death toll to 78. Jul 14, 2012

10 Devotees Injured In Stampede At Tirupati Temple

At least 10 devotees are reported to have been injured in a stampede at the Tirumala temple in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The injured devotees have been admitted to nearby hospitals and heavy police force has been deployed near the temple premises May 26, 2012

Sri Sri Calls For Creating A Stress-Free Society

Amidst escalating tension in the Eastern Asiatic regions due to North Korean's rocket launch on Friday, Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has called for creating a stress-free and violence-free society. Apr 15, 2012

BBC Calls Holi A 'Filthy Festival'

BBC News website posted a short video on Thursday under its "week's weird videos," showing the youth playing Holi in Utah, the US, and titled the segment as "filthy festival." Mar 30, 2012

Mormon Church Baptises Mahatma Gandhi, Shocks Hindus

Hindus in the U.S. have been shocked by the proxy baptism of the Indian peace icon and father of the nation Mahatama Gandhi by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), headquartered in Salt Lake City, U.S. Feb 29, 2012

Book on Sufism and Indian Mysticism Released

The Vice President of India Hamid Ansari released a book entitled "Sufism and Indian Mysticism" edited by Prof. Akhtarul Wasey and Farhat Ehsas (Farhatullah Khan) at a function in New Delhi on Thursday. Feb 24, 2012