MUZDALIFA, Aug 11: Nearly 2.5 million Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat on Saturday for a vigil to atone for their sins and then descended to Muzdalifa for the final stages of the annual haj pilgrimage amid summer heat and regional tensions.
PAHALGAM, July 28: India is hailing a Hindu pilgrimage to a holy cave high in the snow-capped mountains of contested Kashmir as an example of communal harmony, in a region where the Muslim-majority population is overwhelmingly hostile to its rule.
KATHMANDU, May 18: The famous Kailash Yatra (pilgrimage by Hindus to Mt Kailash and Mansarovar Lake in Tibet), which has been delayed this season after the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) government in China made it mandatory for the pilgrims to pay the tour package fees through the banking channel, is set to start this week.
KATHMANDU, May 14: The famous Kailash Yatra (pilgrimage by Hindus to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake) via Nepal has fallen into uncertainty this season as the government of the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) has introduced a slew of measures including a mandatory provision on payment for tour packages through banking channels.
Agleshwor Mahadevsthan is located at an altitude of 2,400m above the sea level. It is situated in Ramechhap District, Province 3. Every year a throng of pilgrims visits Agleshwor Mahadevsthan on Ekadashi to celebrate Agleshwor Mela that fell on Monday this year.
MOUNT ARAFAT, August 31: With their palms facing the sky in supplication, and many with tears in their eyes, around 2 million people from around the world gathered Thursday in an effort to start anew, erase past sins and beg God for forgiveness and guidance in the peak day of the hajj pilgrimage.
SRINAGAR, July 11: As the Indian government blamed separatist rebels Tuesday for gunning down seven Hindu pilgrims and wounding 19 more before fleeing into the night, Kashmiri rebel groups condemned the rare, deadly attack on civilians and insisted they had no part in it.