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Jail for pilgrims who throw used clothes in Pamba

Jail for pilgrims who throw used clothes in Pamba

CHENNAI: Pilgrims to the famous Kerala shrine of Sabarimala who discard clothes and other belongings in the Pamba river as part of a misconceived religious tenet would face penal consequences that could lead to a jail term up to 18 months, the special commissioner of the hill shrine has warned. Quoting an October 16 Kerala [...]

November 11, 2015 HHR Archives, India 0

Native American views on Thanksgiving

Native American views on Thanksgiving

This week school children everywhere will be dressing up as Pilgrims and Indians to reenact the first Thanksgiving. They’ll learn that the starving Pilgrims were saved by a group of Indians who generously donated barrels of corn and squash. That these two groups – despite speaking different languages and a long history of violence – [...]

November 28, 2013 HHR Indigenous/Pagan Voice 0

Embrace the sacred, dump the secular

Embrace the sacred, dump the secular

Embrace the sacred, dump the secular The Kedarnath shrine should remain in the custody of its traditional guardians, including the Tehri Maharaja and the Lingayat Ravals. A Congress MLA, who entered the sanctum with his shoes on, must be punished Uttarakhand’s travails continue: The rain gods refuse to relent; hillsides crumble; missing pilgrims and villagers [...]

July 19, 2013 HHR Articles, India, News updates 0

Starving flood victims charged Rs 500 for a bowl of rice and Rs 180 for a roti

Starving flood victims charged Rs 500 for a bowl of rice and Rs 180 for a roti

Diminutive-looking Harmanpreet, a 13-year-old Sikh pilgrim, had almost fainted when a waiter at an open-front restaurant quoted Rs 500 for a rice-bowl and Rs 180 for a wheat roti to his accompanying grandfather, while they were stranded on their way to Hemkund Sahib in rain-ravaged Uttarakhand. They starved for a marathon 43 hours and resisted [...]

June 22, 2013 HHR News updates 0