LONDON: A Roman temple has been restored to its original site seven metres below the City of London, using sound, lights and misty haze to bring the ruin back to life. Built in the third century, the London Mithraeum was discovered by chance in 1954 on a World War II bomb site. It became an instant public sensation, with up to 30,000 people per day queueing to see it. The temple to the god Mithras was dismantled and reassembled 100 metres away from its original location so the public could see it when post-war…
A bizarre incident occurred when a group of women began to worship a kangaroo-shaped dustbin placed outside a temple mistaking it for a deity. India has multiple faiths and beliefs and the highly devout nation drives people to worship animals, trees, rocks and several other objects but this incident took devotion a bit too far. A temple complex had kept a kangaroo-shaped dustbin outside as part of the 'Swach Bharat' cleanliness campaign. However, a group of women started worshiping the figurine mistaking it for a…
BANGKOK: Thai cops have uncovered secret tunnels running underneath a space-age temple of the controversial Dhammakaya Buddhist sect, as their manhunt for an elusive elderly monk accused of massive embezzlement entered a second day. Thousands of officers are involved in the search for the 72-year-old monk Phra Dhammachayo, who is believed to be holed up in the vast Wat Dhammakaya temple grounds on the outskirts of Bangkok. The former abbot, who founded the breakaway Buddhist order in 1970 and has marshalled its…
COLOMBO: Brawling elephants triggered a stampede at a temple in southern Sri Lanka which left one woman dead and a dozen wounded, police said.
MUMBAI: One of India's most high-profile Hindu temples said Wednesday it now accepts shares of listed companies as donations in a novel departure from the usual gifts of cash and gold.
CHENNAI: Indian police have arrested an octogenarian art dealer for possessing hundreds of artefacts thought to have been stolen from Hindu temples, as they probe possible links to international smuggling rackets, officers said Wednesday.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government on Sunday expressed its deep condolences on the loss of precious lives, resulting from fire breakout in the temple in South Kerala, India.
MEERUT: A local court in Meerut has accepted a plea by Hindu Mahasabha against Bollywood superstars Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and a private TV channel for purportedly showing the actors inside a temple wearing shoes during a reality show.