Posts Tagged ‘shrines’

Komainu Hybrid Lion-Dog Protectors Of Asian Temples And Shrines

Tattoo art and designs, like virtually everything else in Japanese life, are often based on traditional beliefs or historical events. In fact, some of the most popular Japanese tattoo designs are of mythical creatures, like the komainu.  Read more Section:  News Premium Preview Read Later 

Mosques and Shrines: Helmsman Beware

During the heyday of the Non-co-operation Movement led by Gandhijee,the firebrand Bengali rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam wrote a poem where he held out a warning to the leaders.He was aware of rising Hindu-Muslim tensions and growing indiscipline among its ranks.The title and the first line of the poem is :”Beware helmsman!”,obviously addressing the leaders […]

Malta Underground: Religious Legends, Cave Churches and Subterranean Shrines

Religious visions have frequently taken place in the dark damp setting of caves and subterranean chambers making them attractive locations for shrines, chapels, pilgrimages and healing. One of the most famous of these sites is Lourdes in France, now a major Catholic shrine to the Virgin Mary. What started as a series of visions in […]

How Iran expands its influence in Iraq: By building shrines

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Inari Shrines: Worshiping Japan’s Most Popular Shinto Deity

Inari shrines are a type of shrine dedicated to the Japanese deity Inari. These shrines are immensely popular in Japan and can be found all around the country. It is estimated that a third of all the Shinto shrines in Japan are dedicated to Inari, who has more shines than any other deity in the […]

Turkey seeks Iran’s cooperation in terror fight

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for cooperation with Iran in the fight against terrorism, saying Ankara favors enhancement of relations with Tehran. The Turkish president and his Iranian opposite number Hassan Rouhani talked by phone on Tuesday on the occasion of  Eid al-Fitr, the major Islamic festival that marks the end […]

Turkish envoy thanks Iran for sharing grief over terror attacks in Istanbul

Tehran, June 29, IRNA – Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Reza Hakan Tekin on Wednesday appreciated sympathy and condolence of Iranian officials on Istanbul Ataturk International Airport terrorist attacks. In a telephone interview with IRNA, Tekin put the latest casualties at 41 dead and 200 other were injured. Some 10 of the dead are foreigners. He […]

Russian investments for Iran online business

Two Russian businessmen have reportedly invested in leading Iranian online businesses. Former shareholder of Qiwi and president of Parus Capital Fund, Andrey Muravyev, and managing partner at Parus Capital, Boris Sinegubko, have reportedly invested several million dollars in three leading Iranian technology companies, DigiKala, Divar and Sheypoor, according to Kommersant. “We have invested in the […]

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