akhara


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akhara

(əˈkɑːrɑː)
n
(in India) a gymnasium
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Tenders are invited for Providing and fixing of tin shed in Akhara of village Ali.
Even though the change was allowed, some saints of the All- India Akhara Parishad ( AIAP) and Hashim Ansari, the oldest plaintiff in Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid case, had alleged that the change of tent was a ploy of Vishva Hindu Parishad and some government officers to carry out their questionable activities.
Chanting slogans in favour of freedom and against India, the angry protesters pelted stones at the picket of the CRPF near Akhara Building to vent their anger.
On the sidelines of the festival, other sights that are worth visiting include the hot water springs called the Brahmkund, the peace stupa as well as monuments associated with mythology such as Bimbisar's Jail, the Ajatshatru's Fort, and the Jarasandh's Akhara.
On 30the September 2010, the Lucknow bench of Allahbad High Court gave the verdict stating that the land of the disputed site be divided into three parts, 1/3rd part for Hindus, 1/3rd part for another Hindu sect Nimrohi Akhara and 1/3rd for Muslims.
The procession started from near JKLF headquarters at Maisuma and culminated near Akhara Building at Budshah Chowk.
Juna Akhara camp is one of the biggest and occupies a commanding space in the boulevard.
Hindu holy men of the Juna Akhara sect participate in rituals believed to rid them of all ties in this life and dedicate themselves to serving God as a 'Naga' or naked holy man, at Sangam, during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India.
Sadhus of the Juna Akhara took part in Diksha, a ritual to become a Naga Sadhu, on the banks of the river Ganges.
He also said that, “these tours will also incorporate other unique features like visits to an akhara (sect of saints), visits to the shamsana ghat (cremation ground) and interaction with a local scholar for better understanding of the philosophy and mythology behind the Kumbh Mela.
Police also used force in Mahaveer Akhara hamlet in the Rasra area of Ballia district after some local residents indulged in sloganeering.