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Vung Tau’s temple for the drowned

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Vung Tau’s temple for the drowned

QĐND – Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

Dinh Co Temple in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province was built after the body of a 16 year old girl washed up on Long Hai Beach 186 years ago.

The temple on windy hilltop overlooking the beach in Long Dien District was built to honor the girl, Le Thi Hong Thuy.

People believed she was a sacred goddess, who would protect them. Her grave is still there beside it.

Two white lion statues guard the gate to the 37 stone steps that lead up to the main building that is a vast 1,000 square meters. Old trees and flowers fill the grounds. From the top of the stairs you can see Vung Tau City and Thuy Van Beach in the distance.

The sanctum of the temple has seven altars and a small statue of the girl dressed in red with gold lame trim.

Every year, there is a three day festival called Nghinh Co Festival on February 10-12 of lunar calendar that attracts pilgrims from around the country.

Source: VietNamNet/SGT


Source: QDND

Festival stampede at north Indian temple kills 10

In Uncategorized on October 17, 2010 at 10:25 am

A stampede in a packed temple during a Hindu festival in northern Indian killed 10 people and injured 11 on Sunday, police said. About 30,000 people offering prayers to the goddess Durga had packed into the Tildiha village temple in Bihar state on the last day of the Navratri festival, Banka district police director Neelmani said.

Four women and six men died in the stampede, and another 11 people were injured and are being treated at nearby hospitals, Neelmani said. Three are in critical condition.

It was not immediately clear what caused the stampede.

The 10-day Navrati festival is marked by ritual prayers and sacrifices of goats to Durga, the Mother Goddess in the Hindu religion.

The village in Banka district is about 124 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of Bihar’s state capital, Patna.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam active in settling temple conflict

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Vietnam active in settling temple conflict

QĐND – Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 22:7 (GMT+7)

Vietnam is busy consulting other ASEAN member countries on a proposal to make ASEAN play an intermediary role in settling the Preah Vihear Temple conflict between Thailand and Cambodia, said Vietnam’s foreign ministry spokesperson.

Replying to reporters’ query on Vietnam’s reaction to that proposal on August 17, spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong Nga said Vietnam’s wish is that Thailand and Cambodia solve their Preah Vihear Temple conflict by peaceful measures and dialogue.

These measures will suit the agreements already reached by the two countries and avoid armed clashes that would affect ASEAN unity, Nga said.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

SGGP to build temple commemorating the martyr Truong Son

In Uncategorized on June 4, 2010 at 10:11 am

In accordance with the program “Nghia tinh truong son” (Sentimental attachment for Truong Son Road), Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper representatives worked on finding a location to build the Truong Son martyr commemorative temple in the northern central province of Quang Binh on June 3.

A view of the Long Dai Bridge during the war against the US invaders (File Photo)

Newspaper representatives worked with the province Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

According to the department’s plan, the temple is expected to be built at the northern end of Long Dai Bridge, next to the Long Dai Ferry along Road 15, which belonged to the Truong Son Road system and was one of the fiercest places during the war against the US invaders.

The Long Dai Ferry was also the place where 31 volunteer youths died from US bombs.

The commemorative temple is an important item in the Long Dai Ferry Historical Relic, which is to include a temple, monument, and bell-tower to be financed by donations from various benefactors.

Construction of the commemorative temple alone is estimated to cost VND10 billion (US$53,000), financed by the Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) through Nghia Tinh Truong Son program of SGGP.

It is expected that the work will break ground on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day, September 2.

The same day, SGGP representatives also met with leading military personnel of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces about spending VND1 billion, financed by Phong Phu Textile Company, to build 30 houses of gratitude for war invalids and martyrs’ families and offer scholarships for local students.

Accordingly, 30 houses, worth VND30 million each, will be built in the Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Quang Tri provinces. The remaining money will be used to grant 100 scholarships for students in Nghe An Province.

Leading military personnel of the Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces have received the funds and will build the houses this June.

Source: SGGP

Ambassadors, charges d’affaires offer incense in Do Temple

In Uncategorized on March 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Ambassadors, charges d’affaires offer incense in Do Temple

QĐND – Sunday, March 28, 2010, 21:6 (GMT+7)

Thirty ambassadors, charge d’affaires, heads of diplomatic delegations, representatives of the Untied Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and international organizations in Vietnam took part in an exchange programme titled “friendship spring walk” to visit historical relics in northern Bac Ninh province on March 27.

The programme is organised by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) in coordination with the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organisations and Bac Ninh provincial People’s Committee.

Participants offered incense at Tieu Pagoda in Tuong Giang commune, Bac Ninh province where King Ly Cong Uan were raised as a youth.

They also visited Do Temple dedicated to 8 kings of the Ly dynasty and enjoyed a performance of Love Duets famous in Bac Ninh and recently recognised by UNESCO as part of the world’s intangible cultural heritage.

Addressing the exchange, Vu Xuan Hong, Chairman of the VUFO, applauded this as a meaningful activity to help the world community learn more about Vietnam’s traditional culture.

On behalf of the diplomatic corps, Moroccan Ambassador El Houcine Fardani, thanked the VUFO and Vietnamese people for their warm affection.

He expressed his hope that Vietnam would successfully fulfill its important role as ASEAN chair and organise the grand celebration of the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Cambodia delays temple talks with Thailand

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2008 at 2:05 pm

– Cambodia said it will not hold further discussions with Thailand over disputed border territory until a new government is formed, said a senior Cambodian official.

The military standoff at the Preah Vihear temple, and more recently at Ta Moan Thom and Ta Moan Touch temples in Oddar Meanchey province, was not yet an “emergency”, Cambodian Information Minister and government spokesman Khieu Kanharith said on August 4, adding that his country is giving priority for forming a new government.

Following the new government’s formation, another round of talks between Cambodian and Thai foreign ministers and border committees will take place, he said.

Official election results in Cambodia are scheduled to be released on August 9, and a new National Assembly must convene within 60 days of their release.-