Christmas celebrated with gaiety in Udupi district

Dec 26, 2017, 01:14
Christmas celebrated with gaiety in Udupi district

Christmas was celebrated with religious fervour, gaiety and devotion across the state on Monday, with prayers being offered in Churches since midnight.

The churches as well as the homes of the Christian community have been decorated and Christmas trees have also been installed. The church has also been decorated with balloons and paper lanterns.

Among the believers were tourists from different parts of the country and world who joined the locals on the auspicious day and prayed for world peace and brotherhood.

Other churches in the city including Saint Luke's Church and All Saints' Church, oldest church of Jammu Kashmir in north Kashmir's Baramulla, Saint Joseph's Church and Saint Mary's Church in Gulmarg witnessed similar gatherings.

Chief Minister Mehbooba took to twitter and greeted people on the eve of Christmas. "I hope that the holy occasion is an omen of communal harmony, love for humanity & compassion for all across the world".

The Bishop conveyed his Christmas wishes and prayed for worldly peace and prosperity. It is about learning to live in peace and harmony and accepting that we all are God's children.

Qassemi referred to the "elimination of one of the most reactionary terrorists groups, which was regarded as one the most flagrant manifestations of Wahhabism in the contemporary era", and said "the world next year will undoubtedly be safer and more handsome for all Christians of the world". "Although we will be able to see snow at Gulmarg, but fresh snowfall on this day adds to the beauty of the festival", a group of tourists from Delhi said. He, along with other priests, marched in a procession as they carried the Infant Jesus from the Church and placed it in the crib.

A large number of people thronged the Annai Velankanni church at Besant Nagar in the city, offered prayers and exchanged greetings.

"#MerryChristmas to all of you".

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • California Highway Patrol officer killed, second injured in crash on highway

    California Highway Patrol officer killed, second injured in crash on highway

    Officer Camilleri is survived by his wife, daughter and two sons along with his parents, brother and sister. Andrew Camilleri Sr. 33, of Tracy, a CHP officer since March, was killed in the crash at 11:20 p.m.
    Xbox Games with Gold for January feature vampire and treasure hunters

    Xbox Games with Gold for January feature vampire and treasure hunters

    Mostly, however, you will just be shooting people in the face with a buddy, which is often all you really need. Both Xbox 360 titles are backward compatible so they will also be available for the Xbox One.
    Khloe Kardashian reveals her baby bump for the very first time

    Khloe Kardashian reveals her baby bump for the very first time

    Thank you for making me feel lovely at all stages! Both of her sisters, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, already have children. That's what KUWTK fans are wondering after she finally confirmed her incredible pregnancy news.
  • Julian Assange's Twitter account reappears after mysterious absence

    Julian Assange's Twitter account reappears after mysterious absence

    While the account was offline, anyone who tried to reach Assange's page received an error message from Twitter. The whistleblowing site has also confirmed that Assange is safe and well, despite some Twitter "oddities".
    Multiple people killed in twin-engine plane crash in Florida

    Multiple people killed in twin-engine plane crash in Florida

    Victoria was a school teacher in Baltimore, Maryland, and Peter was a law student at the University of Maryland, Judd said. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating the crash.
    Android based VR Gaming Apps

    Android based VR Gaming Apps

    Cleanopolis VR This educational title is primarily for kids but it doesn't mean that people of all ages won't be able to enjoy it. House of Terror VR This game gives you the chance to explore a haunted house full of monsters, traps, and very hard puzzles.
  • Vodafone offers unlimited calls, 1GB daily data for Rs 198

    Vodafone offers unlimited calls, 1GB daily data for Rs 198

    For high data users, the Rs 299 plan offers free voice, unlimited data, which means 2 GB "high speed" 4G data per day, Jio said. Recently the company also announced to extend its triple cash back offer which was announced last month.
    Arsenal fans loved the brilliant thing Jack Wilshere did after Liverpool draw

    Arsenal fans loved the brilliant thing Jack Wilshere did after Liverpool draw

    The England global instead watched back footage of the exhilarating 3-3 draw and posted a photo on his Instagram story with the caption "homework".

    Online gambling and betting increased over 1386% during past five years

    So in as much as stakeholders are heavily spending on ads, their audience is also responding very well to what they are offering. In addition to this, there’s a wide variety of games which the platform offers to cater for all types of gamers.
  • Mumbai T20I: India win toss, elect to bowl first

    Mumbai T20I: India win toss, elect to bowl first

    India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and saw his bowlers justify his decision by restricting the tourists to 135 for seven. In the end, the job was done with four balls to spare and Dinesh Karthik in the middle alongside MS Dhoni .
    TTV Dhinakaran surges ahead, AIADMK, DMK continue to trail

    TTV Dhinakaran surges ahead, AIADMK, DMK continue to trail

    Tamil Nadu and Central Armed Police Forces personnel have been deployed to provide multi-layered security at the counting centre. Around 100 officials will be involved in the counting process which will take place in 19 rounds.
    Serena to return to court in Abu Dhabi

    Serena to return to court in Abu Dhabi

    Her opponent, Jelena Ostapenko , has won two WTA titles this year, including her first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. Williams and Ostapenko will be the first women to play in the tournament, which started in 2009.
popular