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2008-07-12 Sat 23:38
An Iranian official has warned Iran will target the heart of Israel and 32 US bases in the Gulf if they launch an attack on Iran.
Mojtaba Zolnour, a representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the elite Revolutionary Guards, said Iranian missile tests capable of hitting Israel early this week.
2008-07-12 Sat 14:42
Wholesale prices in India grew by 11.89% in the year to the end of June.
Inflation has tripled over the last six months, driven by the soaring cost of food and fuel.
2008-07-12 Sat 00:00
Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine(Sumiyoshi Taisha) is a Shinto shrine in Sumiyoshi-ku ,Osaka-shi, Japan.
Shinto is the native religion of Japan.
The Shrine is one of the oldest shrine in Japan and the main shrine of all the Sumiyoshi shrines.
It is famous for the large crowds that come to the shrine on New Year's Day for hatsumode.
Hatsumode is the first shrine visit of the New Year in Japan.
People visit in a shrine and pray for happiness to them.
Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine enshrines the Sumiyoshi Sanjin, the three Sumiyoshi kamis-- Sokotsutsu no Onomikoto, Nakatsutsu no Onomikoto, Uwatsutsu no Onomikoto and Okinagatarashihime no Mikoto who are collectively known as the Sumiyoshi Ōkami, the great gods of Sumiyoshi.
Okinagatarashihime no Mikoto is Empress Jingū.
She was a legendary empress of Chūai.
Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine was founded by Tamomi no Sukune in the 9th year of Emperor Chūai's reign (year 211).