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How Basant Panchami is celebrated and the significance of food in the festival

What is the significance of Basant Panchami Basant Panchami marks the onset of the spring season in India. It...

Concord Temple Yatra: Unique Feat

Walking to a temple to celebrate devotional fervor is a well-understood facet of Hinduism in India. This very devotion...

Khairpur’s Hindus in shock after holy books set on fire at Kumb temple

Unrest has spread in the small city of Kumb, in Sindh’s Khairpur district, after an arson attack on a...

New Hindu Temple to Be Built on South Main Street

By Pamela Johnson At the real estate closing (L–R) are Nicole Shannon, the property seller’s attorney; Christopher Nichols, the...

Walking the talk in promoting tolerance: UAE-based Hindu priest

In Part 2 of the five-part series, we sit down for a candid chat with Swami Brahmavihari, senior priest...

In Japan, a Debate About Swastikas Takes on a New Urgency

JAPAN, January 24, 2019 (The Outline): Around the world, symbols hold disparate meanings based on cultural relevance. For some...

Kumbh Mela 2019: Millions of Devotees Take Holy Dip at World’s Largest Religious Event in Prayagraj – All You Need to Know

A pilgrim takes holy dip at ‘sangam’ during Kumbh Mela  |  Photo Credit: PTI Prayagraj: The much-anticipated Kumbh Mela 2019 at...

Yoga and meditation are on the rise in the U.S.

UNITED STATES, January 15, 2019 (Nurse): As mindfulness and complementary health techniques become more mainstream, more Americans are adding...

These Rohingya Refugees Actually Want to Return to Myanmar. The Difference Is They’re Hindus

BANGLADESH, January 6, 2019 (LA Times): In the world’s largest refugee camp, where 1.1 million Rohingya Muslim refugees reside,...

Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal: History and Significance

Makar Sankranti also known as Makara Sankranti is celebrated in various parts of the Indian subcontinent to observe the...

Leicestershire crematorium gets UK’s first Hindu shrine

A cemetery in Leicestershire is believed to be the first in the UK to have an outdoor shrine dedicated...

What to do on Mahashivratri

There is an unknown and mysterious energy that is driving all of us. Scientists have not been able to...

Federal Court Unseals Records in California Department Of Education Lawsuit by Hindu Organization

FREMONT, CALIFORNIA, February 2, 2019 (press release by capeem.org): Judge Charles Breyer has unsealed emails showing Department of Education...

Suman Kumari becomes Pakistan’s first Hindu woman judge

ISLAMABAD: Suman Kumari has become the first Hindu woman in Pakistan to be appointed as a civil judge, according...

Thaipusam gets off to golden (and silver) start in George Town

GEORGE TOWN: For the third year running, two chariots took to the streets here to mark the commencement of...

Hindu prayers read at Oregon’s Canby City Council

Canby City Council in Oregon, incorporated in 1893, had its reportedly historic Hindu invocation on January 16 evening, containing...

Hindu Rice Farmers Celebrate Pongal for Bountiful Harvest

TANJUNG KARANG: The Ponggal festival which is a thanksgiving celebration for a bountiful harvest by padi farmers is among the...

Kumbh In Prayagraj Begins with A Grand Gathering: Over 12.5 Million Devotees Take Holy Snan On Makar Sankranti

Devotees congregate to take the holy dip at Prayagraj on Makar Sankranti. (Pic via Kumbh official site) Over 1.25...

Hindus Most Educated Religious Group in the US, Says New Report

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 7, 2019 (Hindustan Times): Hindus are the most educated — based on college degrees — among...

Pakistan declares Panj Tirath Hindu religious site as national heritage

The provincial Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in northwest Pakistan has declared the ancient Hindu religious site of Panj Tirath in...