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Lauding Victoria Govt. funding temple, Hindus urge Australia Govt. fund temples nationwide

Welcoming Victorian State Government for providing over $160,000 to Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple (Hindu Society of Victoria) in Carrum Downs ...

Thai Pongal: Festival of Color for a Munificent Harvest

SRI LANKA, January 14, 2018 (Sunday Observer by P. Krishnaswamy): The country's Hindus are celebrating the "Pongal" harvest festival, popularly ...

Hindu Gods of Japan

JAPAN, December 19, 2017 (YouTube, by Benoy Behi): More than 80% of Japanese Gods are originally from India. Buddhists in ...

Despite Conversion Ban, Christianity Spreads in Nepal

[caption id="attachment_60519" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this photograph taken on 8 October 2017, Nepali Christians take part in a church service ...

Musical Play Based on Ramayana Enthralls Leaders at ASEAN Opening Ceremony

MANILLA, PHILIPPINES, November 13, 2017 (Economic Times): A musical performance based on the epic Ramayana today drew loud applause from ...

‘They use ​money to promote Christianity’: Nepal’s battle for souls

Critics allege that it is not just caste discrimination leading many Dalits in Nepal to turn away from Hindu beliefs ...

Indonesian Court Recognizes Native Religions in Landmark Ruling

JAKARTA, INDONESIA, November 7, 2017 (Reuters): Indonesia's Constitutional Court on Tuesday affirmed the rights of devotees of faiths outside the ...

Rakhine State Govt to Close Displaced Person Camps for Hindus and Ethnic Arakanese

SITTWE, MYANMAR, October 30, 2017 (Irrawaddy): The Rakhine State government will close camps for displaced persons who have fled violence ...

Why Nepal has one of the world’s fastest-growing Christian populations – Danielle Preiss

Churches mushroom throughout the Kathmandu Valley and across the terraced hills. Proselytizing remains illegal, but with political instability and weak ...

Temple of Fine Arts Penang will be organizing a “Natya Mela”

[caption id="attachment_60225" align="aligncenter" width="481"] Bharata Natyam Dancers Mr.Shankar Kandasamy, Director of Bharata Natyam, TFA, K.L., and Miss.Ananga Manjari from Peru, ...