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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,...

Legislature to open with Hindu prayers

A global Hindu and interfaith leader will provide the invocation at the North Dakota Legislature in February using mantras...

India’s Supreme Court Threatens Hereditary Priesthood at Jagannath Temple

People go about their business around the Jagannath Temple in Puri, India. India’s Supreme Court proposed ending the hereditary...

How I deal with Christmas as a Hindu convert

Christmas is one of the most complicated and divisive questions facing Hinduism today. Hindus living in the West are...

On the Enigma of Hanuman – Manoj Das

  Identifying Hanuman as a Dalit … would have mystified the seer-poet Valmiki. … The association of social injustice...

Leaving no stone unturned to reconstruct Yadagirigutta temple

One of the most striking experiences of visiting the grand-old temples of South India is that of feeling dwarfed...

California University Expresses Continued Interest in Hindu Chairs

CALIFORNIA, U.S., March 18, 2018 (DCF USA): After sustained engagement with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD),...

Hindu American Foundation Announces Launch of “I Am Hindu American” Campaign

Hindu American Foundation Announces Launch of “I Am Hindu American” Campaign #IAMHINDUAMERICAN Digital campaign to raise awareness of Hindu...

Ancient Temples Discovered During Demolition in Varanasi

The world famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi will soon be accessible to pilgrims directly from the mythological ghats...

People Hurt and Cars Torched During a Violent Riot at a Temple in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA, November 27, 2018 (Business Insider): A violent riot at a Hindu temple in a suburb of...

Multi-faith service held in Nevada to express solidarity with Pittsburgh & Jewish community

A multi-faith service to express “Solidarity With Pittsburgh and the Jewish Community” was held at Temple Emanu-El, Nevada’s oldest...

Malibu Hindu Temple Safe for Now

Hindu Temple Society of Southern California LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, November 11, 2018 (bulletin from Nadadur S. Kumar): “Against all...

Bronze Avudaiyar Arrives at Iraivan Temple

KAUAI, HAWAII, November 12, 2018 (Himalayan Academy–home of HPI and Hinduism Today): On the favorable day of Skanda Shasti,...

India’s President Kovind Visits Ancient Hindu Temple Heritage Site in Vietnam

DA NANG, VIETNAM, November 19, 2018 (New Kerala): President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind visited the...

Diwali celebration event aims to bring Coventry communities together

Picture by Creative Commons License. A DIWALI celebration is aiming to bring the whole of Coventry together. The Diwali...

A Fiery Walk of Faith for Hindus

SINGAPORE, October 29, 2018 (Straits Times): Close to 4,500 devotees braved the heat last night at Sri Mariamman Temple...

Hindu Jewish Festival of Lights

(Chicago, IL — September 4, 2018) — 125 years ago, Swami Vivekananda made history with his groundbreaking speech to...

Hindu Youth Group Seeks Growth, Service Opportunities

HOUSTON, TEXAS, October 19, 2018 (Houston Chronicle): For Vijay Pallod, a board member of the Hindus of Greater Houston,...

Tens of Thousands Descend on Sugar Land Stadium for Diwali Celebration

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS, October 20, 2018 (Houston Chronicle): The sounds of drums and Indian dance music echoed Saturday night...

Durga Navami 2018: Do you know why it is celebrated? Why Dussehra falls a day after Navratri?

Durga Navami 2017 story significance history The ninth day of Navratri is known as Navami. The Navami which falls...