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Bali’s HIndu New Year , A Day of Silence

BALI, INDONESIA, MARCH 7, 2019 ( Daily Mail): Bali’s airport will close for 24 hours, the Internet will be...

Kumbh Mela 2019: Separating Fact from Fiction

INDIA, February 28, 2019 (First Post by Dhananjay Joshi): A combing operation is conducted to weed out unwanted elements...

Amarnath Yatra to begin on July 1, Last 46 days

Amarnath Yatra this year will begin July 1, and go on for 46 days and will conclude on August...

At Kumbh Mela, UP Eyes Guinness Record for “Largest Parade of Buses”

UP government is eyeing to make new Guinness World Record with longest fleet of buses.   PRAYAGRAJ: By rolling out...

Shivarathri Festival Is Rare Astronomical Re-Run After 54 Years

‘Shivarathri’ festival on March 4 this year, as it is a rare occasion with astronomical significance re-appearing after 54...

PM Modi to unveil 800-kg ‘Astounding Bhagvad Gita’ at ISKCON temple in Delhi

Dubbed the ‘Astounding Bhagvad Gita’, and measuring 2.8 m by 2 m, it is billed as the “world’s largest...

TTD announces mega budget of Rs 3,116 crore for Andhra’s Tirupati temple

TTD chairman Putta Sudhakar Yadav said that according to their estimates, the sale of tickets alone could fetch around...

Stunning Pictures Of Maghi Purnima From Kumbh Mela In Prayagraj

Lakhs of devotees took a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious day of Maghi Purnima which marks the...

Concord’s Shiva Murugan Temple Breaks Ground in Elaborate Ceremony

CONCORD, CALIFORNIA, February 15, 2019 (The Pioneer, by Tamara Steiner):In a day-long celebration replete with religious rituals, Concord’s Shiva...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...