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What to do on Mahashivratri

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

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 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...

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...

Indic Academy Announces Ram Swarup-Sitaram Goel Memorial Fund to Promote Research In Indic History, Culture and Religion

INDIA, December 26, 2018 (Swarajyamag): Commemorating the 20th death anniversary of Hindu thinker and scholar Shri Ram Swarup, Indic...

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...

Panchaloha Murugan idol seized, one arrested in guindy

About three persons were planning to sell the idol for Rs. 1 crore but the idol wing sleuths thwarted...

Bhagavad Gita Jayanti 2018: Life-Changing Quotes From the Holy Book of Hindus That Are Relevant Even Today

The Bhagavad Gita Quotes (Photo Credits: File Image) It is the birth anniversary of the popular sacred text of...

My Book “Thank You India” is Published – ​Maria Wirth

Maria Wirth is a German and came to India for a holiday after finishing her psychology studies at Hamburg...

The power of Vedic lore

I am writing this post for an acquaintance of mine who seems to be having some issue shaking off...

Neglect and paradoxical rules on preservation threaten India’s historic Hindu Sun Temple

BHUBANESWAR, India (RNS) — Brigitte Viollet, a French businesswoman, spends three months of every year in the company of...

Kanaka Durga Temple to Have Traditional Dress Code

VIJAYAWADA, INDIA, December 10, 2018 (Deccan Chronicle): Come January 1, devotees to the famous Kanaka Durga temple on the...

Dakshineswar Temple Gets Skywalk for Devotees to Walk Straight from Rail Station

KOLKATA, INDIA, November 5, 2018 (Newsmen): On the eve of Kali Puja, the world famous Dakshineswar Kali Temple in...

India’s Durga Puja Celebrates Divine Feminine with Modern Takes on Ancient Ritual

People walk through artwork along a 300-foot-long stretch of road depicting the hardships faced by the sex workers of...

The Largest Handwritten Family Tree in the World

The Ganges River is a highly revered site by Hindus and an iconic, historical epicenter in India. As hundreds...

Kundapur: VHP, Bajrang Dal organise huge rally, condemn cattle theft

Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (MS) Kundapur, Oct 7: “Though the country was divided as Pakistan for Muslims and Hindustan...

The temple that changed Indian team’s fortune

The temple that changed Indian team’s fortune ​Hyderabad: In any sphere of life, it’s common for people to seek divine...

Indian court rules Hindu temple can’t ban females of menstruating age

Hindu devotees pray at Sabarimala temple in the Indian state of Kerala during the annual Maravilakku festival in January...

Amarnath Yatra Ends Peacefully for 285,000 Pilgrims

SRINAGAR, August 26, 2018 (Tribune India): The two-month-long Amarnath yatra concluded peacefully on Sunday with the holding of prayers...

Hundreds of Vinayaka idols make their way to sea

A procession of Vinayagar idols on their way to immersion at Palayamkottai on Sunday.Photo: A. Shaikmohideen   Security tightened...

Hindus and even Hindu Gods are not Safe in Tamil Nadu

Even Hindu Gods are not Safe in Tamil Nadu The events witnessed in Tamil Nadu during the last three...

Permanent Secretariat Proposed for Hindus Worldwide

INDIA, September 12, 2018 (India Herald): Hindus worldwide should become more visible as positive change makers in their respective...

Around 70,000 devotees visit Pashupati on Teej

Sep 13, 2018- Thousands of Hindu women thronged the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu on Teej festival on Wednesday. According...

Bengal’s Durga Puja- A Hindu festival in full flow in pictures

Kumari puja at Belur Math, headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. This ritual is usually observed on the...

Janmashtami 2018: Here’s everything you need to know

Devotees celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna through fasting, singing, praying together.  While many temples organise pujas, communities organize...

Bengaluru to have 150 Mobile Tanks for Ganesha Statue Immersion

BENGALURU, INDIA, August 20, 2018 (New Indian Express): The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is planning to launch a...

Japanese Town near Tokyo Named After Hindu Goddess Lakshmi

BENGALURU, INDIA, August 12, 1018 (Yahoo News): Speaking here on Sunday to students and faculty of Dayanand Sagar on...

Jagannatha Puri Ratha Yatra 14th July 2018

Jagannatha Puri Ratha Yatra 14th July 2018 July 14, 2018 by Surinder Jain · By: Madya Lila May the Lord’s blessings be...

Withdraw darshan ticket system

Members of the Hindu Munnani staging a demonstration at Tiruchi on Sunday demanding the withdrawal of darshan ticket system...

Kawad Yatra 2018 Jal Date, Time, Muhurat: When is Kawad Jal Yatra?

Kawad Jal 2018 Date: The history of Kanwar Yatra is associated with Samudra Manthan — the churning of ocean...

‘Maha Aarti’ performed across city to oppose demolition of shrines

(1) Citizens performing Aarti at Hanuman temple in Ram Nagar (2) Devotees staging a sit-in to oppose demolition of...

Traditional Indian Medicine’s Vast Knowledge of Plants

INDIA, July 19, 2018 (Reported by M. Bernard and A. Clemencon, translated from French): The AVP Ayurvedic Hospital in...

Can’t Exclude Section of women from Entering Sabarimala Temple: SC

NEW DELHI, INDIA, July 31, 2018 (Deccan Chronicle): The Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Tuesday made it...

Sabarimala Temple Case: Petitioner says she now understands and respects the Temple traditions

The hearing of the Sabarimala Temple case concluded yesterday evening and the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed...

Legendary Statue Maker Vijay Khatu’s Daughter Carries on Tradition

MUMBAI, INDIA, July 22, 2018 (DNA India): Reshma Khatu is on a mission. In a week’s time, it will...

Ram temple Kanwar to feature in this year’s Kanwar Yatra

Kanwariyas on their way back from Hardwar after collecting the Ganga water. (File Photo) By Namita Bajpai Express News Service...

No permission to visit Vaishno Devi Shrine, 46 Hindus left for Karachi

Sanjeev K. Sharma JAMMU, July 25: Left with no hope of visiting the world famous Shri Mata Vaishno Devi...

Hindus in Agra enraged over the proposal to shift ancient crematorium away from the Taj

The Tajganj Crematorium can be seen barely a few dozen meters away from the Taj Mahal’s outer boundary (Photo:...

We should not forget martyrs’ sacrifices: Indresh Kumar

Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU July 25:- To pay tribute to the martyrs of Kargil and other wars, Forum for Awareness...

AHMEDABAD DC Office- Pakistan Hindu Migrants reason of HAPPINESS

Download Attachment: AHMEDABAD DC OFFICE AHMEDABAD DC office has special place in hearts of Pak Hindu migrants resident of Ahmedabad....

Travel from Ayodhya to Rameshwaram to Colombo in Ramayana Express; Package Starts at $220

NEW DELHI, INDIA, July 9, 2018 (Lanka Web): Religious tourism can be a boon not only for the tourism...

Shankaracharya, Puri King Oppose Entry of Non-Hindus in Jagannath Temple after SC Verdict

Shankaracharya, Puri king oppose entry of non-Hindus in Jagannath temple after SC verdict Shankaracharya Nischalananda Saraswati and Gajapati King...

Amarnath Yatra Suspended from Pahalgam, Baltal Routes; Death Toll Rises to 11

INDIA, July 4, 2018 (Economic Times): The Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir Himalayas was suspended today from both Pahalgam...

It’s faith over fear for 3,000 pilgrims as Amarnath Yatra begins

Pilgrims who set out today said their unflinching faith in Lord Shiva and the security forces had motivated them...

Archaeology and Endowments Departments Engage Agama Shastra Expert

HYDERABAD, INDIA, June 21, 2018 (The Hindu): The Department of Archaeology and Museums (DAM) has roped in Endowments Department...

Temples Promote Greenery, Give Saplings as Prasad

BHOPAL, INDIA, June 30, 2018 (Daily Pioneer): In order to encourage greenery to control environmental pollution, especially atmospheric heat...

Invitation to Celebrate International Day of Yoga at Brahma Kumaris in Houston

International Day of Yoga 2018 Sunday, June 24 at 10:00am at Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Meditation Center JOIN US...

Rohith Vemula’s Mother Accuses Muslim League Of Using Her For Political Gains After Making False Promises

Radhika Vemula, mother of research scholar Rohith Vemula. (Ravi Choudhary/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) The mother of research scholar...

Can Hindus be accorded minority status in seven states and one Union Territory in India

Report on Hindus in seven states soon: National Commission for Minorities By Sana Shakil| Express News Service | Published: 26th May...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

West Bengal: Yunnan comes alive in a Kolkata Durga Puja pandal

The organisers had expressed their wish to collaborate with the consulate last year, when Ma had visited their puja....

Sarvapitri Amavasya 2018: Significance of the last day of Pitru Paksha

Sarvapitri Amavasya is the last day of Pitru Paksha, also spelled as Pitri Paksha. For the uninitiated, Pitru Paksha...

Subramanian Swamy Moves High Court for Liberation of Tirumala Temple from Government Control

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy (File | PTI) By Express News Service HYDERABAD: Rajya Sabha member and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy...

The fascinating legends of Navratri

With Navratri just around the corner, there is a significant degree of bliss and felicity in the air surrounding...

Navratri Colours 2018 And Foods For All 9 Days Of Sharad Navratri

Navratri Colours 2018: Navratri 2018 is just around the corner and Indians are looking forward to celebrate the nine...

India’s First Vedic Research Centre To Be Set Up At Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University (Wikimedia Commons) The foundation for the country’s first Centre for Vedic Research was laid by Prime...

Maharashtra Rolls Out Red Carpet for Lord Ganesha

MUMBAI, INDIA, September 13, 2018 (Daiji World): Maharashtra rolled out the red carpet for the popular elephant-headed God, Lord...

Preservation of India’s Heritage is Nationalism, says Vice-President Naidu

INDIA, September 15, 2018 (India Post): India’s Vice President Venkaiah Naidu renewed Swami Vivekananda’s message to the World Parliament...

Devotees Bring Ganapati Idols Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi

Devotees carry a Ganapati idol to be installed at a pandal ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Mumbai. (Image:...

Temple Inscriptions Getting Wiped Out

CHENNAI, INDIA, August 24, 2018 (The Hindu): A majority of temples in and around Chennai have undergone restoration and...

The World’s First Ganesha Statue that Grows into a Tree

INDIA, September 6, 2018 (Tree Ganesha): The Tree Ganesha is made of red soil, organic fertilizer, natural color and...

Raksha Bandhan 2018 Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Timings: Know Muhurat & Auspicious time to Tie Rakhi

Rakhi 2018, Raksha Bandhan 2018 Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Timings: This year, the festival of Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated...

Consecration of Kasi Viswanath Temple: Where North and South Merged

INDIA, July 27, 2018 (The Hindu): News of the Mahakumbabishekam of Sri Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi came as a...

What Was the Spoken Language of Ancient India if Sanskrit Was Never Spoken By the Masses?

INDIA, April 16, 2018 (Quora, by Ram Abloh): Sanskrit was the spoken language of ancient India, in spite of...

Nag panchami 2018: 20 years later, this is a coincidence, do not forget these 6 works on Nagapanchami

Today is Nagpanchami’s great honor. Some deeds and rituals where absolutely necessary are required on this holy occasion and some...

Amit Shah reaches out to seers for Kumbh mela, Hindutva and second term of Modi Raj.

BJP president Amit Shah offers prayers during the inauguration of Maujgiri Ghat of Juna Akhara in Allahabad on Friday...

Hindu Politician Dr. Mahesh Malani Becomes First To Win National Assembly GeneralSeat In Pak Polls

Dr. Mahesh Kumar Malani of the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) has become the first Hindu candidate to win a...

Atheist CPI(M) to ‘back’ Ramayana month events in Kerala

The officially atheist CPI(M) party’s decision to back the events raised questions | Facebook The party claims the idea...

VHP fixes deadline for the government for building Ram Temple

New Delhi, July 6: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has given two-month’s time the time to the government that is...

Allahabad’s Name Likely to Be Changed to Prayagraj

ALLAHABAD, INDIA, May 24, 2018 (New Indian Express): Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government may rename Allahabad as Prayagraj and...

Old Vadodara Airport To Be Used To Host Navratri Celebration, Film Shoots

Venues at Vadodara Airport are rented out either for a monthly fee or for shorter, single events. VADODARA, GUJARAT: The...

B. R. Haran passes away – Aravindan Neelakandan

Noted writer and senior journalist B. R. Haran died of a heart attack on Wednesday (4 July).  He suffered...

Dr Rami Ranger appointed as the new Co-Chairman of the Conservative Friends of India

  Dr Rami Ranger CBE and Zac Goldsmith MP appointed as the new Co-Chairmen of the Conservative Friends of...

All India Kashmiri Samaj welcomed Governor’s rule in Jammu & Kashmir

All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS) welcomes the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu & Kashmir State after BJP withdrew...

Invitation of International Arya Mahasammelan 2018-Delhi

Dear All, Namastey! Please find attached copy of Invitation for IAMS 2018 – New Delhi. IAMS-2018-1-Dubai-Sharma Bri Mohan Shiromani...

Fight for Control over Ahobilam Temple Continues

KURNOOL, INDIA, June 9, 2018 (Deccan Chronicle): The fight for control over Ahobilam temple in Kurnool district continues as...

First Batch Of Pilgrims Departs on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

UTTARAKHAND, INDIA , June 15, 2018 ( Daily Pioneer): The first batch of pilgrims undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra...

Why NO JINNAH’S Portrait ! – Prof. Dhirendra Sharma

Why  NO  JINNAH’S Portrait !                      By:  Prof.  Dhirendra  Sharma It is not the question of Majoritarian state versus Minority rights  but what iconic leader’s portrait...

UP to Ban Liquor Sales in Six Spiritual Towns

LUCKNOW, INDIA, June 6, 2018 (Times of India): The UP government on Tuesday extended the status of sacred pilgrimage...

The Shiva Temple Rebuilt by a British Couple.

MALWA, INDIA, January 17, 2018 (Hindu Existence): The British ruled the Indian subcontinent for hundreds of years, and built...

India Travel Guide: Famous Temples in India List

Tourists often search for famous temples in India list before they make plans of a vacation. Home of one of the...

Want to work for Kumbh Mela? Apply for Kumbh Young Professional, get Rs 50000/month compensation; details here

For the effective planning and execution of the Kumbh Mela, the Uttar Pradesh government has invited applications for the...

Hindus welcome showcasing of Bhagavata-Purana by San Diego Museum of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) is presenting “Epic Tales from Ancient India” exhibition of world-renowned over 90...

Don’t Sensitise Self-defence as weapon training, says VHP

New Delhi, May 30, 2018: In the past few days, a highly misleading propaganda has been unleashed against the...

Church’s Curb On Thanjavur Temple Ritual Indicates The Shape Of Things To Come

Brahadeeshwarar Temple, Thanjavur Snapshot Aggression against temples is starting to become visible and violent in Tami Nadu, and unless...

Kashmiri Pandits want reopening of Sharda Peeth in PoK, plan to approach PM

 Sharda Peeth is about 150 km from Muzaffarabad, the capital of PoK, and is a breath-taking green spot at...

‘Communist Misrule’ – Prasenjit Chakraborty’s book on Tripura Communist Regime of 35 years

  Prasenjit Chakraborty State Spokesperson, BJP, Tripura Pradesh Brief Introduction :: Prasenjit Chakraborty, once a leftist students’ leader in the...

“Veer Savarkar a worshipper of both weapons and knowledge: PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat”

Scores of Stolen Temple Murthis Located in Museums Abroad

CHENNAI, INDIA, May 20, 2017 ( Deccan Chronicle): A major murthi theft racket involving idol trafficker Subhash Chandra Kapoor,...

In Photos: Hindus Worship the Mighty Ganga across India

The River Ganges is considered to be the most sacred and holiest of rivers for Hindus. (Photos: AP/ PTI)...

Yogi Adityanath Government Moves to Rename Allahabad to Prayagraj; Decision Likely Before Kumbh

INDIA, May 24, 2018 (Swarajyamag): The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh (UP) is likely to take a decision...

Impose Cess on Commodities to Build Gaushalas, Says Subramanian Swamy

Subramanian Swamy New Delhi, May 22: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy called for a cess on commodities to build gaushalas...
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