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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...

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...

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...

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...

Ganesha the Playful Protector

DENVER, COLORADO, December 31, 2018 (Denver Art Museum): Ganesha The Playful Protector is developed in collaboration with the National...

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...

Tanah Lot Temple: Bali’s Stunning Sacred Sea Shrine

19 DECEMBER, 2018 – 01:46 ED WHELAN Tanah Lot Temple: Bali’s Stunning Sacred Sea Shrine Bali regularly features as one...

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...

Can Being Nice to Cows Save the World? A Hindu Man in the Poconos Would Like to Believe So.

STROUDSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, November 19, 2018 (The Inquirer): Every day, a joyful man in dung-covered boots tries to balance the...

Pakistan issues large number of visas for Katas Raj temple

The announcement came days after Islamabad issued 220 visas for the Shadani Darbar temple in Sukkur where a century...

Hindus welcome naming crater on Pluto’s largest moon Charon after Revati

Hindus have welcomed the naming of a crater on Charon, Pluto’s largest and far-flung moon, after Revati, which finds...

Upset Hindus urge Charleston’s yoga outfit to change its ‘Lord Ganesh holding beer’ logo

Upset Hindus are urging Charleston (South Carolina) based Bendy Brewski Yoga, a yoga outfit which pairs yoga and beer,...

Hindus urge Trinidad & Tobago to restore visa of Hinduism students

Hindus have urged Trinidad and Tobago to immediately restore the visa of three Jamaican students who were reportedly denied...

American Hindus Plan to Celebrate 125th Anniversary of Vivekananda’s Chicago Speech in 100 US Cities.

Atlanta, GA: The United States Hindu Alliance (USHA), a national Hindu advocacy organization, announces CHICAGO ADDRESS 125, a one year...

World Hindu Congress honors ISKCON, BAPS, Geeta Press, Gorakhpur and Chinmaya Mission

The World Hindu Congress held from Sept. 7-9, 2018 in Chicago reaffirmed Swami’s Vivekananda’s message of universal love, peace,...

Hindu Sangam: Handling of Seafield Temple Relocation Good Model to Follow

PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA, November 21, 2018 (Free Malaysia Today): The Malaysia Hindu Sangam has praised the way in which...

Malibu Temple Cancels Weekend Activities on Account of Fires, Vacates Temple

MALIBU, CALIFORNIA, November 9, 2018 (Malibu Hindu Temple press release): “To the members and devotees of the Temple: On...

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...

An Old Hindu Temple desecrated by Vandals in Sydney

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, October 19, 2018 (Hindu Council AU): A Hindu Temple situated at Regents Park in Sydney Australia has...

‘Grandest day’ as Groton Hindu temple opens to community

A feast of fruits greets worshippers at the opening celebration for the New England Shirdi Sai Parivaar Temple in...

Hindu Council marks 20 years

A brief history of Australia’s leading Hindu body, which is gearing up for its largest Diwali celebration ever, in...

Hindu Reformers Theme for Divali Nagar 2018 in Trinidad

Paras Ramoutar PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD/TOBAGO, October 18, 2018 (Paras Ramoutar for HPI): The works and times of several Indian Hindu...

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...

Hindu temple with capacity of 7,800 people opens in Massachusetts

A magnificent two-story Hindu temple reportedly covering 40,000 square feet on a 28-acres plot, which claims to accommodate 7,800...

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...

Thousands of Jains Expected to Converge in Southern California for 20th JAINA Convention

Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (c), seen here at one of the previous JAINA conventions, is...

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...

Exhibition on Vietnam Hindu Cham Brahman Community Opens

An exhibition featuring the 2018 Kate Festival, the most important annual celebration of the ethnic Cham Brahman community, opened...

Bali to restrict tourist access in temples following incidents of disrespectful behaviour

Tourists visit Lempuyang temple which overlooks Mount Agung volcano, in Bali, Indonesia, on Dec 3, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS BALI (THE...

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...

Bali to Bring in New rules for Visiting Temples after Decline in Quality of Tourists

BALI, INDONESIA, September 21, 2018 (The Guardian): Authorities in Bali have vowed to stop Westerners in bikinis posing in...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Thousands Expected at Annual Hindu Festival

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, October 13, 2018 (Edinburgh News): For more than two decades thousands of people have gathered to enjoy...

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...

Trinidad Hindus Observe Nau Raatri with Great Enthusiasm

Paras Ramoutar, special to HPI PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD/TOBAGO, October 12, 2018 (Paras Ramoutar): Even though they came here 173 years...

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...

Yoga now tolerated in new ‘open’ Saudi Arabia

Yoga studios are springing up in Saudi Arabia amid Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s call for an “open, moderate...

Nepal’s Restored Manakamana Temple Sparkles in Gold

KATHMANDU, NEPAL, September 15, 2018 (Kathmandu Post): Authorities have completed the reconstruction of Manakamana Temple damaged during the earthquake...

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...

Houston Hindus to Honor Beth Kukarni for Decades of Volunteer Service

HOUSTON, TEXAS, August 23, 2018 (Indo American News): : Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH) presented their 2018 Lifetime Achievement...

Thames Valley Police officers join in at Hindu festival

Thames Valley Police officers joined in at an annual Hindu festival at a youth centre. Two Hindu youth groups...

A Brazilian’s journey from yoga to Hinduism

Dafne Pires Pinto Sangareddy: A Brazilian research scholar, who has been practising yoga and meditation for over 12 years, has...

World Hindu Congress: Hinduism Embraces People of All Faiths; Tolerance, Diversity Its Facets, Says Krishnamoorthi

Chicago: Tolerance, love, diversity, and inclusion are the facets of Hinduism which embraces people regardless of their faith, Indian-American...

World Hindu Conference to Hold Second Conference in Chicago

The World Hindu Congress is set to hold its second conference in Chicago. The three-day conference, expected to draw...

Hindus urge Alabama to end “prohibition” of yoga in public schools

Hindus are urging Alabama to end “prohibition” of yoga in the public schools of the State. Distinguished Hindu statesman...

The Meaning Of Krishna’s Eternal Smile

Editorial by Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi Sri Krishna is believed to have lived some 5,000 years ago. He is invoked as...

Hindus seek dedicated area for scattering cremated remains on England’s Windermere Lake

Hindus are urging for the creation of a dedicated area for the dispersal of the cremated remains over Windermere...

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...
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