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Hanuman devotees paint the city saffron

Devotees taking part in ‘Shobha Yatra’ in the city on Friday. Take out processions from different parts of the...

Ram Navami 2019: Know date, time, significance, shubh muhurat, celebrations and more

The day also marks the beginning of Hindu New Year Vikram Samvat, calling for new beginnings and positive changes...

Trinidad Hindus Observe Nau Raatri, Ram Nowi and Hanuman Jayanti with Blissfulness

HPI/Paras Ramoutar PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD/TOBAGO, April 8, 2019 (HPI by Paras Ramoutar): Even though Hindus came here 174 years ago...

Bodhinathaswami Visits Maviddapuram Temple, Sri Lanka

Jaffna, 24 March, (Asiantribune.com): His Holiness Bodhinatha Veylanswami, 163rd Head of the Nandinatha Sampradaya’s Kailasa Paramparaand Guru at Kauai’s...

Shrines shine, gold glistens as Utah Hindus bring spirit of India

UTAH, USA, April 2, 2019 (Salt Lake Tribune, by Peggy Fletcher Stack): In a land of fast food restaurants,...

Navreh 2017: How Kashmiri Pandits welcome New Year!

New Delhi: The first day of Chaitra (March-April) month happens to be celebrated across Jammu and Kashmir as Navreh...

Gudi Padwa 2019: Everything you need to know about the festival, from significance to rituals

On 6 April, Indians celebrate the festival of Gudi Padwa marking the arrival of spring and which coincides with the...

Navratri: How Devotees Are Observing First Day Of Chaitra Navratri

Navratri: Today is first day of Chaitra Navratri. Devotees have gathered in temples to perform pooja and aarti. Chaitra...

Eye-Catching Indians Temple in South Iran

BANDAR ABBAS, Mar. 20 (MNA) – Located near the center of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan province, Hindu Temple is one...

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...

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...
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Foundation stone for first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi laid in colourful ceremony

His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Sanstha (BAPS) Swaminarayan Sanstha, was present at...

Shankaracharya of Gobardhan Peeth Concerned about Jagannath Temple Management

Puri: In the wake of Supreme Court’s proposal to hand over the management of the Jagannath temple to the...

Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated every year by the people in India to commemorate the birth of Hindu Lord, Hanuman....

Rajiv Malhotra: “Hindu Music Compromised”

BENGALURU, INDIA, April 8, 2019: Excellent video of Rajiv Malhotra’s keynote address to a conference organized by Bharatiya Vidya...

Chaitra Navratri 2019: Day 1 Of Navratri Today. Things To Keep In Mind

Chaitra Navratri 2019: Navratri dates are April 6 to April 14. Devotees across the country keep fasts and perform...

Desecration of Hindu Temple a Hate Crime

The World Hindu Council of America strongly condemns the vandalism at the Hindu mandir in Louisville, Kentucky. The Swaminarayan...

Hinduism in focus at CNN Town Hall

WASHINGTON, DC: CNN held a Town Hall with Tulsi Gabbard – the first Hindu American to be elected to...

Hindu temple planned in England’s Milton Keynes

A Hindu temple, complete with cultural and community hall, has been reportedly planned in the Tattenhoe ward of Milton...

Holi Around the World

Holi knows no bars, Holi knows no boundaries too. Across the world wherever Indians or people of Indian origin...

History of Holi

Holi is an ancient festival of India and was originally known as ‘Holika’. The festivals finds a detailed description...

5 Places in India to Celebrate Holi, The Festival of Colours

Photo Credit: GettyImages Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival celebrated throughout India in the month of March. It...

Close to 25 crore devotees visited Prayagraj Sangam for Kumbh, over one crore on Mahashivratri alone

“Till evening, as many as 1.10 crore devotees have taken a dip in the Sangam area. With Mahashivratri’s snaan,...

Discarded Hindu religious statues at Auckland beaches raise concern

Rebecca at Biddick’s Bay on Tamaki Drive, has been collecting Hindu deities left as rubbish on beaches. Photo /...

Devotees queue outside temples to offer prayers on Maha Shivratri

Devotees across the country are celebrating Maha Shivratri today, worshipping Lord Shiva, who is also known as the ‘destroyer of evil’....

The World and Hinduism: 33 Stamps That Depict the Glorious Roots of Hinduism

Laos 1971 Matasya fights with Hanuman Engagements4685 अयंबन्धुरयंनेतिगणनालघुचेतसाम् उदारचरितानांतुवसुधैवकुटुम्बकम्॥ –Maha Upanishad 6.71–75 वसुधैवकुटुम्बकम्, a Sanskrit phrase found in Hindu...

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...

Three Diamond-Studded Golden Crowns Stolen from Tirupati Temple

TIRUPATI, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA, February 3, 2019 (India Today): Three diamond-studded golden crowns on Saturday evening went missing from...

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...
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