ASIA PACIFIC – Highlights

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...

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...

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...

Nepal’s Krishna Temple Reopens 3 Years after Quake

KATHMANDU, NEPAL, September 2, 2018 (Tribune India): Nepal’s famous Krishna temple built in Indian Sikhara style was reopened for...

Malaysian Batu Caves Temple Steps Gets Technicolor Paint Job

MALAYSIA, August 31, 2018 ( South Chinese Morning Post):The Batu Caves complex, a series of caverns set in a...

New Law Being Drafted to Protect Interests of Hindus

GEORGE TOWN, MALAYSIA, August 15, 2018 (Free Malaysia Today): Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy said a draft...

Ganesha Procession Supporters Honored for Their Commitment

SOUTH AFRICA, August 21, 2018 (Rising Sun Overport): The Lord Ganesha Float Procession held its annual awards and launch...

Manobo Woman’s Kin Want Golden Tara Returned

BUTUAN CITY, PHILIPPINES, August 13, 2018 (Philstar): As the United States government plans to return the historic Balangiga bells...

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple Chairman Removed for Severe Mismanagement after Probe

SINGAPORE, August 7, 2018 (Straits Times): The chairman of one of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temples has been removed from...

Indian Pilgrims Throng Nepal’s Pashupatinath to Mark Hindu festival

KATHMANDU, NEPAL, July 30, 2018 (ANI): Hindu devotees from across Nepal and India thronged various shrines of Hindu Lord...

Hindus And Sikhs Ask Ghani To Probe Jalalabad Attack

Afghanistan’s Hindus and Sikhs in Europe have asked President Ashraf Ghani to ensure their safety, probe Jalalabad attack and address their identity cards...

Mauritius Devotees Build 108-foot Venkateshwara Statue

MAURITIUS, July 2, 2018 (defimeida.info): The statue of the God Venkateshwara, was unveiled at 16th Mile in Forest-Side, Curepipe,...

104 out of over 1,500 Stranded Indian Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrims in Nepal Rescued

KATHMANDU, NEPAL, July 3, 2018 (Times of India): Over 100 Indian pilgrims were evacuated from Simikot in Nepal on...

Mostly Sikhs among 19 killed in Afghan suicide attack

6:31 PM | July 01, 2018 A suicide bomber blew himself up in a city in eastern Afghanistan where...

In a Chinese Village, Elderly Farmers Are Now Yogis

YUGOULIANG, CHINA, June 24, 2018 (New York Times): As the top Chinese official in this village, Lu Wenzhen had...

Monkeys Live Like Kings in Thailand’s Lopburi

LOPBURI, THAILAND, June 2, 2018 (Latin American Herald Tribune): Monkeys, said to be descendants of the Hindu God Hanuman,...

Revival of Pottery,an Indian Heritage by Penang Hindu Association

Revival of Pottery,an Indian Heritage by Penang Hindu Association Pottery is considered one of the oldest artistic handicrafts in...

International Yoga Day celebrations by Hindu Council

Hindu Council of Australia is celebrating International Yoga day in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Details of the events are...

Indian archaeologists discover Mahabharat time 4000 year old chariots, weapons

  Ancient chariots along with eight well-preserved corpses have been discovered by Indian archaeologists in a village of Sanauli...