ASIA PACIFIC – Highlights

Kedah Govt. declares Hindu festival Thaipusam a day off for the first time

SUNGAI PETANI: The Kedah government has declared Thaipusam a special holiday to allow some 300,000 Hindus to celebrate the...

Malaysia: Take a chill pill, MIC tells Hindu Sangam and Batu Caves temple committee

KUALA LUMPUR: MIC today urged the Batu Caves temple committee and Malaysian Hindu Sangam (MHS) to maintain professionalism in...

Malaysian Hindu festival Thaipusam will be observed on Jan 17: Hindu Endowments Board

Thaipusam this year will be observed on Jan 17, the Hindu Endowments Board announced Saturday. The procession of the...

30 Awe-Inspiring Hindu Temples 

Ekambareswarar Temple This temple dedicated to Shiva is located in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. Virupaksha Temple — Group of...

Malaysian Hindu Sangam: Avoid wastage when fulfilling vows, devotees told

Malaysian Hindu Sangam former president Datuk A. Vaithilingam has called on Hindus performing prayers and fullfilling vows to curb...

‘To you your religion and to me mine’

Kamikasi: I wonder what would happen if the world, especially countries where Christians, Hindus and Buddhist form the majority, apply...

Islamic Jihad against Hindus:Terror org, IM planned module in Nepal

As the National Investigation Agency (NIA) readies a chargesheet against Yasin Bhatkal and Asadullah Akhtar, fresh details have emerged...

GIBV/Mission-2014 Appeal to Overseas Indians: Support Hindu Nationalist Narendra Modi

  www.gibv.org Dear Overseas Indians, Namaste We wish all a very happy Gregorian New Year, 2014.  Let thinking citizens...

Malaysia Hindu Sangam issues Thaipusam guidelines for temples, devotees

PETALING JAYA: In conjunction with Thaipusam on Jan 17, the Malaysia Hindu Sangam has issued guidelines for all Hindu...

Malaysia: Religious groups inc. Hindus slam plan to protest at churches over “Allah issue”

PETALING JAYA: Various groups have condemned the proposed protests at some churches tomorrow over the Allah issue and called...

Hindu cemetery incinerator back in working order : Batu Lanchang

ONE of the two incinerators at the Batu Lanchang Hindu cemetery in Penang has been repaired and is functioning...

New incinerator for Hindu crematorium:Penang Hindu Endowment Board

GEORGE TOWN (Dec 30, 2013): A new gas-fuelled incinerator at the Batu Lanchang Hindu crematorium and burial ground was...

Despite rising Islamic conservatism, Hindus stick to peaceful engagement in Malaysia

As 2013 draws to a close, Malaysia has seen its fair share of events with people who either inspire...

Hindus welcome approval of Hindu-Sikh seat by Afghan Parliament Upper House

Hindus have welcomed the reported approval by Afghanistan National Assembly House of Elders (Meshrano Jirga) of reserving one seat...

Hindus welcome approval of Hindu-Sikh seat by Afghan Parliament Upper

Hindus have welcomed the reported approval by Afghanistan National Assembly House of Elders (Meshrano Jirga) of reserving one seat...

Samathiya Sadangu – a Hindu ceremony that marks a girl becoming a woman

By Divya K., Long Beach, CA I was seated all by myself in the small room. The air-conditioner was on,...

Nepalis must decide on becoming Hindu state: Indian BJP leader

Kathmandu, Dec 23 (IANS): Nepal, which embraced secularism in 2008, will only be declared a Hindu state if the people...

‘Sweating’ Hindu Temple Deity causes panic in Nepal as President, former king seek forgiveness

‘Sweat’ dripping down an idol at one of Nepal’s Hindu temples has caused a flutter in the Himalayan nation,...

Indifferent India allows Chinese land grab on the border

People on the Ladakh sector of the border with China are compelled to ponder over a heart ripping prospect...

Afghanistan Parliament Denies Seat For Hindus

The Lower House on Saturday rejected President Hamid Karzai’s legislative order that created a seat for Hindus in Parliament. ...