HINDUISM

Hindu’s Holy River’s Birthday Ganga Dussehra celebrated

As you probably know, the river Ganges in India is a very special river. It is the incarnation of...

Hindus Worldwide Back Demand For Diwali As Public Holiday In UK

World Hindus have supported the demand for Diwali as a public/bank holiday in United Kingdom (UK). Distinguished Hindu statesman...

Know Hindu’s Karma

Both an introduction, akindof ‘Karmafor dummies’, and a look at the philosophical questions that the doctrine of karma calls...

Reconstruction work to begin at Hindu’s scared place Kedarnath

Channelisation and flood protection works shall be done in the first phase of reconstruction Chief Minister Harish Rawat, on...

A celebration of faiths at Hindu street festival Rathayatra

A Hindu street festival, of the kind that has been celebrated in India for almost 5,000 years, is returning...

Few Jersey local school districts recognize Diwali as a holiday

WEST WINDSOR —- Diwali, or the “festival of lights,” is an important holiday for Hindu-Americans — as important as Christmas...

Boston Chapter of Hindu’s Ekal Vidyalaya Raises Funds to Support 750 Schools in India

FOXBOROGH, MA—The Boston Chapter of the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, a tax exempt, registered non-profit service organization dedicated to education...

Looted Hindu statues come home

Sandstone figures packed into crates that took groups of five or more to shift returned to Cambodia yesterday. The...

Hindu’s celebrated Kuningan as per Balinese calendar schedule

On Saturday afternoon during the Kuningan celebration, hundreds of men from Munggu village in Mengwi, Badung regency, some 20...

The Hindu Philosophy of Life Through the Movie, “The Life of Pi”

The Hindu Philosophy of Life Through the Movie, “The Life of Pi” This Q&A was prepared by the author...

[GHHF] How to make Bharath a Hindu Rashtra by “Hindu Voice”

How to make Bharath a Hindu Rashtra by “Hindu Voice.” GHHF is very happy to endorse the letter that...

27 Hindu temples, holy books desecration cases in half a year in Pakistan

KARACHI: Over 27 incidents of desecration of temples and holy books of religious minorities in the past six months...

Hindu’s religious books can help Lanka foster ethno-religious amity

Shelton A. Gunaratne This week, by chance, I experienced the joy of reading the two jewels of Buddhism and...

Hindus need to unite for removing hooters from mosques – Shiv Sena MLA

Kolhapur : Administration immediately comes to know where noise and water pollution takes place during Ganesha Festival; but does not realize noise pollution caused...

Kerala : HJS holds work-shop for children on nurturing moral values

  Palakkad (Kerala) : Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) conducted a work-shop for children between the age-group of  8 – 17 years on the topic...

Rashtreeya Hindu Andolan demanding removal of hooters from mosques

Kolhapur :  On 28th May, demonstrations were held under the aegis of  Rashtreeya Hindu Andolan for the main demand of removal of...

NMC will have to borrow funds for Hindu’s ‘Kumbh-Mela’ expenses if funds are not available

Nasik (Maharashrta) : Nasik Municipal Corporation (NMC) does not have enough funds for preparing for ‘Kumbh-Mela’ celebrated every 12th year. As a...

Hindu residents demanding ban on liquor brutally beaten up by drunkard policemen

Kanagara (Dist. Dharashiv) : Under influence of liquor, police forced their way in houses of men and women who were demanding ban on liquor;...

Case filed against Missionaries trying to convert minor Hindu children using hypnotizm

Mumbai : Parents of Hindu children have lodged a complaint with Vakola police station against a Christian missionary who had taken out Hindu children under...

HJS holds lecture on ‘Spiritual Practice’ at District jail in Latur

Latur (Maharashtra) : ‘Rashtreeya Manavadhikar Sansadhan Vikas Sanstha, Latur (Sanstha)’ organizeda lecture on the topic of ‘sadhana (spiritual practice)’ by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti...

Italian Tax Donation Helps Hindu Group

ITALY, May 28, 2014 (Lettera 43, summarized from the original Italian): The 8xmille (literally, “eight per thousand”) initiative in Italy is...

Letter to Hon. PM Narendra Modi by Hindu Vidhidnya Parishad

To Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Regards ! First of all, Hindu Vidhidnya Parishad congratulates you for your great...

Jihadis from ruling party in Bangladesh brutally attack Hindus

Dhaka : Fanatic jihadi workers from Awami League, the ruling party of Bangladesh attacked 13 houses of Hindus between 5.45 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. with arms...

Rashtreeya Hindu Andolan against illegal noise-polluting hooters on prayer-houses

Thane :  On 24th May, Rashtreeya Hindu Andolan staged demonstrations outside Thane railway stationfor their demand of removal of hooters from mosques and...

Third All India Hindu Convention starts from 20th June, website launched

Goa – Third All India Hindu Convention being held in the meeting hall of Shri Ramnath Temple from 20th...

Hindus Want Google Lunar Xprize Competition To Cary Rig-Veda

Hindus are urging teams competing for Google Lunar Xprize to carry Rig-Veda, world’s oldest religious text in continued use, to the...

Hindu leader fails to evade Islamists; battered cruelly

No immediate relief from mounting political oppressions is being found in the state these days; neither the reigning Trinamool...

Mahila Mandalee hosts Hindu women’s conference

The Mahila Mandalee, the women’s section of the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha, has organised a Hindu Women’s Conference today....

Hindu organizations celebrate swearing-in ceremony of Hon. PM Narendra Modi

Bantwal, May 28, 2014 : Bajrang Dal activists including BJP and locals celebrated the swearing-in ceremony of PM Narendra...

Kingsbury Hindu temple visited by Mayor of London

Mayor of London Boris Johnsonvisited a new Hindu temple for a tour of its community centre. Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, in Kingsbury,...

Hindu festival and vedic hymns come to Caerphilly

Sri Srinivasa Kalyanam (Balaji Vivah) is the celebration of the wedding of Lord Srinivasa (Balaji) to Sridevi and Bhoodevi....

Hindutva outfit launches campaign to ban Fajr Azan in India

MANGALORE: In a controversial demand that may spark widespread uproar, a less popular Hindutva outfit has called for a...

Jim Carrey gave speech at Hindu University In Iowa

Jim Carrey’s personal life has been what I will politely call eccentric over the past decade or so, most...

Hindu Priests Look to Stars to Match Up Young Couples

Couples often consult with their religious leader after deciding to get married, but indo-Caribbean priests can literally make or...

Former Pewaukee Mattress site could be Hindu temple

City of Pewaukee — A dormant property at a high-profile intersection could soon be revived, albeit in an unorthodox way. A proposal...

Hindu Temple start construction in summer

Hindu Temple of Tristates in White Plains (New York), which has been approved by the City Council, plans to begin construction in...

HJS organizes campaign to ban loudspeakers in mosques in Thane

Mumbai: 470 Hindu organizations in Karnataka have demanded to ban Loudspeakers in Mosques where as Hindu Janjagruti Samiti is campaigning for the...

RSS ready for open debate on Article 370, told J&K is not Omar’s personal estate

Zee Media Bureau/Ajith Vijay Kumar New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has jumped into the political storm triggered...

VHP will fully cooperate with BJP on Ram Mandir Issue – Dr. Praveen Togadia

Vishwa Hindu Parishad International Working President Dr Praveen Bhai Togadia on Tuesday made it clear that despite BJP enjoying...

Koenraad Elst: A Hindu argues circles around Christianity – Review of Book “What every Hindu should know about Christianity”

What Every Hindu Should Know about Christianity (Wilmington, Delaware, 2014) is a book by Kalavai Venkat, pen name of a computer scientistliving in Silicon...

Hon. Uma Bharti, Hindutva mascot

A firebrand leader and Hindutva mascot, Uma Bharti has always hogged the limelight whether she was with BJP or...

Hindu Festival Set To Return To Bath’s Streets

A Hindu street festival, Rathayatra, which has been celebrated in India for almost 5,000 years, is returning to Bath on...

Hindus in Pakistan keeps dwindling

Daleep Kumar, a businessman from interior Sindh, pays extortion money every month to insure the safety of his wife and 7-year-old daughter. If...

VHP’s wishlist for Modi ranges from Ram Mandir to law on cow slaughter

New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government prepares to take over, BJP’s affiliate outfit Vishwa Hindu Parishad came out with a...

Long life secrets by Hindu Saint

In the lush, verdant hills of India, Bhagavan Kani rises from his bed. He spends a few serene moments...

Significance of mundan ceremony in hinduism

Hinduism has numerous rituals. Mundan, Upanayanam, marriage etc. a Hindu has to follow these set of rituals right from...

Sadhu Chadee – founder of Hanuman Mission in Trinidad and Canada

Trinidad-born, Canada-based Hindu spiritual leader. Mahantji Dr Balliram Chadee rarely does press. It’s a shame; he has so much...

Introduction of Hindu saint, Shankara’s poetry

BANGALORE: The Selected Stotras of Adi Shankara by S Ramaswamy is a lucid commentary on the hymns of the...

Hindutva outfit demands to ban Fajr Azan in India

Mangalore: A less popular Hindutva outfit what seems to be an attempt to garner media attention has made a...

Hindu organizations demands fresh probe into Bajrang Dal activist murder

Mangalore, May 28: “Police have arrested innocents in the murder of Rajesh Poojary of Bajrang Dal who was recently hacked to death...

HJS organizes campaign to ban loudspeakers in mosques in Thane

Mumbai: It is only a week that Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) won the Lok Sabha election but the saffron organizations have already...

Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya not contentious issue: Heptulla

New Delhi : Senior BJP leader Najma Heptulla Sunday said the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya, part...

Hindu Nationalist Leader Narendra Modi takes oath as 15th Prime Minister in a grand swearing-in ceremony

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has opposed the move by some states to include his life story in school curriculum. Mr Modi...

Book Launch: What Every Hindu Should Know About Christianity

WHAT EVERY HINDU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CHRISTIANITY leverages cutting-edge scholarly researches in textual criticism and cognitive sciences to arrive...

Mostly Hindus in 22 villages killed

Another eyewitness yesterday linked Syed Mohammad Qaisar to a mass killing in 22 villages in Brahmanbaria that left more than a hundred people,...

Jihadi spreads rumour against Hindu women as she denies his ‘Love Jihad’

Hideous way of ‘love jihad’ spread throughout Raigad ! There is no alternative to establish Hindu Rashtra for permanently eradicating fanatic...

Violence claims 12 minority Hindus lives in Karachi

Violence claims 12 lives in Pakistan’s Karachi ISLAMABAD, May 24 (Xinhua) — At least 12 people including three kids...

Missing Hindu boys drowned in Indus River

HYDERABAD: Six Hindu community boys feared dead after being drowned downstream Kotri barrage in Indus River on Friday evening....

Hindus seek help against land mafia

PESHAWAR – Chairman All Pakistan Hindu Rights Movement Haroon Sarb Diyal has diverted the attention of concerned circles towards injustices meted out to the...

Hindu’s holy river Ganga comes annually in the guise of a black cow

The journey from the idyllic banks of the Sabarmati in Gandhinagar to that of the teeming ghats of the...

Game card denigrating Lord Shiva to be removed after protests from Hindus

On May 2nd 2014, alert Hindus notified Forum for Hindu Awakening regarding an online card game called Lies of Astaroth. The game was...

Denigrating images of Lord Hanuman and Ganesh removed from walls of restaurant after protests from Hindus

Alert Hindus notified Forum for Hindu Awakening regarding denigrating images of Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesh on the walls...

RSS chief visits Durga temple

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat visited Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam here on Friday along with...

Bajrang Dal Activist murdered by Muslim youths

MANGALORE: Parents of three youths from Mallur village in Bantwal taluk on Thursday alleged foul play in the arrest...

Hindus seek help against land mafia

PESHAWAR – Chairman All Pakistan Hindu Rights Movement Haroon Sarb Diyal has diverted the attention of concerned circles towards injustices meted out to the members of...

RPP-N hints at parting ways with monarchy for Hindu state

KATHMANDU, MAY 23 – In a significant ideological shift, Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal (RPP-N) is preparing to soften its...

Pakistani Hindu lawmaker demands law against forced conversion

ISLAMABAD, MAY 21:   A leading Hindu parliamentarian in Pakistan today demanded a legislation against forced conversion of girls from the minority...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi revives Hindutva icons

Religion has had a complicated history in Indian politics and remains at the centre of how we see ourselves...

CII wakes up to Hindu minorities rights issue

ISLAMABAD: The resolution regarding the protection of minorities was on top of the agenda in Wednesday’s meeting of the...

Hindu temple to host police surgery

Police officers will be dropping in at a Hindu temple once a month to discuss crime and anti-social behaviour. The Siddhashram Shakti Centre,...

Festival of Lord Shiva & Parvti celebrated by Hindus

As the month of Chaitra, the last in the Bangla year, draws to an end, the Hindu community in...

Hindu foundation recognizes teachers

May event was in Simi Valley The Hindu Education Foundation’s Los Angeles chapter presented a Teachers Appreciation Day on May 10 in Simi Valley. Teachers...

Tamil Hindus celebrates 15-day marriage ceremony with a tug of war

In May and June every year, Tamil Hindus of the Eastern province in Sri Lanka begin a 15-day marriage ceremony with a tug...

In the memory of Hindu’s

Beside theaquamarine seas of Keerimalai, at the island’s northernmost tip stands a Hindu holy of holies. One of five Sivan...

Denpasar citizens pray, play during Hindu’s festival Galungan celebration

The “Kidung Warga Sari” religious hymn started playing from the speakers of the great Jagatnatha temple as devotees performed...

Ensure safety of Comilla Hindu families: HC

The High Court today directed the government to ensure safety and security of minority people and their properties in...

Hindu religious leader demands BBC ‘Songs of Praise’ to include Sanskrit mantras also

Hindus are asking that hymns from ancient Sanskrit scriptures and contemporary bhajans should regularly form part of BBC One’s...

“Organize Hindu Temples & Deploy Learned Priests” – An Interview with Braham Rattan Aggarwal, President – Hindu University of America

Braham Rattan Aggarwal Born and brought up in Kenya, Africa. Braham Rattan Aggarwal was an accountant by profession and moved to...

Hindu College teacher found dead

A male teacher of Hindu College Bambalapitiya was found dead in the school hostel this morning, the police media...

Hindu Temple statue heading home to Cambodia

Since 1977, visitors to Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum have encountered an ancient Cambodian statue that has the wide, hulking...

Hindus Ask For Bullfighting Ban In Spain

Hindus want a complete ban on practice of bullfighting (corrida) in Spain after matadors were gored by bulls at...

Stolen Hindu idols spotted in foreign museums

CB-CID seeks ASI’s help to ascertain status of three bronze statues and a stone sculpture The Idol Wing of...

Sindh High Court orders inspection of Hindu temple restoration work

KARACHI:  The Sindh High Court (SHC) appointed its Nazir on Tuesday as commissioner to inspect the alleged violations in the constructions...

Alert Hindus succeed in calling off the conversion plot of the Christians

Mumbai : Christians missionaries had convened a 3 day conversion meet at Ganesh Nagar, Kandivali (W) naming it ‘Maha Anand Sohala’. (Hindus,...

Return of Kashmiri Pandits to Kashmir, first priority of PM Modi

Return of Kashmiri Pandits to Kashmir Valley, checking of influx of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and improving Centre-State relations are...

Non-Hindus will have to sign declaration at Hindu’s Tirumala Temple

Tirumala: Months after the visit of YSR Congress party chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy stirred up a major controversy...

Balinese Hindus celebrate Galungan Day

GIANYAR, BALI, INDONESIA – MAY 21: A Balinese Hindus priest (L) prays, while a Balinese traditional guard manages the...

BBC “Songs of Praise” to include Sanskrit mantras

Hindus are asking that hymns from ancient Sanskrit scriptures and contemporary bhajans should regularly form part of BBC One’s...

Bada Mangal marks unique bond in Hindu community

LUCKNOW: Sultry weather failed to daunt devotees from thronging temples throughout the day to celebrate the first Bada Mangal....

Ensure security for Comilla Hindus

The High Court yesterday directed the local administration to immediately take steps to ensure safety and security of religious...

Wyebank Hindu Temple gets revamped

Artisans from India, Balakrishnan Manikandan, Kalyan Palani and Ganesan Nataraj, stand in front of the recently renovated Wyebank Hindu Temple. AFTER...

Hindu foundation recognizes teachers

May event was in Simi Valley The Hindu Education Foundation’s Los Angeles chapter presented a Teachers Appreciation Dayon May 10 in Simi Valley. Teachers from the Simi...

CII urged to formulate laws against forced conversion of Hindu girls

ISLAMABAD: A Hindu member of the National Assembly requested the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Tuesday to formulate effective laws to...

Return of Kashmiri Pandits to Kashmir Valley, first priority of Hon. Indian PM elect Narendra Modi

Return of Kashmiri Pandits to Kashmir Valley, checking of influx of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and improving Centre-State relations are...

Hon. Indian PM elect Narendra Modi Tells India’s Hindu Heartland He’s Doing God’s Work

Incoming Indian leader Narendra Modi told thousands of supporters in one of Hinduism’s holiest cities that he represented a...

Jusrtice Thomas demands implementing Uniform Civil Code, Sangh Shiksha Varg concludes in Kerala

Kottayam Kerala May 21: Justice KT Thomas, retired Judge of the supreme court of India, suggested that uniform civil code...

RSS General Secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi, on Lokasabha Poll results

Nagpur, May 16, 2014:  RSS Sarakaryavah General Secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi has issued a press statement related to the massive victory of Bharatiya Janata...

Spanish writer on Hindu nationalism calls Narendra Modi’s victory ‘significant’

Undoubtedly, Narendra Modi is the man of the moment. Celebrated writer on Hindu nationalism Eva Borreguero in her article...

Religious Intolerance of Tipu Sultan – Late P.C.N. RAJA

Tipu Sultan had, ruled his kingdom only for sixteen-and-a-half years, from December 7, 1782 to May 4, 1799. The...

Attacks to grab Hindu properties rising in Bangladesh

On May 11, 2014, a team comprising almost 200 radical Muslim youths led by Bajlur Rahman Nayeem, local leader...

Hindu’s Nishinath Tola festival observed in Narail

People of the Hindu community gather under the banyan tree with food and other offerings. A tradition of about two hundred years, the Nishinath Tola festival has...

Plea against MS Dhoni for insulting Hinduism

New Delhi: May 19, 2014 A Delhi court has directed recording of statement of a man who filed a complaint against...

Police stay alert for Hindu’s festival on Bali Island

The Bali Police are preparing to safeguard the island during the various religious holidays coming up in the next...

MS Dhoni accused of insulting Hindu religion, complainant asked to record statement

New Delhi: A Delhi court has directed recording of statement of a man who filed a complaint against Indian...

India’s Hindu nationalist group pins high hopes on Modi victory

NAGPUR, India–  Young men gaze reverently at the flame-shaped memorial to a Hindu supremacist in the grounds of India’s...

The Dharma Santi Celebration Of Nyepi Holy Day For Hindus In Balikpapan

BALIKPAPAN, INDONESIA, May 5, 2014 (Kaltim Post): It’s not only Indonesia’s Muslims who have the halal bi-halal ceremony. Indonesian...

Significance of Colours in Hinduism

In Hinduism, colours play a vital role in the religion and culture. Different colours have different characters, but these different colours have a...

Lord Shiva in Hinduism 

The position of Lord Shiva in Hinduism is second to no other deity, and such has been the case since...

Police inquire HJS activist to know the number of HJS activists in the city

Anti-Hindu police conspiring to check the number of HJS workers instead of taking any measures to stop the increasing...

You Can Use Karma Yoga to Succeed in Business

Yoga integrates the mind, body and spirit. Karma—a philosophy within yoga that has to do with service, selflessness, and...

RSS ideologue says BJP can now tackle Ram Mandir, Article 370

With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) getting majority in the Lok Sabha on its own, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh...

RSS expected to grow exponentially after Modi’s government

With Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) capturing power at the Centre with a thumping majority, its parent organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak...

Hindu activists, be prepared to fight a two-fold battle for establishing Hindu Rashtra

According to the saying, ‘What you sow so shall you reap’, Congress sow the seeds of corruption, inactivity and...

Excellent project started today by Sringeri Sharadha Peetam to propagate the teachings of Adi Shankara

Over a century ago, the 33rd Jagadguru of Sringeri, Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharati Mahaswamiji led the first ever...

Zakir’s Arrest: Hindu Munnani Faces Threat

CHENNAI: Hindu Munnani, a Sangh Parivar organisation, on Friday said its office at Chintadripet received a threat letter seeking...

Hindu temple consecrated in Bothell; software engineers swell number of immigrants from India

BOTHELL, Washington — When yellow-robed priests pulled back the burgundy curtain of a shrine inside the Hindu Temple and...

Online Hindu’s religious Upanishads to read

Did you want to read Upanishads, but never had a chance to read them? Here’s your chance to read...

Hon. Indian PM elect Narendra Modi vows to clean up Hindu’s holy river Ganga

VARANASI, India: India’s prime minister-elect Narendra Modi on Saturday vowed to clean up the holy river Ganges, sacred to millions of Hindus but seeped...

Hindu’s Ekal Vidyalaya Presents Musical Evening

About Ekal Movement Dedicated to bring educational development in the rural India, Ekal Vidyalaya is a tax exempt, registered...

The rise of Hindu Nationalism… The rise of Bharatiya Janata Party

The nation is already chanting the Bharatiya Janata Party slogans and is welcoming its new Prime Minister Narendra Modiamid loud cheers and...

India’s secularism in ensured only by making it a Hindu nation

When Narendra Modi performed Ganga Aarati on his return to Varanasi to thank the voters who had elected him...


4th Hindu Youth Awards in Houston

HOUSTON: Seven Hindu youth received awards for their outstanding services at the 4th Hindu youth awards banquet in Houston...

Hindu Nationalist Leader “Modi” promises a ‘shining India’ in victory speech

NEW DELHI — India’s opposition party swept to victory Friday in the country’s national elections, setting the stage for...

An Anti-Congress Wave in India Propels the Hindu Right to Power

For the first time since 1984 a single party will have a majority in the Indian parliament. That year, the...

Famous writer wrote about Hinduism, Malladi Subbamma passed away

Famous Telugu writer and social activist Malladi Subbamma (90) passed away on Thursday after illness. She penned down nearly...

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi claims victory as India’s next Prime Minister

New Delhi (CNN) — Narendra Modi, the leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, claimed victory as India’s next...

India’s Hindu nationalist party wins in a landslide

The Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by 63-year-old Narendra Modi, will take a commanding majority in India’s...

Thousands welcome Hindu Nationalist Leader “Modi” in New Delhi

Thousands of people welcomed India’s next prime minister in the capital on Saturday after he led his party to a resounding...

Hindu’s famous Puri Rath Yatra: Temple to Ban Chariot-Climbing, Touching Idol

Bhubaneswar:  Ahead of the ensuing annual Rath Yatra festival, the Jagannath Temple managing committee today askedthe Odisha government to stop the practice of devotees climbing...

Modi Tells India’s Hindu Heartland He’s Doing God’s Work

Incoming Indian leader Narendra Moditold thousands of supporters in one of Hinduism’s holiest cities that he represented a break from...

Hindu Nationalist Take Control In India

I will readily admit that I lack a strong knowledge of Indian politics. However, there seems to be a...

Hindu Munnani office gets threat letter

CHENNAI: Security was tightened at the Hindu Munnani headquarters in Chintadripet on Saturday after staff there received a threat...

Significance Of Vibhuti: The Holy Ash in Hinduism

If you visit Varanasi or any other holy city of India, you will generally come across groups of sadhus...


Mob attacks Hindus in Bangladesh

A mob of nearly 3,000 attacked Hindu households and a temple in eastern Bangladesh after two youths from the...

Hindu Temple sessions help to teach the teachers

Montgomery County teachers got the chance this April to delve into Sikhism and Hinduism — two religions that some...

My Hindutva agenda will not change: Yogi Adityanath

Gorakhpur: For firebrand BJP leader Yogi Adityanath, Hindutva and development complement each other and the sitting MP from Gorakhpur...

15,000 Hindu devotees turn up for Gangotri, Yamnotri re-opening

DEHRADUN: Last year’s mid-June flash floods did not deter 15,000-odd devotees from across the country from converging at Yamnotri...

Supreme Court gets Hindu’s prayer right

In a ruling that says prayer before public town meetings is acceptable, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan opined...

Significance Of Conch Shell In Hinduism 

Conch shell is a significant instrument in Hinduism. The conch shell is known as the ‘Shankha’ in Sanskrit. It...

Prominent God and Goddess in Hindu Mythology

Hinduism has concept of trinity but because of numerous manifestation and incarnations (अवतार – Avatar) of supreme cosmic energy, there are many Gods...

Pakistan tells Indian journalists to leave within a week

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan has told both Indian journalists stationed in Islamabad to leave within a week, the two...

Mantras From the Womb: A Portrait of Deva Premal and Miten

It’s been nearly two decades since Deva Premal and Miten launched their global mission to deliver the message of chanting mantras....

Amit Shah: Hindu Nationalist Leader Modi’s master strategist who shaped BJP’s dreams

None would get misled by Amit Shah’s Hindutva outbursts in the recently concluded Loka Sabha Polls if one were...

Hindus attend prayers at temple during the festival of Galungan and Kuningan

Hindus attend prayers at a temple during the festival of Galungan and Kuningan in Bali. The strongly localised culture...

Bangladesh impunity gives minorities Hindus little chance of justice

It hurts every time I hear about violence against minorities, be it last week’s attack on Hindus by Muslims...

Hindu’s Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa

A Good Friday Gift was presented by the Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa to devotees in the form of...

Spate of tortures on Hindus in Sandeshkhali following Lok Sabha Election

Whether it’s the time of election or not, Hindu persecution never dies down in the length and breadth of...

Truth can’t be suppressed, Hindus waiting for media support

Hindu Samhati, for the last 6 years, has been endeavoring best to make people realize the soaring communal tussles...

Brand new home enterance worship as per Hinduism

Buying a house is a matter of great excitement for everyone. The new house is a source of new...

Propagation and protection of Hinduism

For thousands of years Hinduism has remained a religion practised by individual families, villagers and communities across the Indian...

Spiritual Significance of Hindu’s Havan worship

Hinduism is one such religion which has a ritual for almost every occasion in a person’s life. Be it...

Hindutva agenda is always with me, never change: Yogi Adityanath

GORAKHPUR: For firebrand BJP leader Yogi Adityanath, Hindutva and development complement each other and the sitting MP from Gorakhpur...

India’s Hindu nationalists could curb beef exports

Beef production in India is dominated by Muslims, a minority in the country, and therefore a ban could stir...

Indian election front-runner could curb beef exports

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s main Hindu nationalist party says it plans to clamp down on beef exports if...

Intellectuals writes letter to BJP PM Candidate Narendra Modi for setting up Hindu University at Puri

Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi to set up Hindu University at Puri. They requested for the establishment of universities...

Sangh Parivar and new agenda for governance 

In a historical turn, an ideological organisation derided to the extent of illegitimacy has re-emerged as a potential ruling...

Hindu Nationalist Leader “Modi” must deliver on Ram temple: RSS leader

A senior ideologue of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) says he expects a government headed by Narendra Modi to...

Modi’s biographers say he’s equal part Hindutva, development 

Come May 16, Narendra Modi’s fate will be sealed one way or another. He has declared that he will...

Temple shrine is dream come true for Northwest Hindus

When yellow-robed priests pulled back the burgundy curtain of a shrine inside the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center in...

Nearly 5,000 Hindus from Pakistan migrating annually to India

Islamabad: Around 5,000 Hindus migrate from Pakistan to India every year, a Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC) official said. Six...

Offence against any religion comes under blasphemy law, Chief Juntice remarks after Hindu temple attacks

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jillani on Tuesday remarked that according to Pakistan Penal Code’s Article 295,...

Psycological and Scientific aspect of Hinduism and its rituals

As far as religion is concerned “HINDUISM” is not a religion, but a way of life. According to Bhagavath...

Hindus attend prayers during the festival of Galungan and Kuningan in Bali

Hindus attend prayers at a temple during the festival of Galungan and Kuningan in Bali. The strongly localised culture of South-east...


Hindu Marriage Bill to be tabled in PA on 17th

LAHORE Women’s Parliamentary Caucus Punjab plans on tabling a groundbreaking bill, ‘Punjab Registration  of Hindu Marriage Bill 2014, in...

Mother Ganga has called me to Varanasi, I will restore the river’s purity – Hindu Nationalist Leader “Modi”

VARANASI, India — For centuries, Hindus have brought their dead to banks of the Ganges River in this ancient...

Temple Consecration within Precinct of Mauritius Prison

MAURITIUS, February 21, 2014( Le Mauricien): A Tamil-style Hindu temple was consecrated in the precinct of the new high-security...

What is Dharma? – Hindu Academy

What is Dharma? Dharma does not mean religion – Most youngsters struggle to understand what it really means. Click...

Hindu temple now home to first consecrated idol, shrine in NW

The main priest, Satyanarayana Acharyulu Narayana (left) leads the purification ceremony as milk is poured on the main deity,...

Central Asia Thesis of Vedic Civilization: Vedic solution of Indo-European Homeland — TP Verma (2014)

The ancient connections of Vedic Civilization that is preserved in India to that of various nations in S E...

Birh anniversiry of Hindu’s Narsimha celebrated on 11th May as Vaisakha Suddha Chaturdasi

The birth place of Sri Rama is Ayodhya, of Krishna is Mathura. Other incarnations took place in other places....

Sewa International Awarded by Alief Independent School District

HOUSTON: On Tuesday, April 29, Sewa International was recognized by Alief Independent School District at their annual Business Partners...

Shiv Sena to retain Hindutva: Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai : Chief of the Shiv Sena Uddhav Thackeray said that since Hindutva is the face of India ,...

A proud moment for RSS’s Ambalal Koshti who first spotted Narendrabhai

GANDHINAGAR, MAY 16:  Ambalal Koshti, a 66-year-old Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker at the State headquarters in Ahmedabad, was a proud...

RSS would be happy to make suggestions to the new BJP government if requested

NAGPUR, India (AFP) – A grassroots Hindu nationalist group with ties to India’s incoming government said on Friday it...

I promise on this land of Lord Rama that I will fight corruption all my life-Amit Shah

On Sunday evening, young men on motorcycles wearing saffron bandannas and waving Bharatiya Janata Party flags sped through the...

It is the first time that BJP is the party has a majority on its own-Vinay Sahasrabuddhe,RSS

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) emphatic performance in the 16th Lok Sabha elections marks the start of the Narendra...

Hindu house vandalised, looted in Dinajpur, Bangladesh

Criminals vandalised and looted the house of a Hindu family at Harirampur Sahapara villageSome local influential people vandalised and...

Hindus voted for BJP, no muslim MP from UP

For the first time, Uttar Pradesh, which accounts for nearly 18 per cent of the Muslim population, has failed to...

Pak NA adopts resolution to protect Hindu’s holy places

Islamabad: Amid a series of attacks on temples in Pakistan, the National Assembly has adopted an unanimous resolution to...

Don’t deport Indian journalists, forum urges Pakistan

The visas of the two Indian journalists – based in Pakistan since August 2013 – expired in March, PIPFPD...

Asia Society exhibit spotlights Hindu deities

Bridget Bray, the Asia Society Texas Center’s new director of exhibitions, came home to Houston in February with more...

RSS back-up Hindu Nationalist Leader “Modi” with 40,000 shakhas (branches) across the country

In July 2000, the Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), a branch of the Sangh Parivar, gave a call for a “second freedom struggle” and exhorted...

Purely Hindu Organization RSS has changed the face of Indian democracy

In October 1947, soon after India became independent, Pakistani troops had reached the borders of Kashmir. All the efforts...

If BJP’s king, RSS’s Mohan Bhagwat the king-maker

Senior RSS leaders say the sarsangchalak is the sole mastermind of the grand stragegy to propel the party to power at...

Hindu Nationalist Party BJP all sets to form a new govt. with PM candidate “Modi”

Supporters of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), shower...

Secret of Hindu Nationalist Leader Narendra Modi’s fitness

There are many things fascinating about Narendra Modi, the man of the moment. He has come a long way...

Hindus urge Washington Redskins for name change

Hindus have urged Washington Redskins football team owner Daniel M. Snyder to think of changing its name as many...

Hindu’s holy city Varanasi’s vote could change art and politics in India forever

In 2010, Riyas Komu had an interesting experience in Johannesburg, while waiting for Nelson Mandela to arrive before the...

Hindu temple consecrated in Bothell

BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) — When yellow-robed priests pulled back the burgundy curtain of a shrine inside the Hindu Temple...

Qaisar linked to killing of 108 people, monstly Hindus

Syed Mohammad Qaisar along with his cohorts and the Pakistani army had launched a synchronised attack on 22 villages...

Protestors lambast Congress govt for ‘anti-Hindu’ policies in Mangalore

Mangalore, May 12: “We take pride in being Hindus. The Congressmen belonging to Hindu community never call themselves as...

IRCTC starts tourist train from Chennai to Nepal to connect Hindus pilgrimage destinations

KOLKATA: After offering tour packages to popular destinations like Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia, IRCTC has launched a tourist train...

Hindu festival Thrissur Pooram in Kerela

The view from my window at “Lake View Home Stay” in Kerala One is writing this from one’s homestay...

Bhagwad Gita in mirror image – Piyush Goel

  Piyush Goel has written Bhagwad Gita in mirror image. Who was he motivated to take upon such an unique...

Hindutva’s other half

The Rashtra Sevika Samiti, female counterpart of the RSS, has been mobilising Hindu women to reconstruct the nation for...

The world’s most spectacular spiritual sites of Hindus

This Tibetan peak is considered sacred by four different religions — Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Bönn. Tantric Buddhists believe...

Houston Exhibits Hindu Gods

It includes nearly 60 images; including Vishnu, Sarasvati, Laxmi and Shiva; in drawings, digital works, photographs and modern chromolithographs;...

4th Hindu Youth Awards in Houston

HOUSTON: Seven Hindu youth received awards for their outstanding services at the 4th Hindu youth awards banquet in Houston...

Establishing a scientific basis for Hindu’s meditation

Meditation has been used for centuries in Eastern cultures, primarily as a religious practice tied to Buddhism and Hinduism....

Modi’s biographers say he’s equal part Hindutva, development 

Come May 16, Narendra Modi’s fate will be sealed one way or another. He has declared that he will...

Sangh Parivar and new agenda for governance 

In a historical turn, an ideological organisation derided to the extent of illegitimacy has re-emerged as a potential ruling...

Hindu Nationalist Leader “Modi” must deliver on Ram temple: RSS leader

A senior ideologue of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) says he expects a government headed by Narendra Modi to...

Defending Hinduism’s Philosophical Unity

It is one of the most inevitable facts of political life that when a nation enters the rank of a Great...

Hindu’s bindis make a statement

Renowned contemporary artist Bharti Kher says she has the extraordinary privilege of being a woman in India — a...

Hindu Nationalist Leader “Modi” can’t be blamed for Assam violence: Shiv Sena

MUMBAI: Shiv Sena on Monday slammed the Congress for holding Narendra Modi responsible for the violence in Assam, saying...

India’s new Hinduism is about order

Indians love premature celebrations almost as much as they seem to like disappointment. Witness any cricket world cup in...

Intellectuals writes letter to BJP PM Candidate Narendra Modi for setting up Hindu University at Puri

Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Puri: Odia Intellectuals urge BJP Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi to set up Hindu University...

Hindu house vandalised, looted in Dinajpur, Bangladesh

Criminals vandalised and looted the house of a Hindu family at Harirampur Sahapara village in Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur...

Sikh Temple in Las Vegas honors Hindu Statesman RAJAN ZED‏

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed was honored with a siropa (robe of honor) on May...

Women in Hinduism, looks lyk all in one

Nisha Pahuja’s documentary The World Before Her, slotted for a 25 April release by PVR, will now hit cinemas...

Hindu Leader “Yogi Adityanath” is always for Hindutva favour

GORAKHPUR: An anxious crowd waited at theadministrative office of BJP’s Gorakhpur candidate Yogi Adityanath at 8am. The saffron influence was visible all...

Pravin Togadia says country needs ‘Bharat model of development’, announces a ‘Hindu Helpline’

VHP international president Pravin Togadia on Monday said the country needs “Bharat model” of development. “We want a Bharat...

Hindu & Hindutva: Name & Nationalism – Swami Vigyananand

   FREE DOWNLOADABLE PDF WEB LINK BELOW Origin of Hindu Name & Hindutva Worldview – Presentation by Swami Vigyananand...

Mangalore braces itself for Hindutva forces’ massive rally

Mangalore: The calm of the city is under strain as Hindutva activists in the city like Vishwa Hindu Parishad,...

Modi will move India closer to Japan and China, US expert on Sangh Parivar says

Some 27 years after it was first published, Dr Walter Andersen‘s book The Brotherhood of Saffron, co-authored with Shridhar Damle, remains the...

Hindu community protest against religious extremism in Sindh

AHR Organization arranged a protest against religious extremism Karachi press club. They demand from the government construction of temples...

The meaninglessness of rituals

Many people ask me the meaning of a ritual: why do young people touch the feet of elders, why...

Devout Hindus converge at Meenakshi temple in Madurai to witness celestial wedding of deities May 11, 1:18 pm

Madurai, May 11 (ANI): Thousands of devout Hindus and even tourists thronged the famous Meenakshi temple at Madurai in...

India Hindus See Post-Election Awakening

CAIRO — As the India five-week elections come to a final leg, supporters of a Hindu nationalist group, which...

Kerala celebrates Hindu’s festival Pooram

Artisans in Kerala are burning midnight oil to weave colourful ornaments and parasols to adorn the tuskers for the...

Indian election front-runner Hindu Nationalist Leader “Modi” could curb beef exports

India’s main Hindu nationalist party says it plans to clamp down on beef exports if it takes power after...

Hindu Rights Movement demands return, rehab of religious places

PESHAWAR – The Hindu Rights Movement has demanded of the government to take early steps for return and rehabilitation...

First Afghan Hindu appointed Afghanistan’s special envoy

A Hindu Afghan was was for the first time appointed as the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan....


Sacred Mothers To Celebrate An Interfaith Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate mother goddesses and sacred mothers from different faiths. These holy and...

Hindu Temple of Canton health fair draws hundreds

Hindu Temple of Canton leaders, inspired after their spring health fair delivered free care to hundreds of people, already...

My Hindutva agenda will not change: Yogi Adityanath 

Gorakhpur, May 8: For firebrand BJP leader Yogi Adityanath, Hindutva and development complement each other and the sitting MP...

Can’t talk to Pak as long as bombs blast, guns blaze: Hindu Nationalist Leader “Modi”

The BJP’s PM candidate, Narendra Modi, ruled out having talks with nuclear neighbour Pakistan as long as acts of terror from...

Pakistan’s Hindu minorities face surge of violence

(A member of the Hindu community holds a damaged statue inside a temple that was attacked in Larkana, located...

Hindus face surge of violence in Pakistan

All of Pakistan’s minorities — Hindus, Christians, Ahmadis and even Shia Muslims — feel that the state fails to...

Last rites performed by girl rare in Hinduism, it’s pre-decided here in case of Nirmala Deshpande

She had already declared that, in case of her death, the last rites would be performed by a girl from her...

My Hindutva agenda will not change: Yogi Adityanath

Gorakhpur:  For firebrand BJP leader Yogi Adityanath, Hindutva and development complement each other and the sitting MP from Gorakhpur is harping...

Hindu’s Temple sessions help to teach the teachers

Montgomery County teachers got the chance this April to delve into Sikhism and Hinduism — two religions that some...

INDIAN SECULARISM IS NOT SECULAR: MARIA WIRTH

For years I did not know what opportunities to practice equanimity I had missed, till I finally got a...

Minorities in Pakistan face surge of violence

The mob arrived at around midnight, brandishing clubs. They smashed statues, looted gold artefacts and then set the Hindu temple in Pakistan...

Bali Government to Pay for Hindu Priests’ Insurance

DENPASAR, BALI, May 5, 2014 (The Bali Daily): Starting this year, the provincial administration will pay for the enrollment and participation...

Hinduism as I Have Known It

Hinduism: The dominant religion of India that emphasizes dharma with its resulting ritualand social observances, and often mystical contemplation...

Buds, leaves and other parts of the Mango’s tree are of spiritual importance in Hinduism

Mango is regarded as the ‘King Of Fruits’. People wait eagerly to taste this juicy and tasty fruit throughout...

The New Hindu Toolbox

“For the last year I have been working on a project that is finally ready for you! I noticed...

Making Hinduism A World Religion: Before and After Swami Vivekananda

We have today the privilege of sharing with you a special mail, containing the main issues of a lecture(Swami...

Muslims Attack Hindus In Bloodthirsty Rampage Claiming Someone Defamed Their Idol Mo.

Locals and police said teachers and students of eight madrasas in the upazila led the Sunday attacks on Hindus...

Hindu housholds, temple attacked in Bangladesh

An around 3,000-strong mob attacked Hindu households and a temple in Bangladesh’s Comilla district, media reported Monday. The attacks...

Shiv Sena slams Congress for charge against Hindu Nationalist Leader “Modi”

The Shiv Sena on Monday slammed the Congress for holding the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi responsible for...

Balinese Hindus welcomed New Year Saka 1936 with Hindu prayer and worship including a traditional dance

BELGIUM, March 31, 2014 (Metrobali): Hundreds of expatriate Balinese Hindus living in the EU (and their European friends and...

Hindu Dharma offers much more than any other religion

Albert Einstein’s quote is very significant for everyone, especially, Hindus. He was neither born a Hindu nor did he...

Hindus unite against conversion attempts at Jite, Dist. Raigad

Jite (Dist. Raigad) : A meeting was arranged by alert Hindus to oppose conspiracy of their conversion hatched by Christian missionaries in the name of...

Hindus should shake off their slavish mentality and unite for removing names of invaders’

New Delhi : Name of Hindu-hater Aurangzeb who threw Hindus’ young children in the air and instructed his soldiers...

California’s Reedley City Council opening with Hindu prayer 1st time in 100 years

Reedley City Council in California (USA), which celebrated 100th anniversary of its incorporation in 2013, will have its first...

Significance Of Hindu’s Temple Bells

The sound of a bell is considered auspicious in many cultures around the world. Bells are also significant in...

New Hindu Temple in the Twin Cities Almost Complete

BLOOMINGTON- Those who practice Hinduism will soon have a new place to worship in the Twin cities. Hundreds of...

Berbice Hindu Society inaugurates mandir at New Amsterdam

The Berbice Hindu Society yesterday commissioned a mandir at Gay Park, Greater New Amsterdam, Berbice. The Government Infor-mation Agency...

Only Hindu’s cremation ground faces neglect in Pak

LAHORE: Lahore’s only Hindu and Sikh cremation ground, spread over an expanse of 34 kanals and located near Babu...

First recorded words on Gramophone were in Sanskrit and on the Vedas

HMV had once published a pamphlet giving the history of gramophone record. Gramophone was invented by Thomas Alva Edison...


Supreme God within Hinduism – Lord SHIVA

New Delhi: Lord Shiva is considered the Supreme God within Hinduism. In other branches of Hinduism such as in...

Hinduism stages of life in attaining the four pursuits

The word ‘āshram’ (आश्रम) has been derived from the root ‘shram’ (श्रम्) which means to make efforts. The meaning...

Interfaith group ‘worried’ that ex-judge can have such ‘racist’ views against Hindus

KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — An interfaith group expressed shock today at the “racist” views of a former high-ranking...

Belief in the afterlife varies by Hinduism

Since the beginning of mankind’s story, there has been belief in life after death. This is testified to in...

Esoteric Hinduism And The Numinous: An Interview With Craig Williams

A long-time practitioner of Hinduism, Vedic Astrology, esotericism, Tantra, and Ayurvedic medicine, Craig Williams has been warded title of...

Hindu Nationalist Leader “Modi” raise Hindu migration issue

Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime-ministerial candidate Narendra Modi yesterday raised the issue of “illegal migration” from Bangladesh during his election...

Now wave turn to Hindu Nationalist Leader “Modi” directly

From a distance, the scene is as colourful as any in India. Men dressed as Hindu deities, with tinsel...

Temple a ‘dream’ for Twin City Indian residents

BLOOMINGTON — Just 48 hours before grand opening ceremonies, the Twin Cities’ new Hindu temple was abuzz with the...

Sacred Cow and Bull Get Married in Lavish Hindu Wedding

An unusual wedding ceremony was held in India on Monday, April 14, when a cow and a bull have...

Global Hindu Conference 2014 to Host Seminars on Hindu Historiography

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, April 17, 2014 (Press Release): Two major seminars on subjects that impact the global Hindu community...

Indian imprint on Faith in Hinduism

Showcase For the first time, the cream of treasures have been gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in...

Hindu’s Sai Sandhya organised by social worker, Sanjeev Mehta

New Delhi (Dilshad Garden) – On the occasion of annual function of a religious organization, social worker Shree Sanjeev...

Hindus celebrated Shree Hanuman Jayanti worldwide

New Delhi (Kamla Nagar) – Worldwide Hindus celebrated Shree Hanuman Jayanti festival. On Hanuman Jayanti, a huge Shree Sundarkand...

Hindu spirituality – a great help for the elderly

I’m sure you’ve seen pictures of happy retirees enjoying themselves in an exotic faraway place, or enjoying a comfortable...

Shakuntala: from Mahabharata, with love in Hinduism

KARACHI: Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics from ancient India, andShakuntala is a small, but significant part of it....

Indian imprint on Faith in Hinduism

For the first time, the cream of treasures have been gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New...

Ganga (cow) & Parkash (bull) married as per Hindu Ceremony, thousands of villagers participated

Unique wedding was planned to save the state’s harvest from ‘natural disaster’ caused by heavy rain Thousands of farmers...


Vedas are considered Supreme in Hinduism

The fundamental principle of Hinduism is that root of sorrow lies in ignorance (Avidya). And remedy is wisdom (Vidya)....

Hinduism in Indonesia

Hinduism is the third-largest religion in Indonesia. Currently, around 1.7 percent of the Indonesian population adheres to Hinduism, which in absolute terms...

Hindu’s Spiritual Practice and Shri Hanuman upasana (Maruti)

Introduction Deity Hanumān (Māruti) has intense desire to attain Shrīrām. This means attaining His grace. The same desire is present in every human’s...

The Holy Cow In Not Too Holy Land: Col NN Bhatia

The Holy Cow In Not Too Holy Land All my life, I have loved cow milk, curd, lassi, chach,...

Essence of Hindu’s holy Ved-Puranas

All the three sacred epics of Hinduism (the Ramayanam, the Bharatam and the Bhagavatam) deal with the main concept,...

Culture of Hindu’s

  Hindu culture opens doors to spirituality, whose goal is moksha – Self Realization. Ancient saints created concepts in...

VHP congratulates Supreme Court for banishing homosexuality as ‘imported disease’

A right-wing Hindu group in India has congratulated the Supreme Court for its “historic”, decision to reinstate a ban...

Sitting act of meditation in Hinduism

Many people miscomprehend the meaning of “meditation.” There is the assumption that meditation enables humans to “find themselves” or...

India’s Modi: Hindu nationalist tipped to be PM

The rise of one of India’s most polarising figures even split his own party, where worries about his controversial...

Hindu nationalism set to take over the world’s biggest democracy

“The world’s biggest democratic exercise gets under way on Monday. If the pundits are right, Narendra Modi, leader of...

Buddhism as Simplified, Modified Hinduism

Buddhism as Simplified, Modified Hinduism Now-a-days, many in the West, and particularly most of the intellectuals in the United...


Hinduism – Sanatan Dharm

Hinduism is a modern term, but it represents the ancient most living thought and culture of the world. The...

Yoga – Hindu tradition : The Art of Transformation

When you hear the word yoga, your thoughts might turn to scenes of Indian yogis engaged in mystical rites,...

Authentic English Translations of Vedas

Dear seekers of truth, Namaste. We at Pt Lekhram Vedic Mission are pleased to inform you that we have...

Nepal will be ‘Hindu state’ if Modi takes power: Vishwa Hindu Parishad

Kathmandu: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ashok Singhal Tuesday said that Nepal will turn into a Hindu state if...

Hinduism oldest religion of the world

Hinduism is one of the most ancient religions. The essential foundation of this religion rests on the oneness of...

Knowing the essence of Hinduism

Hinduism, in its real essence, is a way of life in which cause of suffering is regarded as the spiritualignorance or ‘avidya’ which...

Seminar: Hinduism-Christianity Comparative Religion Series – April 26th-27th, San Jose, CA

  Hinduism-Christianity Comparative Religion Series  Call for Papers  Seminar “Building Competencies for a Deeper Hindu-Christian Dialogue” PDF ATTACHMENT BELOW...

Hindu Vs Secular Model of Development: Sandeep Singh

Hindu Vs Secular Model of Development Today Mahatma Gandhi’s value is not worth the currency notes which carry his...

Forum For Hindu Awakening Greetings of Shri Ram Navami

As per the Hindu calendar, from Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada to Chaitra Purnima, the Shreeram principle is most active in the universe. Chaitra...

Transcendental Meditation : Hindu-based movement in US

Transcendental Meditation is a Hindu-based movement that finds popularity in the United States. Other offshoots of Hinduism increasing in...

Coloring book of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, support Hinduism

A while back someone from www.coloringhindugods.com sent me a review copy of their coloring book of Hindu Gods and...

Hinduism, oldest religion in the world

Hinduism is a term that refers to the diverse religious and cultural traditions of ‘Vedas’. Hinduism is possibly the...

The Value Of Bhajan (In Euro)

THE VALUE OF BHAJAN (IN EURO) During Navaratra season, there are many opportunities to attend a bhajan session in India....

Invitation: Seminar on Developing Hindu Historiography and History, April 26th-27th, San Jose, CA

CALL FOR PAPERS (PDF LINK BELOW) GHC 2014 – Call for Papers – Hindu Historiography v2 Please find attached...

VHPA wishes you a Happy and Healthy New Year – Gudi Padwa, Yugaadi, Puthandu, Baisakhi, Varsha Pratipada

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year Kaliyuga 5116 Varsha Pratipada, Yugadi, Gudi Padwa, Baisakhi, Nav Reh, Cheti...

UGADI – THE HINDU NEW YEAR (Significance – Customs & Traditions)

Ugadi significance… Ugadi is basically a Hindu festival signifying the time element of the Universe celebrated as a New...

World Hindu News wishes you a very happy & prosperous Hindu New Year

World Hindu News wishes you a very happy & prosperous Hindu New Year i.e. Vikram Samwatsar 2070-71.  On this...

The Brahman : Superior one according to Hindu “Sruti” literature

Out of four major castes in Hinduism, human made Brahman caste is superior one according to Hindu “Sruti” literature....

“Hindus are happier than most people of many other religions”

George Harrison once said, “Through Hinduism Ifeel a better person. I just got happier and happier.” There are many...

GREETINGS OF GUDI PADWA – HINDU NEWS YEAR – VIKRAM SAMWATSAR 2071

Gudi Padwa 2014: The Holy festival which marks the beginning of the New Year, new month and new day...

Invoking The Goddess’ Exhibit Celebrates Pattini-Kannaki, Sri Lanka’s Shared Hindu-Buddhist Deity

Hindus and Buddhists in Sri Lanka may have been divided through political strife over the years, but they have...

“Rang de Holi!” Hindu’s festival celebration marks end of winter

Members of the Hindu Center of Charlotte celebrated Holi – the ancient festival of colors and spring on Sunday....

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed to speak about Hinduism

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will speak and answer questions about Hinduism on Friday, March 21, in...

Twenty Years Celebration of Hinduism Radio Program

HOUSTON: Voice of Sanatan Hinduism Radio program has now completed 20 years of broadcasting. Looking back to the past...

In Pics: Project ‘OM Ashram’, in the shape of the ancient Sanskrit symbol OM

Central building of this large complex, is constructed in the shape of the ancient Sanskrit symbol OM. The sound...

India’s Festival Of Colors Gets An Early Start In Villages All Over The Country

Brightly colored powders are flying across India as 2014 Holi celebrations begin. Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors, doesn’t...

Hindu’s Shiva and Parvati festival Gangaur, specially by ladies

Gangaur is one of the most important festivals in Hinduism. It is a colourful festival which is widely celebrated...

Evolution of Hinduism in Indian history

Hinduism is often regarded as the oldest religion in the world, with roots tracing back to prehistoric times,[over 5,000...

“There’s no such thing as conversion in Hinduism, you are already Hindu.”

I go back and forth on whether I call myself a convert, sometimes depending on the circumstance. The truth is that...

Signs Of Death In Hinduism according to Shiva Purana

The idea of death always seems scary. Yet death is an undeniable fact of human life. What has been...

Hindu synthesis and smriti

  Due to its presence in the Mahabharata, the Bhagavad Gita is classified as a Smṛiti Kannan text or...

10 Famous hill top Shakti Temples in India

New Delhi: The Shakti Peeth is a place of worship consecrated to the goddess Shakti or Sati, the female...

Idea of Hinduism by Dr Karan Singh

  Dr Karan Singh is one of the most significant exponent and interpreters of the essence of Hindu philosophy....

Worship of Goddess Sita is much important in Hindu women

In Hinduism, Sita is the consort of Rama, who is the eighth incarnation of Vishnu Vishnu is the sustainer...

Musings on Hindutva

In the past decade, Hindutva and Hindutvadis have come under a lot of fire. This write-up is an attempt to...

Significance of Holi, Hindu’s biggest festival of colours

New Delhi : Holi – the festival of colors – is undoubtedly the most fun-filled and boisterous of Hindu...

Dozens attend seminar to hear about “Hinduism”

CLINTON — Approximately 100 people came to St. Boniface Center on Tuesday to hear about the world’s oldest religion....

Amazing Divine facts about Hindu Temples Of India.

India is a land of diversity. India is a land of varied cultures. India is a land of festivals....

Ancient History of Hinduism

In ancient India, after the Vedic came Brahmanic era. This Brahmanic era could be divided in two different periods....

Painting the town red (and green, and purple): Exquisite pictures from Holi, the world’s most colourful festival

These amazing photographs give a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘painting the town red’. Hindu men and women...

Why Hindus Worship Idols? 

The practice of idol worship among Hindus has been a subject of debate and misinterpretation over the centuries. Idol...

Spiritiual Life – the festival of Mahashivratri

On February 27, Hindus all over the world celebrated the festival of Mahashivratri or the “great Shiva night”. Shiva...

The Meaning of Life in Hinduism and Buddhism (Routledge Library Editions: Buddhism) (Volume 16)

Originally published in 1952.   This volume, by discussing significant insights of Hinduism and Buddhism, answers the question “What...

Divine Discourse on Women in Hinduism

There is a misunderstanding that women were suppressed in Hinduism without independence. People quote Manusmruti in this context, which...

Book Coming Soon: The New Hindu Toolkit

I’ve mentioned now and then that I’m working on a new book and now it is almost ready to be released....

The World Before Her – Hindu women’s history

Netflix recommended this documentary to me about beauty contests in India: The World Before Her. It juxtaposes girls in India getting ready for a...

Hindu deities

Hinduism is the dominant religion of the Indian subcontinent. It comprises three major traditions, Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Shaktism,whose followers...

Buddha’s birth and the Hindu tradition

  NORMAN — How do you reflect upon the birth of the Buddha into a Hindu family?   Lama...

“Hindu Ratna-2014” announced; Hindu Help Line launches ‘OJASWINI’

Mumbai, March 1, 2014: In a simple function in Mumbai, Hindu Helpline celebrated its 3rd Anniversary. To help Hindus...

Book on former RSS Sarasanghachalak Rajju Bhaiyya released in Mumbai

MUMBAI: RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat released a book on former RSS chief, the late Prof Rajendra Sinh alias Rajju Bhaiyya, at a...

It’s Hinduism

The cow is considered sacred. Hindus therefore avoid eating beef. Some Hindus are vegetarian and do not eat meat,...

Kanchi Shankaracharya blesses ‘Hindu Rashtra’ granth by HJS

On 2.3.2014, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti activists went to Sankaralayam in Chennai to have darshan of Kanchi Kamakoti Sri Jayendra...

Handbook of Hinduism

Of all the religions in India, Hinduism, surely, is the most misunderstood. But that is only to be expected....

Scientific health analysis supports Hindu spiritual practice like chanting, meditation, pranayam, Yoga

Mumbai : It has been proved by research that, the strength of the heart of warkaris travelling on foot from Alandi to...

Hindu group decries ‘misuse’ of Swastikas in a war-era building

London : Swastikas carved into the walls of a county hall building in a small town in the east...

Hindu saint & CIA duty

The director of a reputed cultural institution based in Chennai narrated this interesting encounter she had with an American...

Hinduism – a way of life

Hinduism cannot be neatly slotted into any particular belief system. Unlike other religions, Hinduism is a way of life,...

“Hinduism – one of greatest religion of the world, people should learn from it – Sri Lankan President

Now the West want to know about the Hindu way of life, ancient Hindu art of living ,its wisdom...

Hinduism: Oldest Religion in the World

Hindu mythology is the large body of traditional narratives related to Hinduism, notably as contained in Sanskrit literature, such...

Shivrarti is around, get Shaivism-literate: ABC of Shaivism – Dr. Lalit kishore

Shaivism is a widely followed sect of Hinduism, which reveres god Shiva as the ‘Supreme being who is All...

Hindu Hospitality

When I told you about the Mormon girls coming to visit us, I mentioned Hindu hospitality off-hand and I...

What to do on a Shivratri day?

  Shivratri is the day when rituals and worship are given more importance. There is no fun or merrymaking...

Maha Shivaratri 2014: The Great Night Of Lord Shiva (PHOTOS, BHAJANS)

Maha Shivaratri (also Shivratri) is celebrated on February 27, 2014, by Hindus all over the world. This festival glorifies...

Following a holy path

Dressed in white Balinese attire, more than 120 devotee couples underwent the pewintenan gana wisesa ritual recently at Silayukti...


Hindutva is indicative more of the way of life of the Indian people – Maria Wirth

“Hindutva is indicative more of the way of life of the Indian people. …Considering Hindutva as hostile, inimical, or...

Ganges River: Holy Site for Hinduism

Hinduism is probably the world’s oldest religion, and its history and the history of the Indian subcontinent are conjoined,...

When Do Hindus Worship Lord Ganesha?

In Hinduism, Ganesh is an elephant headed god who is known as the remover of obstacles. He is also...

Hindu’s Holy Amarnath Yatra starts from 28th June, 2014

The Holy Amarnath Yatra 2014 dates have been announced. The 44 day Yatra would commence on 28th June, an...

Nothing New or Alternativ​e in Doniger’s “Linga”, her “narrative of religion”

For Hinduism studies, the 21st century opens with an audacious tome by Wendy Doniger, “The Hindus An Alternative History”,...

Some observations on Medieval India, History textbook for Class VII by Romila Thapar

Some observations on “Medieval India,” History textbook for Class VII by Romila Thapar. (Relevant also for “Medieval India,” History...

Does Hinduism connive at corruption?

In his recent book titled, Chanakya’s New Manifesto: To Resolve the Crisis within India, Pavan Varma comes up with...

Hindus: Gods, Reincarnation, Karma – A Western Perspective

  Not religious folks ourselves, we’ve got a pretty open mind when it comes to religion. I tend to...

Book review “”Kashmir – Hindu Shrines”

“BOOK REVIEW BY – Pt. T.N.Dhar ‘Kundan’ At the outset I must congratulate Shri Gadoo for writing this book...

A graphic Hinduism novel in defence of Dharma

|| YADA YADA HI DHARMASYA GLANIRBHAVATI BHARATA || || ABHYUTTANAM ADHARMASYA TADAATMANAAM SRUJAMYAHAM || O Bharata, whenever there is...

Time for Hindus to reconnect with their roots

The irony of being a Hindu God in Modern India. In my frequent visits to countries around the world,...

Hinduism is no fossil fuel, it’s a renewable resource

The controversy unleashed by Penguin’s decision to withdraw Professor Wendy Doniger’s book, The Hindus: An Alternative History, from circulation...

Blessings by H.H. Dr. Swami Ramvilasdas Vedantji Maharaj to Hindu Janajagruti Samiti

Possibility of establishing a Hindu Rashtra only under the leadership of sages-saints giving directions ! – H.H. Dr. Swami...


The Academic Study of Hinduism: An Alternative Future

While censorship of any kind is problematic, it is also nothing new to religious communities or even to communities...

Into India— Part Three

Hinduism is of course a form of polytheism, rather like Mormonism. It involved a belief in multiple deities, and in...

Celebrate Parents Worship Day instead of Valentine’s Day on 14th of February !

Param Pujya Sant Shree Asharam Ji Bapu conceived the idea of ‘Matru-Pitru Pujan Diwas’ after he saw a widespread...

Personal Stories of Hindu Gurus

A tradition that encourages complete devotion and worship of a human teacher is ripe for exploitation. I believe in...

Adi Sankaracarya and Hindu Renaissance

Samkar is one of the greatest thinkers in the history of the world. He is the unrivalled propounder of...

The Hindu God Considered the Creator of the World

The three main gods of the Hindu pantheon are Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. While followers of the latter two...

Hindu worship Goddess Saraswati on the auspicious day of Vasant Panchami

Panchami or Basant Panchami is celebrated every year on the fifth day of Hindi month of Magha. Vasant means...

Remembering Goddess of Learning

HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE KATHMANDU: Shreepanchami, also known as Basanta Panchami or Saraswati Puja, a remarkable day for every student,...

The Two Principles of Hinduism That Connect the Divine to This World

The two Hindu principles that connect the divine to this world are karma and dharma. Both are linked to...

Millions of devout Hindus take a dip in Ganges on ‘No Moon day’

Hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees took a silent dip in the sacred waters of the river Ganges in...


Smithsonian’s Yoga: The Art of Transformation Brings to Light Yoga’s Hindu Roots… Almost

The much hyped Smithsonian exhibit, Yoga: The Art of Transformation, is packing up to move from its primary residence in...

In Pics: Eve of Mauni Amavasya Bath festival

It is believed that the water of the most sacred and holy river in Hinduism, the Ganga Source: Demotix

World Religions: Hinduism

World Religions: Hinduism “Hinduism is the religion of the majority of people in India and Nepal. It also exists...

Thoughts about Hinduism

Finally I’m going to write this text about Hinduism, which I’ve attempted to write so many times before but...

Buddhist Beliefs Influenced by Hinduism

Hinduism predates Buddhism by two millennia and is the substrate from which Buddhism emerged. Buddha himself was born a...

Creation of Heaven & Earth in Hinduism

Hinduism is unique among major world religions in that its teachings, founders and sacred texts are not set in...

“Sakat Chauth: Hindu Vrat observed on 19th January, 2014 “

Sakat Chauth is coming closer. According to Hindu calendar, the Sakat Chauth will be observed on 19th January, 2014....

Changing Mindset Of Hindus:Dr.Babu Suseelan

Our Rishis, Acharayas have succeeded in giving an unusually rich and illuminating picture of rational thinking on man, nature...

Hinduism Fast Facts: CNN Library

(CNN) — Here’s a look at what you need to know about Hinduism, the third largest religion after Christianity and...

Did The Hindu Pandavas Use Justifiable Means To Win The War? – Nirmal Laungani

Hinduism allows freedom and liberty to all well wishers and critics to raise doubts and questions. At the same...

Hinduism and Premarital Sex

In a recent judgment, a Delhi Sessions Court judge ruled that premarital sex is “immoral” and against the “tenets of...

The Hindu God Shiva, Known as the Destroyer of Evil & Ignorance

In the Hindu trimurti, or three faces of God, Brahma is the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the...

Indian English Media, Hinduism and Hindu Org: Dr. Rajnikant Lahri

Thomas Babington Maculae, in Feb. 1855, had said that a single shelf of a good European library was worth...

The word Hindu was used initially to describe the people of India; it was never used to describe religion

Swami Vivekananda has explained it in “Rebuild India” that, mind  represents Brahman, Arms the Kshatriya, Abdomen the Vaishya and legs...

Article -Transformation of Shiva Linga: Brij Bhushan Dubey

In Pre-Historic period dating back to 2ndMillenniumBCE devotees asked Rishi Atharvana the co-author of Atharveda, where is God and...

Celebrating Hindu festival Makar Sankranti

The Sun is considered one of the most important deities in Hinduism.  According to Vedic Astrology, the Sun moves...

Evolving Gender Roles in the Vedas

By contributing writer Nimai Agarwal for KidSpirit’s The Soul of Gender issue. For those who don’t know, the Vedas are ancient...

Swami Vivekananda and the Dalai Lama: where two divine minds meet

India is celebrating the 150 birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, one of the greatest exponents of Hinduism, the bridge...

Super power of sacred Hindu Gayatri mantra in ZeNLP

There is a Zen story about a poor man walking through the woods reflecting upon his many troubles. He...

Know interesting facts about Gayatri Mantra, the holiest Hindu hymn

New Delhi: Gayatri mantra is the holiest hymn in Hinduism recited by millions of Hindus every day. It is repeated...

Significances of the Lotus According to the Hinduism

The lotus of India, known as Nelumbo nucifera to botanists and as padma in Sanskrit, is one of the...

The Anniversary Death Ritual of Hinduism

Hindus traditionally memorialize the dead with a yearly death ritual known as the shraddha ceremony. Shraddha, coming from a...

The Art of Enjoying Life with values of Hinduism

In Hinduism, appreciation of life is viewed as an art one learns through maturity of thought and experience. In...

The Saints & Sages of Hinduism

In Hindu culture, there is no formal process to recognize a person as a saint. Saints can be any...

Doctors want Kerala govt to include ayurveda in state E-health programme

Even as the government of Kerala is busy preparing an E-Health Programme to bring all health related information of...

New Book Defends Hinduism’s Philosophical Unity – Indra’s Net

It is fashionable among intellectuals to assert that Dharma traditions lacked any semblance of unity before the British period,...

Lord Indra’s Jeweled Net of Synchronicity

“Throughout the universe there’s a network of wires stretching to infinity. The horizontal wires are placed in space; the...

Hindu Scriptures

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Hindu Chakras, Nature, Worship and Family life & Culture

The Chakras The Nature Of Hinduism How Hindus Worship Family Life And Culture A Hindu Primer Source: Hinduismtoday.com


Who Leads the Hindus in Worship?

By Errol Manguso, Demand Media Although Hindus primarily worship individually, some Hindu services are led by a pujari (trained...

Amazing facts about Hinduism

It’s The Third Largest Religion Hinduism is a fabulous religion as well as the world’s third largest religion, with...

What Is Karma?

By Joseph Castro: Karma, a Sanskrit word that roughly translates to “action,” is a core concept in some Eastern...

Is it Hindu to be homophobic?

Following the Supreme Court judgment upholdingIPC Section 377, I was invited by a few regional TV channels to speak on the...

Sanrkrit Slokas from the Hindu scriptures for a ‘giant of history’

Over 100 world leaders, including President Pranab Mukherjee and US President Barack Obama, came here on Tuesday in an...

Foreign Devotees Enjoy Hindu Maha Kumbh with Yoga

Maha Kumbh is one of the main fairs of Hinduism and is mainly celebrated by Hindus. But now, its...

15 Great thoughts by Towering Hindu Intellectual Chanakya

15 GREAT THOUGHTS BY CHANAKYA 1) “Learn from the mistakes of others… you can’t live long enough to make...

The Meaning of OM (AUM)

This is what we hear about OM: The past, the present and the future are OM, And That beyond these three is...

Comparative Religion 101

MANCHESTER – A group of Burr and Burton students came away a first hand look at four different major...

Actions, Maya and the Ultimate Reality

People today have a deep misconception about the scriptures like Veda and Gita. They assume that ‘Maya’ means that...

What Spiritual Practices Do Hinduism & Buddhism Share?

Buddhism and Hinduism were both born on the Indian subcontinent and share many spiritual practices and goals. There are...

Control of Hindu Temples and Temple Funds

Control of Hindu Temples and Temple Funds This deserves a very wide circulation ? A Foreign writer opens our...

Opinion: Hindu Monotheism

By Ajay Nemade Hindu monotheism is very interesting and attractive subject. Hindu Monotheism is far different from Judaist (abrahmic)...

Does Monotheism Kill Spirituality?

By Ajay Nemade Monotheist says, “God is one, my God is true and your God is false”. This kills...

Where Can We Find Hanuman?

By Rajesh Patel At one point in the Ramayana, Indrajit (Ravana’s eldest son) launched a massive attack against a...

Remembering Arumuga Navalar : One of the Great Defender Of Hinduism

If we think about why we are still Hindus today, enjoying an unbroken connection and continuity with our ancient...


Hindu Quiz on Holy Forests

(Vanam, Aranya are the Sanskrit words for Forest/Jungle) 1.What is the name of the forest that was burnt down...

What Is a Special Holy Site for Hinduism?

Hinduism is probably the world’s oldest religion, and its history and the history of the Indian subcontinent are conjoined,...

Brill’s Encyclopedia Of Hinduism Released in Europe

Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism is part of the Handbook of Oriental Studies, Section 2: South Asia (HO2), which publishes scholarly...



Harvard scientists have proof yoga, meditation work

Scientists are getting close to proving what yogishave held to be true for centuries — yoga andmeditation can ward off stress and disease. John Denninger,...

American Images of India : Myth and Reality

American images of India: Myth and Reality   Despite the best efforts of a multitude of Indian scholars, Indian...

The True Meaning Of Renunciation According To Hinduism

In Hinduism renunciation or sanyasa is the true mark of spiritual life. It is is believed to be the...

Advaita discards both concepts of misery and happiness in the ultimate standpoint of non-duality

Buddhism says:~ All things are illusory,  and noting exists.  However, Advaita avers that it is not so.  It says that...

Significance Of Cow Dung In Hinduism

Millions of Hindus worship and revere cows. It is one of the animals which is considered sacred in Hinduism....

Powers of Maha Vishnu

The Annual Festival of Colombo Modera Arul Migu Pathmavathy Sri Venkadeswara Maha Vishnu Temple was held recently. Maha Vishnu...

How Hindus can unite ?

The common language of Hinduism must depart from the dominance of Shankaran Advaita  Amidst the globalization of diverse philosophies,...

Hinduism Fast Facts

(CNN) – Here’s a look at what you need to know about Hinduism, the third largest religion after Christianity...

Hinduism and Idol worship

Idolatry does not find any support from Vedas. In chapter 32 of Yajurveda it has been said that God...

Academic Hinduphobia

The sixth-grade classroom in America has become the battle ground for geo-politically charged fights where the anti-Hindu biases of...

Hell & Heaven in Hinduism

Hinduism, like many religions, believes in a hell and heaven. Hindu descriptions of these two planes are somewhat similar...

Significance Of The Sacred Thread In Hinduism

Wearing the sacred thread or the ‘Janeu’ is one of the most important rites de passage for Hindus. This...

Hinduism—not just a religion

In his book titled Comparative Religion  author KN Tiwarie writes: “Hinduism can more be regarded as a spontaneous growth,...

How Does Hinduism Differ From Buddhism?

  Hinduism sees the ultimate reality as being all things united as one glorious divinity. Buddhism sees the ultimate...

19 avatars of Lord Shiva

As per the legends, Shiva was born as Piplaad to sage Dhatichi. The sage left his son even before...

Pearls of Hindu Wisdom

Author: Leena Dixit Part -I What exactly is the Hindu Dharma? The Hindu Sages (People with the Knowledge and...

Difference With Mutual Respect

By: Rajiv Malhotra on Aug 05, 2013 –  Difference With Mutual Respect: A New Kind of Hindu-Christian Dialogue I introduced the...

Dharma and the new Pope

By: Rajiv Malhotra on Jul 11, 2013 –  Given the power of the Vatican, the choice of a new pope will...

A Hindu View of ‘Christian Yoga’

By: Rajiv Malhotra on Jul 02, 2013 – It is fashionable in interfaith discussions to advocate “tolerance” for other faiths. But...

Dharma Bypasses ‘History-Centrism’

By: Rajiv Malhotra on Jun 13, 2013 –  Most of the religious conflicts and wars involving the Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Judaism,...

The Importance of Debating Religious Differences

By: Rajiv Malhotra on Jun 06, 2013 –  I want all the cultures of all lands to be blown about my...

Hindu Good News

By: Rajiv Malhotra on May 31, 2013 –  The world is in a time of transition. Globalization, increasing movement of people...

A Different Kind of Hindu-Christian Dialogue

By: Rajiv Malhotra on May 22, 2013 – For over a decade, I have used interfaith exchanges as opportunities to introduce...

‘Holy Spirit’ is not the same as ‘Shakti’ or ‘Kundalini’

By: Rajiv Malhotra on May 08, 2013 –  In the fashionable search for sameness in all religions, Holy Spirit in Christianity...

Dharma is not the same as Religion

By: Rajiv Malhotra on May 08, 2013 – The word “dharma” has multiple meanings depending on the context in which it...

Varna as a Form of Capital

By: Rajiv Malhotra on May 11, 2011 – The varna system is a way of classifying aptitudes and core competences of...

The Tiger and the Deer: Is Dharma being digested into West?

By: Rajiv Malhotra on May 16, 2013 – By assuming the mantle of the originators and bearers of universal truths – both...

Tolerance Isn’t Good Enough: The Need for Mutual Respect

By: Rajiv Malhotra on May 10, 2013 Tolerance Isn’t Good Enough: The Need for Mutual Respect In Interfaith Relations   It...

Is Karma-Reincarnation Compatible with Christianity?

By: Rajiv Malhotra on May 09, 2013 – It is commonplace these days to hear the word “karma” used in popular parlance....


Navadurga: The Nine Forms of Goddess Durga

The 9 Appellations of Durga Nava – that also means ‘new’ – denotes ‘nine’ the number to which sages...

AN ANCIENT HINDU KINGDOM

The Chams once ruled a Hindu kingdom called Champa whose influence extended through what is now southern Vietnam and...

“One day like its golden past Hinduism will prove Vishva Guru – The leader of the world”

Dr. Gautam Bhai Patel Sanghamitra, the sister of King Ashok the great, under which Gautam the Budda was enlightens...

Rama Sethu : Burning our Bridges with the Sacred Environment

In Hindu tradition, our entire environment is regarded as sacred and there are specific instances which provide important symbols...

A Hindu View of ‘Christian Yoga’ – By Rajeev Malhotra

While yoga is not a “religion” in the sense that the Abrahamic religions are, it is a well-established spiritual...

Anti-Hindu attacks rock Bangladesh

Anti-Hindu attacks are on the rise in Bangladesh, with supporters of the Jammate-E-Islami Bangladesh (Jammat) and the Bangladesh National...