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Hindus urge French brewery to withdraw Lord Shiva beer & apologize

Hindus are urging Grenade sur Garonne (Occitanie, France) based brewery Brasserie du Gobelet to apologize and withdraw its “Shiva...

Verses from Hindu holy scriptures to start the day of Tennessee’s Cleveland City Council

Cleveland City Council (Tennessee) will start its meeting on April 12 with Hindu prayers, containing hymns from world’s oldest...

On its 50 th. Anniversary, World Hindu Council of America (VHPA) has inaugurated it’s very first dedicated Hindu Center in the US

October 31, 2020   On October 24, 2020, the World Hindu Council of America (VHPA) inaugurated its first Hindu Center...

Clergy should read the opening prayer in New Zealand Parliament

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has suggested that diverse religious leaders should read the opening prayer in New Zealand...

If you wish to serve as a Hindu speaker, join Hindu Speakers Bureau

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, October 28, 2020 (Hindu Speakers Bureau press release): In the West, often, the material prepared to...

University of Sydney to “seriously” look into article in its paper ridiculing Hinduism

The University of Sydney (USYD) has assured to “seriously” look into an article in its student newspaper “Honi Soit”...

“The India Unity Day – Rastriya Ekta Diwas” , Virtual celebration on Oct. 31, 2020 Saturday

“The India Unity Day – Rastriya Ekta Diwas” , Virtual celebration on Oct. 31, 2020 Saturday Please find herewith...

Upset Hindus seek apology for University of Sydney paper ridiculing Hinduism

Upset Hindus are urging for apology from The University of Sydney (USYD) for its student newspaper unnecessarily disparaging and...

Grand Hindu Temple Hall Inaugurated in Antananarivo, Madagascar; Hindu Temple to Come Soon

ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR, October 18, 2020 : On the occasion of Navratri 2020, a grand Hindu temple hall was inaugurated...

Hindus Establish New Temple In Ireland

IRELAND, October 18, 2020 : Ireland does not look like the country that one would spontaneously associate with Hinduism....

Hindus appeal for Diwali holiday in Gibraltar

Hindus are seeking public/bank holiday in Gibraltar on Diwali, the most popular of their festivals; starting 2022. Distinguished Hindu...

Furniture giant IKEA apologizes after Hindu protest over campaign video trivializing yoga

Multinational home furnishings retailer IKEA has apologized after Hindus protested over its recently launched Australia campaign video “IKEA product...

Madras High Court Quashes Palani Temple’s Move to Appoint Paid Contractors to Clean the Temple Instead of Volunteer Devotees

CHENNAI, INDIA, September 25, 2020 : The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday delivered a verdict...

How Stolen Hindu Statues Were Discovered in UK

UNITED KINGDOM, September 19, 2020 : Three bronze sculptures stolen from a southern Indian temple more than 40 years...

Hindu temples reopening in Harare with protocols

Two Hindu temples in Harare (Zimbabwe), run by The Hindoo Society Harare (HSH), which have been closed for few...

Hindus feel unfairly treated at England’s Durham University

Hindus are concerned at what they view as unfair treatment at England’s prestigious Durham University (DU). Distinguished Hindu statesman...

Plan to convert theater to a Hindu temple recommended in Alabama’s Hoover

The Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission, in its September 14 meeting, reportedly recommended approval of a Hindu temple in...

Gurukool Waits to Open Its Doors to Students

UNITED STATES, September 8, 2020 : Madhavi Prabha, a teacher with a vision, quit her regular teaching job after...

Political violence against Indians in Suriname is rare

Political violence against Indians in Suriname is rare With reporting by Dr Kumar Mahabir The following is a REPORT...

Sri Lanka: Parliamentary Group approves proposal to ban cow slaughter

The decision was taken by him in his capacity as the Minister of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs....

Investigative Interview of Hindu Singh Sodha Over 11 Pakistani Hindu Refugee Deaths In Jodhpur

Hindu Singh Sodha, is a well-known activist for the cause of Pakistani Refugees in India. He resides in Jodhpur...

Vishwa Hindu Parishad demands OTT platform to remove ‘anti-Hindu’ content; warns of street agitations

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has issued a stern warning against an OTT platform stating that it should remove content...

Opposing temple in Islamabad is self-evident postulation for CAA justification: VHP

New Delhi, July 18, 2020 – The Vishva Hindu Parishad today said that the widespread opposition to the construction...



Ayodhya is one & well known to the world: Alok kumar, VHP

New Delhi, July 14, 2020 – The working president of Vishva Hindu Parishad advocate shri Alok kumar today said...

“I will come back to the lap of my Bharat Mata again and again. Bharat Mata ki jay” Tapan Ghosh’s last words

English: “The Doctors and Nurses of Media tried their best. But, the plan of Almighty and Goddess Kali is...

It was “morally right” thing to do—Hindu & Jew leaders welcome retiring of ‘Redskins’ name

Jewish and Hindu religious leaders have welcomed dropping of the ‘Redskins’ name from the Washington DC National Football League...

Covid-19 Safety Protocols in Place, Amarnath Yatra Begins With Special Prayers

INDIA, July 6, 2020 : Special prayers were held Sunday at Pahalgam on the occasion of Ashad-Purnima, marking the...

Meet Prerna Thiruvaipati, firebrand speaker, debater and VP of Hyderabad based Hindu Jana Shakti

Prerna Thiruvaipati is a firebrand speaker and a debater. She can speak in both Telugu, English and Hindi. With...

Indian Mind Sciences | Harvard’s Herb Benson with Rajiv Malhotra

Indian Mind SciencesRajiv Malhotra and Dr Herbert Benson discuss the future of mind sciences and how it can form...

Infinity Foundation’s The Ex-Christian Show- Episode 1

  THE EX-CHRISTIAN SHOW-EPISODE 1 Dr. Anush Solomon Joy comes from THE MOST prominent Christian missionary family in India. His family...

VHPA Online Bal Vihar

VHPA is organizing an online Hindi language, culture and Dharma camp. See below for details. Camp (online) is starting...

Upset Hindus plead Anheuser-Busch InBev for name change of its “Brahma” beer

Upset Hindus have urged Leuven (Belgium) headquartered Anheuser-Busch InBev, “largest brewer in the world”, to change the name of...

Hindus Welcome ‘Kerala Shivaji’ Pratheesh Viswanathan Website Launch

Houston, US Hindu activists and functionaries across the board have welcomed the launch of http://pratheeshviswanath.in – website of Pratheesh...

Reminiscences of an era of darkness: Did the RSS save Indian democracy?

Cover photo: Lokanayak Jaya Prakash Narayan addressing a crowd in Bihar. BY GOKUL KUNNATH* The first 6 months of...

Covid Fears Cancel Chidambaram Festival Cancelled for First Time Ever

INDIA, June 18, 2020 : The annual Ani Thirumanjanam car festival at Sri Sabanayagar temple, popularly known as Sri...

Diverse religious leaders urge Las Vegas casino to remove statues of Hindu & Jain deities & apologize

In a remarkable interfaith gesture; Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish-Jain religious leaders have urged the Las Vegas casino Mandalay Bay to remove statues...

Madhya Pradesh VHP Cow Vigilante Killed, Chilling Murder Caught On Camera

Ravi Vishwakarma, the district in-charge of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad “gau raksha” wing in Madhya Pradesh’s Hoshangabad, the police...

With Coffers Empty, Kerala’s Padmanabhaswamy Temple to Seek Help From Royal Family

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA, June 15, 2020 : In the wake of depleting revenue amid lockdown restrictions, the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple...

Scaled-Down Jagannath Temple Festival Proceeds

INDIA, June 23, 2020 : The annual seven-day Rath Yatra festival typically sees millions of devotees gathering at the...

Bollywood villains also pose a threat to India and its cultural values

Many firmly believe that Bollywood is synonymous with sleaze. Here the art and skills of the talent are ruthlessly...

Legendary Archaeologist Dr B B Lal Appeals to PM Modi: Please Save the 5000 Year Old Excavated Site At Kalibangan

Dr. Lal had written a personal letter to Prime Minister Modi in September 2019 regarding the need to rescue...

England brewery apologizes over Lord Hanuman beer after Hindu protest

Sheffield (England) based Neepsend Brew Co. has apologized after Hindus protested over its “Hanuman” Beer; calling it “highly inappropriate”. Gavin...

Implementation of CM’s announcements will liberate Mewati Hindus: VHP

Implementation of CM’s announcements will liberate Mewati Hindus: VHP             New Delhi, June 17, 2020 – The Vishva Hindu Parishad welcomes...

Yoga No Good For Cooped-up Greeks, Says Church

ATHENS, GREECE, June 3, 2020 (Urdu Point): Greece’s influential church on Wednesday said it strongly frowned upon the use...

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Penang Hindu Association Provides Support & Supplies To Needy

PHA distribution of groceries , other basic food items such as milkpowder, medicines, medical items and wheelchairs to 100...

UTT must revisit the Indian presence in Trinidad and Tobago (Indian Heritage Month)

By PARAS RAMOUTAR The observance of the 175th anniversary of the East Indian presence in Trinidad and Tobago must...

Indian diaspora had its genesis in the concept of globalization: Paras Ramoutar

The works of Nobel laureate, V.S. Naipaul were the subject of discussion at the on-line seminar organized by the...

Mewat of Haryana becoming graveyard of Dalits :Justice Pawan Kumar

Gurugram, June 01, 2020. After investigating the atrocities on Dalits in Mewat ( Haryana ), Sh. Pawan Kumar (Chairman...

Creativity and innovation among Godwad tribals : Murli Menon

Between 2017 and 2020, I travelled through the microinteriors of Rajasthan researching my latest  book ZeNLP- Travel Guide Rajputana....

Hindu Endowment Board Against Reopening Temples

GEORGETOWN, MALAYSIA, May 29, 2020: The Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB) will recommend to the state government against the...

Revise History Books to include the Pandit Exodus in India

Neethi KAUL started this petition to Government of India India January 1990. The state of Jammu and Kashmir witnessed gruesome happenings,...

Irfan Khan Was A Role Model for Muslim Actors in Bollywood

The unfortunate passing away of Bollywood (Indian film industry) Irfan Khan – a versatile and maverick actor, has created...

Anti-Army ‘Court Martial’ Web Series Shows Punjabi Hindu Army officer As Casteist, Anti Dalit, Woman Abuser

Even under lockdown, The Anti –India, Anti Hindu lobby is making sure that no stone is left unturned in...

Devotees Set for New Normal; SOP for Hindu Temples Submitted

KUANTAN, MALAYSIA, May 10, 2020 (New Strait Times): Temple visits could soon be a whole new experience for Hindu...

Badrinath Temple to Reopen on May 15 With Only 27 People; No Devotees Allowed

UTTARAKHAND, INDIA, May 13, 2020 : Today, amid Coronavirus lockdown, devotees took out processions from the Narsingh Temple in...

Tirupati Temple Chairman Dismisses Reports of Fund Crunch

VIJAYAWADA, INDA, May 13, 2020 : Though Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), the chief custodian of the world’s richest temple...

Decision on Amarnath Yatra after Review of Covid-19 Situation

INDIA, April 25, 2020 (Indian Express): According to an official release, Lt Governor G. C. Murmu, while interacting with...

Hindu Priest Recites Vedic Prayer at White House on Scaled-Down National Day of Prayer Service

WASHINGTON D.C., May 8, 2020 (India.com): The sacred Vedic Shanti Path or peace prayer was recited by a Hindu...

The wounded and upset nation paid tributes to the Venerable Palghar saints

New Delhi, April 28, 2020 – The nation, enraged by the brutal mass murder of venerable saints and their...

The Cry Of Poor Children For Milk: Penang Hindu Association

Needy parents and single mothers are struggling to take care and provide basic needs for their young children. Some...

“Whipping up Hinduphobia will Lead to Bullying and Hindu Bashing in the USA” World Hindu Council of America (VHPA) on USCIRF

World Hindu Council of America (VHPA), strongly denounces the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Annual Report,...


Nizamuddin Markaz and Tablighi Jamaat be fully banned: Dr. Surendra Jain

New Delhi, April 05, 2020 – The whole of India is in serious crisis today due to the country-wide...

USCIRF Troubled by Denial of Food Aid to Pakistani Hindus

USCIRF Troubled by Denial of Food Aid to Pakistani Hindus Washington, DC – The U.S. Commission on International Religious...

World Hindu Council of America (VHPA) strongly condemns the lynching of Hindu sadhus in Palgarh

World Hindu Council of America (VHPA) strongly condemns the lynching of Hindu sadhus (ascetics, monks) in Palgarh, India. The...

New Statue Of Lord Hanuman Installed At Ram Janmabhoomi Site, Old Damaged Statue Immersed In Saryu River

INDIA, April 13, 2020 : A new statue of Lord Hanuman has been installed at the makeshift Ram Janmabhoomi...

First Hindu University in Muslim-Majority Indonesia Named after Sugriva

BALI, INDONESIA, April 13, 2020 : The first Hindu university has been opened in Indonesia in the name of...

Lockdown: Lord Lingaraj’s Chariot Festival Not to Roll This Year

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA, March 30, 2020 (PTI): The annual car festival of Lord Lingaraj, known as Rukuna Rath Yatra, will...

Call of Saints to defeat the Corona pandemic: Vishva Hindu Parishad

New Delhi, March 27, 2020 – Our country has been fighting the deadly novel Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many...

Ekal’s Ambitious Initiative Against ‘Corona’ in Rural Areas: Prakash Waghmare

Prakash Waghmare, “EVF”, Nat’L Committee (Chairperson) on PR / Exposure When everywhere ‘Coronavirus’ outbreak is being associated only with...

Spirituality in Leadership – Learning through stories: Murli Menon

Spirituality in Leadership – Learning through stories How do we shape the youth for a future we cannot predict?...

Zed commends Pope for exploring female deacons, saying equality long overdue

Applauding His Holiness Pope Francis for launching commission to study the issue of female deacons and calling it a...

NAMASTE going global: Salil Gewali

A greeting is the first spark that ignites the relationship between two individuals. Tibetans stick out their tongues in...

Infosys employee Mujeeb Mohammad arrested for asking people to ‘spread the virus’ by sneezing in public

A Muslim man by the name of Mujeeb Mohammed who works as a Technical Architect at IT major Infosys,...


Ayodhya Rama Festival Cancelled

NEW DELHI, INDIA, March 20, 2020 : Hindus in a northern Indian state were excited about the upcoming Ram...

The Story of a Remarkable Hindu Temple in Pretoria’s Inner City

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, March 22, 2020 : Apart from Pretoria’s legacy of grand institutional buildings, South Africa’s capital city...

Upset Hindus urge Amazon Australia to withdraw Lord Ganesha shorts & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Amazon Australia for immediate withdrawal of shorts carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling...

100+ Pakistani Hindu refugee children needs a school at Jawant Sagar, Mandor, Jodhpur Site

Pabuji Ka Mandir, Jodhpur | 29 Dec 2019 In his Dec 2019 visit, Dilip Mehta, former American Hindu Sabha...

Why USA Hindus need to take off Holi: Vincent Bruno

What is the significance of the Hindu holiday of Holi? Is it just about throwing colored powders around, which...

Devotees lined up to receive Radhe Maa’s blessings

Devotees lined up to receive Radhe Maa’s blessings Shri Radhe Maa Charitable Society, New Delhi organized a grand ceremony...

Politics and the Amerindians of Guyana: Dr Kumar Mahabir and Jai Sears

Politics and the Amerindians of Guyana (Part 1 of 3) By Dr Kumar Mahabir and Jai Sears The Rupununi...

Holi celebrations cancelled in Dubai due to coronavirus

Prayer time reduced, sanitisers provided as part of measures to protect devotees Dubai: It will be a colourless Holi...

Hindus urge Alabama lawmakers to show maturity & approve bill allowing yoga in schools

On March 10, Alabama House of Representatives will hear bill HB235; which if enacted, would allow yoga to be...

Pakistan to restore, hand over 400 Hindu temples

HIGHLIGHTS Pakistan will start restoration process from Sialkot’s Jagannath Temple 408 of 428 Hindu temples in Pakistan were converted...

Hindus worldwide urge Australia PM Morrison to censure Treasurer Frydenberg for mocking Hinduism

Hindus worldwide are urging Prime Minister Scott Morrison to censure Treasurer Josh Frydenberg for mocking deeply revered Hindu practices...

Ekal’s Monumental “Parivartan Kumbh” With 110,000 Delegates: Prakash Waghmare

From February 16th to 18th, Lucknow, India witnessed the most monumental public Convention in its history that was attended...

Houston is priming up to welcome the most prominent face of Yoga

Patanjali Yogpeeth USA President Shekhar Agrawal recently announced that none other than Yogrishi Swami Ramdev himself will be in...

Significance of Mahashivratri

Mahashivratri, “The Great Night of Shiva” is the most significant event in India’s spiritual calendar. Sadhguru explains what makes...

Lakhs expected to celebrate Mahashivaratri

Pashupati Area Development Trust has said it expects to host around one million Hindu devotees from Nepal and abroad...

Hindus denounce Miami peacock removal plan

Hindus are critical of the reported February 13 decision of Miami City Commission of relocating peafowl; stressing peacocks are...

200 Pakistani Hindus cross Attari-Wagah border, some say will seek asylum

By: PTI | Amritsar | Published: February 3, 2020 10:02:22 PM Akali leader and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president Manjinder Singh Sirsa...

Opinion | Why Indian Court must tread with caution on the CAA

ARTHANOMICS 4 min read. Updated: 28 Jan 2020, 10:04 PM IST R. Jagannathan An adverse judgement on the Act could...



A Letter to Concerned Hindu American College Students

Indu Viswanathan Winter 2020 Dear Hindu American students and organizations, How wonderful that Hindu student organizations are on U.S....

Hindus cautiously welcome British Museum for showcasing Tantra in upcoming exhibition

Welcoming reported attempts of British Museum (BM) in London to remove misrepresentations regarding Tantra in the West through an...

Hindu Temple Plans Large Murugan Statue Rural North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA, U.S., January 30, 2020 (News Observer): A Triangle-based Hindu group plans to build a temple in a...

Upset Hindus urge Yokohama clothing firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha socks & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Yokohama (Japan) based clothing company Ametsuchi for immediate withdrawal of socks carrying image of Hindu...

Gandhi remains a dominant historical figure in the 21st century as the world marks his 72nd death anniversary: Paras Ramoutar

Gandhi remains a dominant historical figure in the 21st century as the world marks his 72nd death anniversary, January...


Hindus push for yoga as detention alternative in all Ohio schools, like Toledo & Lancaster

Commending two Ohio public schools, Scott High (Toledo) and Lancaster High; for reportedly offering yoga as detention alternative; Hindus...

Candlelit vigil held by Kashmiri Pandits in Sugar Land, Texas

On January 19th, a candlelit vigil was held in Sugar Land, TX to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the...

Hindus seek dedicated area for scattering cremated remains in Cardiff

Hindus are urging Cardiff Council (CC) in United Kingdom to work on creating dedicated area for the dispersal of...

Rally organized by Hindu Samhati in West Bengal in support of CAA

Despite of the threat of the police and rolling party TMC and CPI(M), Hindu Samhati organized a big rally...

India Culture Center ‘Akhand Bharat’ theme looks forward to sponsorships

Republic Day Celebration will take place on February 1st 2020 at Stafford Center . This year’s theme is Akhand...

Anti-Hindu USCIRF: Sex, crime, bigotry in the name of religious freedom

Earlier in December, when the Citizenship Amendment Bill (now Act) was passed in the Lok Sabha, USCIRF issued a...

‘Yes I was mistreated for being Hindu’: Danish Kaneria opens up on Hinduphobia in Pak cricket team

Former Pakistani leg spinner Danish Kaneria has opened up on the controversy created by his former teammate Shoaib Akthar.In...

VHPA DC Chapter’s cricket program Maryland Cricket League is hosting US National Youth Cricket Tournament

With Maryland Cricket League’s hard work over the past decade and everyone’s best wishes we, The Maryland Cricket League...

Hindus seek dedicated area for scattering cremated remains in Dublin

Hindus are urging Dublin City Council (DCC) in Ireland to work on creating dedicated area for the dispersal of...

Madras High Court directs State Govt. to remove objectionable portion about RSS in school text book

Today, Madras Highcourt has directed the State Government to remove the objectionable portion about RSS in the 10th standard...

Rename the Fountain Chowk at Chandani Chowk in Delhi as Sis Ganj/Bhai Mati Das Chowk

Manushi Sangathan started this petition to Arvind Kejriwal  To Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Ji and Union Urban Development Minister Shri...

Warning! Nazi Narratives Continue to Threaten Hindus and Jews

By Souptik Mukherjee Hitler stole the ancient Hindu symbol of the Swastika, which for thousands of years had been used...

133 Hindu pilgrims from Pakistan visit Jagannath temple

A group of 133 Hindu pilgrims from Pakistan on Saturday visited the Shree Jagannath Temple on January 4.The pilgrims...

Hindu political party registered in South Africa

Bachu cited the reintroduction of Indian languages as subjects in government schools and declaring Diwali a public holiday in...

Interfaith Religious Studies For Non-Muslims Should Be Introduced In Schools: Penang Hindu Association

22/12/2019 Interfaith Religious Studies For Non-Muslims Should Be Introduced In Schools On behalf of Penang Hindu Association and Malaysia...

Houston Hindus – Dilip Mehta, Dr. Rudranath Talukdar Contributes $500 School Supplies for Pakistan Hindu Refugees Children

29 Dec 2019, Jodhpur, India Dilip Mehta – former Hindu Mahasabha of America president and American Hindu Patriarch visited...

Hindus urge St Andrews Univ for objective treatment of Hinduism in upcoming theology encyclopedia

Hindus are urging University of St Andrews (USTA) in Scotland to give Hinduism an objective treatment in its upcoming...

Bollywood should take a lesson from the ‘Dabangg 3’ case and stop making religious bigotry in movies

Bollywood should take a lesson from the ‘Dabangg 3’ case and stop making religious bigotry in moviesResult of pressure...

Rain does not dampen fervour of 15,000 devotees at Hindu temple consecration ceremony in Singapore

SINGAPORE – Even as the rain poured early on Sunday morning (Dec 15), the crowds outside the Sri Layan...

Hindus heart-broken by renowned Prado Museum not including Hindu gods in “The Gods” exhibition

Hindus are disappointed at “Museo Nacional del Prado” in Madrid (Spain), one of the top art museums of the...

India’s First Yoga Guru In West

INDIA, November 30, 2019 (Telangana Today): It is a tribute to all that he did and achieved, so painstakingly...

Hindus Seeks Shiv Sena’s Sustained Support To Modi 2.0 Government

Houston, USA Hindu Empowerment Office wishes Sh. Uddav Thackeray and Shiv Sena congratulations on their victory last month and...

Hindus commend London Catholic Church for hosting Hindu festival Diwali

Terming it as a remarkable interfaith gesture, Hindus have applauded Archbishop of Southwark Most Reverend John Wilson for hosting...


Police Do Not Have The Power To Prevent Worship: Madras High Court

Hindus of Narayana Mangalam in Perambalur District were shocked at the behaviour of the Police in illegally banning the...

Hindus express concern at Netflix’s Ramayana inspired animation series “Heaven’s Forest”

Hindus are urging Netflix to stay true to the story and the spirit of Hindu scripture Ramayana when borrowing storyline and...

Upset Hindus urge Amazon to apologize & withdraw buffalo-skull carved with Lord Ganesha

Upset Hindus are urging world’s largest online retailer Amazon.com for the immediate withdrawal of wall-hanging showing image of Hindu...

Ontario Passes Proclaims November Hindu Heritage Month

ONTARIO, CANADA, November 18, 2019 : Ontario is home to a large and vibrant Hindu community. Since the first...

Exhibition Celebrates Temples of Odisha

NEW DELHI, INDIA, November 24, 2019 : An ongoing exhibition here showcases the intricate richness of revered Hindu temples...

Lauding Henrico for Diwali holiday, Hindus want all Virginia schools close on Diwali

Welcoming Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) in Virginia for proposing student holiday on Diwali in both the versions of...

Anita Anand becomes first Hindu cabinet minister in Canada

MP Anita Anand, becomes first Hindu woman lawmaker to be made a minister in Canada.She is now the minister of public...

Trinidad Hindu leader Sat Maharaj dies at 88

By PARAS RAMOUTAR Port-of-Spain. —Trinidad and Tobago leader of the Hindu community, Satnarayan Maharaj died on Friday night at...

Sabarimala Ayyappa Seva Samajam along with crores of Ayyappa Devotees welcomes the Verdict of Hon.Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today referred Sabarimala review petition to a larger bench by 3:2 majority. CJI Ranjan Gogoi,Justice Khanwilkar,...

Bali Government Sets Aside $114,076 to Revamp Besakih Temple in 2020

Bali’s provincial government is setting aside around IDR1.6 billion (US$114,076) to revamp the Besakih Temple complex in Karangasem regency...

Hindus disappointed at England church banning yoga

Hindus are disheartened over reported ban on yoga classes in the premises of St Mary’s Church Pilton (Barnstaple, Devon,...

One Killed in Nepal During Clash over Statue Immersion

KATHMANDU, NEPAL, November 1, 2019 (PYI): A 20-year-old Indian national was killed after security forces in southern Nepal opened...

Australian jewellery firm apologizes & removes Lord “Ganesha anklet” within 24-hours of Hindu protest

Byron Bay (New South Wales) headquartered Heart Mala Sacred Jewellery, has apologized and withdrawn anklet, carrying image of Hindu...

NRC is a celebration of human values, not religious: Indresh Kumar, Senior RSS leader

Persons who oppose National Citizen Registration need to understand the difference between refugees and intruders and it is the...

THREADS 2019: Day Two of the Conference Generates Thought-Provoking Discussions

BOSTON, MA – The Threads 2019 conference, continued second day of deliberations with thought-provoking discussions across several fascinating domains. ...


Third International Ramayana Conference – Ahmedabad, 21-22 Dec

After two successful international conferences on Ramayana, I am pleased to inform you that with Lord Ram’s infinite mercy,...

Expel the Darkness: The Infinity Foundation Journey

Expel the Darkness:The Infinity Foundation Journey Infinity Foundation wishes everyone a very happy Diwali. The foundation has completed 25 years...

Netflix Greenlights TV Series about Hindu Deities from Indian American Animator Sanjay Patel

Veteran Indian American Pixar director and animator Sanjay Patel is behind Netflix’s latest animated series, “Ghee Happy.” But this...

Bhai Dooj 2019 Date & significance

Bhai Dooj is a Hindu festival celebrated on the fifth day of Diwali. The festival is also known as Bhaubeej,...

History and Significance of Diwali, the Festival of Lights

bySubhamoy Das Updated January 29, 2019 Deepawali, Deepavali, or Diwali is the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals....

India’s Slowing Economy Hits Hindu Festival Celebrations

NEW DELHI, INDIA, October 10, 2019 (CNA video report): A major religious festival in India has seen a tightening...

Durga Puja Ends on Bijoya Dashami

A Hindu priest condcting religious sermons of Durga Puja at a temple in Dhaka on Saturday, October 7, 2019 Mahmud...

Hard Times Have Pakistani Hindus Looking to India

By Maria Abi-Habib JODHPUR, India — By the time an angry Muslim mob stormed the local Hindu school and ransacked an adjacent...

Trinidad audience enthralled with Indian version of , “Romeo and Juliet”: Paras Ramoutar

Trinidad audience enthralled with Indian version of , “Romeo and Juliet” By PARAS RAMOUTAR. It was executed with cinematic...

Hinduism in Latin America: Rajiv Malhotra

Hinduism in Latin America  Swami Paramadvaiti, an original disciple of Swami Prabhupada is the founder of Vrinda Mission, whose...

Hindus In Ghana: The Struggle for Identity: Rajiv Malhotra

Hindus In Ghana: The Struggle for Identity Rajiv is in conversation with two Hindu delegates from Ghana at the...

An Ancient Tradition has Happened at Middle Cove for Decades. And Hardly Anyone Knows about it

NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA, September 11, 2019 (CBC): For nearly 50 years, perhaps longer, the beach at Middle Cove has witnessed...

Sisodia steps in after 3 Pak Hindu refugee children denied admission in Delhi govt school

The three children had been denied admission to Class 9 as they flouted age norms. Sisodia told ThePrint that...

United Arab Emirates Authorities Officially Recognize a Hindu Temple

ABU DHABI, September 25, 2019 (Herald Malaysia): From the United Arab Emirates comes another, important signal of tolerance and...

More than 100 sacred Balinese dances barred from commercial use

Legong, a traditional Balinese dance, performed in Ubud, Bali. (Shutterstock/Ko Backpacko) At 63 years old, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana...

Bangladeshi Hindu Plight Exposed: Rajiv Malhotra

Bangladeshi Hindu Plight Exposed Courageous swami doing social work in Bangladesh explains the ground realities and how Hindus worldwide can...

Leicester’s Kashmir Solidarity Campaign protest turns into a shocking incitement to Hindu hatred event

Leicester’s Kashmir Solidarity Campaign protest turns into a shocking incitement to Hindu hatred event A protest organised by Andrea...

Allahabad University professor who had boasted of urinating on a Shivling in viral video goes on indefinite leave

Vikram Harijan, an Assistant Professor at Allahabad University, has reportedly gone on an indefinite leave claiming that he fears...

Khairatabad set to honour Ganesha with 750 kg laddu

Hyderabad: The 61-feet Khairatabad Ganesha idol is all set for the festival on Monday, together with a 750-kg laddu, a...

Hindus seek display of Bhagavad Gita at Manchester Veterans Hospital

Hindus would also like to display ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita on the entrance lobby table at Veterans Affairs Medical...

Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation “Rapidly Approaching 100,000 Schools Target”

“Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation” Rapidly Approaching 100,000 Schools Target”      — Prakash Waghmare Considering Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation’s (‘EVF’ or ‘Ekal’) profound...

VHPA Appeal for Victims of Bihar & Assam Floods

Appeal For Bihar / Assam Flood Relief Namaste! The intense South West monsoon has created severe floods in Bihar...

Many takers for eco-friendly Ganesha idols

Clay Ganesh idols being distributed at Sampath Vinayaka temple of Srikakulam on Saturday.   Both Vizianagaram and Srikakulam towns...

Police complain against 43 Muslims for serving buffalo meat to Hindus at a religious event in UP

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Cow Slaughter And Hindu Persecution In The Indian Subcontinent: A Short History

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Upset Hindus urge Georgia clothing firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh mat & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Athens (Georgia) based apparel and home goods company Vision Lab for immediate withdrawal of yoga...

Om Shakti Foundation, Hi-tech healthcare for Hindus, launched in Houston with Major-General (Retd) G.D.Bakshi

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Sewa International – Ganesh Utsav 2019 Schedule

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Charleston yoga firm apologizes & removes Lord Ganesha mat within hours of Hindu protest

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Ganesh Festival in La Courneuve: “It’s Important to be able to Practice our Religion Here”

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Arumugaswamy Parades in a Newly Built Chariot in Maviddapuram Kandaswamy Kovil after 29 Years

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Upset Hindus urge Santa Cruz sock company to withdraw Lord Ganesh socks & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging sock company MERGE4 based out of Santa Cruz (California) for immediate recalling of socks carrying...

Ground-breaking of $1.2 million Columbus Ganesh Temple in Indiana on August 3

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Designated “Hindu Prayer Room” sought at University of Virginia

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Hindu Temple Hombruch Holds Festival

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Upset Hindus urge Florence firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh yoga mat & apologize

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Pakistan: Ancient Hindu temple in Sialkot reopens after 72 years

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Hyderabad: Biggest Ganesh Statue this Year Under Construction

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Government sets up seperate board to promote Vedic Education

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Sri Siva Vishnu Temple Holds Town Hall on Caribbean Hinduism

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Utah’s Oakley City Council opened with Hindu mantras 1st time in 86 years on June 10

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Maine Senate & House open with Hindu prayers

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Hindus urge Germany to take the safety & freedoms of Jews more seriously

Hindus are urging Germany to take immediate steps to halt the reportedly rising anti-Semitism, instead of warning Jews not...

Councils of 6 Utah cities to start the day with Hindu mantras in June

Hindu prayers will open the meetings of six city councils in Utah between June 10 to 13, containing verses...

Head of Hindu Monastery of Africa, Ghana, Swami Satyanand dies

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Houston 2019 – “Hindu Agenda in the Modi Era” – Dr. Koenraad Elst

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Hindu Society of Minnesota proudly Hosts 9th Annual Hindu American Vanaprasthi Network (HAVAN) Conference

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World Hindu Council of America to Hold Threads 2019 Conference in Boston November 1 to 3

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Japan abode of Hindu deities revealed in film by India expert

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Jallianwala Bagh: British Regret

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HinduAssociationUSA Donations to help the victims of Fani Cyclone in India ~ Urgent Appeal for Help

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Hindu mantras to open Las Vegas, Clark, Henderson, N. Las Vegas, Mesquite Councils

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

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Shankaracharya of Gobardhan Peeth Concerned about Jagannath Temple Management

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Rajiv Malhotra: “Hindu Music Compromised”

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Desecration of Hindu Temple a Hate Crime

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Hinduism in focus at CNN Town Hall

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Hindu temple planned in England’s Milton Keynes

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

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Discarded Hindu religious statues at Auckland beaches raise concern

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Devotees queue outside temples to offer prayers on Maha Shivratri

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

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How Basant Panchami is celebrated and the significance of food in the festival

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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

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Suman Kumari becomes Pakistan’s first Hindu woman judge

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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

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Hindu American Foundation Announces Launch of “I Am Hindu American” Campaign

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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

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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

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Bronze Avudaiyar Arrives at Iraivan Temple

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India’s President Kovind Visits Ancient Hindu Temple Heritage Site in Vietnam

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Diwali celebration event aims to bring Coventry communities together

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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

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Hindu Youth Group Seeks Growth, Service Opportunities

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Tens of Thousands Descend on Sugar Land Stadium for Diwali Celebration

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Durga Navami 2018: Do you know why it is celebrated? Why Dussehra falls a day after Navratri?

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West Bengal: Yunnan comes alive in a Kolkata Durga Puja pandal

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Sarvapitri Amavasya 2018: Significance of the last day of Pitru Paksha

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Thousands Expected at Annual Hindu Festival

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Subramanian Swamy Moves High Court for Liberation of Tirumala Temple from Government Control

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Trinidad Hindus Observe Nau Raatri with Great Enthusiasm

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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

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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

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Maharashtra Rolls Out Red Carpet for Lord Ganesha

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Preservation of India’s Heritage is Nationalism, says Vice-President Naidu

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Devotees Bring Ganapati Idols Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi

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Temple Inscriptions Getting Wiped Out

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The World’s First Ganesha Statue that Grows into a Tree

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Houston Hindus to Honor Beth Kukarni for Decades of Volunteer Service

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

Thames Valley Police officers join in at Hindu festival

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

A Brazilian’s journey from yoga to Hinduism

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

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

World Hindu Conference to Hold Second Conference in Chicago

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

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

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The Meaning Of Krishna’s Eternal Smile

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

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Consecration of Kasi Viswanath Temple: Where North and South Merged

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What Was the Spoken Language of Ancient India if Sanskrit Was Never Spoken By the Masses?

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Singapore Firm to Lead Design of First Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi

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Nag panchami 2018: 20 years later, this is a coincidence, do not forget these 6 works on Nagapanchami

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Register for a free self study course on Hinduism

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Amit Shah reaches out to seers for Kumbh mela, Hindutva and second term of Modi Raj.

BJP president Amit Shah offers prayers during the inauguration of Maujgiri Ghat of Juna Akhara in Allahabad on Friday...

Yoga Gurus Under Siege in the Western Media, The Assault on Swami Ramdev Today

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Bali’s Garuda Statue is Set to Become Second Tallest Statue in the World

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Pilgrimage to the Great Temples of Sri Lanka as Part of Himalayan Academy’s Sri Lanka Travel/Study Program, March 2019

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Hindu Politician Dr. Mahesh Malani Becomes First To Win National Assembly GeneralSeat In Pak Polls

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Hindus welcome Trident Health for free Yoga Camp for Kids with Special Needs in Charleston

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Emirates reverses decision, to continue with ‘Hindu meals’ – Times of India

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Atheist CPI(M) to ‘back’ Ramayana month events in Kerala

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Hindus welcome renowned Tate Modern London museum offering yoga

Hindus have welcomed Tate Modern, one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in London, offering yoga...

Hindus welcome free yoga sessions at Newfoundland-Labrador Lt. Governor residence

Welcoming launching of yoga sessions during summer at Newfoundland-Labrador Government House, the official residence of provincial Lieutenant Governor in...

Hindu Center launched in Luxembourg

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VHP fixes deadline for the government for building Ram Temple

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Allahabad’s Name Likely to Be Changed to Prayagraj

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Hindus welcome Alabama Methodist Church offering free yoga classes

Hindus have welcomed First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Gadsden (Alabama) for offering free yoga classes. FUMC is offering...

Old Vadodara Airport To Be Used To Host Navratri Celebration, Film Shoots

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Gupt Navratri 2018 starting from July 13, know how different it is from main Navaratri

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Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal honoured at the UK House of Parliament

PRESS RELEASE (For immediate release) Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal: Two of India’s greatest Playback Singers honoured at the...

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International Yoga Day–Rajasthan Records Biggest Yoga Gathering

Enthusiasts perform yoga during an event to set the Guinness World Record for the largest yoga lesson during the...

A new Hindu Education Centre coming up in Sydney

As Hindu population is growing rapidly in Australia (mostly due to migration), existing temples are struggling to cope up...

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Hindu Council of Australia is celebrating Deepavali festival on 3rd and 4th of November 2018 in Parramatta Park this...

All India Kashmiri Samaj welcomed Governor’s rule in Jammu & Kashmir

All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS) welcomes the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu & Kashmir State after BJP withdrew...

Upset Hindus urge Canada firm “OmBoys” to withdraw apparel showing Lord Ganesh as mechanic & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada) based clothing & apparel brand “OmBoys” for immediate withdrawal of...

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Fight for Control over Ahobilam Temple Continues

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UP to Ban Liquor Sales in Six Spiritual Towns

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The Shiva Temple Rebuilt by a British Couple.

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Hindu Community Celebrates Ceremony

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ABC apologises for Hindu terror plot in Quantico after online backlash | Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) – U.S. television studio ABC has apologised to Indian fans of its crime drama “Quantico” after an...

India Travel Guide: Famous Temples in India List

Tourists often search for famous temples in India list before they make plans of a vacation. Home of one of the...


Upset Hindus urge Swedish firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh bikinis & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Skurup (Sweden) based fashion-clothing firm Creative Minds Petrahs Art for immediate withdrawal of bikinis, leggings,...

#LightALamp to revive worship in our ancestral temples – #ReclaimTemples

The glory of Hindu civilisation is well evident in the magnificent temples and extra ordinary architectural skills imbibed in...

Want to work for Kumbh Mela? Apply for Kumbh Young Professional, get Rs 50000/month compensation; details here

For the effective planning and execution of the Kumbh Mela, the Uttar Pradesh government has invited applications for the...

Hindus welcome showcasing of Bhagavata-Purana by San Diego Museum of Art

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Councils of 10 Utah counties & cities will begin their day with Hindu prayers next week

Hindu mantras will open the meetings of ten city and county councils in Utah, most probably for the first...

Don’t Sensitise Self-defence as weapon training, says VHP

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Church’s Curb On Thanjavur Temple Ritual Indicates The Shape Of Things To Come

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GHHF Request TTD to investigate the charges as well a correct many neglected activities.

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Cavadee: Prayers and Sharing for the 10 Day Festival

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Sikh leader shot dead in Pakistan’s Peshawar

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Kashmiri Pandits want reopening of Sharda Peeth in PoK, plan to approach PM

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Scores of Stolen Temple Murthis Located in Museums Abroad

CHENNAI, INDIA, May 20, 2017 ( Deccan Chronicle): A major murthi theft racket involving idol trafficker Subhash Chandra Kapoor,...

Jean Arasanayagam Wins 2017 Gratiaen Prize

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The Netherlands: Hindu temple vandalised in notorious Muslim suburb

A Hindu temple in The Hague was vandalised overnight Tuesday. The chairman of the temple tells regional broadcaster Omroep West,...

Hindu endowment board to manage temples nationwide

The Reform Batu Caves movement agenda will be one of the first issues to be dealt with once the...

In Photos: Hindus Worship the Mighty Ganga across India

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Yogi Adityanath Government Moves to Rename Allahabad to Prayagraj; Decision Likely Before Kumbh

INDIA, May 24, 2018 (Swarajyamag): The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh (UP) is likely to take a decision...

Impose Cess on Commodities to Build Gaushalas, Says Subramanian Swamy

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Hindu Council rebuts ABC radio’s biased program against Hindus

ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) is generally well known for its balanced view of the world. Despite its high journalistic...

The western thinkers spellbound by India’s literary wisdom: Fabian Lyngdoh

A research-based book  ‘Great Minds on India’, by Salil Gewali is a laboriously compiled beautiful booklet. In this book the...


Hindu Migrants from Pakistan to get 50% discount on plots in Rajasthan

As per a latest report, the Hindu migrants from Pakistan will be able to avail 50% discounts on plots...

1,000 Year Old Hindu Temple Found in Bangladesh

A rare Vishnu temple with a unique ‘nava-ratha’ architecture has been excavated at Madhabgaon village in Kaharol upazila of...

Washington’s Longview City Council to open with Hindu mantras on May 24

City Council of Longview (Washington), incorporated 1924, will start its day on May 24 with Hindu invocation, containing verses...


World Hindu Council Malaysia urges community to support BN

KUALA LUMPUR: The World Hindu Council (WHC) has expressed doubt over the promises made by Pakatan Harapan as the...

Hindus laud Jericho for Diwali holiday & ask closing all New York schools on Diwali

Welcoming Jericho School District (JSD) in New York declaring holiday on November seven for Diwali, Hindus are urging all...

University of Virginia offers “Medical Yoga for Health Professionals” course

The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, public research university and tier-one research institution with a nationally renowned health system,...

Oregon’s Jefferson County Board to open with Hindu prayers on May 23

Board of Commissioners of Jefferson County, created 1914, will start its day in Madras (Oregon, USA) on May 23...

Stephen Knapp Condemns 1951 Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Act

Foreign writer opens our eyes The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Act of 1951 allows State Governments and politicians...


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Death knell for the rape culture – Salil Gewali

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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra to Resume via Nathu La Route This Year

BEJING, CHINA, April 23, 2018 (League of India): In a development that is going to spread joy in the...

Hindus welcome Atlanta Airport plans of yoga space

Hindus have welcomed proposal of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to create Yoga/Meditation space, and hope that it will...

Hindus laud Chesterfield for Diwali holiday & ask closing all New Jersey schools on Diwali

Welcoming Chesterfield Township School District (CTSD) in New Jersey reportedly declaring school closure on November seven for Diwali, Hindus...

Dr Subramanian Swamy’s visit to USA in June – July 2018; Opportunity for NEW Cities to Invite

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India has moved forward from 1992 Babri Masjid demolition: Hindu bodies to SC

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Sikh National Center presents 5th Vaisakhi Khed Mela 2018 on Sunday April 29, 11 AM – 6 PM

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Upset Hindus urge luxury activewear “Niyama Sol” to withdraw Lord Ganesh legging & apologize

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General Elections in 2019 Will Be Fought For The Survival Of Hindus: Raj Pal Wasan

(.) The coming General Elections in 2019 will not be fought on any development agenda.It will be a fight...

[GHHF] The US Hindu Alliance cordially invites youto attend a talk onHindu Temples in Indiaand the launch of the“Free the Temples” Campaign

The US Hindu Alliance cordially invites you to attend a talk on Hindu Temples in India and the launch...

Canada’s largest Toronto School Board declares November “Hindu Heritage Month”

Toronto District School Board (TDSB) in Canada has resolved that month of November each year be declared as Hindu...

Hindus denounce Canberra peacock trapping plan

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Hindus push for Diwali holiday in New Jersey’s Bernards School District

Hindus are urging Bernards Township School District (BTSD) in New Jersey to proclaim official holiday on Diwali, most popular...

Retd Justice V.S. Kokje declared Int’l President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad

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Illinois Governor issues Proclamation on Hindu prayers at Illinois Senate & House

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Migrant Pak Hindu professionals request WORK ASSIGNMENT/JOBS in Corporate sector in India.

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A Lesser Known Story From The Ramayana

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WWW.VISHWAHINDUSAMACHAR.COM -Hindi Hindu Portal Launched By VHP Int. Working President Dr. Pravin Togadia

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Puthandu 2018: Significance and Importance Traditions and History of Tamil New Year

On Puthandu, people in Tamil Nadu start the day by making a visit to the temples. They sit down...


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Happy Baisakhi ! Rongali Bihu! Vishu ! Puthandu — Events in April

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Mississippi University offering yoga course to reduce anxiety of public performers

University of Mississippi (UM), a public research institution, is offering “Yoga for Performers” course in its Music Department. Announcement...

Oklahoma’s Grady County Board to open with Hindu prayers 1st time on April 30

The Board of County Commissioners of Grady County, founded 1907, will start its day in Chickasha (Oklahoma, USA) on...

Kohl’s apologizes & removes Lord Ganesh Throw Pillow within 17 hours of Hindu protest

Wisconsin headquartered leading omnichannel retailer, Kohl’s Department Stores, has apologized and removed the Throw Pillow carrying image of Hindu...

Hindus welcome Arizona State University using “spiritual principles of yoga” to heal addiction

Arizona State University (ASU), a public research university headquartered in Tempe (Arizona), is offering Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Classes...

Delhi Conference Theme: Clearing Distortions in Indian History

The Indian Council of Historical Research organized a 3-day conference commencing on Monday on the need to clear distortions...

Another Hindu Temple approved in Connecticut

Planning and Zoning Board of the City of Milford in Connecticut has reportedly unanimously approved the proposal to establish...

Payson City Council in Utah opening with Hindu mantras for 1st time since 1850 founding

Payson City Council in Utah (USA) will start its day with Hindu prayers on June six, reportedly for the...

Gudi Padwa: Maharashtra celebrating this festival with great fevour and enthusiasm

Maharashtrian women prepare for the celebration of Marathi new year “Gudi Padwa” The ‘Gudi’, which means ‘doll’ is created...

Williams College in Massachusetts now has “Hindu Prayer Room”

Williams College, the second-oldest institution of higher learning in Massachusetts established in 1793, now has a Hindu Prayer Room....

Upset Hindus urge Italian brewery to withdraw Lord Ganesh Beer & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Palmi (Reggio Calabria, Italy) based Baffo Craft Brewery to apologize and withdraw its Ganesh Craft...

GHHF: “Why I Am A Hindu” By Tharoor Denounces Hindu Patriots and Intents to Demolish Hindu House

“Why I Am A Hindu” By Tharoor Denounces Hindu Patriots and Intents to Demolish Hindu House Now I...

Swami Vivekananda’s famous Chicago address to be part of school syllabus in Bengal

 Swami Vivekananda First it was Singur movement, then Kanyashree and now Vivekananda’s famous Chicago address, the state school department...

Etsy discards Lord Ganesh Flip Flops within 6 hours of Hindu protest

Brooklyn (New York) headquartered e-commerce company Etsy, Inc. withdrew flip-flops carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh from its...

Upset Hindus seek apology as Etsy sells Ganesh Flip Flops after removing Ganesha Toilet Seat

Upset Hindus are urging Brooklyn (New York) headquartered e-commerce company Etsy, Inc. for immediate withdrawal of flip-flops carrying image...

Hindus commend Emory University for Ramayana exhibition curated by students

“Tell the Whole Story from Beginning to End:” The Ramayana in Indian Painting— exhibition has been launched at Michael...

Holi Celebration Brings Splash of Color to Campus

TEXAS, March 4, 2018 (The Battalion): Despite a short rain shower, students held Holi 2018 on Simpson Drill field...

Amazon removes Lord Ganesha stockings after Hindu protest

World’s largest online retailer Amazon.com withdrew stockings carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha from its website within two...

Hindus term Holi shoes launched by Pharrell Williams & Adidas as “inappropriate”

Hindus feel that Holi footwear collaboratively launched by American singer Pharrell Williams and multinational sportswear corporation Adidas is trivialization...

New startegies unfolded to enhance Hindi langauge in Trinidad

New strategies unfolded to further enhance Hindi language in Trinidad By Paras Ramoutar Port-of- Spain: Several religious and cultural...

‘Mischief mongers’ spoil Holi as communal violence rocks Bengal’s North 24 Parganas

Image for representational purpose only. (Photo | AP)KOLKATA: Communal violence rocked the Chaltaberia area of Duttapukur in North 24...

Second Drishti Collegiate Conference explores Hindu identity and the impact of Hindu scientific achievements

Photo Attachment 1: Student panel on Hindu identity and practices Photo Attachment 2: Dr. Alok Kumar on ancient Hindus...

Ex-servicemen demand withdrawal of FIR against Army personnel; deportation of Rohingya

Representative Image JAMMU: An organisation of ex-servicemen staged a rally here on Monday demanding withdrawal of an FIR registered...

Kerala lynching: Protesters chant Veda mantras to drive home message of humanity

In a unique way of protest, youth members of the Kasyapa Veda Research Foundation, a Kozhikode-based Vedic institute, distributed...

183 Birth Day of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

183rd Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti ———————————————  The 183rd Birth Day of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was celebrated in all solemnity...

Children from US present 5-hr Gita chanting marathon

A divine affair: The children recited 700 slokas of Bhagavad Gita at Nada Mantapa in Avadhoota Datta Peetham a… Read...

Gandhi Centre holds Madhubani Art Exhibition in Trinidad

Gandhi Centre hosts Madhubani Art Exhibition in Trinidad By ParasRamoutar The Mahatma Gandhi institute for Cultural Co-operation hosted a...

Tao Porchon-Lynch, World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher

HARTSDALE, NEW YORK, February 9, 2018 ( by Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy, Lohud.com ): At 8:30 a.m. on a recent...

The Disillusioned Hindu Returns

On Sunday 7 August 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India condemned animal rights activist who have sought to...

Prayer should pacify Hindustan volcano: Dr Kumar Mahabir

  On Carnival Tuesday, the volcano in Hindustan in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) began spitting methane gas. Soon it...

Nevada’s capital Carson City Board of Supervisors opened with Hindu mantras

Board of Supervisors of Nevada’s capital Carson City, founded in 1858, began its day on February 15 with ancient...

Lauding Victoria Govt. funding temple, Hindus urge Australia Govt. fund temples nationwide

Welcoming Victorian State Government for providing over $160,000 to Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple (Hindu Society of Victoria) in Carrum...

Trinidad Hindus observe Shiva Ratri with devotion and reverence

Trinidad Hindus observe Shiva Ratri with reverence and devotion By Paras Ramoutar Port-of- Spain: Against the deafening songs of...

Christian-Hindu-Jewish-Buddhist leaders in Nevada jointly condemn Florida school massacre

Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist leaders in Nevada strongly condemned the Florida school massacre, which reportedly killed 17 and...

Extra public holiday issue for Indians needs consensus

Do Indians in Malaysia need an extra religious holiday? If there is a need, should not there be wider consultation...

Vatican Library carries 15 books on Yoga

Vatican Library carries 15 printed books on the topic of yoga, including an 1897 edition. Catalogue search reveals titles...

World Hindu News Appoints Sanjesh Dhanja As Country Head for Pakistan

  WHN |  02-11-2018  8:25 am EST   HOUSTON:  World Hindu News decision making board has appointed Sanjesh Dhanja...

Malla Kareti Reddy: A Longtime Supporter Of Ekal Foundation, Chinmaya Mission, VHPA Is No More

  It is with deep sadness we bring you the news that our longtime supporter and VHPA Governing Council...

Hindus welcome inflight yoga launch by Cathay Pacific Airways

Hindus have welcomed the reported launch of “Travel Well with Yoga” program in all the routes of Cathay Pacific...

Vishwa Hindu Parishad, NGO Nimittekam Unites Social Organizations Empowering Pakistani Hindu Refugees

  WHN | Feb 8, 2018, 09:00 EST JAIPUR: Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Jaipur based NGO Nimittekam  united more than a...

Quebec’s Hindu temple to launch $1.75 million expansion project

Hindu-Mandir in Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Quebec, Canada) is reportedly planning to launch $1.75 million expansion project in the near future. It...

Hinduism grew by 60% in Australia

Hinduism grew by 60% in Australia during 2011-2016, raising the numbers of Hindus to 440,300; according to an Australian...

Hindus upset at Toyota Super Bowl ad for belittling Hinduism

Hindus are upset at Toyota Tundra Super Bowl halftime commercial “We’re All One Team”, apparently attempting to show unity...

Maheshwari Hindu Samaj Delegation Met Gujarat Governor For Concern On Safety Of Their Community In Pakistan

Download Attachment :   Memorandum Governor All India Federation of Dhat Maheshwari Samaj, Ahmedabad Thari Maheshwari Samaj Chairman Shri Arjunbhai...

Nathuram Godse’s ties with the RSS – Koenraad Elst

But no matter how much the RSS connection with Godse’s act of assassination may have been disproven, Gandhi’s murder...

January Newsletter

Dear Rahul, Hindu University of America wishing you “Happy Vasant Panchami“ Vasant Panchami is celebrated in the honor of Goddess...

Gau-pooja 2018 @ Rowdy Girl Sanctuary

Click to Register Source: World Hindu News (WHN)

Why Do Hindus Worship “Idols”?

INDIA, December 16, 2017 (Daily O by Devdutt Pattanaik): Who said how a Hindu or any human is supposed...

Temple Readies For Annual Fete

FIJI, January 24, 2018 ( by Waisea Nasokia, Fiji Sun):The annual Vaarshika Thaipoosam Thirunaal Festival in Nadi is expected...

How Ramayana Is Playing an Important Role in India’s Outreach to Ten ASEAN Countries

INDIA, January 22, 2018 (Swarajya): In the run-up to the India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit to be held in New Delhi...

Thai Pongal: Festival of Color for a Munificent Harvest

SRI LANKA, January 14, 2018 (Sunday Observer by P. Krishnaswamy): The country’s Hindus are celebrating the “Pongal” harvest festival,...

Swami Ramdev promises to contribute crores of rupees for Rajiv Malhotra work

  Swami Ramdev Makes a Bold Commitment This is a very special interview with Swami Ramdev in which he...

Grand Celebration of Pongal Festival – Penang Hindu Association(PHA)

Grand Celebration of Pongal Festival…..Penang Hindu Association(PHA) jointly org . with SRJK (T) RAJAJI –Kampung Baru, Ayer Itam, Penang....

Global Invitation to a momentous World Hindu Congress 2018 Sept 7- 9 Chicago

  2nd World Hindu Congress 2018 Organizing the Global Hindu Community For details and to register visit the website: http://www.worldhinducongress.org  ...

Half a Million to Take Holy Dip at Gangasagar Festival

KOLKATA, INDIA, January 13, 2018 (New Indian Express): Over half a million pilgrims are expected to take the holy...

Hindu Temple at Centre of Cambridge Planning Maelstrom

CAMBRIDGE, CANADA, January 18, 2018 (The Record): It has a hectare of empty land, purchased 18 years ago. It...

[GHHF] How to Revive and Preserve Hinduism: Interview in English on CVR Channel

How to Revive and Preserve Hinduism: Interview in English on CVR Channel. “Hinduism would not be eternal were...

Yoga emerges among top 10 fitness trends worldwide

Yoga has emerged among the top 10 fitness trends worldwide for 2018, according to “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends...

Over 20 lakh devotees take holy dip on Makar Sankranti

SAGAR ISLAND (WB): Nearly 20 lakh devotees from across the country as well as from neighbouring Nepal, Bhutan and...

Hindu Sangam warns against carrying out Thaipusam rites during lunar eclipse

Temples will not open during a lunar eclipse and Hindus are also not encouraged to leave their houses. – EPA...

Dr. Subramanian Swamy’s Lecture on the Repeal of Endowment Act in Chicago

  Organized  Dr. Subramanian Swamy’s Lecture on the Repeal of Endowment Act in Chicago CHICAGO: A group of Indian...

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in Texas’ Coppell School District

Hindus are urging Coppell Independent School District (CISD) in suburban Dallas, with 47.4% students Asian, to proclaim official holiday...

[GHHF] Sneha TV Interview on the mission of Savetemples/ Global Hindu Heritage Foundation

Sneha TV Interview on the mission of Savetemples/ Global Hindu Heritage Foundation. As many of you know that...


A Neuroscientist Explores the “Sanskrit Effect”

Manjuvajramandala with 43 deities, from Tibet. Credit: Google Cultural Institute Wikimedia A hundred dhoti-clad young men sat cross-legged on the floor...

USHA Holds Reception For Consul General Of India In Atlanta

For Immediate Release December 16, 2017 USHA holds reception in honor of Nagesh Singh, Consul General of Atlanta. December...

Hindus welcome Jewish Federation offering free yoga in Massachusetts for “Peace of Mind”

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires is offering free Chair Yoga to the community “for Flexibility, Mobility and Peace of...

Hindu prayers to open Nevada’s capital Carson City Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors of Nevada’s capital Carson City will start their day on February 15 with Sanskrit mantras, containing...

Hindus concerned at alarmingly high rates of prize denials to Patels by Georgia Lottery

Hindus are concerned at the reportedly alarmingly high rates of prize denials to the Hindu and Indo-American community by...

2018 welcomed with multi-faith prayers in world’s gambling capital Nevada

In a remarkable interfaith gesture and a unique way to welcome 2018, various religions got together in Reno (Nevada,...

Mumbai Media Alert: January 20, 2018 – WHEF Business Summit@Mumbai “Accelerating Economy of Bharat”

Dear Mumbai based media associates: EXTENSIVE DIGITAL, PRINT, TV MEDIA COVERAGE OF WHEF MUMBAI SUBMIT 2018 Mumbai is the...

A pioneer of Sangh work, Jagdish Chandra Sharda (Shastri) is no more

Pujya Jagdish Chandra Sharda (Shastri) is no more   It is with great sadness and heavy heart we inform...

Despite Conversion Ban, Christianity Spreads in Nepal

RICHET, NEPAL, December 23, 2017 (eNCA): More than two years after an earthquake flattened the Nepali village of Richet,...

How A Hindu NRI from Guntur, AP Woke Up With A Shock To Hear Christ Bhajans

(.) I am in India and visited my in-law’s place which is a village near Guntur in Andhra. I...

Why The Name Taimur Matters? By Gokul Kunnath

Why the name Taimur matters?   By Gokul Kunnath December 20, 2017   Last year, two of Bollywood’s popular...

Katas Raj Temple Complex is a Sad Monument to Pakistan’s Unease with its Hindu Heritage

With the Supreme Court taking interest in their renovation and protection, the Katas Raj temples, one of the oldest...

A $6 million Hindu temple planned in Connecticut

A Hindu temple is reportedly planned in Manchester town of Connecticut at an estimated cost of about $6 million,...

Both Illinois Senate & House to open with Hindu mantras in their 200th year

On February 27 and 28 respectively, Illinois State Senate and House of Representatives in Springfield will start their sessions...

Rise Of PM Modi And Roar Of Subversive Forces: Salil Gewali

  Salil Gewali, Shillong       If your son makes friendship with the difficult and longtime enemies of...

Spiritual leader celebrated

Durban – The divine Life Society of South Africa will commemorate Sri Swami Sahajananda’s 10th Mahasamadhi Anniversary Satsang on...

Christian-Jew-Buddhist leaders back Hindu plea of no sacred mandalas on Tampa roads

In a remarkable interfaith gesture; Christian, Jew and Buddhist leaders have backed the Hindu plea that sacred mandalas do...

Hindu temple proposed at former church building in Chicago suburb

A Hindu temple is being reportedly planned in a building on about 2.4 acres plot in the Chicago suburb...

Hindus stress that sacred mandalas do not belong on Tampa roads

Hindus point out that mandalas are sacred symbols and do not belong on the surface of public roads where...

Hindus urge all cities of Canada to allow Diwali fireworks like Brampton & Mississauga

Hindus are urging all cities of Canada to allow fireworks on the occasion of Diwali, the most popular of...

You’re invited to TALK: “Defense of Punyabhoomi Bharat (Dec 2, 2017)

You are invited to the following event: TALK: “DEFENSE OF PUNYABHOOMI BHARAT, THE HINDU HOMELAND” – DR. OMENDRA RATNU...

Priceless Scanned Copy of “1921 Moplah Rebellion” Book (Attached PDF)

Friends, Please see the priceless scanned copy (PDF attached) of a nearly 100-year-old report/book: “The Moplah Rebellion, 1921”  It...

Reconfiguring Kerala’s Brahmin Castes

INDIA, November 18, 2017 (EPW by O.B. Roopesh): The appointment of Dalit priests to temples in Kerala has been...

World Chants Geeta At the same moment across the Globe

Download Attachment : World Chant Bhagwadgeeta on 30th December 2017 This year Bhagwadgeeta Jayanti is coming on 30th November. We...

Trinidad Tobago Hindus: Saragarhi Film Receives Applause in Parliament

Saragarhi film receives applause in Parliament On Tuesday 14th November 2017, the British Parliament resounded to a thunderous round of...

“Yoga on the Fly” at Denver Airport is just a trial

Recently opened “Yoga on the Fly” at Denver International Airport (DEN) was on a trial basis and temporary, distinguished...

Hindus Lauds Modi Govt. Scrapping of Haj Subsidy 

Hindus Laud Modi Govt. scrapping of Haj Subsidy to Muslims. Every year millions in Indian rupees is being given...

Why we need a “Hindu Halloween”

The idea of a “Hindu Halloween” may sound offensive to some, just another attempt to inculturate the Hindu youth...

Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation Raises $2 Million in A Glittering Gala

“Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation” Raises 2 Million in A Glittering Gala — Prakash Waghmare Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation’s (‘EVF’) glittering ‘Gala’...

Indonesian Court Recognizes Native Religions in Landmark Ruling

JAKARTA, INDONESIA, November 7, 2017 (Reuters): Indonesia’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday affirmed the rights of devotees of faiths outside...

Rakhine State Govt to Close Displaced Person Camps for Hindus and Ethnic Arakanese

SITTWE, MYANMAR, October 30, 2017 (Irrawaddy): The Rakhine State government will close camps for displaced persons who have fled...

Taj Mahal – Truth & Facts. Well studied facts from UK Historian

Taj Mahal – It is time to tell the truth. There are many legends about the Taj Mahal. But...

Why Nepal has one of the world’s fastest-growing Christian populations – Danielle Preiss

Churches mushroom throughout the Kathmandu Valley and across the terraced hills. Proselytizing remains illegal, but with political instability and...

Hindus seek class exemption for Diwali at University of Hamburg

Hindus have urged prestigious University of Hamburg (Universität Hamburg UHH) in Germany for granting class exemption for the Hindu...

Is India’s Supreme Court Dictating Worship Practice at Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Temple?

NEW DELHI, INDIA, October 28, 2017 (The Print): HPI Note: There is confusion in India over just what the...

Brother-Sister Bond Observed Across Nepal

KATHMANDU, NEPAL, October 21, 2017 (Kathmandu Post): The five-day-long Tihar festival came to an end after the observance of...

Ayodhya: RSS floats a new outfit to build mass support for Ram temple while Supreme Court hears case

Shri Ram Mandir Nirman Sahayog Manch will ‘try to show the court that all religious communities want a grand...

India or China, who invented gunpowder? Diwalis Hindu haze and a weird debate

“What’s Diwali for children without crackers? … A Diwali when they can breathe” In an India increasingly polarised along religious...

Bhai Dooj 2017: History, Significance, How to Celebrate, Date Time, Vidhi and Muhurat Timings

Although similar to rakhi, on Bhai Dooj, sisters put a tilak or a vermilion mark on the brother’s forehead...

Telangana Government Allots $274 Million to Renovate Centuries Old Hindu Temple

In the ever-growing Telegana-Andhra rivalry, a little-known temple is slated to undergo a mega renovation to counter India’s richest temple...

Diwali Celebrations in South Africa

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, October 16, 2017 (Daily News): A Diwali festival celebration was held in Durban, South Africa on...

Trump Celebrates Diwali, Lights Diya in White House Ceremony

President Donald Trump (center) held a small Diwali celebration at the White House Oct. 17. At his immediate right...

Sydney Opera House’s Iconic Sails Turn Gold to Celebrate Diwali

It’s the fourth year in a row the Opera House has been lit up in a golden colour to...

Sydney Opera House’s Iconic Sails Turn Gold to Celebrate Diwali

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, October 18, 2017 (SBS): It’s the fourth year in a row the Opera House has been lit...

Diwali 2017: Significance Of Diwali Or Deepawali, The Festival Of Lights

Diwali occurs during late October or during early November. It is important to know that the Diwali date falls...

Free Yoga for Mexico’s Boys and Girls to Ward off Fear from Earthquake

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, September 23, 2017 (El Universal, translated from Spanish): After adults or children have a traumatic experience,...

WHEF2017@Nairobi Cancellation

We regretfully inform you that due to re-elections in Kenya and resultant political uncertainty, the World Hindu Economic Forum...

When is Diwali 2017, how do Hindus celebrate it and what are the festival of light’s origins?

GETTY – CONTRIBUTOR Diwali celebrates the Hindu belief that good will always triumph over evil When is Diwali 2017?...

Top 10 Most Corrupt Political Party In The World 2017

A political party is a coalition of people who work jointly and struggle against one another to win political...

Hindu prayers for Las Vegas massacre victims

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has urged all the Hindu temples and prayer-centers worldwide to hold special prayers for...

World Hindu Newsletter – Worldwide Edition | 02 Oct 2017

Please read our complete newsletter at: https://www.worldhindunews.com/?newsman=email&email=wrvFRHlMYi4tDZ7Jo3ozA7rvuPk This Newsletter Focused E-mail Send Info: 2700 Maharashtra  Journalists, 500 Madison Square...

Dussehra 2017: How Dussehra Is Celebrated Across the Country

The festival of Dussehra is celebrated in different ways across India. Here’s an interesting insight. Dussehra also known as...

Everything for the Goddess

HAMBURG, GERMANY, September 26, 2017 (Deutschlandfunk, translated from German): The small Jyoti Maiyya Temple in the Stellingen district of...

‘California authorities suggest corrections to proposed school books on Hinduism’

Washington, September 30 Authorities in California have suggested corrections to the proposed school textbooks in the state after Indian-Americans...


Hindus laud Denver Art Museum for showcasing Hindu god Ganesha

Hindus have commended renowned Denver Art Museum (DAM) in Colorado for showcasing Hindu deity Lord Ganesha in an exhibition...

Power of Prayer?: Hindus Hold Ceremonies for Active Volcano Mt. Agung to Pray That Island Is Spared

BALI, INDONESIA, September 22, 2017 (Coconuts Bali): Balinese Hindus have been conducting a number of ceremonies at Mt. Agung,...

2018 Thaipusam Procession To Be Cut Short by 5.5 Hours Due to Total Lunar Eclipse

SINGAPORE, September 22, 2017 (Straits Times): Solar and lunar eclipses usually draw many admirers eager to view the phenomenon,...

Bakhshali Manuscript: First recorded evidence of zero discovered – Pallava Bagla

The 3rd-4th-century Bakhshali Manuscript found near Taxila predates a 9th-century inscription of zero on the wall of a temple...

How A 59-Year-Old German Turned Mother To Over 1,000 Sick Cows In Mathura

Fondly called Sudevi Mataji, Friederike Irina Bruning started her cowshed known as ‘Surbhai Gauseva Niketan’. Friederike Irina Bruning the...