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Memorandum to Consul General of Pakistan – Hindu Human Rights Watch

AUGUST 14, 2013 Consul General of Pakistan 12 East, 65th Street New York, New York 10021 SUB:   PROTEST DEMONSTRATION IN SUPPORT...

Diwali: the Festival of Festivals

By: Prof. Pankaj Jain on Nov 02, 2013 – Diwali the festival of lights – apart from being the most widely...

Why number 18 is predominant in Gita & Mahabharata?

By: Dr Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee on Oct 03, 2013 –  The Rajayoga of Gita and Kriyayoga of Patanjala Yogasutra constitute the...

Guru and the Godmen

By: Guruji Sri Swami Atmananda Ji on Sep 02, 2013 –  We all must have celebrated Sri Krishna Janmashtami nicely, the life & teachings of...

The deeper meaning of Janamashtami

By: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Aug 31, 2013 –  The beauty in our ancient stories is that they were never...

A BOND OF LOVE – RAKSHA BANDHAN

By: Sri Sudhanshuji Maharaj on Aug 20, 2013 – Heart of human beings are filled with emotions and desires . That’s why all relationships are tied...

Sacred Hindu Pilgrimage Badrinath Closes For Winter

Badrinath, Nov. 18 : Scores of Hindus queued up as one of Hindus most revered shrines in Uttarakhand state...

History of Sikhism

The Life of Guru Nanak Guru Nanak (20 October 1469 – 7 May 1539) is the founder of Sikhism and...

80-year-old Sikh attacked by girl in UK dies

LONDON: An 80-year-old Sikh man, who was punched in the face and shoved to ground by a teenaged girl...

World Hindu Foundation (WHF) Launches World Hindu News (WHN) Program

World Hindu Foundation (WHF) Launches World Hindu Congress WHC Introduction Video

GODS TO WAKE UP AND WITNESS TULSI VIVAH TODAY

According to the Hindu beliefs, Gods and Goddesses will today wake up from their four months of rest. All...

Hindus Urge Withdrawal of Ganesh-Lakshmi Australian Beer

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, United States A group of upset Hindus has urged the Brookvale Union Brewery in New South...

From Thailand, with love: 300 kgs of gold for Bihar temple

Patna:  Two dozen commandos from Thailand are guarding nearly 300 kg gold in 13 boxes in Bihar’s Bodh Gaya town...

Valuables stolen from temples‚ private residence

KATHMANDU: Bells and valuables have been stolen from several temples in Bhotebahal of Kathmandu on Sunday night. Police said...

The origin of Hindus and Hinduism

The origin of Hindus and Hinduism –   http://m.speakingtree.in/spiritual-slideshow/seekers/faith-and-rituals/the-origin-of-hindus-and-hinduism/61616     Source: Speakingtree.in

New centre for Hindu elders opens in Balham

A new centre which specialises in care for the borough’s ageing Hindu community opened last week. The Bhakti Shyama...

Hindu Ritual Sees Balinese Spearing Daggers Into Their Chests And Necks

What did you do this weekend? Whatever it was, it probably wasn’t as hardcore as what this lot got...

How Poor Analysis Can Wreck Your Yoga

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 7, 2012 (By Sheetal Shah):  I’d like to thank the The New York Times for...

Tourist industry calls for limited access to temples 

Bali’s tourist industry is urging the provincial administration to implement stricter regulations for tourist visits to temples instead of...

Vijay Eswaran: “Stop All Killings”

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, October 7, 2013 (PRWEB): The sixth Asian Vegetarian Congress which opened here today was told that...

Ramayana Ballet, Yogyakarta, Indonesia: a Slideshow Presentation

INDONESIA, October 9, 2013 (India TV News): Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim country with the ethnic group...

Spectacular Diwali Switch-On Lights Up Leicester

LEICESTER, ENGLAND, October 21, 2013 (Leicester Mercury): One of the most spectacular and colorful celebrations in Leicester kicked off...

Australian Hindus Celebrating Festival Of Lights

AUSTRALIA, October 21, 2013 (SBS): Hindus around the world are celebrating the festival of Deepavali. The holiday is one...

Krishna Kept Me Safe In Iraq War – US Army Captain Pratima Dharm

TRINIDAD/TOBAGO, October 26, 2013 (Newsday): Chief guest at Divali Nagar 2013, US Army Captain Pratima Dharm told the large...

England’s Royal Couple Take Part In Traditional Hindu Fire Ritual On Banks Of Ganges

UNITED KINGDOM, November 6, 2013 (Daily Mail): Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall tonight took part in a...

Governor Proposes Temples to be Excluded from Tourism

BALI, INDONESIA, November 7, 2013 (The Jakarta Post): Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika has proposed that temples be excluded...

TURTLE , A SYMBOL OF GOOD LUCK AND DIVINITY (Spiritual Blog)

TURTLES A LINK BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH They are supposed to be a link between heaven and earth and...

Social media not completely exploited by political parties: Rajesh Lalwani

Social media expert Rajesh Lalwani is the founder of Blogworks, a social media firm. In a conversation with Mohammad Ali, he...

Mahavira And The Festival Of Lights

In Jain Dharma, Deepavali is celebration of Tirthankar Mahavira’s contributions to humankind; it commemorates his attainment of moksha or...

Indian attempts suicide at Indian embassy in Bahrain

DUBAI: A 21-year-old jilted Indian lover has allegedly tried to commit suicide at the Indian embassy premises in Bahrain. Balaji...

How Sikhs and Hindus became the bedrock of middle Britain

The lifestyle of a typical Middle Briton has been laid bare in wide-ranging research published yesterday. Analysts discovered a social...

Shrinking Numbers and Growing Persecution Threaten Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — J.K. Sharma, a large Sikh man in a black turban, works out of a small room...

Train mishap averted near Guntakal

Even as the state is yet to forget the tragic train mishap at Gotlam near Vizianagaram which claimed eight...

Services beefed up for safe Diwali in Ahmedabad

As Amdavadis descend into festivities during the extended Diwali weekend, various emergency and police services have rolled up their...

Adeje yields 7,400 square meters to build a Hindu temple

Adeje City Council has approved the sale of a plot of 7,400 square meters to the Indian Cultural Centre...

Cyclone hits Andaman Nicobar islands

A cyclonic storm on Wednesday hit the Andaman and Nicobar islands and is expected to reach the coast of...

Blasphemous painter offered Qatar Citizenship

Husain claims that he paints Hindu Gods in nude because nudity stands for purity. Let him then paint Muslim...

Renowned vulgar painter M.F. Hussain apply Qatar Citizenship

Offering unsolicited citizenship to a fugitive was reason enough to be declared an enemy state in olden times. The...

Indian workers left high and dry in Kuwait

A year ago, J. Nadiya (35), a widow and mother of two from Kalikulam in Tiruvannamalai, went to Kuwait,...

ESCAPE From Kuwait – Yoga Master Held Hostage by Iraq Tells His Tale

All eyes are on the middle East during these trying times. Iraqi president Saddam Hussein’s recent invasion of his...

An Indian ends life every sixth day in Oman

Dubai: In a worrying sign, an Indian living in Oman has been found to commit suicide every sixth day,...

World’s only Hindu Sheikh traces his roots to Gujarat

AHMEDABAD: It was 143 years ago that Ramdas Thackersay set sail from the coastal town of Mandvi to relocate...

Growing up Hindu in Utah: The story of 24-year-old Preeya Prakash

SALT LAKE CITY — Preeya Prakash is difficult to define — even for Preeya Prakash. “I consider myself an...

For Utah Hindu women, traditional rituals mark start and end of each day

Utah’s 9,000-strong Hindu community meets often for festivals and celebrations at a Utah temple, but the home is where...

Hindu and Sikh groups support “Rally for Israel” In New York

HINDU AND SIKH GROUPS SUPPORT “RALLY FOR ISRAEL” IN NEW YORK More than 2500 people, braving inclement weather and...

Berkeley farm hosts Jewish-Hindu wedding

In planning their rituals, the couple were surprised to realize how many elements turned out to be similar to...

Christians and Hindus united in fasting and prayer for peace in Syria

Vasai (Agenzia Fides) – Fasting and prayer for peace in Syria sees Christians and Hindus in India united. This...

Syrian Christian will follow Hindu Rituals and customs

There are some Christians from Syria were settled in Kochi (Cochin) long back itself, though they are Christians ,...

ADEN HOME TO VIBRANT HISTORY OF INDIAN HERITAGE

Throughout history, Aden has been known as a city of tolerance because of its composition of many different races...

Yemen city Sanaa has Hindu temples

Sanaa, May 20: A Hindu temple that dates back over 150 years, a market that sports an Indian name and...

Hindu Human Rights In Saudi Arabia: Excerpts From HAF’s 2011 Report

Saudi Arabia continues to be one of the most authoritarian and repressive nations in the world. In the wake...

Saudi Arabia police razes makeshift Hindu temple

RIYADH: Saudi religious police have destroyed a clandestine makeshift Hindu temple in an old district of Riyadh and deported...

Turkish national embraces Hinduism

AMRITSAR: A Turkish youth who came to India via the Wagah border last week embraced Hinduism on Tuesday. Local...

Embracing Hinduism in Turkey

http://www.hinduismworldwide.in/2012/04/embracing-hinduism-in-turkey.html

Hindu youths in Iraq beaten, auctioned to clear landmines

Chandigarh, September 6: This is a shocking story of a bunch of Punjabi youths who were lured to wealthy...

Hinduism will heal Iraq-Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,Art of Living

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJo4KSvIjKc

In Search of an Ancient Hindu Temple in Azerbaijan

By way of Coming Anarchy, I happened upon this very interesting account of a Zoroastrian (Parsee) account of the search for...

Iran’s Bandar Abbas Hindu Temple

TEHRAN, IRAN, July 17, 2003: The historic Bandar Abbas Hindu Temple in Hormozgan Province is considered a unique sample...

Diwali lights up life for Hindus in UAE

DUBAI // Glowing lights and bright colours gave neighbourhoods a magical look yesterday as Indian families celebrated Diwali. Keeping...

Holi revellers in Dubai celebrate with a riot of colour

An estimated 10,000 people of various nationalities thronged the Wonderland theme park all day to throw colours, coloured water...

The myth of an ‘amorphous’ Hinduism

Going through many discussions on matters that pertain to Hindu culture, one finds that there are two distinct sets...

Hindus in the Middle East

For the devout Hindu living in the Gulf, there are signs of hope. As an ad executive from India,...

AN ANCIENT HINDU KINGDOM

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

WHEF Explores Sustainable Ways to Strengthen Economy

New Delhi to host the 3rd WHEF with World Hindu Congress Economic boom of previous two decades followed by...

World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) Explores Sustainable Ways to Strengthen Economy

 BANGKOK, THAILAND :The second meet of WHEF was held at Bangkok on 10th and 11th August 2013. H.E. Dr....

Thailand Government released new Postage Stamps on Hindu Deities

Hindu Dharma greatly admired by Thai Government Government of Thailand released remarkable new edition of stamps depicting the Hindu...

Thailand Hinduism

Many Thai’s regard Hinduism as an offshoot of Buddhism and ardently worship Siva, Vishnu, Durga, Ganesha, and Brahma Rajiv...

367 Hindu Temple Claimed Demolished in Sri Lanka

TORONTO, January 25, 2013 (Sunthanthiran): The International Policy Digest has authentically published a shocking news item, that 367 Hindu...

Hindus Shocked And Perturbed By BBS Statement

Hindus Shocked And Perturbed By BBS Statement – ‘Sri Lanka Is The Country Of Sinhala Buddhists’ “We are shocked...

Five South Korean missionaries detained and later deported by India

Five South Korean missionaries were held on 11th August, in Pimpri Chinchwad area in the State of Maharashtra along...

Hinduism in Korea

Hinduism is a minority religion in Korea. Through Buddhism, it has also had an indirect impact on certain aspects of traditional Korean...

Nepal protest: Hindu vigilantes attack Maoists

Kathmandu: More than a dozen Maoist leaders were hurt and two vehicles torched along the Nepal-India border Thursday as...

Nepal faces Hindu backlash over declaration as secular state

Nepal’s Hindu majority is denouncing the recent move to end Nepal’s longtime status as the world’s only Hindu state....

Murder of senior Indian politician raises alarm in Malaysia

The murder of a senior ethnic Indian politician has added a violent new dimension to Malaysia’s racial politics, with...

Perkasa vice-president asks why Hindu gods did not stop flood

KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 ― Perkasa vice-president Datuk Zulkifli Noordin has been slammed by Hindu leaders after delivering a...

Largest ancient Hindu temple discovered in Indonesia

Construction workers in Bali have discovered what is thought to be the biggest ancient Hindu temple ever found on...

Lessons from Indonesia’s Hindu legacy

The country’s official recognition and generally peaceful acceptance of Hinduism contrasts with India’s own problematic record of religious tolerance...

1st World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) Held in Hong Kong

Mauritian Vice-Prime Minister, Hon’ble Anil Kumar Bachoo inaugurated the First World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF), which was held in...

Hong Kong’s Hindu community celebrates Diwali, the festival of lights

Today marks the highlight of the calendar for Hong Kong’s Hindu community as they celebrate Diwali, the festival of...

Celebrating Holi in China

Holi is spring festival celebrated as a festival of colours. It used to a be religious festival of Hindus,...

Hindu Temple Consecrated In Myanmar

MYANMAR, January 30, 2010: Tamils in Myanmar consecrated a renovated Perumaal temple in Yangon on Wednesday morning. Several thousand...

Tamils of Indian Origin in Myanmar

It was startling to suddenly come across this young Tamil woman in a busy market in Yangon (Rangoon) –...

Buddhist Bhutan realises importance of Hinduism

Good news to read in Kuensel this week is the initiation of the Bhutanese government for construction of a Hindu temple...

HAF Partners With UNHCR To Assist Bhutanese Hindus

Washington, D.C. (November 14, 2012) — The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) announced the formation of a partnership with the United...

Citing Taliban strife, Afghan Sikhs and Hindus ask UN for asylum

KABUL — Living in a deeply religious, overwhelmingly Muslim nation, Afghan Sikhs and Hindus have suffered their share of...

Hindus And Sikhs Vanishing From Afghanistan

The murder of Sushmita Banerjee, an Indian Bengali author living in Afghanistan with her Afghan husband, likely underscores the...

Roots of Hinduism

Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest religions. It has complex roots, and involves a vast array of practices...

Hindus – Regional Distribution

Hindus There are about 1 billion Hindus around the world, representing 15% of the global population. Major traditions within...

Glasgow scotches a tale of 1st Sikh councilor​, £3.8m gurudwara

GLASGOW (SCOTLAND): There is much more to Scotland’s oak-barrels producing world’s expensive scotches. Sitting in the cubicles of one...

RSS to Hindus: Adopt a ‘three-child’ norm to prevent ‘population imbalance’

RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said on Saturday that Hindu families should adopt a three-child norm to prevent...

Behind China’s Hindu temples, a forgotten history

In and around Quanzhou, a bustling industrial city, there are shrines that historians believe may have been part of...

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...

Diwali celebrated with a cause in Australia

MELBOURNE : Celebrating the Hindu festival of lights, an annual Diwali event was held here that attracted thousands of Indians and...

Hope Modi doesn’t give up hardline Hindutva: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

The response among the people to his anointment as BJP’s prime ministerial candidate has been positive and Gujarat Chief...

Australia: Mosque preacher filmed calling for all Hindus and Buddhists to be killed

Detectives are examining the sermon given by Sheikh Sharif Hussein, who has previously been visited by the intelligence services,...


O Hindus, Please Don’t Say: “All Religions Are The Same” – MARIA WIRTH

Observations by someone who grew up in the stifling atmosphere of dogmatic Christianity and appreciates the freshness and freedom...

When Germany is Christian, is India Hindu? – Maria Wirth

Though I live in India since long, there are still some points that I find hard to understand –...

Hindus protest after woman converted to Islam in Pakistan

Members of Pakistan’s minority Hindu community staged a protest in southern Sindh province after a Hindu woman converted to...

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...

Swami Vivekananda popularised the pride of Hinduism around the world – TN CM J Jayalalithaa

Swami Vivekananda is an example of leadership qualities and charity,Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said here today. ‘Swami...

Over 2500 Hindu & Christian women converted to Islam under ‘Love Jihad Project’: Kerela CM

The shrill debate over love jihad is back again following a spate of recent incidents. On June 25, Kerala...

​Spectre of the educated terrorist: Professionals are the new face of terror as they swell the ranks of ​terror ​outfits

A journalist, a doctor, a researcher at the Defence Research and Development Organisation, an employee of a major computer...

Report: Life on the margins & discrimination against Christian and Hindu women in Pakistan

Islamabad– Women from Pakistan’s minority communities have a lower level of education but a higher level of infant mortality....

The world’s oldest temple and the dawn of civilization

By Elif Batuman Late one October evening, I flew into Urfa, the city believed by Turkish Muslims to be the...

Large scale violence & attack on Hindus from Eid-e-Milad rally in West Bengal

It is no longer a secret that the private junior high school of Bikihakola Koley area is being turned...

The great Hindu festival of ‘Janai Purnima’ celebrated in Nepal

Kathmandu (AsiaNews) – Celebrations for the Hindu festival of Janai Purnima, the Sacred Thread Festival, took place yesterday in “secular”...