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As Janmashtami Goes Virtual, Houston Hindus Celebrate in New Ways

HOUSTON, TEXAS, August 3, 2020 : Hindus of Greater Houston have hosted 30 years of Janmashtami festivals — bringing...

Upset Hindus urge Virginia firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh mini-skirt & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Toano (Virginia) headquartered Enlighten Clothing Company (ECC) for immediate withdrawal of “Ganesh Balance Mini Skirt”...

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in California’s Fremont-Sunnyvale-Cupertino schools, starting 2021

Hindus are urging all public-private-charter-independent schools in California cities of Fremont, Sunnyvale and Cupertino to declare official holiday on...

Bloody partition of India: An eyewitness account

By Manu Shah Yash Pal Lakra has made his peace with a painful past, but the memories refuse to...

HAVAN Panel at Reflections@50 – A Virtual Conference – Sep 19-20, 2020

World Hindu Council of America (VHPA)announced a virtual conferenceREFLECTIONS@50: WALKING IN DHARMA HAVAN (Hindu American Vanaprasthi Network) panel discussion...

‘Identity Challenges on Campus’ Rajiv Malhotra Advises Hindu Students Council

Identity Challenges on Campus Recently, in December 2019, Rajiv Malhotra hosted the leaders of the Hindu Student Council at...

Upset Hindus urge Wish to withdraw Lord Ganesha shorts & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging San Francisco headquartered “global e-commerce platform” Wish for immediate withdrawal of shorts/swim-trunks carrying image of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

World Hindu Council of America Launches Hindu Policy Research and Advocacy Collective USA (HinduPACT USA)

World Hindu Council of America (VHPA), the oldest, and one of the most prominent Hindu organization in America has...

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...

World Hindu Council of America’s initiative: Food for the Front liners

Volunteers from Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council) of America contributed to the fight against the Corona virus in...

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...

Hindu University of America Webinar on ‘Yoga and the Healing Power of Contemplative Dialog’

Hindu University of Americabrings you a webinar on‘The Healing Power of Contemplative Dialog ‘From the world of Yogaat a...

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...

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...

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...

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...