Hindu University of America July 2015 Newsletter

Hindu University of America
A Unique Dimension of Hindu Thought & Traditions
Issue: #7 July 2015
International Yoga Day
Swami Omanand
Maj. Thomas Jarrett
Dr. Shashi Tiwari
HUA South FL

The New Edition of Hindu Deities Book –
“Significance of Hindu Deities” an excellent booklet of 20 colorful pages is available in English,Hindi & Gujarativersions. 

Temples, schools,

Bal-vihars, Bal-gokulams,

Churches and all are invited to contact HUA and get their copy for

$2.00 + shipping

For bulk order send an email to


The great secret 
of true success, 
of true happiness, 
is this: 
the man or woman who asks for no return, 
the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.
Fill the brain with high thoughts, 
highest ideals, 
place them day 
and night before you, and out of that will come great work.
– Swami Vivekananda

“Hindu Temples in North America – A Celebration of Life” 
 A beautiful book dedicated to all those who so valiantly left the shores of India to start a new life in a land that was foreign to them. All these magnificent temples stand as a monument to them.

The book is written by Mahalingum Kolapen. Photography by Sanjay Kolapen. It is a Hardback copy with Dust Jacket. Glossy finish. Photos on every page. 


Temples, schools,

Bal-vihars and


Churches and all are invited to contact HUA and get their copy for

$20 + Shipping

For bulk order send an email to



HUA is very pleased to welcome our new Master’s & Doctoral Students.  We appreciate all the intellectual and creative vitality each student brings with them. We look forward for a great academic year!
A Warm Welcome  to  our  students – 
Ms. Anuradha S. (Singapore)
Mr. Satyabrata Dash (India)
Mr. Eric Nye (USA)
A warm welcome to our  new Adjunct Faculty –
Ms. Janani Carpenter (USA)
Dr. A.P. Rao (Singapore)

HUA  Course Announcement
Please Click Here or visit our Website  to see the list of available courses for Summer & Fall Semesters.

International Yoga Day

The 1st International Yoga Day was celebrated on June 21 at Hindu Temple in Casselberry, FL. A large number of Yoga masters from Central Florida presented various yogasana routines. 

It was a day long event packed with presentations and demonstrations. 

Opening prayers were offered by Dr. Shailaja Nadkarni ji. 

Mr. Braham Aggarwal (Chairman, Hindu University of America) welcomed and  addressed the gathering. Eminent personality of Orlando, Hon. Mr. Rick Singh (Orange County Property Appraiser) presented the proclamation signed by the Orlando Mayor, Hon. Buddy Dyer, declaring June 21st as the Yoga Day in Orlando. An exhibition on Swami Vivekananda ji, the first Yoga master who visited America, was displayed.The auditorium was filled with yoga lovers & supporters. 

With the help of volunteers and yoga enthusiasts, the event was a success. 

Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh brought over 50 volunteers who were an integral part of this event. They helped at registration desk and set up the display of Vivekananda ji. Mehul Parekh, Prakhar Aggarwal & Viren Chauhan of HSS helped with stage setup, sound and started the event on time.

Swami Omanand Saraswati HUA Visit

Dr. Swami Omanand Saraswati M.A. Ph.D, visited HUA on June 16 and gave a very profound talk with demonstation of hatha yoga practices, pranayama, and meditation.

This was his third visit to HUA. HUA is grateful to Swami ji for visting HUA and conducting programs.

Maj. Thomas Jarrett – HUA Student

Maj. Thomas Jarrett (aka. Ramanand) is a remarkable soldier within the US Army Public Health Command. He was recently accepted as a Doctoral student at HUA in Yoga Philosophy & Meditation. 
Read about his thriving career in this One Health (Spring 2015 – Pg. 12-13) issue of USAPHC. 

Dr. Shashi Tiwari 

Dr. (Mrs.) Shashi Tiwari, General Secretary, WAVES-India & a renowned Vedic / Sanskrit Scholar was honored  with ‘Maharishi Vyas Samman – 2014′ (of Rs. Two Lakh) for her immense contribution to Vedic and Sanskrit literature by Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Sansthan, Lucknow. She is engaged in Sanskrit Studies and Vedic research for the last forty three years. She has worked as teaching faculty in the Department of Sanskrit, Maitreyi College and University of Delhi, and she has also worked in the Hindu University of America, Orlando, USA as a visiting professor of Basic Hindu Scriptures.
UPDATES from HUA & Affiliates 

HUA South FL

– Following courses will be offered online by HUA SFC during the 12 week summer semester June 29 to Aug 7, 2015:

HIN 5505 Hindu Festivals

AYS 5001 Introduction to Ayurveda

HIN 5502 Hindu Temples and Architecture

HIN 5503 Hindu Religious Art, Dance, Music

Yoga Dance Rythms, Dance Rythms of India & Music of India courses will also be offered.

Please visit HUA South Florida website www.huasouthflorida.org for more details and information.

Sri Aurobindo Center of Advanced Research is conducting a series of 3-day camps in June, July & August called ‘Living Within’ and Intensive Research program in Sri Aurobindo’s Major Works. Please Click Here for more information.
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