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International Panelists Reflect on 50 years of the Hindus American Contribution to the Society

International Panelists Reflect on 50 years of the Hindus American Contribution to the Society  REFLECTIONS@50: WALKING IN DHARMA to...

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in Carroll School District of Texas, starting 2021

Hindus want schools in Carroll Independent School District (CISD) headquartered in Southlake (Texas) to stay closed on Diwali; the...

Upset Hindus urge Schweppes to stop promoting Lord Ganesha Cocktail & apologize

Upset Hindus have urged Amsterdam headquartered beverage firm Schweppes International Limited (SIL) to remove the Ganesha Cocktail promoted on...

Diverse religious leaders find it “morally wrong” to continue with “Squaw Valley Ski Resort” name

Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish-Baha’i-Native American-Pagan religious leaders have stated that continuing with popular “Squaw Valley Ski Resort” (SVSR) name would be “morally...

Upset Hindus urge Orlando firm to withdraw “Blood of Kali” tea & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Coffee Shop of Horrors located in Greater Orlando (Florida) to withdraw its “Blood of Kali”...

Hindu Samhati President , former RSS Pracharak Tapan Ghosh Passes Away Due to Covid 19

Kolkata, West Bengal Hindu Samhati President , former RSS Pracharak Tapan Ghosh Passes Away Due to Covid 19 in...

Humari Sanskriti Invitation -Join Bhajan Sandhya by Sharma Bandhu Sun 12 July 8am IST (Sat 11 July 7.30pm PST)

Humari Sanskriti www.humarisanskriti.ca invites to join Bhajan Sandhya by eminent singers doyens of Ram darbar style of singing Sharma...

Diverse religious leaders call it “morally wrong” to continue with “Washington Redskins” name

Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish-Native American religious leaders are appealing to Washington Redskins football team owner Dan Snyder and National Football League (NFL)...

India is the bedrock of Hinduism: Indian high Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago

By PARAS RAMOUTAR  PORT  OF SPAINIndian high Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, Shri Arun Kumar Sahu said that although...

Black Power agenda to remove Columbus statue

Black Power agenda to remove Columbus statue By Dr Kumar Mahabir The National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago has...

Hindus welcome proposal of Diwali holiday in Virginia’s Fairfax County Schools

Hindus have welcomed inclusion of Diwali holiday (November four, 2021) in the Draft Calendars 2021-2022 of Fairfax County Public...

Near Boston, Take-Out Restaurant Turned Hindu Temple Serves Holy Offerings To Go

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, June 4, 2020 : When Keshav Kishor Sharan’s Hindu community bought a retired Friendly’s restaurant for the...

Religious leaders urge “Live Nation” night-clubs remove Hindu-Buddhist-Jain statues & apologize

Pictures attached: 1.Lord Parshvanatha in Foundation Room Chicago with masquerade ball mask in his lap. 2. Lord Ganesha at Foundation...

Inferiority complex that prevents Indians from glorifying our own tradition

We celebrate Western originated festivals and traditions.Mother’s Day is one such celebration. However, we forget that as per our...

India’s Rama takes on China’s dragon: Taiwan News

India’s Rama poised to slay China’s dragon over Ladakh border dispute TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As news broke that...

Hindus seek apology from Australia over mistreatment of “coolies” in 1800s

Hindus are urging formal apology from Australia for reportedly severe maltreatment of Indian and Chinese “coolies” during their indentured...

VHPA condemn the brutal killing of George Floyd,calls for racial justice, equality, and civil rights

Hindu Policy Research and Advocacy Collective USA (HinduPACT USA), an initiative of World Hindu Council of America (VHPA), has...

Assassination of a Kashmiri Pandit Minority Leader by Islamic Terrorists Demands a Stern Action by the J&K Govt.

Indo-American Kashmir Forum (IAKF) strongly condemns the ruthless killing of young Kashmiri Hindu peace advocate, Ajay Pandita (Bharti), by...

A perspective of the present racial tensions from an African American Hindu leader

 I grew up in the South during the 1950s and 60s. Those were troublesome times for the African American...

Upset Hindus urge London luxury retailer MatchesFashion to withdraw Hindu gods swim-shorts & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging The Shard (London) headquartered “global luxury-shopping destination” MatchesFashion for immediate withdrawal of Jimi Hendrix Swim...

Hindus disappointed at Church of Greece declaring yoga “incompatible”

Hindus are disheartened over Church of Greece reportedly denouncing yoga, and branding it as incompatible. According to reports, The...

Global Hindu – Online Panchayat – Sunday, 7 June 2020 “The Kalash of Hindu Kush”

Global Hindu – Online PanchayatDay: Sunday, 7 June 2020Time: 8 AM U.S. Pacific, 11 AM...

Remote Hindu mantras to open 7 Utah City Councils & a County Commission

Remotely read Hindu prayers will open the meetings of seven city councils and one county commission in Utah during...

Hindustan -‘Vande Mataram’ A Poetic Evening (Zoom Video-Sunday, 31st May) Register Now!

Hindustan -‘Vande Mataram’ A Poetic Evening (Online -Sunday, 31st May, India 8.30pm) – Register Now Registration: https://rebrand.ly/vande To participate...

Announcing the North American Hindu Chaplaincy Conference

UNITED STATES, May 4, 2020 (Convergence on Campus): On Saturday May 23 & Sunday May 24th 2020 we celebrate...

Hindu Americans help SinghaBahini to help poorest of poor in West Bengal during lockdown, 72000 helped, 1250000 meals provided

The COVID-19 lockdown has had a devastating effect on the marginalized Hindu population of West Bengal, especially those who...

“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,...

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...

VHP of America Appeal for COVID-19 Relief Fund

COVID-19 Special Bulletin : April 8, 2020 Timely help needed for victimsNamaste and Dhanyavad for your contribution VHPA Seva in America Efforts...

Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America’s COVID-19 Hindu Mandir Priests Funds

COVID-19 Hindu Priest Support During the COVID-19 lockdown and crisis, all the  Hindu temples (Mandirs) across N. America have...

The History of Yoga (2020) by Vinyasa Yoga School

Welcome to your crash course on the history of yoga! What you’ll learn: You’ll be getting a short high-level...

Hindus urge Papa John’s to apologize & withdraw commercial trivializing Hinduism

Upset Hindus are urging Papa John’s, pizza delivery company headquartered in Louisville (Kentucky), to immediately withdraw its Papadias TV...

The world needs Hinduism. Hinduphobia has to stop!

Beauty and logic of Hinduism versus illogical blind faith of Evangelicals- Maria Wirth’s Interview

World Hindu News employees to work from home in US, UK, India sites amid Corona Virus Pandemic

Houston, Texas | 20.03.2020 World Hindu News advisory board in its emergency meeting has decided to close it physical...

Multi-faith service “seeking God’s mercy” off—will be held as “Thanks to God” service after coronavirus

The multi-faith prayer service where Nevada’s faith leaders from various traditions planned to join together on March 15 to...

Kauai’s Hindu Monastery Closed to Visitors due to Corona Virus

With increasing concerns flooding in from devotees around the world for the health and safety of our monks and...

Pray from Home – Prayer for Global Health: Hindu Mandir Executives Conference

The spread of COVID-19 virus with its global dimension has affected thelives globally in one way or another. In...

Nevada’s diverse religious leaders coming together to pray for God’s mercy regarding coronavirus

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Nevada’s faith leaders from various traditions will join together to pray for God’s mercy...

Upset Hindus urge Oregon brewery to rename Shavasana beer & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Newport (Oregon) based Rogue Ales & Spirits brewery to apologize and rename its “Shavasana” (Imperial,...

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation Meeting in SUPPORT OF CAA held in Plano, Texas was a Great Success

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation organized a meeting in SUPPORT OF CAA on February 23 in Plano Texas. As we...

“HOLI FOR UNITY” – Across The USA, Over 50 Hindu Students and Community Groups Launch A Nationwide Campaign To Spread The True Meaning Of Holi

A national campaign, titled “Holi for Unity”, was launched by over 50 Hindu student and community organizations to bring...

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...

Detroit Institute of Arts removes Lord Ganesha finger puppet within few hours of Hindu protest

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), “one of the premier art museums in the United States”, removed Lord Ganesha finger...

Upset Hindus urge California apparel firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha shorts & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Santa Ana (California, USA) based athletic clothing brand INKnBURN for immediate withdrawal of shorts carrying...

Despite Hindu protest, College of New Jersey refuses to withdraw its newspaper labelling Hinduism as “unforgiving”

Despite Hindu protest, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in Ewing is refusing to withdraw printed copies of its...

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...

Many Alabama churches host yoga, but public schools continue to “prohibit” it

Many Alabama churches now reportedly host/offer/conduct or have hosted/offered/conducted yoga classes, but Alabama State Department of Education continues to...

Hindus push for Diwali holiday in New York’s Valley Stream School District

Hindus are urging Valley Stream Central High School District (VSCHSD) in New York to proclaim official holiday on Diwali,...

Sri Jayanthi Kumaraswami of Chennai one-month “Yaga For Peace” mission to Trinidad Tobago

Her Holiness Sri Jayanthi  Kumaraswami of Chennai, India will climax her one-month mission to Trinidad and Tobago with a...
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Upset Hindus urge Philadelphia online retailer to withdraw Hindu deity bedspreads & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Wayne (a Philadelphia suburb) based online retailer “4Rissa” to apologize and withdraw bedspreads carrying images...

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...

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...

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...

VHPA Statement on Seattle City Council Resolution 31926

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Enroll in Orientation to Hindu Studies at Hindu University of America

Follow Hindu University of America on Social Media! Did you know that the Hindu University of America has a...

Oklahoma launches yoga as “brain-breaks” for students, while it is banned in nearby Alabama

Yoga has reportedly been introduced in some Oklahoma public schools as periodic “brain-breaks” for students. On the other hand,...

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

Houston, TX – (August 18th, 2019) – Om Shakti Foundation organized an event at VPSS Haveli Houston on Aug...

Puppet show draws crowds to raise funds for Support a Child – A VHP initiative

Manu Shah, HoustonWednesday, July 31, 2019 | 12:16 PM A brilliant production of the Dhaatu Puppet Theater from Bengaluru...

Sewa International – Ganesh Utsav 2019 Schedule

Ganesh Utsav – Sponsor a Child When8 Sep 2019 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM LocationChinmaya Somnath, Chantilly, VA 20151...

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

Charleston (South Carolina) based yoga mats and accessories company Yoloha Yoga has apologized and taken down yoga mat carrying...

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

Ground-breaking ceremony of 8,000 square feet Sri Ganesh Mandir in Columbus, Indiana; complete with ancient Hindu rituals conducted by...

Designated “Hindu Prayer Room” sought at University of Virginia

Hindus are urging for a permanent and dedicated Prayer Room at University of Virginia (UVA), renowned global research university...

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

Upset Hindus are urging Florence (Italy) based company Yogic Yantra for immediate withdrawal of yoga mat carrying image of...

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

Hindu prayers opened the June 10 meeting of Oakley City Council (Utah) for the first time since its incorporation...

Maine Senate & House open with Hindu prayers

Both Maine House of Representatives and Senate in Augusta opened their June three and four sessions respectively with Hindu...

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...

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

Global Hindu Awareness Seminar Series Houston 2019 When: Saturday, June 1st, 2019, 2:00 pm — 4:00 pm, Houston Venue:Holiday Inn...
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