Hindus urge Missouri Governor to sign yoga tax exemption

Hindus are urging Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon to sign the measure exempting yoga classes from sales tax, already reportedly passed by Missouri lawmakers. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, commending the Missouri legislature for passing the yoga classes sales tax exemption bill, said that yoga, referred as “a […]

Hindu temple opens in England’s Swindon

Swindon in South West England has a new Hindu temple now. Swindon Hindu Temple & Cultural Centre organized its first formal puja on May 21, which reportedly included Ganesh puja, Satyanarayan puja, etc., followed by community lunch. Run by Swindon Hindu Temple Trust, a registered charity; besides providing worship services; it reportedly plans to organize […]

Hindus seek fairness in programming at BBC

Hindus want British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to broadcast more Hindu programs, dedicating more hours to Hinduism. According to a recent report in The Sunday Times, “The BBC is too Christian in its religious output, according to an internal review, and should increase its Muslim, Hindu and Sikh programming”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a […]

Rajan Zed warmly welcomed in Illinois

Distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed was warmly welcomed in the state of Illinois, which he visited recently and opened the Rockford City Council on May 16 with its first historical Hindu invocation since Rockford was chartered in 1852. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, also opened the meetings of Kane County Board […]

Sadesati for Mithuna Rashi – Effects, dates, timings

Sade Sati for Mithuna Rashi, effects, dates, timings of Sade Sati for Mithuna Rashi (Gemini sign), what is the importance of Sade Sati for Mithuna Rashi natives? Sade Sati is a seven and half years dreaded period of Shani in a person’s life time. It is also known as Elinati Shani in Telugu and Ezharai Sani […]

Ashtama Shani for Mithuna Rashi (Gemini Sign)

Ashtama Shani for Mithuna Rashi (Gemini Sign) effects, results, advantages & disadvantages are given here. Mithuna Rashi’s Ashtama Shani is considered when Shani enters into 8th house i.e. Makara (Capricorn) for Gemini moon sign or Gemini Ascendant (Mithuna Lagna). It is to note that Mithuna Rashi consists of Mrigashira Nakshatra (Mrigasheersham – 3rd & 4th quarters), Ardra […]

Story of Chyavana Muni, Sukanya

Story of Chyavana Muni, Sukanya is mentioned in several Puranas.. The story of Chyavana Muni and Sukanya goes like this.. Vaivaswata Manu’s another son Saryati gave birth to Sukanya. The latter when she came of age visited a forest once along with her companions and playfully prierced into a bush while amused about what she […]

Vritrasura Vadha from Srimad Bhagavatam (Indra killed Vritrasura with Vajrayudha)

The story of ‘Vritrasura Vadha’ (Killing of Vritrasura) is mentioned in the Srimad Bhagavatham. Lord Indra killed Vritrasura with Vajrayudha which is made with Dadhichi’s bones. Vritrasura Vadha is mentioned in the Srimad Bhagavatham from Slokas 6.12.1 to 6.12.35. Srimad Bhagavatam 6.12.1 sri-rishir uvaca evam jihasur nripa deham ajau mrityum varam vijayan manyamanah sulam pragrihyabhyapatat surendram yatha maha-purusham kaitabho ‘psu Sukadeva Gosvami said: Desiring to give […]

Yayati Katha, Story of King Yayati

Yayati Katha, Story of King Yayati is explained here.. In the lunar dynasty, there was born a powerful king named Nahusha. He married Viraja and they had six sons named Yati, Yajati, Samyati, Ayati, Yati, and Suyati. Yati became a hermit. So although Yayati was not the eldest, he was crowned king after Nahusha. Yayati […]

Story of Mani Malla (Demons – Malla, Mani)

Story of Mani Malla, Demons – Malla, Mani. Why a battle/war between Lord Shiva and Mani Malla brothers happened? Long ago there lived two powerful demons named Mani and Malla. They had acquired power through penance, and had become very proud. Mani and Malla were brothers, and both had gathered a large army of demons. They […]