Hindus laud efforts to bring yoga into New Jersey schools

Nationally recognized Rowan University (RU), a public research university in Glassboro (New Jersey), organized a symposium on March 24 regarding effectively bringing yoga based movement to schools. This face-to-face “Second Annual Yoga & Mindfulness in NJ Schools Symposium” was centered on “the benefits of bringing evidence and research based yoga based movement and focused attention […]

Manu’s Flood was really happened, Archaeologist B B Lal

Manu’s Flood was really happened – says Archaeologist B B Lal in a seminar organised by the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR). Archaeologist B B Lal, known for his works on Ayodhya, has come up with a research paper which claims that Manu’s flood, widely believed to be a mythological phenomenon, was a real […]

New York’s Hicksville Public Schools to close for Diwali holiday

Hindus have welcomed the inclusion of Diwali, most popular of their festival, as holiday by Hicksville Union Free School District (HUFSD) in New York State on its School Calendar for 2017-2018, thus closing schools and offices on October 19. Nearby Syosset Central School District, East Meadow School District, Half Hollow Hills Central School District, East […]

Hindu arti worship held weekly at Harvard

A weekly arti is reportedly held at Harvard University (HU), one of the world’s top and United States’ oldest institution of higher education established in 1636. Organized by Harvard Dharma (Harvard’s Hindu Students Association), it is held in Dharma Prayer Space at Canaday Basement in Harvard Yard of HU in Cambridge (Massachusetts) on Fridays at […]

Diwali declared holiday in New York’s Herricks Public Schools

Hindus have welcomed the inclusion of Diwali, most popular of their festival, as holiday by Herricks Union Free School District (HUFSD) in New York State on its School Calendar for 2017-2018. Nearby Syosset Central School District, East Meadow School District, Half Hollow Hills Central School District and East Williston Union Free School District recently declared […]

Pittsburgh’s Presbyterian Church offering free yoga classes

Hindus have welcomed East Liberty Presbyterian Church (ELPC) in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), whose history goes back to 1819, for offering free yoga classes. Besides five different services during upcoming Holy Week, ELPC, also known as “The Cathedral of Hope”, is also offering free yoga classes titled “Cathedral Yoga” on Wednesday evenings in its Gothic Sanctuary, which […]

Irish Parliament denies Hindu opening prayer request

Both the houses of Ireland Parliament (Oireachtas) in Dublin, Senate (Seanad Éireann) and House of Representatives (Dáil Éireann), have denied Hindu opening prayer request. Responding to Hindu opening prayer request of distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed; Brian Prunty, Private Secretary to the Ceann Comhairle (Chairperson of Dáil Éireann), wrote: I must inform you that your […]

Sparrow Day 2017 Sand Sculptures by Tarani Prasad Mishra

Sparrow day sand sculpture 2017

World Sparrow Day 2017 Sand Sculptures are designed by Tarani Prasad Mishra on the banks of Vamshadhara River in Andhra Pradesh. World Sparrow Day is a day designated to raise awareness of the house sparrow and then other common birds to urban environments, and of threats to their populations, celebrated on 20 March. It is […]

Maryland Hindu temple has plans for $20 million expansion with 36’ Hanuman statue

Sri Bhaktha Anjaneya Temple (SBAT) in Ijamsville (Maryland) reportedly has plans for second phase $20 million expansion including another about 51,000 square-foot temple with 36 foot Lord Hanuman statue. According to reports, designs have been finalized for the second phase, which has already been approved, and funds are being raised for it. The existing about […]

Lord Ganesha will not be installed in old bathroom: Iowa college assures Hindus

Grinnell College Iowa has assured the concerned Hindus that murti of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha will not be placed in renovated bathroom, in view of significant physical changes and construction projects resulting in moving of dedicated Hindu Prayer Room. Reverend Deanna L. Shorb, Dean of Religious Life of the College, in an email on March […]