Zed commends community for threefold increase of Hindus in US Congress

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has commended the United States (US) Hindu community for rise of number of Hindus in the 115th Congress to three as compared to one in the last 114th Congress. According to a report posted by Washington DC based nonpartisan fact tank Pew Research Center (PRC) titled “The religious composition of […]

Massachusetts church hosting yoga

Hindus have welcomed First Congregational Church of Millbury, an affiliate of United Church of Christ in Millbury (Massachusetts), for hosting yoga classes. Millbury First Church, whose history goes back to 1,747, and which calls itself “friendly church on the hill”, is hosting weekly class on Fridays from January 20 to February 24 for all levels […]

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in all 1,025 California public school districts

Hindus are urging all 1,025 public school districts of California to declare official holiday on Diwali, the most popular of their festivals. They are also urging California’s all 1,222 charter schools, all about 3,170 private schools and all independent schools also to adopt Diwali as an official holiday on their 2017-2018 school year calendars. Distinguished […]

Delaware church begins New Year with free yoga

Hindus have welcomed Church on Main in Middletown (Delaware) for “Start off the New Year right with Community Yoga”. An announcement published on the Church website, titled as “Yoga to begin the New Year? Yes, please!”, says: “Join Church on Main for our New Year Community Yoga this Sunday at 9am! There is no cover […]

Brazil brewery removed Ganesha & Vishnu beers from website after Hindu protest

Amparo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) based “award-winning” Cervejaria Ashby brewery seems to have removed beers carrying images of Hindu deities Ganesha and Vishnu within few days of Hindu protest, as these were not seen on its website on December 28. “Ganesha Ambar IPA” and “Vishnu Red IPA” beers, when available on Ashby website, carried the picture […]

University of Idaho offering free yoga classes as “Stress Relief for Finals”

Hindus have welcomed University of Idaho (UI) in Moscow, public research university and flagship campus of the UI System, for offering free yoga classes which were publicized as “Stress Relief for Finals”; and are urging all US universities to offer such free yoga programs. These weeklong “Free Yoga classes for students, faculty, and staff during […]

Hindus urge Brazilian brewery to withdraw Ganesha & Vishnu beers

Upset Hindus have urged Amparo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) based “award-winning” Cervejaria Ashby brewery to apologize and withdraw Ganesha and Vishnu beers; calling these highly inappropriate. “Ganesha Ambar IPA” and “Vishnu Red IPA” beers carry the picture of respective Hindu deity. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate […]

Hindu temple opening in California’s Santa Clarita in few months

Sri Siddhi Vinayaka Temple Santa Clarita (SSVTSC), where the main deity will be Lord Ganesh, is claiming grand-opening in early 2017. Mission of Sri Siddhi Vinayaka Temple of SSVTSC, a non-profit organization, is “to serve Santa Clarita community by offering a place to worship, practice spirituality, celebrate festivals and cultural activities”. When launched, it is […]

Diverse religions joining to ring in New Year with prayers in Nevada

In a remarkable interfaith gesture and a unique way to welcome 2017, various religions are getting together in Reno to celebrate the ringing in of the New Year in a divine manner away from the glitter of the casinos. Coordinated by distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed, “Multi-faith New Years’ Eve Service” hosted by Reno Buddhist […]

Minnesota Lutheran college museum exhibiting Hindu temple

Flaten Art Museum (FAM) in St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minnesota), run by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is showcasing drawings exploring Hindu temple of Angkor Wat (Cambodia), built in the first half of 12th century dedicated to Lord Vishnu. These drawings are part of exhibition titled “Anastylosis Project”, which will continue till January 22. The […]