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 […]

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 […]

Chanting by Montana elementary students linked to Hindu epic Ramayana

Hindus have welcomed reports of performance by students of some elementary schools of Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) in Montana, involving a chant linked to Hindu text Ramayana in February. According to reports, this performance, part of a project which received grant from state agency Montana Arts Council; included pupils from Lewis and Clark Elementary, […]

Worship Space at Texas A&M University, USA

Hindus are commending public research institution Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station (Texas) for reported launching of designated Prayer and Meditation Room in its Sterling C. Evans Library; said to be an all-inclusive worship area. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today; called this dedication of a quiet calming space […]

Hindus laud Philadelphia Museum on including many Hindu gods in rethought galleries

Hindus have welcomed inclusion of various Hindu deities in the recently reopened South Asian Galleries after major transformation and comprehensive renovation at Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA). These newly reinstalled and reimagined galleries, with new oak and terrazzo flooring, showcase granite Pillared Hindu Temple Hall dating to around 1550 CE from Madurai (India) with 12 […]

Hindus urge Governor to ensure safety of heartbroken Hindu community in Kansas

After the deadly shooting at an Olathe (Kansas) sports bar, Hindus are urging Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to ensure safety of reportedly devastated Hindu community spread across Kansas. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was shocking and saddening for the hard-working, harmonious and peaceful US Hindu community […]

Hindus concerned about fate of “Hindu Prayer Room” in Iowa’s Grinnell College

Because of significant physical changes and construction projects at Grinnell College Iowa, Hindus are worried about the fate of existing dedicated “Hindu Prayer Room” with 24-hour access. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged College President Dr. Raynard S. Kington and Trustees Chair Patricia Finkelman to ensure that spirituality and […]

Hindus urge all 21 New Jersey counties to offer free yoga like Union County

Hindus are urging all the 21 counties in New Jersey to offer free yoga classes, on the same pattern as being offered by the Union County. Union County is presenting a free yoga event titled “Empowering Union County Women…” on March third evening to celebrate “Women’s History Month”. Open to all, this yoga-meditation event is […]

Hindus exhort all Ohio schools to start the day with yoga like Newark elementary

Hindus have commended Ben Franklin Elementary School (BFES) of Newark City Schools (NCS) in Ohio for reportedly launching the school day with yoga, calling it a step in the positive direction. Pupils at BFES reportedly undertake yoga every morning, which it is claimed, prepared them for their time in school, changed their attitude and readied […]

Hindus rated “fairly warmly” in USA, survey reveals

Most religious groups in USA rate Hindus fairly warmly, according to “polling and analysis” posted by Washington DC headquartered Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank, on February 15. Asked to rate a variety of groups on a “feeling thermometer” ranging from 0 to 100, Americans’ feelings toward Hindus have shifted from relatively neutral place […]