City of San Antonio sponsors Om Festival, where “yogis unite to say om”

Hindus have commended America’s seventh largest city San Antonio (Texas) for sponsoring Om Festival, a free and open to the public event on April 22, regarding which the City announcement says: “come spread your Om with us!” “Om” is the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious […]

Hindus world’s largest religious group – according to 6% Americans

Six percent of Americans say the world’s largest religious group is currently Hindus, according to a demographic study “The Changing Global Religious Landscape” posted by fact tank Pew Research Center on April five. Projected population of Hindus will grow from about 1.1 billion in 2015 to nearly 1.4 billion in 2060, with 2015-2060 growth of […]

Hindus urge Catholic Benedictine College in Kansas not to abolish yoga

Hindus are urging Benedictine College (BC), a Roman Catholic college in Atchison (Kansas) founded on the Benedictine tradition, not to discard yoga. According to a news item posted in “The Circuit” (Benedictine College Student News) on April five, titled “Benedictine College to do away with academic and recreational yoga”: “Benedictine College Administration just announced that […]

Hindus to seek Bhagavad-Gita monuments if Oklahoma House Bill 2177 becomes law

Hindus would seek erecting monuments with verses from ancient Sanskrit scripture Bhagavad-Gita ((Song of the Lord) in public buildings and on public grounds in Oklahoma, if House Bill 2177 becomes the law. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Bhagavad-Gita was a “historically significant document”, “recognized throughout the world” […]

Hindus welcome zestful Penn State Holi celebrations, which included elephant

Hindus have welcomed Pennsylvania State University (Penn State, PSU), a major public research-intensive university, for supporting the Hindu “festival of color” Holi, reportedly celebrated with gusto in University Park campus on March 25, with an elephant present. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, describing PSU celebrating Holi as a step […]

Hindus welcome Catholic Boston College showcasing Hindu dance-drama

Catholic Jesuit research university Boston College (BC) organized “On Devi” (On Goddess), a song-dance-drama event, on March 26 which reportedly sang about Hindu gods and goddesses. According to reports; “On Devi: A Kuchipudi Dance Performance” included songs about Hindu gods and goddesses and it started with invocation to Saraswati; Hindu goddess of knowledge/learning, music, art, […]

Hindu prayers to open Nevada Senate & Assembly on April 7, 2017

Both Nevada State Senate and Nevada Assembly in Carson City will open with Hindu mantras on April 7, 2017, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Senate and Assembly. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English translation of […]

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, […]