University of California Santa Cruz -> free meditation sessions

Hindus have welcomed University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), a public research university, for offering free meditation sessions for students, faculty and staff; and are urging all US universities to launch such sessions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, commended UCSC for recognizing the intersection of spirituality and education, and […]

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 […]

Michigan museum to display Hindu Puranas manuscript

The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) in Michigan will be showcasing an 18th century manuscript in Sanskrit of an extract from the sacred Hindu text “Puranas”, from December eight to February 12, in its “Expressions of Faith” exhibition. “Expressions of Faith combines the written and printed word with the visual arts to examine the impact […]

New York’s Rubin Museum installing “OM Lab”

The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) in New York is turning its sixth floor on February three into “OM Lab”, “a participatory space where visitors can step into a recording booth and offer their chant of the Sanskrit mantra OM”. Thus collected recordings will be remixed by acoustic consultants and featured in the RMA’s upcoming […]

Hindus urge New York City Council to declare Diwali holiday in schools

Hindus are urging New York City (NYC) Council to support the idea of Diwali as permanent official holiday in the city schools as its Committee on Education is meeting on November 22 to discuss this issue. A resolution “calling upon the New York City Department of Education to establish Diwali as an official holiday for […]

Hindus look forward to work together with Trump administration

Cordially congratulating Donald J. Trump on his US presidential win, Hindus are looking forward to work together and closely with the upcoming Trump administration on various issues concerning Hindus. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that they were hopeful of close relations with the Trump administration. Zed, who is […]

Upset Hindus urge Denver yogawear company to remove Lord Ganesha mat & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Denver (Colorado) headquartered company Mika Yoga Wear for immediate withdrawal of yoga mats carrying image of Hindu deity Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples […]

Gayatri Mantra opened multi-faith prayer service in Nevada on eve of US General Election

A multi-faith prayer service was held in Reno (Nevada) on November seven, the evening before the General Election of November eight. Various Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Atheist, etc., leaders participated in this Service at South Reno United Methodist Church (SRUMC); which was open to all. Besides prayers; it included meditation, greeting one another, lighting of […]

Hindus lead in college education in USA

Hindus have the largest share of those with a college degree in USA as compared to any other major religious group, per an analysis by Pew Research Center (PRC), a nonpartisan fact tank headquartered in Washington DC. According to a chart posted in this analysis; 77% of Hindus have college degrees, thus topping this chart […]