Shani Pradosh, 14 December 2013 (Shani Trayodashi)

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December 14, 2013, Today is Shani Pradosh, Shani Trayodashi. Shani Pradosh Shiva Puja is a meritorious vrata dedicated to Lord Shiva. It falls on Shukla Paksha Trayodashi in Margashirsha Month as per Marathi, Telugu, Kannada & Gujarati calendars and in North Indian Hindi calendars. It falls in Karthigai Masam of Tamil calendar and Vrischikam month […]

Mokshada Ekadashi, 13 December 2013

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December 13, 2013, Today is Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat. It is also celebrated as Gita Jayanti, the birthday of Bhagvad Gita. Mokshada Ekadashi, also popular as Mauna Ekadashi, falls on Shukla Paksha Ekadashi of Margashirsha Month as per Hindu calendar. It begins on 12 December at 7.43 AM and ends on 13 December at 8.21 AM. […]

Gita Jayanti, 13 December 2013

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December 13, 2013, Today is Gita Jayanti (Bhagvadgita Jayanti). It is the birth anniversary of Bhagavad Gita, the most sacred and important Hindu scripture. Gita Jayanti falls on Mokshada Ekadasi, Shukla Paksha Ekadasi in Margashirsha Month. Bhagvad Gita is one of the most influential literary works till date which also explains about personality development and time […]

Batha Muhurta for Paryaya Festival in Udupi

Batha Muhurat for Paryaya Festival 2014 was held on 12th December 2013 at Udupi Ashta Math. As per the tradition, Sri Vidyavallabhatirtha Swamiji of Kaniyoor Math will ascend the Paryaya Peetha (Sarvajna Peetha) at the Sri Krishna Math on January 18, 2014. This is Sri Vidyavallabhatirtha Swamiji’s second Paryaya. The Batha Muhurat is the last […]

Gita Jayanti 2013

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Gita Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Bhagavad Gita, the most sacred and important Hindu scripture. In 2013, Gita Jayanti date is December 13. Gita Jayanti falls on Mokshada Ekadasi, Shukla Paksha Ekadasi in Margashirsha Month. Bhagvad Gita is one of the most influential literary works till date which also explains about personality development and […]

Hindus interested in erecting Lord Hanuman statue in Oklahoma Capitol grounds

Hindus are also thinking of erecting a statue of Lord Hanuman if the space is available in the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds in Oklahoma City (USA). Universal Society of Hinduism is planning to apply to Oklahoma State Capitol Preservation Commission for permission to place a statue of Lord Hanuman in the statehouse grounds and hopes […]

Bihar Panchami 2013

Bihar Panchami (Vihar Panchami) is observed in Vrindavan Bankebiharji Temple. In 2013, Bihar Panchami date is December 7. It is the appearance day of Lord Banke Bihariji. BankeBihari Prakatotsav is an auspicious day when The Supreme Lord, incomprehensible by all human endeavor and knowledge, won over by dedication, humility and love of his devotees appeared to them […]

Worldwide Hindus perturbed over damage to ancient Malaysia Hindu temple

Worldwide Hindus are upset over the reported damage to 8th century Hindu temple remnants in Malaysia. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was shocking, saddening and tragic to learn about the damage caused to rich archaeological remains of Lembah Bujang in Kedah state. These Hindu temple […]

Hamburg Museum showcasing Hindu Gods

A museum in Hamburg (Germany) is exhibiting images of various Hindu deities. A Special Exhibition of artworks titled “Pantheon of Indian Gods” at renowned Museum fur Volkerkunde will be on display till March 30 next. Applauding Museum fur Volkerkunde for organizing Hinduism focused exhibition, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) […]

Shani Pradosham, 30 November 2013 (Shani Trayodashi)

Today, 30 November 2013 is Shani Pradosh & Shani Trayodashi. Shani Pradosh Shiva Puja is a meritorious vrata dedicated to Lord Shiva. It falls on Krishna Paksha Trayodashi in Kartik Month as per Marathi, Telugu, Kannada & Gujarati calendars whereas in Margashirsha Month of North Indian Hindi calendars. It falls in Karthigai Masam of Tamil […]

Rajan Zed to talk to highschoolers on Hinduism

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will talk about Hinduism and its contributions to the world to Rainshadow Community Charter High School students in Reno (Nevada, USA) on December 18. Kristin Quintana, leadership teacher, is facilitating this 90-minute talk, starting 08-30 am, which is part of school’s Multicultural Day, which is aimed at helping “to breakdown […]

Ekadashi, 29 November 2013 – Utpatti | Utpanna Ekadashi)

Today, 29 November 2013 is Ekadashi Vrat (Utpatti Ekadashi / Utpanna Ekadashi). It falls in Krishna Paksha in Kartik month for Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, and Kannada calendars. Utpatti Ekadashi Vrat Paarana Time on 30 November 2013 (Dwadashi) day is – between 6.29 AM and 10.12 AM. Utpatti Ekadashi vrat katha or the story is associated […]

Hindus upset at Lord Vishnu’s misrepresentation on ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Hindus are upset over ABC’s award-winning television series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for hinting at Lord Vishnu being an alien character in their Episode-8 “The Well”, which was aired on November 19 and reportedly watched by about seven million. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was inappropriate […]

Nizamuddin – Kochuveli Sabarimala special trains in December & January 2014

Nizamuddin – Kochuveli Sabarimala special trains will be run in December 2013 & January 2014. To clear the extra rush of passengers during Sabarimala festival season, an AC super fast biweekly special train will run between Nizamuddin-Kochuveli from December 3 to January 29. Train 04094 Nizamudin – Kochuveli AC Super fast special will leave Nizamuddin […]

Hindu Temple to break ground in Minnesota in 2014

A new Hindu temple will reportedly break ground next year in Rochester (Minnesota, USA). As growth in the area Hindu community is causing shortage of space at the current site of Hindu Samaj Temple of Minnesota, it is planning to break ground in 2014 on a new and larger site, which will be built in […]

Southern Railway’s Sabarimala Special Trains

Southern Railway (SR) has decided to continue to run fortnightly special trains between Kochuveli-Bangalore city-Kochuveli (06314/06313) for 04 services in each direction, to clear extra rush of traffic during Sabarimala season. Accordingly, train number. 06314 Kochuveli-Bangalore city fortnightly special will depart from Kochuveli station at 20-15 hrs on Thursdays, i.e. on November 28, December 12, […]

Gayatri Mantra launched Nevada Latin Chamber of Business

Gayatri Mantra, considered the most sacred mantra of Hinduism, and other hymns from ancient Hindu scriptures were read at the launching of Nevada Latin Chamber of Business in Reno (USA) on November 21 evening. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed recited from Rig-Veda, the oldest scripture of the world still in common use, besides lines from […]

Texas to have another Hindu Temple (Shirdi Sai Durga Shiva Venkateswara Temple)

Area Hindus are reportedly planning to open a new temple in Katy (Texas, USA) by May next. Named as Shirdi Sai Durga Shiva Venkateswara Temple (Hindu Temple of Katy), it will be built on 2.39 acres of acquired land. Community plans to conduct fundraisers to cover the cost. This temple will be termed as Adhamottamam […]

Hindus welcome Leonardo DiCaprio’s $3 million donation to save Nepal tigers

Hindus have welcomed Oscar nominated Hollywood actor-producer Leonardo DiCaprio’s (The Aviator) bold initiative of donating $3 million for saving tigers in Nepal. According to reports, this grant by Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) will help World Wildlife Fund (WWF) double Nepal’s wild tiger population by 2022 (next Chinese Year of the Tiger), create tiger corridors, protect […]

Call Centre at Sabarimala by Travancore Devaswom Board

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) will soon start a call centre at Sabarimala as part of providing better facilities to pilgrims coming from outside Kerala, Devaswom Commissioner P. Venugopal has said. Mr. Venugopal said here on Wednesday that devotees could get information regarding Sabarimala and the pilgrimage through the call centre. The centre would provide […]