8 May 2022, Ganga Saptami Ganga Pooja

8 May 2022 is Ganga Saptami Ganga Pooja. Ganga Saptami (Ganga Jayanti, Jahnu Saptami) is a highly meritorious day to worship Ganga River (Goddess Ganga Mata). It is believed on this day, Goddess Ganga or Ganga River descended to the earth from the heavenly abode. It falls on Saptami of Shukla Paksha in Vaishakh Month […]

Special Trains for Chhath Puja 2016

Special Trains for Chhath Puja 2016, Chhath Puja Special Trains for Patna, Darbhanga, Saharsa in Bihar in October 2016.. In order to clear festival rush of passengers, the Northern Railway will run special trains to various destinations including Patna, Darbhanga and Saharsa in Bihar this month. The Anand Vihar-Patna-Anand Vihar Jansadharan Express Special, Anand Vihar-Saharsa-Anand […]

UAE Navratri: Best Time for Ghatasthapana in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi

UAE Navratri 2015 – Best Time for Ghatasthapana in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi.. Navratri Durga Puja is yet another grand festival celebrated in UAE (Dubai, Sharjah), Abu Dhabi, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and other parts of Gulf countries where Indian Hindu people live in larger numbers. Navratri Ghatasthapana (Kalasha Sthapana) Muhurat for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, […]

Masik Kalashtami, 6 August 2015

6 August 2015 is Kalashtami Pujan. Kalashtami Vrat falls on Ashtami tithi of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of every Hindu month. Kalashtami is an auspicious day for the devotees of Lord Kalabhairava (a manifestation of Lord Shiva) who observe fasting on this day. Kalashtami of 6 August 2015 falls in Nija Ashada Month as per Amavasyant calendars and […]

Durga Ashtami June 2015

Monthly Durgashtami June 2015 (Masik Durga Ashtami June 2015) is Adhik Ashada Durgashtami. In June 2015, Maasik Durgashtami date is June 24, Wednesday. It is a vrat dedicated to Goddess Durga. Masik Durgashtami is observed mainly in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, North India and some parts of Karnataka. This Masik Durgashtami falls in Jyeshta Month as per all Hindu calendars […]

Lord Ganesh display in Beijing museum

Hindus have welcomed Beijing Capital Museum in China exhibiting Lord Ganesh and other Hindu artifacts. Recently launched exhibition, the “Smile of Khmer: Cambodian Ancient Cultural Relics and Art” at the Capital Museum in Beijing will continue through March 25, moving to Guangzhou in China in April. It includes about 80 stone, bronze and ceramics artifacts; […]

Is Aamir’s PK Anti-Hindu Movie? PK denigrates Hinduism?

Is Aamir’s PK Anti-Hindu Movie? PK denigrates Hinduism? Aamir Khan’s PK is a recently released Bollywood movie which has captured the attention of many Hindu groups and Hindus as it is accused of portraying Hindu beliefs in bad light.. Commercially, PK may become a blockbuster but the movie has shown the Sanatan Dharma in a […]

Following New York, Hindus urge rest 49 US states to allow Diwali school holiday

Hindus have welcomed reports of New York Governor’s signing the bill allowing school holiday on Diwali, most popular of their festival. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, describing it as a step in the right direction, urged other 49 US states also to do the same. Zed, who is President […]

Germany’s Gauselmann regrets & removes “Shiva” slot gambling game after Hindus protest

Globally active Gauselmann Group, one of the “world’s leading gaming companies”, has expressed regret and announced removal of its Hindu god Shiva themed slot gambling game titled “Shiva”, after upset Hindus protested calling it highly inappropriate. Paul Gauselmann, Chairman of Espelkamp (Germany) headquartered Gauselmann AG, in a signed letter to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed […]

Methodist School to become Hindu Temple in England

Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester area of England will have another Hindu temple and community center. Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council has unanimously approved proposals regarding this at the site of former Hurst Methodist School. This temple complex will include a dome, halls/rooms, green spaces, trees, etc.; reports suggest. Population of devotees has reportedly overgrown the BAPS […]

International Day of Yoga – June 21

Hindus have welcomed United Nations (UN) General Assembly Resolution of proclaiming June 21 as International Day of Yoga. It received overwhelming support, with more than 170 co-sponsor member states. The representative of Sao Tome and Principe also underlined that yoga would not only promote health, but supported clarity of vision and action. That clarity could […]

Hindus urge global corporations to help conserve Hindu world heritage sites

Hindus have commended Panasonic Corporation for donating LED projectors to illuminate Prambanan Temple Compounds World Heritage Site in Indonesia. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, applauding Panasonic in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, stressed that other multi-national corporations should come forward to shoulder the burden of the upkeep, safeguarding and conservation of world Hindu heritage […]

Goddess Kali mural from Brooklyn Museum, Upset Hindus urge to withdraw it

Hindus are upset over “inappropriate” portrayal of Hindu goddess Kali in a mural at Brooklyn Museum (New York). This 60-foot mixed-media goddess Kali wall mural is part of recently opened “Eyes of Time” exhibition at Brooklyn Museum which is scheduled till July 12. It shows Kali with three legs, three breasts and six arms. Its […]

Ekadashi, 18 December 2014

18 December 2014 is Ekadashi (Saphala Ekadashi Vrat). It falls in Poush Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars. This Ekadasi falls on Krishna Paksha Ekadasi of Margashira month as per Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada and Telugu calendars. Saphala Ekadashi vrat helps devotees to attain success in every aspect of life. Literally, ‘Safala means success. The […]

Pradosh, 19 December 2014

19 December 2014 is Pradosha Vrata, Pradosham Shiva Pooja on Friday. As it falls on Friday (Shukravara), it is also referred to as Shukra Pradosha Vrata. It falls on Trayodashi in Krishna Paksha in Poush Month in Hindu calendars followed in North Indian states & in Margashirsha Month as per the calendars of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Goa, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It falls […]

Indo-Americans hail Murthy’s confirmation as US Surgeon General

Indo-Americans have hailed the confirmation of Vivek Hallegere Murthy, a 37-year-old physician of India descent, to the position of United States (US) Surgeon General. District Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said: Indo-American community is delighted and thrilled and feels honored by this confirmation. A “smart choice”, Zed remarked. Zed, […]

Away from Nevada’s glittering casinos, religions joining to ring in New Year with prayers

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, various religions are getting together in Reno (Nevada) to celebrate the ringing in of the New Year in a unique and 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 Center will include prayers […]

Angarika Sankashti Chaturthi, 9 December 2014

9 December 2014 is Angarika Sankashti Chaturthi (Sankatahara Chaturthi on Tuesday).. The Angarak Chaturthi in December 2014 corresponds with Margashirsha Krishna Chaturthi in Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati and Kannada calendars and Paush Krishna Chaturthi in North Indian calendars. It falls in Karthigai Masam of Tamil calendar, Vrischikam Month of Malayalam calendar and Agrahan Month in Bengali calendar. Sankatahara Chaturthi which falls on […]

Lord Ayyappa film in 8 languages

Lord Ayyappa Sabarimala

Lord Ayyappa film in 8 languages – A multilingual film on Lord Ayyappa, the presiding deity at the Sabarimala Ayyappa Swamy Temple in Kerala, will soon hit theaters. The film revolves around the legendary story of the incarnation of Lord Ayyappa and related incidents, which comprise a significant episode in Hindu religious history. Helmed by […]

Hindus upset at usage of Lord Shiva on slot gambling game

Hindus are upset at Hindu god Shiva themed slot gambling game titled “Shiva”, calling it highly inappropriate. Developed by Merkur Division of Espelkamp (Germany) headquartered Gauselmann Group, “Shiva” slot gambling machine shows a blue four-armed Lord Shiva with dark red lips carrying damru in one hand. This five-reels and 50 win-lines gambling machine, besides Lord […]