Angelina Jolie’s interest in Hinduism

Angelina Jolie’s interest in Hinduism..Hindus have welcomed the reports of Oscar winner Hollywood star Angelina Jolie praying in a Hindu temple in Phuket island in Thailand few days back. According to reports; Jolie, along with her Oscar winner husband Brad Pitt and their children visited a Hindu temple where she prayed. They were vacationing at […]

Sweden Ganesha Temple completing 16 years

Sweden Ganesha Temple (SGT) will be completing 16 years on January 26. SGT, in Farsta, a borough in the southern part of Stockholm Municipality, opens on Tuesdays, Fridays and some other special days and conducts various poojas. It organizes many Hindu festivals also. Its mission includes: “To be a centre of learning about Hinduism for […]

Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh launching yoga amidst artworks

World-class Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh is launching yoga sessions in its magnificent Hall of Sculpture, starting January 17, accompanied by live music by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra member. Hall of Sculpture, opened in 1907, was inspired by the Parthenon, the fifth-century BCE temple in Athens, dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena. Distinguished Hindu statesman […]

Hindus welcome idea of Meditation Room in San Diego Mesa College

Hindus have welcomed the idea of Meditation/Reflection Room in San Diego Mesa College (SDMC) campus in San Diego (California). Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that an interfaith space in the shape of Meditation Room would be a step in the positive direction for SDMC. Many educational institutions in […]

Hindus heartbroken on New Jersey’s Paramus Schools not adding Diwali holiday

Hindu community is heartbroken over Paramus Public Schools in New Jersey not planning to include Diwali as a school holiday in its 2016-2017 school calendar despite their longstanding wish and substantial population. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was not fair with Hindu pupils and their families […]

Upset Hindus urge to withdraw leggings & bedsheets bearing Hindu gods

Upset Hindus have urged world’s biggest retailer headquartered in Seattle (USA) for the immediate withdrawal of leggings, beds sheets, yoga mats, pants and shorts carrying images of various Hindu gods and goddesses and sold on its website, calling it inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that […]

Former Boy Scouts building soon be Hindu Temple in Wisconsin

A former Boy Scouts of America building in Racine (Wisconsin) is reportedly being converted to a Hindu temple, which will be functional in the next few months. Hindu Temple of Racine will be open for the public for services, rituals and other community activities during the upcoming spring. It is proposing to install nine marble […]

Dubai hosting mega Yoga festival

Dubai is reportedly expecting over 10,000 people from various parts of the world participating in mass yoga sessions in the two-day all-inclusive XYoga Dubai Festival on February 19 and 20. Powered by XDubai and Dubai Tourism and dubbed as festival of the body and the mind, this open to the public free event, claimed to […]

World Hindus urge Malaysia to allow land transfer for Hindu temple in Kajang

World Hindus are urging Malaysia to allow transfer of land for relocation of Sri Maha Mariamman Ladang Baemar (Saujana Impian) Temple in Kajang (Selangor, Malaysia). According to reports, Temple has been denied the land transfer because the plot was too big exceeding the limit of land for non-Muslim places of worship of 10,000 square feet. […]

Philadelphia Museum showcasing Lord Krishna

Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) is showcasing some drawings related to Hindu deity Lord Krishna till March 27 next. An exhibition of rare and masterful drawings “Drawn from Courtly India” created between 1500s and 1800s, shows Krishna dancing atop many-headed Kaliya demon and six naginis (Kaliya’s part-human part-snake wives); Krishna and the gopis shelter from […]

Wheaton College declines Zed suggested global debate on “Do we all worship same God?”

Wheaton College in Illinois has declined to “organize open and honest debate of world-level religious scholars/leaders” on the topic of “Do we all worship the same God?”, as urged by distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed. Wheaton President Dr. Philip Graham Ryken, in an email to Zed, wrote “at present we do not plan”, but thanked […]

Purnima – 25 December 2015

25 December 2015 is Purnima Vrat (Margashira Pournami, Margashirsha Purnima, Margazhi Pournami, Pous Purnima, Dhanu Veluthu Vavu). Time of Purnima December 2015 Purnima begins on 6.27 PM on December 24 and ends at 4.41 PM on 25 December 2015. Purnima December 2015 is celebrated as Dattatreya Jayanti, First appearance day of Lord Dattatreya. It marks the […]

Hindus laud Philadelphia Museum for “Yoga White Party” to “Celebrate the Holidays”

Hindus have commended Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) for organizing “Yoga White Party” to “Celebrate the Holidays” on December 30. “Get centered before the New Year begins. Learn about the time-honored practice of yoga through meditative exercises, yoga postures, and breathing techniques among the beauty of the Museum’s collection”, Museum announcement says. Asking the patrons […]

Exclusive “Hindu prayer room” sought in Australia’s La Trobe University

Hindus are urging for a permanent and dedicated prayer room at La Trobe University (LTU) in Victoria, claimed to be Australia’s top ten research university. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that LTU should respond to the requirements of its Hindu students to provide designated prayer-meditation hall for rituals, […]

Metropolitan Museum New York showcasing Lord Vishnu

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (MET), one of the world’s largest and finest art museums, is exhibiting “Encountering Vishnu: The Lion Avatar in Indian Temple Drama” till June five next. “Dramas presented during religious festivals in southern India are an important aspect of popular Hindu celebration. This exhibition highlights five rare wooden […]

Zed urges Wheaton College to hold global debate on “Do we all worship same God?”

Distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed is urging Wheaton College in Illinois to organize open and honest debate of world-level religious scholars/leaders on the topic of “Do we all worship the same God?” On December 15 Wheaton placed tenured Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Larycia Alaine Hawkins (on faculty since 2007) on paid administrative leave […]

N. Carolina Hindu Temple’s Prana Pratishta Mahotsava

N. Carolina Hindu Temple’s Prana Pratishta Mahotsava.. Hindu Society of North Carolina Temple in Morrisville (North Carolina) is consecrating murtis of Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Sudarshana after three-day elaborate rituals concluding on December 20. Called “Prana Pratishta Mahotsava”, it reportedly includes 32 different worship events; including devotees circumambulating around the Temple […]

Gita Jayanti, 21 December 2015

21 December 2015 is Gita Jayanti. Gita Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Bhagavad Gita, the most sacred and important Hindu scripture. This is the day of origination of Srimad Bhagvad Gita. Gita Jayanti falls on Mokshada Ekadashi, Shukla Paksha Ekadasi in Margashirsha Month. Bhagvad Gita is one of the most influential literary works till […]

Winnipeg school renamed “yoga” class as “movement” class?

Hindus are critical of École Christine-Lesperance (ECL), a francophone elementary school in Winnipeg (Canada) under Franco-Manitoban School Division (DSFM), for reportedly renaming its “yoga” class as “movement” class. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that although introduced and nourished by Hinduism, yoga was a world heritage and liberation powerhouse […]

Hindus urge Turkey to portray Hinduism appropriately in textbooks

Hindus are urging Turkey to portray Hinduism appropriately in its textbooks after a report indicated misleading information about Hinduism. A new study, “Compulsory Religious Education in Turkey: A Survey and Assessment of Textbooks,” sponsored by United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), stated:…only superficial, limited, and misleading information is given about…Hinduism. The study, quoting […]