Iceland government urged to help raise Hindu temple

Hindus are urging Iceland to help raise a Hindu temple. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that in view of their considerable number, Iceland government should respond to the requirements of its Hindu residents to help raise a temple for rituals, quiet reflection, festivals and spiritual exercise; which would […]

Hindu prayer hall opens in Mombasa, Kenya

Swamibapa Prayer Hall had its grand opening at Shree Swaminarayan Sidha Sijivan Mandal NyaIi in Mombasa on Saturday. Hindu spiritual leader Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, visiting from India, presided over this five-hour grand opening ceremony and conducted special prayers, which was attended by hundreds of devotees and area leaders, reports suggest. Meanwhile, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan […]

Comparison of villain Apocalypse with Lord Krishna in X-Men trailer, Hindus upset

Hindus are upset over comparison of blue-colored villain Apocalypse with their deity Lord Krishna in the recently released official trailer of “X-Men: Apocalypse” action-adventure Hollywood superhero movie releasing in May 2016. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that such trivialization of Lord Krishna, who was highly revered in Hinduism, […]

Zed coordinating multi-faith prayer vigil for peace & unity in Nevada

n view of growing violence nationally and globally, diverse faith groups are joining hands to pray together in Nevada on December 20. Distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed, who is coordinating this Service hosted by South Reno United Methodist Church, says that despite our seriously different religious traditions we need to come together in prayer, dialogue, […]

North Carolina Hindu temple plans moving ahead despite July shotgun blasts at sign

Hindu community seems to be enthusiastic and moving forward with Temple plans despite the sign of planned “Winston Salem Hindu Temple” in Clemmons (North Carolina) was hit with over 60 shotgun blasts in July last. According to Vice Chairman Swami Rajendran, structural plan of the Temple on 7.6 acres plot, first Hindu temple of Forsyth […]

Smithsonian exhibiting “Devi: The Great Goddess”

Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum and research complex headquartered in Washington DC, is showing an online exhibition titled “Devi: The Great Goddess”. Displayed by its Freer Gallery of Art, this exhibition talks about various aspects of Devi, manifestations of Devi, cosmic force, creation, woman saints, etc. It depicts images of Bhadrakali, Lakshmi, Parvati, Markama, Durga, […]

Church of England’s condemnation of cinemas showing Hindu film “out-of-line”

Hindus term The Church of England’s condemning United Kingdom (UK) cinemas for showing a Hindu-themed short animation film as “out-of-line”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that accusing UK cinemas of “hypocrisy” and “on-the-hoof policy making” for exhibiting a Hindu-themed animation film was simply out-of-line for The Church of […]

Hindus urge Oberlin College for careful food labeling

Hindus have urged Oberlin College & Conservatory in Ohio to label their dishes properly and use right ingredients in the foods in the campus dining services in view of reported student complaints. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that they were concerned about the chances of mislabeling of beef […]

Amavasya – 11 December 2015

11 December 2015 is Amavasya (No Moon) as per Hindu calendar. Amavasya in December 2015 is Margashirsha Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars. It falls in Margashirsha month as per Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, and Gujarati calendars. It falls in Karthigai masam in Tamil calendar & Vrischika masam in Malayalam calendar. Amavasya Timings Amavasya December 2015 begins […]

Some “Lords Spiritual” in UK House of Lords should be Hindus

Hindus want some Hindu religious leaders sit in the United Kingdom (UK) House of Lords as “Lords Spiritual”. Currently, 26 bishops of the Church of England sit in the House of Lords as “Lords Spiritual”, including Archbishops of Canterbury and of York, the Bishops of London, Durham and Winchester. They read prayers at the start […]

Bhauma Pradosh Vrat, 8 December 2015

8 December 2015 is Bhauma Pradosh Vrat. Pradosh of December 8 falls in Karthika Masam as per Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati & Marathi calendars and it falls in Margashirsha Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars. This Pradosha Vrata is even more significant as it falls on Tuesday. As this Pradosh vrata falls on Tuesday (Mangalawar), […]

Hindu Temple” at prestigious Dartmouth College

Ivy League Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, which consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions, reportedly has a “Hindu Temple” which holds daily and weekly Friday pujas (prayers). This “Hindu Temple” carries a statue of Saraswati; Hindu goddess of knowledge/learning, music, art, language/speech, and poetry. Dartmouth has an official Hindu student organization called Shanti […]

Hindu statesman Zed welcomed at Brigham Young University’s Jerusalem Center

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed recently received a warm welcome at Jerusalem Center of Brigham Young University (BYU) in Israel; “founded, supported, and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”. Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, met and had dialogue with David M. Whitchurch, Center’s Associate Director for […]

Vatican urged to decipher its position on Yoga

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed is urging Vatican to clarify its official stand on yoga. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Roman Catholic priests, bishops and other officials kept on making varying statements about yoga, taking different stands. But many Roman Catholics world […]

Designated “Hindu Prayer Room” sought at MIT

Hindus are urging for a permanent and dedicated Prayer Room at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a world-class educational institution incorporated 1861. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that MIT should respond to the requirements of its Hindu students to provide designated prayer-meditation hall for rituals, quiet reflection, festivals […]

“Hindu Prayer Room” sought at Taiwan Airport

Hindus are urging for a designated “Hindu Prayer Room” at Taoyuan International (TI) Airport, Taiwan’s largest and one of the world’s leading airports. TI Airport, which is “determined to join the front ranks of socially responsible global enterprises”, already has Christian, Islamic and Buddhist prayer rooms in the departure zones of its terminals one and […]

Singapore allows Thaipusam Live Music

Singapore allows Thaipusam Live Music…Worldwide Hindus have commended Singapore government for reportedly allowing live music at colorful Thaipusam Hindu street procession in January, for the first time in over four decades. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, called it a step in the positive direction. The instruments reportedly allowed […]

Hindus laud Maine college for “Hindu Temple”

Bates College in Lewiston (Maine, USA), a highly selective residential college, founded by Freewill Baptists in 1855, has a “Hindu shrine”. Applauding Bates for provision of “Hindu shrine” located in its Chase Hall, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, described it as a step in the positive direction. Zed commended […]

Hindu flags burnt in New York on Thanksgiving, Hindus concerned

Hindus are highly concerned after reports of burning of 40 Hindu religious flags outside a Woodhaven home in Queens, a New York City borough, on Thanksgiving Day. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was shocking for the hard-working, harmonious and peaceful US Hindu community numbering about three […]

Hindu temple “expected” to remain in prayer room of Pennsylvania college

The Hindu shrine, which the Hindus wanted to stay in the Prayer Room at Bryn Mawr College (BMC) campus in Pennsylvania, is “expected” to stay. Vanessa Christman, Assistant Dean of the College for Access and Community Development at BMC who is “dedicated to improving campus climate and building community at Bryn Mawr”, in an email […]