Hindus concerned at trivialization of Hinduism in Season 2 of “American Gods” TV series

Hindus are urging makers of Emmy-nominated fantasy-drama television series “American Gods” not to trivialize highly revered Hindu goddesses in its upcoming eight-episode Season Two premiering in 2019. According to reports, “American Gods” will include a character of Hindu goddess of war with necklace of skulls in its Season Two, whose production has already started. “American […]

Washington’s Longview City Council to open with Hindu mantras on May 24

City Council of Longview (Washington), incorporated 1924, will start its day on May 24 with Hindu invocation, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the prayers. Sanskrit is […]

Oregon’s Jefferson County Board to open with Hindu prayers on May 23, 2018

Oregon’s Jefferson County Board to open with Hindu prayers on May 23, 2018.. Board of Commissioners of Jefferson County, created 1914, will start its day in Madras (Oregon, USA) on May 23 with Hindu invocation, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures […]

New York’s East Williston School District closes schools on Diwali

Welcoming East Williston Union Free School District (EWUFSD) in New York declaring holiday on November seven for Diwali, Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in New York State to close on their most popular festival Diwali. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that holiday on […]

University of Virginia offers “Medical Yoga for Health Professionals” course

The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, public research university and tier-one research institution with a nationally renowned health system, is offering “Foundations of Medical Yoga for Health Professionals” in Fall this year. This three-credits course “will provide graduate students, medical students, and practicing health professionals with a foundational understanding of medical yoga to improve health […]

Hindus laud Jericho for Diwali holiday & ask closing all New York schools on Diwali

Welcoming Jericho School District (JSD) in New York declaring holiday on November seven for Diwali, Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in New York State to close on their most popular festival Diwali. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that holiday on Diwali in New […]

Hindus welcome naming crater on Pluto’s largest moon Charon after Revati

Hindus have welcomed the naming of a crater on Charon, Pluto’s largest and far-flung moon, after Revati, which finds mention in ancient Hindu texts. In Hinduism, Revati is wife of Balabhadrarama, elder brother of Lord Krishna; and is also one of the 27 stars mentioned in Mahabharata. The International Astronomical Union (IAU), the internationally recognized […]

Hindus welcome Atlanta Airport plans of yoga space

Hindus have welcomed proposal of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to create Yoga/Meditation space, and hope that it will be available free-of-charge to users like some other US and international airports. ATL is seeking proposals to develop “Traveler’s Oasis” on its T & B Concourses totaling 4,334 square feet, which includes Yoga/Meditation space with yoga […]

Renowned Getty Museum exhibiting paintings of Hindu gods

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is showcasing images of various Hindu deities in its “Pathways to Paradise” exhibition, which will continue till August five. It includes “Krishna Uprooting the Parijata Tree” (1525-50) and “The Goddess Shri (Lakshmi)” (about 1475)—both watercolor paintings; and “Pendant with Narasimha” (9th-10th century). Welcoming the J. Paul Getty […]

Rajan Zed to open Oklahoma Senate, Oklahoma & Grady Counties, & Enid City with Hindu prayers

Oklahoma State Senate, Board of County Commissioners of Oklahoma County, Board of County Commissioners of Grady County and Enid City Council—all in Oklahoma— are scheduled to start their day with Hindu invocations on April 30, May two, April 30 and May one respectively; containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed […]

Diwali holiday at New Jersey’s Bernards School District starting 2021

Hindus, who have been pushing for Diwali holiday at Bernards Township School District (BTSD) in New Jersey, have welcomed the announcement of holiday on Diwali, the most popular of Hindu festivals, starting 2021. Nick Markarian, BTSD Superintendent, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, wrote: The Board directed that the district’s calendar policy […]

Hindus laud Chesterfield for Diwali holiday & ask closing all New Jersey schools on Diwali

Welcoming Chesterfield Township School District (CTSD) in New Jersey reportedly declaring school closure on November seven for Diwali, Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in New Jersey to close on their most popular festival Diwali. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that holiday on Diwali […]

Canada’s largest Toronto School Board declares November “Hindu Heritage Month”

Toronto District School Board (TDSB) in Canada has resolved that month of November each year be declared as Hindu Heritage Month. TDSB Trustees, in their April 18 meeting, passed a motion which included: Hindu Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate and educate all our students and school communities about this ancient and spiritual way […]

Hindus denounce Canberra peacock trapping plan

Hindus are critical of Peafowl Management Plan of Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government, which talks about trapping and maybe euthanizing peacocks; stressing peacocks are revered and played an important role in Hinduism. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that ACT Government should show some maturity and find something constructive […]

Both Pennsylvania Senate & House to open with Hindu mantras on June 19

On June 19, both Pennsylvania State Senate and House of Representatives in Harrisburg will start their respective sessions with Hindu prayers, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Senate and House. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English […]

Rhode Island House of Representatives to start its day with Hindu mantras on June 20

Rhode Island House of Representatives in Providence will open its June 20 session with Hindu prayers, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the House. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the prayer. Sanskrit is considered […]

Hindus welcome Australia’s City of Gosnells for promoting yoga to manage stress

Hindus have commended City of Gosnells in Western Australia for reportedly promoting yoga. Gosnells’ Mayor Glenn Dewhurst recently “joined children at the City’s Leisure World for a Junior Yoga session, saying it was important for people of all ages to find ways to manage stress and yoga was a great option, particularly for kids”, according […]

Illinois Governor issues Proclamation on Hindu prayers at Illinois Senate & House

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has issued a Proclamation marking the “invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the start of Illinois Senate and House of Representatives sessions” read by distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed. On February 27 and 28 respectively, Illinois State Senate and House of Representatives in Springfield started their sessions with Hindu invocations, containing […]