Trivialization of Hinduism in Ubisoft’s upcoming game “Beyond Good & Evil 2”

Concerned about trivialization; Hindus are urging French video game publisher Ubisoft to depict Hindu deities, temples, traditions, terminology and concepts with respect and accuracy in upcoming video-game “Beyond Good and Evil 2”. In this action-adventure video game to be published by Ubisoft, Hinduism is reportedly going to play a pivotal role in the narrative, with […]

Golconda Bonalu starts, 15 July 2018, at Jagadambika Temple Golkonda

Golconda Bonalu starts on 15 July 2018 at Jagadambika temple, Golkonda fort, Hyderabad. Bonalu Jathara is the most celebrated and the biggest traditional festival of twin cities – Secunderabad & Hyderabad, and other Telangana places. Bonalu begins on first Sunday in Ashada masam as per Telugu calendar from Jagadambika Temple of Golkonda and ends on the […]

Alabama Methodist Church offers free yoga classes

Hindus have welcomed First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Gadsden (Alabama) for offering free yoga classes. FUMC is offering free yoga classes to the community as a “Gift to Gadsden”. Tagline of FUMC includes: “Changing Lives by…Serving People and Giving Hope”. Sam Hayes and Andy Yarnell are Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor respectively. Welcoming FUMC […]

Hindu Center launched in Luxembourg

A Hindu Center has reportedly been launched in the Beggen district of Luxembourg. The “inaugural pooja” conducted by purohits from nearby countries; included Ganapthi-Lakshmi-Dhanvanthri-Navagraha homams, aarti, etc. It plans to have “Diya/ Deepam” lighting rituals daily with devotional songs, reports suggest. It has been launched by Hindu Forum Luxembourg (HFL) which has 21 founder-trustees and […]

Hindus welcome free yoga sessions at Newfoundland-Labrador Lt. Governor residence

Welcoming launching of yoga sessions during summer at Newfoundland-Labrador Government House, the official residence of provincial Lieutenant Governor in St. John’s (Canada); Hindus are urging similar sessions on the lawns of all functioning Government Houses in Canada to explore various benefits yoga offered. These weekly outdoor all-levels free community yoga sessions will be held on […]

Texas fashion firm apologizes & removes Ganesha leggings within 3 hours of Hindu protest

San Antonio (Texas) based art-clothing company DiZurita withdrew leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha within three hours after upset Hindus protested, calling it “highly inappropriate”. DiZurita’s founder-artist Giovanna DiZurita who was out of the country at the time, in an email to Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded this protest, wrote: “It was […]

Upset Hindus urge San Antonio art-clothing firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha leggings

Upset Hindus are urging San Antonio (Texas) based art-clothing company DiZurita for immediate withdrawal of leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples […]

Schools to stay closed in 7 districts of New York state on Diwali day

Seven school districts in New York state will reportedly stay closed on November seven, the day of most popular Hindu festival Diwali; while another one has announced “student recess” on November seven. Schools in East Meadow School District (Westbury), East Williston Union Free School District (Old Westbury), Half Hollow Hills Central School District (Dix Hills), […]

Holiday for students in 13 school districts of New Jersey on Diwali day

Twelve school districts in New Jersey will reportedly stay closed for students on November seven, the day of most popular Hindu festival Diwali; while one will close on November six for Diwali. There will be no classes for students in Chesterfield Township School District, Clifton Public Schools, Glen Rock Public Schools, Jersey City Public Schools, […]

2% New Zealanders identify with Hinduism

About two per cent people in New Zealand identify with Hinduism, according to a recent research report “Faith and Belief in New Zealand”. “New Zealand is becoming an increasingly secular nation…More than half of Kiwis (55%) do not identify with any main religion…This secularisation has been steadily increasing over the last decade or so”, this […]

Many US school districts closing on November 7, the day of Hindu festival Diwali

There will reportedly be no classes for students on November seven, the day of most popular Hindu festival Diwali; in many school districts in the states of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Maryland. Some school-districts/school in Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, California, Pennsylvania and Illinois have announced early-release-day/early-dismissal/abbreviated-schedule/single-session-day/half-day on November seven, reports suggest. […]

Hindus breathe a sigh of relief as Canberra peacock trapping plan is shelved

Hindus heaved a sigh of relief as the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government announced not to continue with Peafowl Management Plan, which Hindus denounced as hurting their sentiments as peacocks are revered and played an important role in Hinduism. Emma Thomas, Director-General of Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS), in an email to distinguished Hindu […]

Like Dunbar Cave Park, Hindus urge Tennessee to offer yoga in all 56 State Parks

Hindus have commended Tennessee State Parks of Tennessee Government Department of Environment & Conservation for launching yoga series in Dunbar Cave State Park from June eight to 29. “Enjoy the tranquil setting of the cool cave and the area’s wildlife all while flowing, stretching, and breathing in a yoga sequence!” an announcement says. “Registered yoga […]

Rhode Island Senate & House opened with Hindu mantras & holy water drops

On June 20, both Rhode Island State Senate and House of Representatives in Providence started their respective sessions with Hindu prayers, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Senate and House and sprinkled few drops of water from river Ganga, considered […]

Yoga benefits diabetes patients, Chinese researchers conclude

Researchers at China’s Binzhou Medical University, Xuzhou Central Hospital and Donghua University have concluded that yoga benefits adult patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), said to be one of most frequently encountered metabolic syndromes worldwide. An abstract of the article “Effects of Yoga in Adult Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Meta-Analysis” published […]

Pennsylvania Senate & House opened with Hindu mantras & holy water drops on June 19, 2018

On June 19, 2018, both Pennsylvania State Senate and House of Representatives in Harrisburg started their respective sessions with Hindu prayers, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Senate and House and sprinkled few drops of water from river Ganga, considered […]

Zed to open Pennsylvania & Rhode Island Senates & Houses with Hindu prayers

Pennsylvania and Rhode Island Senates and Houses of Representatives will open their June 19 and 20 sessions respectively in Harrisburg and Providence with Hindu mantras, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Senates and Houses of these states. After Sanskrit […]

4000 year old Chariot of Mahabharata era found in UP’s Sanauli ASI Excavations

For the first time in the Indian sub-continent, burial pits have been found with chariots that date back to the Pre-Iron Age(Bronze). This new finding is set to create space for further investigation on dating of the Mahabharata period and further inquiry into the origins of the horse in the Harappa age, as per the […]

Shivrajyabhishek 2018, Shivraj Shaka 345 begins – Coronation day of Shivaji Maharaj

Shivaji Maharaj

Shivrajyabhishek is the coronation day of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Trayodashi in Jyeshta Month as per Marathi calendar. In 2018, Shivrajyabhishek Divas date is June 25. It also marks the beginning of Shivraj Shaka 345 year. The Shivrajyabhishek Samiti celebrates Shivrajyabhishek 2018 on 31st May as per Gregorian calendar. Shivrajyabhishek is celebrated […]