Zed commends Pope for exploring female deacons, saying equality long overdue

Applauding His Holiness Pope Francis for launching commission to study the issue of female deacons and calling it a historic move in the positive direction; distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed has urged the Vatican to seriously look into ordaining women priests, which was long overdue. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in […]

Upset Hindus urge Australia jewelry firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha belly rings & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Tweed Heads (NSW, Australia) based jewelry retailer The Belly Ring Shop (Tummy Toys) for immediate withdrawal of belly button rings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in […]

Upset Hindus urge Canadian apparel firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha pants & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada) based brand “Set 4 Lyfe Apparel” for immediate withdrawal of pants carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to […]

Zimbabwe Hindus to donate for COVID-19 victims

In a remarkable gesture to help fellow Zimbabweans in view of COVID-19, Hindoo Society Harare (HSH) is collecting donations among the community in cash and kind for those who are affected by COVID-19. According to reports, cash thus collected will be used to purchase consumables. Items suggested for donations include bottled water, cordials, cleaning products, […]

Papa John’s removes commercial after Hindu protest

Papa John’s, pizza delivery company headquartered in Louisville (Kentucky), is reportedly “in the process of removing” its Papadias TV Commercial ‘Yoga’ after Hindu protest saying it trivializes Hinduism. On March 26, PizzaMarketplace.com published an email content, stated to be received from a Papa John’s spokeswoman, saying: “We are in the process of removing this commercial […]

Upset Hindus urge Papa John’s to apologize & withdraw commercial trivializing Hinduism

Upset Hindus are urging Papa John’s, pizza delivery company headquartered in Louisville (Kentucky), to immediately withdraw its Papadias TV Commercial ‘Yoga’ and apologize. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that this commercial unnecessarily and unreasonably trivialized the greatly revered Hindu concepts/symbols Om and Yoga; which was highly inappropriate. Moreover, […]

Historic Hindu temples shut down in Harare due to COVID-19 pandemic

Both the Hindu temples in Harare (Zimbabwe)—Ridgeview Shree Omkar Mandir and Cameron Street Shree Omkar Mandir—have been shut down “until further notice” due to coronavirus outbreak. The Executive Committee of The Hindoo Society Harare (HSH), which runs both the temples, in an email to the members on March 24, said: “The Society Priest, alone, will […]

Hindus urge California yoga studios to offer free online classes during COVID-19 pandemic

In view of coronavirus outbreak, Hindus are urging yoga studios in various parts of California to offer free yoga classes in virtual format accessible to all Californians, many of them stuck indoors. This would be a remarkable contribution of state’s yoga industry to the collective health of Californians during these uncertain times as yoga might […]

Rajan Zed urges Hindus worldwide to develop intimacy with God during COVID-19 pandemic

Besides using all necessary resources and actions to combat deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed is urging Hindus to draw closer to God through prayer. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged the about 1.1 billion Hindus worldwide to pray at least […]

Coronavirus Effect – Andhra Pradesh Temples Closed

The government of Andhra Pradesh has decided to close all the Temples in the state due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) from tomorrow, 20 March 2020. The famous Temples that are closed in AP due to Coronavirus outbreak – Vijayawada Kanaka Durga Temple. Srisailam Mallikarjunaswamy Temple. Mahanandi Temple. Lepakshi Temple. Tirumala Tirupati Temple. Yaganti […]

Upset Hindus urge Amazon UK to withdraw Lord Ganesha playing card decks & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Amazon UK for immediate withdrawal of two playing card decks carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or […]

Hindus urge the world to draw closer to God through prayer amidst Coronavirus outbreak

Besides using all necessary resources and actions to combat deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Hindus are calling upon the world to develop intimacy with God by increasing the frequency of prayer in their homes. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, stated: This moment of growing anxiety, uncertainty and distress; exposing […]

Multi-faith service “seeking God’s mercy” off—will be held as “Thanks to God” service after coronavirus

The multi-faith prayer service where Nevada’s faith leaders from various traditions planned to join together on March 15 to pray for God’s mercy concerning worldwide outbreak of coronavirus, its victims and their loved ones, and care providers; has been cancelled due to public health concerns. According to its coordinators—distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed and senior […]

Upset Hindus urge Amazon Australia to withdraw Lord Ganesha shorts & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Amazon Australia for immediate withdrawal of shorts carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and […]

Upset Hindus urge Arizona fashion firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh tights & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Scottsdale (Arizona) headquartered Yoganastix for immediate withdrawal of tights carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines […]

Hindus concerned at flag burning outside Hindu temple in New York City

Hindus are highly concerned at reports of burning of religious flag installed in front of well-known Shri Tulsi Hindu Temple in Richmond Hill area of Queens borough in New York City. 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 […]

Upset Hindus urge Amazon Canada to apologize & withdraw Lord Ganesha toilet cover set

Upset Hindus are urging online retailer Amazon Canada for the immediate withdrawal of 3-Piece Bath Mats Set (which includes a toilet lid cover) carrying the images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was deeply revered in […]

Nevada’s diverse religious leaders coming together to pray for God’s mercy regarding coronavirus

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Nevada’s faith leaders from various traditions will join together to pray for God’s mercy concerning worldwide outbreak of coronavirus, its victims and their loved ones, and care providers; in Reno on March 15. This unique multi-faith Service will include prayers by Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha’i, Native […]