Shivrajyabhishek 2021, Shivraj Shaka 348 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 2021, Shivrajyabhishek Divas date is June 23. It also marks the beginning of Shivraj Shaka 348 year. The Shivrajyabhishek Samiti celebrates Shivrajyabhishek 2021 on 31st May as per Gregorian calendar. Shivrajyabhishek […]

Hindus urge Milan’s Teatro alla Scala to drop culturally insensitive ballet “La Bayadère”

Hindus are urging renowned Teatro alla Scala (La Scala) in Milan (Italy) to withdraw “La Bayadère” from its upcoming 2021-22 season, which they feel seriously trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that taxpayer-funded Italy’s premier opera house like La Scala should not […]

Upset Hindus urge Brazil firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha beer growlers & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Curitiba (Paraná, Brazil) based Siphon Growlers to apologize and withdraw beer growlers displaying images of Lord Ganesha and sacred Om, calling these highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu deities or concepts or symbols or icons for […]

Hindu mantras to open Utah’s Fruit Heights City Council 1st time since 1939 establishment

For the first time since its establishment in 1939, Fruit Heights City Council (Utah) will start its meeting on June one with Hindu prayers, containing hymns from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely before Fruit Heights City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then […]

Upset Hindus urge Scotland theatres drop “Hindu Times” play, which trivializes Hindu gods

Upset Hindus are urging Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Pitlochry Festival Theatre in Scotland to withdraw from hosting “Hindu Times” play (May 28-30), which they feel is “highly inappropriate” as it reportedly trivializes immensely revered Hindu deities Brahma, Vishnu and Lakshmi. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that […]

Upset Hindus seek apology from Kim Kardashian for donning sacred “Om” earrings in photo-shoot

Upset Hindus are seeking apology from American celebrity-socialite-actress Kim Kardashian West for wearing earrings carrying sacred “Om” in a photo-shoot posted on her official Twitter handle on May 23, calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that hugely venerated “Om” was the mystical syllable containing the […]

Welcoming President Higgins’ comments, Hindus urge yoga be offered in all Ireland schools

Welcoming Ireland President Michael D. Higgins reported comments that he would like to see yoga taught to school children across Ireland, Hindus are urging that all Ireland schools should urgently adopt yoga as a part of their curriculum, providing an opportunity to students to avail the multiple benefits yoga offered. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, […]

Hindus disappointed as no crematorium in sight in Malta even 2 years after cremation law

Although a law allowing cremation was passed in Malta Parliament in May 2019, but a functioning crematorium is still nowhere in sight. According to some estimates; going through blueprints, approvals, construction, licensing, etc.; it might be 2024 or 2025 when a working crematorium would be available to the public for cremation of their loved ones. […]

Hindus welcome Alabama legislature lifting yoga ban in schools & urge Governor to sign it

Hindus have welcomed Alabama Legislature finally approving allowing yoga in Alabama public schools; saying that although it came with lot of unnecessary and impertinent restrictions, it was still good for the overall well-being of Alabamans. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to sign it, waking-up […]

Hindus welcome Maryland Episcopal Cathedral hosting yoga classes

Hindus have welcomed the historic Trinity Cathedral, an Episcopal church in Easton (Maryland), for hosting yoga classes. According to reports, Cathedral opened up its sanctuary and moved the pews to accommodate yoga classes. Commending the Episcopal Cathedral for facilitating yoga, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that yoga, referred […]

After Hindu protest, Connecticut conservatory renames ballet & assures no stereotyping

The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory (NBC) in Torrington (Connecticut) has renamed performance of iconic ballet “La Bayadère” and assured no stereotyping in its presentation during upcoming Graduation Performance Series (May 18-21), after Hindus protested saying “La Bayadère” “seriously trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions”. NBC, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded […]

Upset Hindus urge New Zealand firm to remove sacred Hindu symbols from mats & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Christchurch (New Zealand) based acupressure mat firm Shakti Mats for immediate withdrawal of sacred Hindu symbols “Om” and “Yantra” from their mats; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that both “Om” and “Yantra” were greatly revered icons in Hinduism and […]

Hindus commend Emory University for “Avatars of Vishnu” exhibition curated by students

Hindus have commended Emory University in Atlanta (founded by Methodists and which maintains a formal affiliation with the United Methodist Church) for student-curated “The Avatars of Vishnu” exhibition in its Michael C. Carlos Museum, which will continue till June 20. Various exhibits displayed in it reportedly include Churning of the Ocean, Eighteen-armed Vishnu (11th century […]

Present day World – Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19)

The world’s current situation is unbelievable and unthinkable. Though the world had faced lot of storms, wars and earth quakes in the past periods, but now it is facing a different type of problem from the virus. The great earth goddess Mata Bhudevi, is already struggling with lot of problems, like enmity, hatred speech, lack […]

Present Day Marriage Life

Marriages are made in heaven is the ancient proverb, which is not applicable in this today’s world. Most of the present day marriages do not exists for a long time, and the marriage relationships ends up with divorces. This is mainly due to lack of understanding between the couples, and there is no tolerance between […]

Hindus urge Connecticut Ballet Conservatory to drop culturally insensitive ballet “La Bayadère”

Hindus are urging The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory (NBC) in Torrington (Connecticut) to withdraw “La Bayadère” from its upcoming Graduation Performance Series (May 18-21), which they feel seriously trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that a renowned ballet conservatory like NBC, whose sponsors reportedly […]

After Hindu protest, Queensland yoga mat firm removes Lord Ganesha mat & says “sorry”

Sunshine Coast (Queensland, Australia) based yoga mat firm “Enlightened Koala” has removed yoga mat carrying image of Hindu deity Ganesha after Hindus protested, calling it “highly inappropriate”. Rossana Ruschel, Owner of “Enlightened Koala”, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, wrote: …the design has been removed from the website […]

TTD’s Sundarakanda Akhanda Parayanam in May 2021

Goddess Sri Sita Mata with Hanuman

TTD is organising Shodashadina Sundarakanda Akhanda Parayanams once again from May 3-18 seeking relief for humanity from the pandemic Corona 2.0. The parayanams conducted as part of TTD’s spiritual Campaign with Diksha’s and Japa Yajnam will be held daily morning at the Vasantha Mandapam in Tirumala and 16 Veda Pundits will perform the parayanams. Similarly, […]