Yoga becoming popular in Zimbabwe

Yoga is reportedly becoming popular in Zimbabwe. Reports suggest that there are over a dozen yoga studios and fitness-pilates studios/gyms/health-club/sports-club/wellness-centre offering yoga in Harare. There are few yoga places/teachers in Bulawayo, yoga facilities in Mashonaland East, yoga opportunities in Victoria Falls area and sometimes the classes are held in Mutare. A “7 Days Luxury Yoga […]

Maha Yagna with 108 hawan kunds in South Africa for Peace

Hindus will reportedly light 108 fires as a part of ancient Vedic ritual yajna in a sports ground in Port Shepstone town of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa on “Freedom Day” (South Africa’s national day on April 27). Yajna, an oblation made to a deity, is a Vedic ritual done in front of sacred fire with […]

Indian Embassy launching yoga courses in Egypt

Embassy of India is launching eight-week long yoga courses for beginners and intermediate learners in Cairo from April two. To be conducted at Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC) of the Cultural Wing of the Embassy of India-Cairo in Zamalek area of Cairo, these classes will not convene on Indian holidays. Opened in 1992, […]

‘Maha Shivarathri Yatra’ procession will cover 7 km in South Africa for ‘Universal Peace’

“Maha Shivarathri Yatra” procession, directed at “Universal Peace”, will cover about seven kilometers on February 19 in Lenasia, a part of City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, in South Africa. Organized by Hindu Coordinating Council, this annual “Maha Shivarathri Yatra” will include many floats. Starting with a hawan at six am from Saiva Sithantha Sungum Mandir, […]

South Africa hospital labeled Hinduism as witchcraft

Hindus worldwide are dismayed by the reports of a KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health hospital in Pietermaritzburg linking Hinduism with witchcraft. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was shocking to learn from the reports that a manager in Northdale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg was forced to remove the […]

Zimbabwe to celebrate 25th anniversary of majestic Omkar Temple in Harare

Zimbabwe Hindus are planning extensive events to celebrate 25th anniversary of Shree Omkar Mandir in Ridgeview area of Harare on April 15-16 next. These celebrations, being organized by The Hindoo Society Harare (HSH), a registered welfare organization whose history goes back to 1916, include performance by renowned Indian musician Anup Jalota, Samastha Bhajan Samelan, ghazal […]

Rath Yatra held in Kampala, Uganda

The annual Rath Yatra (Festival of Chariots) was reportedly held in Uganda’s capital Kampala on July two. Organized by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON); this Hindu chariot procession, lead by a band, marched from Hare Krishna Temple on Dewinton Road to Shree Sanatan Dharma Mandal Hindu Temple in Nakasero, carrying images of various Hindu […]

“Maha Shivarathri Yathra” will travel 8 km in South Africa

“Maha Shivarathri Yathra” will cover about eight kilometers on February 28 in Lenasia South, a part of City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. Organized by Hindu Coordinating Council, this 24th annual “Maha Shivarathri Yathra” will include many floats. Starting with a hawan at six am from Transvaal Andhra Sabha, it will culminate at Shree Amirthakadeswarar Eeshwarar […]

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 […]

Prayer room at Fiji airport

Hindus have welcomed the idea of “prayer room” at Fiji’s main airport and regional hub for South Pacific, Nadi International Airport. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that having a “prayer room” at the airport would be a step in the positive direction. It would help infuse spirituality […]

Hindus laud Mozambique for Diwali holiday

Hindus have commended Mozambique government for reportedly granting Diwali holiday to Hindu employees. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was a step in the positive direction and thanked Mozambique President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário and Labor Minister Vitória Dias Diogo for […]

Hindus seek Diwali as Public Holiday in South Africa

Hindus are urging South Africa to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a Public Holiday. Currently South Africa has 12 public holidays (New Year’s Day, Human Rights Day, Good Friday, Family Day, Freedom Day, Workers’ Day, Youth Day, National Women’s Day, Heritage Day, Day of Reconciliation, Christmas Day, Day of Goodwill). Distinguished […]

South Africa to host ‘World Hindu Economic Forum’

“World Hindu Economic Forum 2014” will be held in Durban on July 19-20. Four hundred delegates from all over the world representing various sectors of industry and business are expected to attend this Forum, whose primary theme is “Making Africa Prosperous”. Various topics to be discussed at this Forum include business networking, business strategy, Hindu […]

Hindus say minority rights ignored in Kenya’s new polygamy law

Hindus have stressed that feelings and rights of minorities were not kept in mind when Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta signed Kenya’s marriage bill into law on April 29, which legalized polygamy. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that polygamy was not practiced in contemporary Hindu society. Marriage was […]

Hindus urge Kenya’s President to consider minority rights before signing polygamy law

Hindus have urged Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta to keep in mind the feelings and rights of minorities before signing Kenya’s marriage bill which legalizes polygamy. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that polygamy was not practiced in contemporary Hindu society. Marriage was taken very seriously as it was […]

Ayyappa Temple in Kampala, Uganda

Have you ever heard about the Ayyappa Temple in Kampala, Uganda? I think the answer would be a big NO.. But it’s true that Lord Ayyappa has a temple in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. Uganda is an East African country. The temple was set up by a group of South Indians over ten […]

Diwali Festival in Cape Town to have sari modeling competition

“Cape Town Diwali Festival” on October 15, 2011, in South Africa will include sari modeling competition, according to reports. “We will engulf you in the elements of earth, wind, fire and water”, Diwali Festival organizers stress. “Earth, get in touch with your roots, your culture. Wind, be enveloped and swept away by the entertainment on […]