Ugadi 2012 Celebrations by Telugu Association of Southern California, USA

Ugadi or Telugu New Year is celebrated in California, United States of America, with utmost pomp by the local Telugu people. Telugu Association of Southern California will be organizing a bunch of events during Ugadi celebrations. In 2012, Ugadi date in USA is March 23. Telugu people celebrate Ugadi in traditional manner and organize several […]

Birmingham Museum in USA exhibiting Hindu deities

Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) in Birmingham (Alabama, USA) is presenting various Hindu deities in an exhibition “Faces of India” through October two. It reportedly includes 23 sculptures in bronze and stone from the second through 18thcenturies, including a 16th century image of Shiva Nataraja, dancing Ganesha, Narasimha, etc. Related events include a yoga program, classical […]

Diwali as holiday in Edison schools in New Jersey, Hindus ask

Hindus want Edison Township Public Schools (ETPS) in New Jersey (USA) to add Diwali (Deepavali), the most popular Hindu holy day, to the holiday calendar. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urging ETPS to announce Diwali as school holiday, said that it was important for Hindu families to celebrate Diwali […]

Interfaith Claremont Lincoln University in California, USA

Hindus have welcomed launching of multi-religious Claremont Lincoln University (CLU) in Claremont in southern California (USA), calling it a “step in the right direction”. Established with a $50 million gift from a Christian couple, Joan and David Lincoln, its cofounding institutions include Claremont School of Theology (United Methodist), Academy of Jewish Religion-California, and Islamic Center […]

Diwali as holiday in Sunnyvale schools in California, Hindus ask

Hindus want Sunnyvale School District (SSD) in California (USA) to add Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, to the holiday calendar. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urging SSD to announce Diwali as school holiday, said that it was important for Hindu families to celebrate Diwali day together at […]

Hindus want Diwali holiday in Fremont schools in California, USA

Hindus want Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) in California (USA) to add Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, to the holiday calendar. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urging FUSD to announce Diwali as school holiday, said that it was important for Hindu families to celebrate Diwali day together […]

Hindus in America have highest educational level and lowest divorce rate

Hindus top in education in America as compared to any other religious group, according to “U.S. Religious Landscape Survey” of American adults by the prestigious Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life posted on its website. While national total is 11%, 48% Hindus have post-graduate degrees, followed by Jews at the second place at 35%. […]

India Cultural Center opens in Utah, USA

An India Cultural Center of Utah (ICCU) has started functioning in South Jordan (USA) whose “primary function is to promote the heritage, arts, crafts, sports and culture of India”. A subsidiary of Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah, ICCU, an 8,378 square feet multi- use facility, claims to have taken up a leadership role towards […]

Hindus welcome Katy Perry’s rising interest in mediation

Hindus have welcomed American singer-songwriter-actress Katy Perry’s (Teenage Dream) increasing interest in meditation. In the June 2011 issue of Vanity Fair magazine, which will hit newsstands on May five, Perry (Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson), 26, tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Lisa Robinson: “Russell (husband English actor-comedian Russell Brand) is into Hinduism…He meditates in the morning and […]

Ganesha Puja to open Nevada Earth Day Celebrations

Nevada Earth Day 2011 celebrations opened with Ganesha Puja and prayers from ancient Sanskrit scriptures and Baha’i prayer in Farsi on 1 May 2011. After lighting incense before Lord Ganesha statue and sprinkling holy water from river Ganga, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed read Shanti Mantra in Sanskrit from the Earth Day stage, followed by “Prithvi […]

Hindu statesman Zed to preside over interfaith-panel of Episcopal Convention in Nevada

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will preside over the interfaith-panel at Episcopal Diocese of Nevada Convention to be held in Reno (Nevada, USA) on October 14 to 16 in 2011. According to Right Reverend Dan T. Edwards, Episcopal Bishop of Nevada, theme of the Convention will be—“Who is my neighbor?” The interfaith-panel, consisting of a Muslim […]

Obama in Nataraja Pose on Newsweek Cover of November 2010 issue

Obama as Nataraja? Obama in Lord Nataraja pose? Yes, Newsweek, the popular American news magazine has published US President Barack Obama in the post of Lord Nataraja on the cover of its latest issue of 22 November 2010. In its November 22, 2010 issue, Obama has been shown by Newsweek on its cover page with […]

TTD to invite Obama for Venkateshwara Kalyanotsavam at New Jersey

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD Board) wants to invite USA President Barack Obama for Venkateshwara Kalyanam which will be held at New Jersey Balaji temple. TTD will organize Kalyanotsavam at various places in United States of America to propagate Hindu philosophy. PTI News published: The governing body of the Tirumala temple at Tirupati is planning to […]

The belief on Hindu rituals in American people

Not only Hinduism and its basics but the typical rituals of Hinduism, reincarnation and the cremation are highly believed by the Americans. According to the Survey, the belief on reincarnation is also increased a lot. Lisa Miller writes for NEWSWEEK  Then there’s the question of what happens when you die. Christians traditionally believe that bodies […]

Rise of Spirituality and Hinduism in United States of America

The consciousness on spirituality has grown and the religious consciousness is moved back in this new millennium. Apart from the religion they belong to, most of the Americans getting their way into spiritual side. Lisa Miller writes for NEWSWEEK  Thirty percent of Americans call themselves “spiritual, not religious,” according to a 2009 NEWSWEEK Poll, up […]

We are all Hindus – Newsweek Report on American cultural transformation

Most of the American people are experiencing the cultural transformation since the Hinduism has its clear existence in United States of America. Americans believe many ways of worshipping God are there. One way of those practices is Jesus and Christianity. The Rig Veda tells this truth in a clean way. Lisa Miller for NEWSWEEK writes […]