Hindus worldwide dismayed over Calgary denying immersion of Lord Ganesha

Hindus worldwide are perturbed over Calgary (Alberta, Canada) reportedly denying permission to local Hindu community for immersing Hindu deity Lord Ganesha idol in the body of water at the conclusion of Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was heart-breaking for the hard-working, harmonious and […]

Ontario’s Hindu Cultural Centre plans $1.6 million expansion

The Hindu Cultural Centre (HCC) in London (Ontario, Canada) has reportedly planned $1.6 million expansion. This expansion, aimed to be completed in about two years, will reportedly approximately double its existing space, which includes enlarging the worship area; reports suggest. HCC, founded 1971 and which opens daily, celebrates many festivals and holds various worship services; […]

Hindus urge Bank of Canada to come up with beef-free banknotes

Hindus are urging Bank of Canada (BOC) to produce beef-free banknotes in the future. Hindus worldwide are upset over Bank of Canada continuing with polymer banknotes which reportedly contained traces of tallow (rendered form of beef or mutton fat). Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged BOC to show respect […]

Canada’s largest Toronto School Board declares November “Hindu Heritage Month”

Toronto District School Board (TDSB) in Canada has resolved that month of November each year be declared as Hindu Heritage Month. TDSB Trustees, in their April 18 meeting, passed a motion which included: Hindu Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate and educate all our students and school communities about this ancient and spiritual way […]

Quebec’s Hindu temple to launch $1.75 million expansion project

Hindu-Mandir in Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Quebec, Canada) is reportedly planning to launch $1.75 million expansion project in the near future. It will include a large multi-purpose hall, classrooms, etc.; reports suggest. According to reports, this temple was opened in 1998 with the primary aim of meeting “the spiritual, ritual, ceremonial and social needs of Hindus” and “besides […]

32% Canadians feel Hinduism influence growing

32% of respondents say that influence of Hinduism “in Canada and Canadian public life” is growing as compared to 7% who say that it is shrinking; according to a national study “Faith and Religion in Public Life” by Angus Reid Institute and Faith in Canada 150 posted on November 16. 13% of Canadians find Hinduism […]

Construction of $4 million “Northpole” Hindu Temple in Canada to begin in May 2018

Sanatan Mandir Cultural Society (SMCS) reportedly plans to launch construction of Canada’s northernmost Hindu temple in Fort McMurray (Alberta) on a two-acre plot in May 2018 and finish in October 2019, costing about four million dollars. SMCS, a registered charitable organization, is said to be raising funds for this about 30,000 square feet Hindu temple […]

Hindus seek overhaul of Saskatchewan education system, treating all beliefs equally

Hindus are stressing reexamining and rebuilding the education system in Saskatchewan (Canada) so all the belief systems and non-believers get fair and even treatment. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that in the increasingly diverse and multicultural province of Saskatchewan, publicly funded schools, non-religious or religious, should provide equal […]

Number of Canadians holding favorable view of Hinduism increases

Forty-nine percent of Canadians had a favorable opinion of Hinduism in February 2017 as compared to 42% in September 2013, according to Religious Trends public opinion poll conducted by research organization Angus Reid Institute (ARI) and released on April four. Quebecers having favorable opinion of Hinduism increased to 50% in 2017, as compared to 32% […]

Between 2.5 to 2.9% of Canada’s population will be Hindu in 2036

Hindus would increase to between 2.5% and 2.9% of the total population of Canada in 2036, according to a study of population projections developed by Canada’s national statistical agency, Statistics Canada (SC). The number of religiously unaffiliated people would also continue to increase and could represent between 28.2% and 34.6% of all Canadians in 2036. […]

Hindus worldwide laud proclamation of Hindu Month by Ontario Legislature

Commending Ontario legislature for passing the bill proclaiming November as “Hindu Heritage Month”, Hindus are urging the Canadian Parliament, other nine provinces and three territories of Canada to do the same. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, extolling the Ontario legislature for “Hindu Heritage Month” proclamation; urged the Parliament of […]

Canada for put Canadian woman on its currency, Hindus commend Canada

Hindus have commended Canada for finally deciding to put a Canadian woman on its currency for the first time, although they feel that this decision came very late. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, called it a step in the positive direction. World should treat women with equality and respect […]

Hindus welcome yoga space at Vancouver Airport

Hindus have applauded launching of a pilot program to test a tranquil yoga space for travelers at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), a major international airport in Canada, calling it a step in the positive direction. This program will offer departing passengers to a Canadian destination a designated space free of charge to engage in a […]

50 feet Hanuman Statue in Greater Toronto Hindu Temple (Vishnu Mandir, Richmond Hill)

Vishnu Mandir, a Hindu temple in Richmond Hill in Greater Toronto area established in 1979, is installing a 50 feet Lord Hanuman statue on July two. Morari Bapu, well known Hindu preacher from India, will lead the installation ceremonies. This temple, whose tagline is “Institution that nurtures families from Cradle to Golden years”, is also […]

Catholic school in Canada treats students with yoga in Mental Health Awareness Week

A Catholic elementary school in Alberta (Canada) treated its students with a yoga class on May four as a part of Mental Health Awareness Week initiative. Ecole Our Lady of the Rosary School (EOLRS) in Sylvan Lake, a Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2 publicly funded English-French Catholic school, whose “Motto” is “Learning, Listening and Following Jesus” […]

Hindus commend Calgary Police for hiring Yoga Instructor

Hindus have welcomed attempts of Calgary Police Service (CPS) in Alberta (Canada) to hire a Yoga Instructor, calling it a step in the positive direction. The City of Calgary, on behalf of CPS is requesting submissions for a position as a yoga instructor with proven experience and expertise to provide yoga classes for sworn officers […]

“Largest Hindu Temple in N. America” under construction near Vancouver

A new Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre in Burnaby (British Columbia, Canada), which claims itself as “largest Hindu temple in North America” when complete, is currently under construction. This 31,000 square feet Temple, which claims to blend traditional and contemporary values, is said to be about 75% complete. Its prayer hall will accommodate 800 devotees; […]

Winnipeg school renamed “yoga” class as “movement” class?

Hindus are critical of École Christine-Lesperance (ECL), a francophone elementary school in Winnipeg (Canada) under Franco-Manitoban School Division (DSFM), for reportedly renaming its “yoga” class as “movement” class. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that although introduced and nourished by Hinduism, yoga was a world heritage and liberation powerhouse […]

Hindus concerned at Hindu temple vandalism in Ontario

Hindus are highly concerned after reports of vandalism of Shri Ram Dham Hindu Temple in Kitchener in Ontario (Canada). There were reports of smashing of windows of Shri Ram Dham Hindu Temple on November 15 night by vandals with large rocks. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that […]