Hindus dismayed at anti-Hindu graffiti at CVS pharmacy in Queens

Hindus nationwide are reportedly perturbed after reports of anti-Hindu graffiti scrawled on CVS pharmacy in Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens borough in New York City. The spray-painted appalling graffiti, which reportedly featured a red line drawn through highly sacred Hindu syllable “Om”, comes at the heels of beating of a Hindu religious leader last month […]

Hindus seek “Hindu Mandir” at JFK Airport

Hindus are urging for a designated Hindu Prayer Room named as “Hindu Mandir” at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York, one of the world’s leading airports. JFK Airport already has Our Lady of the Skies Roman Catholic Chapel, Christ for the World Protestant Chapel, International Synagogue and International Islamic Center on the […]

New York’s Metropolitan Museum announces Lord Vishnu exhibition

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York will organize “Encountering Vishnu: The Lion Avatar in Indian Temple Drama” exhibition from December 19, 2015 to June five, 2016. “Dramas presented during religious festivals in southern India are an important aspect of popular Hindu celebration. This exhibition highlights five rare wooden sculptural masks that represent […]

Hindu gods at New York’s Metropolitan Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York is displaying “Earring for a Deity Showing Vishnu Riding Garuda” (17th-19th century) in its “Sacred Traditions of the Himalayas” exhibition which will run till June 14. It is also showcasing 17th-19th century “Dish for Ritual Offerings with Durga Defeating a Demon”, 17-19th century “Amulet case with […]

Tang Museum in upstate New York to exhibit Hindu gods

Tang Museum and Art Gallery in Saratoga Springs in upstate New York will showcase paintings displaying images of various Hindu gods and goddesses in its upcoming exhibition “Realms of Earth and Sky”, which will be held from January 31 to May 17. Hindu deities proposed to be shown in the paintings from India between 15th […]

New York’s Queens Museum exhibiting Hindu deities

Queens Museum in New York is displaying various Hindu deities in its “Sacred Waters” exhibition, which is open till November 2, 2014. It includes a collection of Hindu offerings from Jamaica Bay, with plaques informing the significance of the each deity. Museum is also celebrating Diwali, Hindu festival of lights, on October 18, which includes […]

Hindu Temple of Tristates to start construction in summer in New York’s White Plains

Hindu Temple of Tristates in White Plains (New York), which has been approved by the City Council, plans to begin construction in summer, reports suggest. It has been reportedly conducting monthly prayers, festivals and community events in Royal Palace; an award-winning Indian restaurant which claims to blend “fragrant, pungent, and warm spices from all over […]

New York’s Metropolitan Museum to showcase Hindu gods

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York will display various Hindu deities in its upcoming exhibition “Lost Kingdoms” from April 14 to July 27. According to reports, it will exhibit sculptures, some as old as early 5th century CE, of Krishna holding Mt. Govardhana from southern Cambodia, an ascetic Ganesha from central Vietnam, […]

No Diwali holiday in New York City schools, Hindus feel abandoned

Hindu community is heartbroken over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio not declaring Diwali as a school holiday despite all out efforts by them. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was not fair with Hindu pupils and their families as they would have to attend […]

New York City Council’s Resolution on Diwali holiday in City schools

diwali wishes from Hindupad

New York City Council’s Resolution on Diwali holiday in City schools. Hindus have applauded New York City Council for “Resolution calling upon the New York City Department of Education to establish Diwali as an official holiday for New York City public school students”. This “Res 1863-2013”, introduced by Council in its July 24 meeting, was referred “to […]

New York’s Metropolitan Museum showcases Hindu Lord Krishna

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York is displaying authoritative commentary on 16th century painting of Hindu Lord Krishna holding Mount Goverdhan, including an audio-visual essay and interactive feature. This watercolor, “Krishna Holds Up Mount Govardhan to Shelter the Villagers of Braj”, is a folio from a Harivamsa (1590–95). Met’s presentation lets the […]

$2-million Hindu Temple planned for New York, White Plains Hindu Temple

White Plains (New York, USA) will have its first Hindu Temple in the near future. According to reports, its construction is scheduled to begin in July and total cost can go up to $2-million. Besides a sanctuary for worship, it also plans to include cultural and community center, day-care center, senior citizens program, library, conference […]

New York’s famed Metropolitan Museum shows Shiva-Parvati playing Chaupar

Prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) of New York (USA) is organizing “Master Painters of India, 1100–1900” exhibition from September 28, 2011 to January 8, 2012. Besides Shiva and Parvati playing the game of chaupar while relaxing on a tiger skin, a Basholi Jammu painting dated 1694-95; this exhibition also includes Krishna dancing with gopis, etc.—about 220 […]

New York Metropolitan Museum of Art to exhibit Hindu goddesses

Prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) of New York (USA) is organizing exhibition from June 29 to November 27 2011 on “Mother India: The Goddess in Indian Painting”. It will reportedly include rare molded-clay images of the goddess, such as Goddess with attendants dated around first century BCE from Bengal; a bronze of Yashoda nursing the […]