Alabama Methodist Church offers free yoga classes

Hindus have welcomed First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Gadsden (Alabama) for offering free yoga classes. FUMC is offering free yoga classes to the community as a “Gift to Gadsden”. Tagline of FUMC includes: “Changing Lives by…Serving People and Giving Hope”. Sam Hayes and Andy Yarnell are Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor respectively. Welcoming FUMC […]

Hindus welcome Atlanta Airport plans of yoga space

Hindus have welcomed proposal of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to create Yoga/Meditation space, and hope that it will be available free-of-charge to users like some other US and international airports. ATL is seeking proposals to develop “Traveler’s Oasis” on its T & B Concourses totaling 4,334 square feet, which includes Yoga/Meditation space with yoga […]

Renowned Getty Museum exhibiting paintings of Hindu gods

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is showcasing images of various Hindu deities in its “Pathways to Paradise” exhibition, which will continue till August five. It includes “Krishna Uprooting the Parijata Tree” (1525-50) and “The Goddess Shri (Lakshmi)” (about 1475)—both watercolor paintings; and “Pendant with Narasimha” (9th-10th century). Welcoming the J. Paul Getty […]

Hindus commend Emory University for Ramayana exhibition curated by students

“Tell the Whole Story from Beginning to End:” The Ramayana in Indian Painting— exhibition has been launched at Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University (Carlos Museum), which will continue till May 20. Claimed to be first-of-its kind art exhibit which was curated, organized and researched exclusively by Emory students; uniting artwork and classwork; in […]

Hindu Leaders condemn Florida school massacre

Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist leaders in Nevada strongly condemned the Florida school massacre, which reportedly killed 17 and injured many today. “We, the faith leaders in Nevada, unanimously condemn any and all acts of violence against innocent people. We are deeply saddened by Wednesday tragedy of horrific Parkland (Florida) massacre. Our hearts go out […]

W. Virginia University offers free yoga classes to reduce students’ stress

Hindus have welcomed West Virginia University (WVU), a public research-intensive university in Morgantown, for offering free yoga and meditation classes to reduce the increasing stress experienced by students; and are urging all US universities/colleges to offer such free yoga-meditation programs. “Yoga and meditation have been proven to reduce stress levels, help with academic performance, and […]

Hindu prayers to open Nevada’s capital Carson City Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors of Nevada’s capital Carson City will start their day on February 15 with Sanskrit mantras, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Board. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English translation of the prayer. Sanskrit […]

Hindus concerned at alarmingly high rates of prize denials to Patels by Georgia Lottery

Hindus are concerned at the reportedly alarmingly high rates of prize denials to the Hindu and Indo-American community by Georgia Lottery, and are urging Governor Nathan Deal to launch an investigation. According to an review/analysis of the denial letters by Georgia’s largest newspaper Atlanta Journal-Constitution published on December 20 under the title—“Ga. lottery denies millions […]

2018 welcomed with multi-faith prayers in world’s gambling capital Nevada

In a remarkable interfaith gesture and a unique way to welcome 2018, various religions got together in Reno (Nevada, USA) to celebrate the ringing in of the New Year at midnight in a unique and divine manner, away from the glitter of the casinos and sending a message of unity to the world. Coordinated by […]

Yoga can reduce risky sex in youth: University of Cincinnati study indicates

A University of Cincinnati (UC) long-term study shows a marked reduction in risky sex and substance abuse in troubled 18- to 24-year-olds after several months of participating in mindful yoga and positive coping strategies, according to a report published in UC Magazine. “We found that many of these youths who had endured stressful life events […]

Christian-Jew-Buddhist leaders back Hindu plea of no sacred mandalas on Tampa roads

In a remarkable interfaith gesture; Christian, Jew and Buddhist leaders have backed the Hindu plea that sacred mandalas do not belong on Tampa (Florida) roads; which was recently floated by distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, recently pointed out: Mandalas are sacred symbols and do not belong […]

Hindus urge all Virginia schools to offer yoga like a Fairfax County school

Hindus have commended Cherry Run Elementary School (CRES) in Burke (Virginia), an institution of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), for reportedly adopting yoga; calling it a step in the positive direction. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, commended CRES and FCPS for coming forward and providing an opportunity to students […]

Hindus upset at exclusion of Asian-Americans in the “Inclusion” Plan of University of Kansas

Hindus are upset at the exclusion of Asian-Americans from the “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan” for the University of Kansas (KU) College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Under its goals, this Plan talks about active recruitment to increase the representation of minority populations in the College’s faculty, staff and administrative/executive hires, stating “We especially […]

Hindus stress that Sacred mandalas do not belong on Tampa roads

Hindus point out that mandalas are sacred symbols and do not belong on the surface of public roads where humans and animals tread, dogs can pee/poo and vehicles trample these under the tires. Referencing to South Seminole Heights road mural “Mandala” in Tampa, Florida (claimed to be Tampa’s first street mural), distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan […]

“Yoga on the Fly” at Denver Airport is just a trial

Recently opened “Yoga on the Fly” at Denver International Airport (DEN) was on a trial basis and temporary, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed was informed on November 15. Stacey Stegman, Senior Vice President of DEN, responding in an email to Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, wrote: We will take what we […]

Denver launches fee based yoga

Hindus are critical of Denver International Airport (DEN) for fee assigned yoga practice in its recently opened facility. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that many US and world airports—San Francisco International Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Chicago Midway International Airport, Frankfurt Airport, Miami International […]

Hindu prayers for Las Vegas massacre victims

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has urged all the Hindu temples and prayer-centers worldwide to hold special prayers for all victims, their loved ones, first responders, healthcare workers and others touched by the tragic loss in Las Vegas. Hindus strongly condemn any and all acts of violence against innocent people. We are deeply saddened by […]

Denver Art Museum showcasing Hindu god Ganesha

Hindus have commended renowned Denver Art Museum (DAM) in Colorado for showcasing Hindu deity Lord Ganesha in an exhibition “Ganesha: The Playful Protector” from October one to 28. This exhibition, in collaboration with National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, claims to provide a spectrum of ancient to modern representations of Lord Ganesha through sculptures, […]