Science of Identity Foundation presents “The Foundation of Enlightenment”

The Foundation of Enlightenment | Science of Identity Foundation presents “The Foundation of Enlightenment”.. “What is the foundation for enlightenment?” This is the question yoga philosophy and meditation expert Acharya Das poses to his listeners in his live-streamed video about Enlightenment.. Before you can comprehend the effect of enlightenment on your life, teaches Acharya Das, […]

Science of Identity Foundation shares an enlightening video on “Understanding God”

Understanding God | Science of Identity Foundation shares an enlightening video on “Understanding God”.. Is There a God? During the recent live-streamed event – yoga philosophy and meditation teacher Acharya das gave a comprehensive overview on understanding God. It is at this junction we come to the question, “Is there a God or an Absolute […]

No country has Hinduism as “official” or “preferred” religion

Although over 80 countries have either an “official religion” or “preferred religion”, but Hinduism is not an official or preferred religion in any country of the world, according to a Pew Research Center report published on October three. Islam, Christianity, Buddhism is the “official state religion” in 27, 13 and two countries; and “preferred/favored religion” […]

Sanskrit names becoming popular in tech world

Sanskrit names becoming popular in tech world.. Sometimes back, Airbus Group’s electric autonomous flying vehicle platform was named as “Vahana” (vehicle/carrier in Sanskrit); now the Volkswagen Group has named its new mobility services company as MOIA, which is said to be derived from Sanskrit word “maya”. MOIA, launched on December five and headquartered in Berlin, […]

Hindus urge world’s top hotel chains to keep Gita copies for guests

Hindus are urging world’s largest hotel chains to stock “Bhagavad-Gita” (Song of the Lord) copy in each hotel room for guests around the world. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged Arne M. Sorenson, Christopher J. Nassetta, Richard Solomons, Stephen P. Holmes and Stephen P. Joyce; CEOs of Marriot, Hilton, […]

Zed urges Pope to display “real equality & inclusivity” by ordaining women priests

Vatican, which represented the world’s largest religious group under one leadership, should show exemplary leadership in gender equality and inclusion to the rest of the planet to follow by ordaining women priests, distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed stated in Nevada today. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, indicated that it was very […]

Hindus worldwide concerned at vandalizing of Hindu temples & homes in Bangladesh on Diwali

Hindus worldwide are highly concerned regarding reports of vandalizing of Hindu temples and houses in Nasirnagar area of Brahmanbaria district in Chittagong division of eastern Bangladesh. Reports suggest that about a dozen Hindu temples and hundreds of homes were vandalized; dozens were beaten, resulting in injuries; and valuables were looted in a daytime attack of […]

Hindus welcome Vatican’s Deepavali greetings to “Hindu Friends”

Hindus have commended Vatican for its “message for the feast of Deepavali”, wishing them “a joyful Deepavali”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, welcomed the Vatican for wishing: “May your celebrations around the world deepen your familial bonds, and bring joy and peace to your homes and communities.” Zed, […]

Yoga sessions at Santiago Airport

Hindus have applauded launching of yoga sessions at Santiago International Airport (SCL), Chile’s busiest airport; calling it a step in the positive direction. SCL is offering complimentary yoga sessions three days a week during peak time passenger traffic at International Departures Gate 15. Currently, these sessions are 90 minutes each in the evenings on Tuesdays, […]

Hindus censure damage to ancient Otomi temple in Mexico

Hindus have condemned the reported damaging of ancient Otomi Indian religious site deep in the forest in Hidalgo State of Mexico. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was really sad to learn about the reported toppling of stone altars; scattering of offerings; and damages to carved stones, […]

Hindus seek fairness in programming at BBC

Hindus want British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to broadcast more Hindu programs, dedicating more hours to Hinduism. According to a recent report in The Sunday Times, “The BBC is too Christian in its religious output, according to an internal review, and should increase its Muslim, Hindu and Sikh programming”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a […]

Guyana’s school divides academic year in terms like Divali & Ramnavami

Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN), a Hindu Secondary School in Guyana’s West Coast Demerara, divides the school year in unique four terms: Divali, Ramnavmi, Vyasa Purnima, Grishma. Besides 15 standard subjects in its curriculum, non-profit SVN also teaches “Hindu Culture”, including Vedic Studies, Bharatnatyam and Kathak. Its history goes back to 1998, but it opened in […]

World universities offering summer Sanskrit classes

Various prestigious universities/institutes around the world are offering Sanskrit language courses during summer. Universities/Institutes offering these Sanskrit classes include USA’s Harvard University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Mangalam Research Center Berkeley; Germany’s Universität Heidelberg and Universität Hamburg; United Kingdom’s University of Oxford and University of London; Nepal’s Rangjung Yeshe Institute; etc. The courses include Spoken Sanskrit, […]

Hindus 2nd largest group in 12 countries

Hindus make up the second-largest group in 12 countries, including Pakistan; per an analysis published by Pew Research Center (PRC), “a nonpartisan fact tank” headquartered in Washington DC, on June 22. Hindus are largest religious group in three countries, the analysis adds. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, congratulating […]

World will have 1.4 billion Hindus in 2050

About 1.4 billion or 15% of world’s population will be Hindu in 2050, according to a demographic study released on April two by Washington DC headquartered Pew Research Center, which calls itself “a nonpartisan fact tank”. It indicates that worldwide Hindu population is projected to rise by 34%, roughly keeping pace with overall population growth. […]

Zed pleads Hindus to continue leading in marriage rates

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has appealed to the fellow Hindus to continue leading in marriage rates in USA as compared to other religious groups, and upholding the sanctity of the marriage. Washington DC headquartered Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, in a past survey, indicated that Hindus topped in marriage with 79% married, […]

Hindus urge Singapore PM Lee to end housing discrimination

Hindus have urged Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Tony Tan Keng Yam to put an end to blatant discrimination reportedly prevalent in the rental housing market of Singapore. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that rental listings saying “no Indians” should not be acceptable in […]

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 […]

Inspired by Hinduism growth, Hindus ask for Diwali holiday in Australia

Australia Census 2011 has revealed that Hinduism is the fastest growing religion in the country and Hindus are now asking for Diwali holiday. According to a Australian Bureau of Statistics media release, Hinduism had experienced the fastest growth since 2006, increasing from 148,130 to 275,534. This Census has also showed that more Australians than ever […]

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 […]