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 […]

Miley Cyrus performed Lakshmi Puja

Miley Cyrus performed Lakshmi Puja on 6 February 2017. Miley Cyrus is a famous American singer and actress. When people in the US were busy watching Super Bowl, singer Miley Cyrus performed Lakshmi Puja, complete with a ‘fruit bowl’. Cyrus shared a photograph of the rituals of the puja — a way to worship the […]

Zed commends community for threefold increase of Hindus in US Congress

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has commended the United States (US) Hindu community for rise of number of Hindus in the 115th Congress to three as compared to one in the last 114th Congress. According to a report posted by Washington DC based nonpartisan fact tank Pew Research Center (PRC) titled “The religious composition of […]

Only 22% Americans know a Hindu

Only 22 percent Americans know someone who is Hindu, according to a Pew Research Center survey published on July 17. This number is lowest than any other religion/denomination surveyed. Catholics rank highest with 87 percent, followed by evangelical Christians, Jews, Atheists, Mormons, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus. Americans express warmest and more positive feelings towards Jews […]

Congratulating BJP on election victory, US Hindus hope India’s economic revival

American Hindus have congratulated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its leader Narendra D. Modi on landslide victory in India’s parliamentary elections. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, commended Modi’s statement that he would rule for all Indians. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, expressed hope that […]

An American art museum offers yoga classes

Now one can enjoy yoga surrounded by beautiful art. The Noyes Museum of Art, the only fine arts museum in southern New Jersey (USA), is offering “No Sweat Yoga” classes. “Relax & reduce your stress level”, yoga class announcement says. Naida Burgess is the instructor. Welcoming the well known museum’s move to offer yoga classes, […]

Vedas & Gita Teachings in America’s Trinity College with Episcopal roots

Prestigious Trinity College in Hartford (Connecticut, USA), whose earliest heritage was Episcopalian, now reportedly teaches from Vedas, Upanisads and Bhagavad-Gita in some of its courses. Courses offered by it also teach classical Sanskrit, traditional Hinduism, Hare Krishna, Hindu views on war and peace, etc. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, […]

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 […]