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Hindu Educational Foundation Recognizes Teachers

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Source SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, May 22, 2014 (Thousand Oaks Acorn): The Hindu Educational Foundation’s Los Angeles chapter presented a Teachers Appreciation Day on May 10 in Simi Valley. Teachers from the Simi Valley, Moorpark, Conejo Valley and Oak Park school districts were recognized during the event. Around 100 participants attended. Students presented a mosaic of […]

New Jersey to Pay Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi with Statue

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Source SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY, May 13, 2014 (Hudson Reporter): A life-sized statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be dedicated to the state at a ceremony in Secaucus on Saturday, May 31. The statue was hand crafted in India from a single piece of rock, and is a gift to the state of New Jersey from Secaucus […]

Why Foreigners Can’t Pronounce Sanskrit Word ‘Sri’

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Source NEW YORK, U.S., May 1, 2014 (Odisha Sun times): Ever wondered why most Britishers could not pronounce the Sanskrit word “sri” – a common Indian honorific for males – and instead settled for “shri,” a combination of sounds found in English words like shriek and shred? This is because the brain does not work […]

India To Digitize Ancient Manuscripts

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Source BHUBANESWAR, INDIA, May 9, 2014 (Times Of India): Thousands of significant Sanskrit and Hindi manuscripts written on palm leaves kept in University of the Punjab in Lahore and University of Dhaka will soon be digitized by Government of India. Director of National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) Prafulla Mishra said NMM will sign a Memorandum […]

Indian Shop Keepers Helped Build Eastern Africa

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Source MOMBASA, KENYA, May 16, 2014 (Coastweek): The pioneering Indian Dukawalla or shopkeeper introduced the use of money to buy goods in Eastern Africa. Thus he launched the monetary economy in this part of the world, writes Kul Bhushan. The Duka, derived from the Hindustani word Dukan, was set up in the remote locations after […]

Puri Rath Yatra: Temple To Ban Chariot-Climbing, Touching Deity

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Source BHUBANESWAR, INDIA, May 12, 2014 (NDTV): Ahead of the ensuing annual Rath Yatra festival, the Jagannath Temple managing committee today asked the Odisha government to stop the practice of devotees climbing atop chariots and touching the Lord. Puri King Gajapati King Divyasingha Deb, who headed the committee, said this while presiding over a meeting […]

India Unveiled: Spirit, Tradition, People

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Source CHICAGO, USA, May 15, 2014 (by Tim Sommers): India Unveiled’s author Robert Arnett and Editor, Smita Turakhia have done it again. The sixth edition of the beautifully produced, multi-award winning coffee table book will be released by Publisher Atman Press on May 22, 2014. The new volume contains 308 pages and 307 photographs reproduced […]

Temple Consecration within Precinct of Mauritius Prison

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Source MAURITIUS, February 21, 2014( Le Mauricien): A Tamil-style Hindu temple was consecrated in the precinct of the new high-security Melrose Prison in the presence of representatives from religious bodies of surrounding villages, members of non-governmental organizations as well as executives of the prison. The new prison now has four places of worship, two of […]

Indian Railway Starts Pilgrim Train from Chennai to Nepal

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Source KOLKATA, INDIA, May 5, 2014 (Times Of India): After offering tour packages to popular destinations like Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched a tourist train from Chennai to Nepal, primarily aimed at pilgrims from south India. Those opting for this tour will be taken around Hindu and […]

Bhutanese Refugees Receive Citizenship in Canada

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Source ALBERTA, CANADA, April 6, 2014 (Canadian Bhutanese Society Alberta): The first group of 18 Canadian Bhutanese Society members, who are resettled in Southern Alberta since 2009, have received Canadian citizenship. The special ceremony was held in Lethbridge Court on the 5th of April 2014. The ceremony was held in four groups by Citizenship and […]