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Namrata Shodhan: The Singing Angel Whose Music Heals

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Source AHMEDABAD, INDIA, November 18, 2013 (Times Of India): Some sing for fame, some for pleasure. But Namrata Shodhan sings to heal — she has devoted her singing to the cause of helping needy patients of renal failure get life-saving dialysis. In the past five years, the 50-year-old’s music has helped raise around US$81,000 for […]

500,000 Saplings Planted On Vaishnodevi Hills

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Source JAMMU, INDIA, December 14, 2013 (Business Standard): As a result of the directions issued by Chairman of Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board N. N. Vohra, Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board (SMVDB) has planted over 550,000 saplings, including forest, horticulture, floriculture, medicinal and ornamental species of plants during the last 4 years, a spokesman of […]

Hindus Protest Demolition Of Temple In Karachi

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Source KARACHI, PAKISTAN, December 19, 2013 (Outlook India): A large number of Pakistani Hindus today joined a protest outside the Press Club here over the demolition of an 80-year-old temple in the city’s Soldier Bazar area. The Krishna or Rama Peer Mandir at Dholi Khata in Soldier Bazar has become a bone of contention between […]

City Council Gives 7,400 Square Meter Parcel to Build a Hindu temple

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Source TENERIFE, CANARY ISLANDS, November 3, 2013 (By Lawrence Ylenia, La Opinion): The Adeje City Council has approved the transfer of a plot of government property measuring 7,400 square meters to the Hindu Cultural Center to build a new temple and leisure facilities. The local socialist government decision has triggered criticism from the political opposition […]

Tamil Translation of Four Vedas Available On-Line

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Source CHENNAI, INDIA, December 15, 2013 (Vedic Granth): The late scholar M.R. Jambunathan’s full translations of the four Vedas are available now for free at “source” above. The following article on the pundit appeared in April, 2012, in The Hindu newspaper (http://www.thehindu.com/features/frid … ulture/article3273061.ece): M. R. Jambunathan (1896-1974) was born in a learned family of […]

Disputed Statue To Be Returned To Cambodia

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Source UNITED STATES, December 12, 2013 (New York Times): An ancient statue of a Hindu warrior, pulled from auction two years ago because of assertions that it had been looted from a temple deep in the jungles of Cambodia, will be returned to that country under an agreement signed on Thursday by Sotheby’s, its client […]

Kite Festival All About Indian Culture

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Source AUSTRALIA, December 6, 2013 (Blacktown Sun): Organized by Blacktown Shree Swaminarayan Temple, the kite festival raises money to set up special classes to teach children about Indian culture. Spokesman Tej Patel said Australian-born children needed to attend Indian language and culture classes to learn about their roots and help make them better citizens. “Shree […]

Hindus protest demolition of temple in Karachi

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Karachi: A large number of Pakistani Hindus on Monday joined a protest outside the Press Club here over the demolition of an 80-year-old temple in the city’s Soldier Bazar area. The Krishna or Rama Peer Mandir at Dholi Khata in Soldier Bazar has become a bone of contention between the minority Hindu community and a […]

Shankaracharya of Kanchi and Others Cleared in Murder Case

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Source CHENNAI, INDIA, Novermber 27, 2013 (BBC): An influential Hindu religious figure has been found not guilty of the murder of a temple manager in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, head of a 1,000-year-old Brahmin monastic order, was arrested in 2004 in connection with the murder of Sankararaman, manager of […]

Are You a Writer? Enter Our Story-Writing Contest.

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Himalayan Academy KAUAI, HAWAII, November 23, 2013: Himalayan Academy is producing a series of books for Hindu youth and invites both experienced and aspiring writers alike to contribute. We’re offering US$100 to the person who submits the best short story illustrating the character trait of loyalty from a Hindu point of view. This is a […]