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Yoga May Help Patients With Lung Disease

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

  CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, October 29, 2013 (Deccan Chronicle): Yoga may be a simple and low-cost method to improve quality of life in patients with an inflammatory lung disease, according to a study by doctors at the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The study presented at the CHEST 2013 meeting here found that […]

Capitol Hill Lights Up For Diwali Festival

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

  WASHINGTON DC, October 2013 (The Hindu): The first -ever Diwali festival was celebrated at the U.S. Congress on Tuesday amidst chanting of Vedic mantras by a Hindu priest. Over two dozen influential lawmakers along with eminent Indian-Americans gathered at the Capitol Hill to lit the traditional “diyas.” The event–the first of its kind event […]

Is Yoga Religious? An Indian Court Mulls Mandatory School Exercises

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

NEW DELHI, INDIA, October 28, 2013 (Religion News): The Supreme Court of India is weighing whether yoga has a religious element, as it decides if public schools may teach the ancient discipline in the country where it originated. India’s school policy considers yoga an integral component of physical education. But the court has expressed caution, […]

Sackler Gallery Exhibit Shows Yoga’s Complex History

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Source WASHINGTON D.C., October 24, 2013 (BBC News): Yoga is a US$5 billion industry in the US practiced by millions of people seeking physical fitness, improved health, or spiritual enlightenment. Almost every gym offers a class and the experience can be enhanced by drinking specially blended teas or listening to suitably soothing music. The Indian […]

Australian Hindus Celebrating Festival Of Lights

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Source AUSTRALIA, October 21, 2013 (SBS): Hindus around the world are celebrating the festival of Deepavali. The holiday is one of the most important events in Hindu and South Asian culture, and is growing in popularity in Australia. It’s a festival of lights, food and family. Deepavali, as it is best known in South India, […]

Europalia Brings India’s Cultural Heritage To Europe

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Source BELGIUM, October 13, 2013 (Huffington Post): Over the coming months Belgium will be the focal point for Europalia India, a major festival celebrating aspects of Indian culture, art and history. Europalia runs until January 26, 2014, focusing on seven key themes; the diaspora, living traditions, India tomorrow, Indomania, the body, Bollywood and beyond, and […]

Burning Effigies To Bring Scottish Hindu Festival To Close

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Source SCOTLAND, October 19, 2013 (Edinburgh News): Around 5,000 people are expected to watch 30-foot effigies of the demons Ravana, his brother Kumbhakarna and son Meghnad burn on Calton Hill during the Hindu festival of Dusherra. Now in its 19th year, the event tomorrow is one of the largest free independent festivals in Scotland. It […]

Sringiri Shankaracharya Honors Hindu American Devotee

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Press Release SRINGIRI, INDIA, October 13, 2013: The following proclamation was issued today by Sri Jagadguru Sri Bharati Teertha Mahaswami, Sri Sri Jagadguru Sankaracarya Organization, Southern Vedic Seat, Sringiri, to honor Sri Yegnasubramanian of New Jersey, long a key leader of the Hindu community in America. He was awarded the rare title of Dharmatma. “Leading […]

At Hindu Dance Festival in Anaheim, California, an All-Night Celebration

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Source ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, October 21, 2013(Los Angeles Times): Two thousand Hindu Indians converged at the Anaheim Convention Center for Southern California’s largest celebration of Navratri, an ancient tradition stretching nine days. Indians of all ages arrived in their finest clothing: silk saris, mirrored beads and embroidered scarfs. Prakash Vyas, a 27-year-old graduate student joined in […]

“Yoga: The Art Of Transformation” Showcases 2,000 Years Of Body Spirit Connection

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Source WASHINGTON D.C., October 19, 2013 (Huffington Post): The “Yoga: The Art of Transformation” exhibition at the Smithsonian Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. will run from October 19th to January 26th. Its opening was delayed due to the government shutdown, but now things are back on track at the Freer and Sackler Galleries. “This exhibition […]