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Vegetarians Tend To Be Slimmer Than Meat Eaters, Says Study

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Source LOMA LINDA, CALIFORNIA, October 4, 2013 (Digital Journal): Despite similar caloric intake, vegetarians tend to have lower Body Mass Index (BMI) than non-vegetarians, with vegans being the most slender of all, suggests new research on more than 70,000 Seventh-day Adventists by researchers from Loma Linda University Health to be published in the December edition […]

Hungary, India Sign Pact To Promote Ayurveda

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Source INDIA, October 18, 2013 (domain-b.com): India and Hungary have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote and develop traditional systems of medicine, especially the Indian system of Ayurveda. India has already signed such agreements with Malaysia and Trinidad and Tobago and is in the process of signing agreements with Russia, Nepal, Sri […]

116 Statue Makers Honored In Barisal

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Source BARISAL, BANGLADESH, October 12, 2013 (The Daily Star): The fifth annual reception for “Pauls and Kumars” (sculptors and artisans of statues) was held in Barisal city yesterday with a call to patronize these traditional statue makers, mainstream them into society, and give them professional recognition. “Mritshilpi Sammelon O Sammanona Udjapon Parishad,” an association in […]

Pakistani Hindus Observe Durga Puja

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Source KARACHI, PAKISTAN, October 13, 2014 (Business Standard): Hindus in Pakistan celebrated the community-based Durga Puja festival in one of the country’s oldest temples here. The 150-year-old Swami Narayan Mandir is located in the violence-prone old quarter of Karachi, Pakistan’s biggest city. “The Durga Puja was completed on Saturday after being held for nine days […]

Vijaya Dashami Celebrated in Bangladesh

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Source DHAKA, BANGLADESH, October 14, 2013 (Dhaka Tribune): The five-day-long Hindu festival of Durga Puja will come to an end today through the celebration of Vijaya Dashami, in which the main ritual is the immersion of Durga statues in rivers. Devotees will bring out Vijaya Dashami processions carrying statues of the deity Durga and her […]

Temple Stampede in Madhya Pradesh Kills 91

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Source MADHYA PRADESH, INDIA, October 13, 2013 (BBC): Some 91 pilgrims, mostly women and children, have been killed in a stampede at a Hindu festival in central India, local officials have said. Many were crushed after panic broke out on a bridge near the Ratangarh temple in Madhya Pradesh state. Others died when they jumped […]

Lives Spared, Hindus Complete Durga Festival in a Solemn Mood

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Source BHUBANESWAR, INDIA, October 13, 2013 (Times of India): Organizers clearing debris from broken puja pandals, government officials clearing roads of snapped branches of trees and people queuing up before water tankers summed up the scene at Bhubaneswar and Cuttack a day after severe cyclone Phailin made landfall near Gopalpur. Puja pandals (temporary road-side temples […]

South Africans Opening Up To Indian Culture

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Source JOHANNESBURG, October 8,2013 (Times of India): South Africans are increasingly embracing Indian culture, opening up historical venues to Hindus to celebrate religious events. “The way in which other communities have embraced Hindu cultural activities is a direct result of the Rainbow Nation ideal of former President Nelson Mandela,” said the Chairman of the Gauteng […]

Keeping the Hindu Faith in America/Challenges and Needs of Caribbean Hindus

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Source NEW YORK, NEW YORK, October 9, 2013 (A Journey Through NYC Religions): Anantanand Rambachan is professor of religion at St. Olaf College, Minnesota. This article is taken from his keynote address to the Hindu Caribbean Conference of America in New York on October 6, 2012. The abolition of the slave trade created a labor […]

Vijay Eswaran: “Stop All Killings”

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Source KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, October 7, 2013 (PRWEB): The sixth Asian Vegetarian Congress which opened here today was told that the global population has the power to help reduce global warming by turning towards a vegetarian diet that would help make a difference to the planet. In his keynote address, prominent Asian Entrepreneur, Dato Sri […]