Lord Balaji Temple Opened In Delhi

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Source NEW DELHI, INDIA, May 30, 2013 (New Indian Express): The newly-constructed Lord Sri Venkateswara temple was opened in the national capital city of New Delhi on Wednesday. Constructed in a 1.17 acre area in Udyan Marg, at a cost of approximately US$2 million. The temple was opened amidst chanting of vedic hymns by temple […]

Kenya Hindus Celebrate Swami Vivekananda

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Source ELDORET, KENYA, May 26, 2013 (Standard Media): The Hindu community living in Eldoret marked the 150th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Speaking during the ceremony, Eldoret Hindu Temple’s chairman Deepa Bhatt said as members of a minority group, they will continue supporting economic programs. He said the Hindu community will make contributions in business projects […]

Seers, Sanskrit Scholars To Meet Over Vrindavan Widows’ Issues

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Source VARANASI, INDIA, May 26, 2013 (Business Standard): Prominent Hindu seers and Sanskrit scholars from across the country will meet in Varanasi tomorrow to explore ways and means to improve the livelihood of widows here. A large number of widows, including elderly women from different parts of the country, staying in Varanasi, are waiting to […]

Scholar Says Yoga Is Religious in California Court Proceedings

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Source SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, May 22, 2013 (Union Tribune): The trial concerning the legality of a public-school yoga program in Encinitas continued Tuesday, with testimony from a religious scholar who said the curriculum remains religious despite efforts to strip away any spiritual elements. “I see it all over the place,” Candy Brown said when asked […]

40,000 Manuscripts Digitized In Institutes Of Pune

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Source PUNE, INDIA, April 28, 2013 (Times of India): Close to 40,000 manuscripts from the period 1600 to 1900 AD have been digitized in the city, while around 145,000 have been documented in the state, recent data from the National Mission for Manuscripts has revealed. With a budget of US$1.75 million this year, the mission […]

Promoting Vedic Ways in Russia

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Source NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA, April 30, 2013 ( Golden domed temples and tastefully landscaped lawns have replaced dilapidated wooden houses in the riverside region of Nizhny Novgorod (about 200 miles east of Moscow, on the Volga River). A picturesque monastery complex now exists where there used to be an abandoned village. About a decade ago, […]

Trinidad Teacher Fights To Save Hindu Mandir

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Source TRINIDAD/TOBAGO, April 26, 2013 (Guardian): Quick action by a 27-year-old lover of historical buildings saved a Hindu temple in Reform Village, constructed in the 1940s from gobar (cow dung) and other materials, from possible demolition or modification by the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha. Liam Boodoo, a Spanish teacher at Couva East Secondary and also […]

More Hindus Migrating To the U.S. Than Ever: Seven Percent of All Immigrants

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

WASHINGTON, U.S., May 18, 2013 (India Times): The number of Hindus migrating to the U.S. every year has more than doubled in the last decade, with an overwhelming majority of them coming from India, a new study released today said. An average of about 30,000 Hindus were admitted each year in the 1990s, by contrast, […]

Victims Of History: The Untold Story Of Pakistani Hindu Refugees In India

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Source : Hinduism Today INDIA, May 14, 2013 (HAF Press Release): To believe that one’s faith cannot be openly practiced is unthinkable. However, for many Pakistani Hindus, the slightest acknowledgement of their Hindu faith can endanger their lives. “There is fear 24 hours a day…Hindus see themselves as helpless,” Chetan Ram states. Young girls are […]

New Beginning For 150-Year-Old Hindu Temple

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Source SINGAPORE, April 8, 2013 (Straits Times): About 10,000 worshippers thronged the Sri Vairavimada Kaliamman Temple on Sunday to bear witness to the consecration ceremony and receive blessings. The temple with a 150-year-old history has undergone a $2.5 million refurbishment and is now equipped with a new glass panel roof to shelter devotees plus other […]