Hindu Temples and Homes Attacked Across Bangladesh

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Source DHAKA, BANGLADESH, March 13, 2013 (Times of India): Islamic activists have attacked dozens of Hindu temples and hundreds of homes across Bangladesh since an Islamist leader was sentenced to death for war crimes last month, a Hindu group said Wednesday. Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad, a group which looks after Hindu temples, said 47 temples […]

300 Trinidad Temples to Observe Sivaratri

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

TRINIDAD, March 9, 2013 (The Guradian, by Paras Ramoutar): Hindus in Trinidad and Tobago will celebrate Mahasivaratri tonight. It is the night of the great awakening of Lord Siva according to the Hindu holy books. He is also the Absorber of the Universe, and the third force in the Hindu pantheon of the Godhead. Hindus […]

Protect Bangladeshi Hindus, Says Amnesty International

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

DHAKA, BANGLADESH, March 7, 2013 (The Hindu): Amnesty International has made an urgent appeal to the Bangladesh government to provide its minority better protection. “The Hindu community in Bangladesh is at extreme risk, in particular at such a tense time in the country. It is shocking that they appear to be targeted simply for their […]

Heightened Security At Meenakshi Temple Irks Devotees

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

MADURAI, INDIA, March 2, 2013 (The Hindu): With Meenakshi Amman Temple coming under a security blanket, devotees as well as residents in the vicinity are uneasy over the heightened police presence. “The temple has been taken over by the police for all practical purposes and under the guise of security the police are troubling the […]

Grand Basin: Inauguration Of Unique Shivalinga Mandir

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

MAURITIUS, February 24, 2013 ( The president of Mauritius, Kailash Purryag, Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam, and other government ministers will inaugurate the first phase of the Somnath Spiritual Park at Grand Bassin. The ceremony will include the dedication of a Shiv Mandir and laying the foundation stone for the second phase of the project. Veerendra […]

“Dharma Bee” Draws Huge Response As Registration Swells

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

HOUSTON, TEXAS, February 28, 2013 (Indo American News): The Dharma Bee contest, organized by the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), is getting enthusiastic response from children of all age groups all over USA. Learning from the popularity of Spelling Bee contests among Indian students, HSS has come up with the idea of Dharma Bee to make […]

Hindu American Foundation Seeks Applicants for Education and Fundraising Positions.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Source WASHINGTON, D.C., February 28, 2013 (HPI): The Hindu American Foundation issued the following request today: “Want to be a part of a dynamic and growing team of professionals working on Hindu advocacy? The Hindu American Foundation is currently seeking to fill two full-time staff positions for a Director of Education & Curriculum Reform and […]

Sri Lankan Tamils Have Played A Bigger Role Than Other Groups In Globalizing Hinduism, Says Japanese Scholar Yamashita

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

  Source TORONTO, February 16, 2013 (News East West): Prof. Hiroshi Yamashita from Tohuku University in Japan must have been an Indian in his previous birth. Very few Indian scholars can match him in his knowledge of Indian civilization, culture and Hinduism. A Ph.D in Indian philosophy, Hinduism and Tamil literature from the University of […]

Hindus welcome Hungarian top court overturning nation’s religion law

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

  Hindus have welcomed Hungarian Constitutional Court’s reported annulling parts of the nation’s church law calling it unconstitutional, which Hindus said lacked transparency.   Hungarian lawmakers under this law reportedly reduced number of officially recognized faith communities from over 300 to less than 40; excluding Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic congregations.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan […]

Sadhus Begin to Depart Kumbha Mela

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Source ALLAHABAD, INDIA, February 20, 2013 (Times of India): Following the third and the last Shahi Snaan on Basant Panchami, saints and seers along with thousands of Naga Sadhus camping in various akharas have started to bid adieu to the second Kumbh of the century, Maha Kumbh 2013. While the Nagas of Shaiv Akharas, which […]