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Homage Paid to Goddess of Knowledge

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Source KATHMANDU, NEPAL, February 15, 2013 (Himalayan Times): Hindu devotees today observed the Saraswati Puja, also known as Basanta Panchami, by worshipping Saraswati, the Goddess of learning, across the county. Students, teachers, musicians, artists and others worshipped the Goddess. The kids who are about to enroll at school were made to scribble letters today with […]

UK Hindu temple to allow equal marriage ceremonies

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Source SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM, February 15, 2013 (pinknews.com): A Hindu temple in Sussex has been granted a marriage license, and has said that gay couples are welcome to marry there, stating a need to “respect everyone”. The Apple Tree Centre in Ifield, West Sussex, home to the Gurjar Hindu Union, is now able to host […]

Going To Vaishno Devi This Summer? Take A Train To Katra

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Source KATRA, INDIA, February 14, 2013 (The Hindu Businessline): By mid-2013, Katra, a destination in Jammu near Vaishno Devi temple, one of the main Hindu pilgrim destinations, is set to become accessible by rail. At present, the nearest railhead to Katra is Jammu, from where people travel by road for about two hours along the […]

Uptick In Indian Weddings A Boon For Hawaii Visitor Industry

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Source HAWAII, U.S., February 10, 2013 (Star Advertiser): The recent union of Gitika Ahuja and Rajeev Kaul was a love match that holds promise for the state of Hawaii. The New York couple brought about 150 guests from their native India and all over the world to their destination wedding on Oahu Island. The main […]

Many Kumbh Pilgrimes Die in Stampede at Allahabad Railway Station

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Source ALLAHABAD, India, February 12, 2013 (Times of India): HPI note: There are dozens of stories on the tragic events at the Kumbha Mela yesterday. This Times of India story is as complete as any. Hinduism Today reporter Rajiv Malik tells us by phone that the disaster has cast a gloom over all the pilgrims […]

367 Hindu Temple Claimed Demolished in SRi Lanka

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Sunthanthiran (Tamil Weekly Newspaper) TORONTO, January 25, 2013 (Sunthanthiran): The International Policy Digest has authentically published a shocking news item, that 367 Hindu temples have been demolished in Sri Lanka, in areas, predominantly populated by Hindu Tamils. This document released in March 2012, has come out in the media now, and has created panic amongst […]

Lost And Found At Kumbh

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Source ALLAHABAD, INDIA, January 2013 (The Hindu): It’s two days to the first auspicious dip at the Kumbh mela. The fair’s lost-and-found bureau is not open for business — the tin sheds and canvas tents are up, but it isn’t yet hooked up to the 4,000-odd public address speakers spread around the confluence of the […]

National Highways Authority of India Spares 1,300-Year-Old Temple

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Source CHENNAI, INDIA, January 22, 2013 (The Hindu): The Siva temple at Panaiyapuram in Tamil Nadu was to be demolished to make way for widening the Vikkiravandi-Thanjavur highway. When the plans to widen the NH-45C, cutting through the temple, became public, residents of Panaiyapuram, Pappanapattu, Mundiyampakkam, Kappiyampuliyur and Thuravi forgot their caste and class divisions […]

Maha Kumbh Now A Harvard Case Study

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Source NEW YORK, U.S., January 20, 2013 (Outlook India): The Maha Kumbh Mela, considered the largest public gathering in the world, will be the subject of a case study at Harvard University, which will study the logistics and economics behind it and the “pop-up mega-city” that comes to life in Allahabad during the religious event. […]

Trinidad and Tobago Celebrates Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary.

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Paras Ramoutar TRINIDAD, January 15, 2013 (by Paras Ramoutar): An exhibition of books, photos and posters is now available to academic institutions, social, cultural, religious, on request, throughout Trinidad and Tobago. It was launched at the Divali Nagar last Thursday to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the late Indian spiritual leader who […]