Karnataka Plans To Monitor Astrologers

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Source BANGALORE:, INDIA, January 14, 2013 (India Times): Soon, astrologers in Karnataka may have to register with the government. In an effort to check black magic, voodoo and witchcraft, the muzrai department is mulling over a policy in this regard. There is no law now to govern astrology, which is a huge business in the […]

Hindu And Dharmic Americans And Values: Reflections On The Obama Impact

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Source UNITED STATES, January 2, 2013 (Huffington Post, by Anju Bhargava): Having worked closely with President Obama’s administration from its early days, as a community builder, now I pause and reflect on the Obama impact to the Dharmic community. When I first got appointed, my community wondered about what government supported faith-based activities meant. We […]

The Magic of India’s Kumbh Mela

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Source PRAYAG, INDIA, January 10, 2013 (BBC, by Mark Tully): The Kumbha Mela is expected to be the biggest religious gathering of humanity in the world. In my long years in India I have seen many spectacles but none so remarkable as the two Maha or Great Kumbha Melas which I attended. I have seen […]

Sri Sri Balagangadharanatha Swamiji Attains Mahasamadhi

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Source BENGALURU, INDIA, January 13, 2013 (Deccan Herald): Balagangadharanatha Swamiji, the pontiff of the Adichunchanagiri Mutt in Nagamangala of Mandya district, died on Sunday evening at BGS Global Hospital, Kengeri. Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar and Dr K N Venkataramana, vice-chairman of the hospital, announced his sad demise on the hospital premises on behalf of the […]

Countdown For Kumbh Mela Begins With Peshwai Of Naga Sadhus

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Source ALLAHABAD, INDIA, December 18, 2012 (Indian Express): Countdown for the upcoming Maha Kumbh congregation here began today with thousands of Naga sadhus, revered for their austerity and feared for their quick temper, marching in a majestic procession to their camps in the vicinity of the holy confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical river Saraswati. […]

Tulsi Gabbard, First Hindu American Congressional Leader Takes Oath on Bhagavad Gita as 113th Congress Convenes

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Source WASHINGTON, DC, January 3, 2012 (Hindu American Foundation): Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), the first Hindu elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, was sworn in today. Gabbard took her oath on the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Hindu text, as she joined the 113th Congressional class. The oath was administrated by House Speaker John Boehner, […]

2013: The Year of Swami Vivekananda

Monday, January 14th, 2013

HPI HOUSTON, TEXAS, January 1, 2013: Organizations around the world are preparing conferences and events in connection with the 150th birth celebration of Swami Vivekananda. A Youth convention will be held January 12, Swamiji’s birthday, at the Vedanta Society of Greater Houston with discussion on Vivekananda’s Message for the West, Science and Technology in the […]

Ramanujan’s Mock Modular Forms: Indian Mathematician’s Dream Conjecture Finally Proven

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Source USA, December 27, 2012 (Live Science): While on his death bed, the brilliant Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan cryptically wrote down functions he said came to him in dreams, with a hunch about how they behaved. Now 100 years later, researchers say they’ve proved he was right. “We’ve solved the problems from his last mysterious […]

Indian Railways To Run 750 Special Trains For Kumbha Mela 2013

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Source MUMBAI, INDIA, December 27, 2012 ( The Indian Railways is gearing up to facilitate the rush of passengers during the Maha Kumbha Mela at Allahabad in February next year and is expected to run around 750 special trains and make arrangements for additional 1,800 coaches to ensure seamless travel for devotees, as per a […]

Chicago to celebrate Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary on a grand scale

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Chicago: Outside India, Chicago occupies an important place in the life and work of Swami Vivekananda, the great Hindu monk. It was here that he got international recognition for himself, for India’s Vedanta and Vedic spirituality and for Hinduism with his maiden powerful “Sisters and Brothers of America” speech at the World’s Parliament of Religions […]