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Sringeri Sankaracharya Anoints Successor

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

  Source CHENNAI, INDIA, January 24, 2015 (The Hindu): Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati, earlier known as Kuppa Venkateshwara Prasada Sharma, was formally anointed as successor to Sri Bharati Tirtha, Sankaracharya of the Sringeri Math, in Sringeri on Friday. According to a release from the Math, the elaborate ceremony of Shishya Sweekara began on Thursday. The successor-designate […]

Meditation Blooms as People Seek a Way to Slow Down

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

  Source LOS ANGELES, USA, February 18, 2015 (The LA Times): One hundred fifty people sat in the big meeting room, hands on laps, eyes closed, feet flat on the floor.”Bring your attention to this moment,” Janice Marturano instructed. “Be open to sensations of warmth or coolness, sensations of fullness from breakfast, or perhaps hunger.” […]

Plurality in Hinduism Shouldn’t be Used to Deny its Integrity

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

  Source INDIA, February, 4, 2015 (Swarajya): Vamsee Krishna Juluri, Professor of Media Studies and Asian Studies at the University of San Francisco, discusses his new book, “Rearming Hinduism”, and takes to task academics and media commentators for their concerted campaign against Hindus and Hinduism. Prof. Juluri’s earlier work has focused on media and media […]

The God Project: Hinduism as Open-Source Faith

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

  Source UNITED STATES, May 25, 2011 (Huffington Post by Josh Schrei): Trying to explain the core beliefs of “Hinduism” to an interested observer can be challenging to say the least. It’s often stated that the word “Hinduism” itself is a total misnomer, as it basically refers to the sum total of spiritual and religious […]

Sewa International Launches 2015 Yuva for Sewa Summer Internship for India

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

  Source HOUSTON, TEXAS, February 12, 2015 (Sewa International): Sewa International has launched its annual Yuva for Sewa (YFS), 8 to 10-week volunteer summer internship opportunity for college students to travel to India to contribute their time to serve humanity. Since its inception in 2006, 52 YFS youth interns have volunteered their time for healthcare, […]

Indians Knew Small Pox Inoculation Before Jenner invented Vaccine

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

  Source NEW DELHI, INDIA, February 23, 2015 (NDTV): Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan today claimed that modern medicine originated in India and that Indians had practiced inoculation against smallpox even before the vaccine for the disease was invented by Edward Jenner. Dr Vardhan, who is himself an ENT surgeon, said that most […]

Program to Certify Volunteer Chaplains of the Hindu Faith To Be Held in Early January

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

  Source UNITED STATES, December 27, 2014 (Press Release): Hindu University of America (HUA), in conjunction with Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America, is pleased to present the first Training Course for American Hindu Leaders to become Certified Volunteer Chaplains of the Hindu Faith. The course will be presented at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, in Buckingham, VA, Monday […]

Where Cows Are Welcomed with Open Arms

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

  Source INDIA, December 23, 2014 (The Hindu): People worship cows on Gokulashtami Day each year. But for the households of Rajaputra Street in Chittoor, not a single day in a week round the year will pass without offering prayers to the sacred animals. A score of cows with their calves can be seen in […]

Corporate Heads Take to Yoga

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

  Source CHENNAI, INDIA, December 13, 2014 (Deccan Chronicle): A group of 11 people, all corporate heads above 45 years, are exposed to yoga for the first time at a workshop. Almost all complain of pain in the neck, back and the knee while performing asanas and while sitting on the floor for minutes together. […]

Just Five Percent of Indian Marriages are Inter-Caste: Survey

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

  Source INDIA, November 13, 2014 (The Hindu): Just five per cent of Indians said they had married a person from a different caste, says the first direct estimate of inter-caste marriages in India. The India Human Development Survey (IHDS), was conducted by the National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and the University of […]