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Hindu Temples Listed As World Heritage Sites By UNESCO

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Hindu places of worship range from small shrines under trees, to temple complexes that contain thousands of smaller temples. Depending on the time period, region or philosophical school, the sacred sites can be simple with bare walls or meticulously detailed with ornate art and intricate carvings on the walls. Some temples are dedicated to one […]

Upanishads to fire Sunita Williams’ spiritual odyssey in space

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

AHMEDABAD: When Sunita Williams is thousands of miles above the earth taking a bird’s eye view of the universe from her space shuttle window, she will try to understand universal truths of the Upanishads. The Indian American astronaut — who will spend six months in space from July 14 — is carrying with her an […]

Hindu scriptures taught to top Wyoming highschoolers by University of Wyoming

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

The University of Wyoming’s (UW) prestigious Summer High School Institute (HSI) reportedly taught ancient Hindu scriptures Mahabharata and Ramayana in its Laramie (USA) campus. The curriculum of this class titled “The Hindu Epic” included: “This course will examine how the great ancient epics, The Mahabharata and the Ramayana,…still shape ideas about identity and devotion in […]

Hinduism Fastest Growing Religion In Australia

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Source AUSTRALIA, June 21, 2012(abc.net.au): Australia’s population has topped 21.5 million, according to the 2011 census results, although there has been a further decline in the proportion of people holding Australian citizenship. The initial census results give a glimpse into the changing face of Australia, including its multicultural background. The data shows one in four […]

300,000 Devotees Attend Grand Temple Consecration Ceremony

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Source GEORGE TOWN, MALAYSIA, July 6, 2012 (nst.com): The Arulmigu Bala Thandayuthapani temple, touted to be the largest Lord Murugan temple of its kind outside of India, opened to some 300,000 people at its maha kumbabhishegam (grand consecration) ceremony held over three days at the temple in Jalan Kebun Bunga here, recently. Devotees braved the […]

Bhagavad Gita quiz contest held in Pakistan

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

In a time of religious intolerance in Pakistan, shlokas from the Bhagavad Gita reverberated through a school here during a quiz competition to test the knowledge of Hindu boys and girls about their religion, giving the minority community something to cheer about. For months now, the Hindu community in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province has been […]

Amitabh Bachchan is patron of Oxford Hindu centre

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Karan Singh, president of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, have joined the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (OCHS) as its patrons. As a ‘Recognised Independent Centre’ of the University of Oxford, the principal aim of OCHS is the study of Hindu culture, religion, languages, literature, philosophy, history, arts and […]

Largest Hindu temple of New Jersey opening with elephant-lead procession

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Grand opening and Maha Kumbhabhishekam of largest Hindu temple of New Jersey (USA), Hindu American Temple and Cultural Center in Marlboro, will be held on July one involving a live elephant, helicopter showering flowers, 50 priests, 45 days of rituals and over 10,000 people in attendance, according to reports. The Muhurtham for the Maha Kumbhabhishekam […]

Milpitas City Council in California to have Hindu invocation

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Milpitas City Council in California (USA) will have Hindu opening prayer on June 19, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the opening prayer from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English translation of the prayer. Sanskrit is considered a […]

Yoga, a New South American Passion, Spreads Peace in Brazil

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Press Release SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, May 17, 2012 (Press Release): Inspired by the idea that one can change the world through personal transformation, a large event called Yoga pela Paz (Yoga for Peace) will happen in Brazil, from August 13 to August 19, 2012. The event’s goal is to provide the tools needed to bring […]