The Delights of Worshipping Sri Sarasvati

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Source: VISAKHAPATNAM, INDIA, October 16, 2010: Reciting or reading 24,000 slokas in Valmiki Ramayana might take a few weeks or months, but writing them on Palmyra Leaves within six months is no mean task. This treasure of ‘Ramayana on Talapatra’, about 200-years-old, is one of the books on display at the domestic ritual of […]

Diwali Lights in Leicester Expected to Draw Biggest Crowds Yet

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Source: LEICESTER, UK, October 13, 2010: Massive crowds are expected in Leicester for the Diwali lights switch-on. Preparations are under way to ensure this year’s Diwali celebrations are the best yet. More than 35,000 people are expected to attend the switching on of the lights in Belgrave Road – and more to go to […]

Dazzling Pandals

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Source: NEW DELHI, INDIA, October 14, 2010: Fancy pandals, the beat of dhaks (traditional drums) and lighting have heralded the beginning of Durga Puja in the city, where the festive spirit is unabated despite Games-related restrictions and low sponsorship. In Chittaranjan Park, where every year puja pandals compete each other in opulence, the organizers […]

Vaishno Devi Pilgrims Over 100,000

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Source: JAMMU, INDIA, October 13, 2010: More than 100,000 yatris had darshan at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in the first three days of the nine-day Navaratri. According to SMVDSB, during these Navratras, about 5,000 more yatris will perform darshan as compared to last year. All accommodations are full. People, especially from Delhi, have […]

Navaratri at the Commonwealth Games

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Source: NEW DELHI, October 13, 2010: Traditional clothes, tilak ceremonies, mehandi and reading scriptures are spome Navratri customs that not just Delhiites but also athletes from 71 other countries are observing in New Delhi. Participants at the Commonwealth Games Village were treated to the traditional tilak ceremony to mark the beginning of Navratri. “Players […]

Navratri Festival Brings Traditional Indian Dance And Song To Jersey City

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Source: JERSEY CITY, U.S., September 30, 2010: For two weekends in October, the block of Newark Avenue in Jersey City known as “Little India” is be the center of one big religious and cultural get-together. The 2010 Navratri in Jersey City is a street festival of singing and dancing performances, worship services and appearances […]

Tamil Nadu Sculptors Renovate Delhi Temple

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Source: NEW DELHI, October 11, 2010: A group of artisans from Tamil Nadu is trying to rebuild the Sri Lakshminrisimha temple in Karol Bagh, Delhi. A team of 10 artisans is in the Capital to reconstruct and rebuild the structure. The objective of the temple’s managing committee is to bring to the city one […]

Hindus want launching of “comparative religion” subject in American schools

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Hindus want launching of “comparative religion” subject in American schools Hindus are asking for introduction of “comparative religion” subject in American high schools, teaching basics of major world religions, including the viewpoint of non-believers. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it appeared that we as Americans should do […]

Hindus want world to take water insecurity risk more seriously

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Hindus want the worldwide risk of water insecurity to be taken seriously. According to a recent study, water threats include scarcity and pollution and about 3.4 billion people worldwide fall under the most severe threat category. Areas of the world inhabited by about 80 percent of world population lack secure fresh water supply. Prospect of […]

Jews & Hindus critical of Swiss campaign maligning Roma

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Hindus and Jews have strongly criticized the advertising campaign in Switzerland reportedly likening Roma migrants to rats and thieves, calling it racist and xenophobic. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader in Nevada and California in USA, in a joint statement in USA today, demanded that this campaign should be […]