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Hindu Mandir Priests’ Conference Held in May

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, June 17, 2014 (World Hindu Council of America): Hindu Mandir Priests’ Conference (HMPC) grew out of the Hindu Mandir Executives’ Conference (HMEC). The mission of HMEC is to provide leadership to the Hindu-American community by promoting program activities to nourish, protect and sustain Hindu Dharma in North America through Hindu Temples. The 3rd […]

Odisha Government: Devotees Cannot Climb On Chariots During Ratha Yatra

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA, June 11, 2014 (Orissa Diary): Devotees cannot climb on the huge chariots during Ratha Yatra. As it’s a sensitive matter further consultations are going on. This was announced by the Law minister, Arun Sahoo. The minister also said that the decision applies not just on Rath Yatra day, but also on Bahuda Yatra […]

Fasting For Three Days Can Regenerate Entire Immune System

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Source UNITED KINGDOM, 05 June, 2014 (by Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph): A person’s entire immune system can be rejuvenated by fasting for as little as three days as it triggers the body to start producing new white blood cells, a study suggest. Researchers say fasting “flips a regenerative switch” which prompts stem cells to create […]

Foreign-aided NGOs Are Actively Stalling Development, IB tells PMO

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

INDIA, June 7, 2014( by Amitrav Ranjan, Indian Express): As a first step to fast-tracking development high on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has submitted a classified document identifying several foreign-funded non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that are “negatively impacting economic development”. “A significant number of Indian NGOs (funded by some donors based […]

Flowers Rain on Hindu Temple in Borneo Rededication Ceremony

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Source KOTA KINABALU, BORNEO, June 9, 2014 (The Borneo Post): Close to a thousand Hindu followers spent yesterday at the Sri Pasupathinath Temple in Bukit Padang here to celebrate the Maha Kumbabishegam. The consecration ceremony is celebrated at all Hindu temples in the world once in every 12 years. It is a form of ceremony […]

Hinduism is the Second-Largest Religion in Two US States

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Source UNITED STATES, June 4, 2014 (Washington Post): Christianity is by far the largest religion in the United States; more than three-quarters of Americans identify as Christians. A little more than half identify as Protestants, about 23 percent as Catholic and about 2 percent as Mormon. But what about the rest of us? In the […]

Thota Tharani Plays Swami Chinmayananda in a Biopic

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Source CHENNAI, INDIA, JUNE 3, 2014 (Hindustan Times): National Award winning art director Thota Tharani has played Swami Chinmayananda, a Hindu spiritual leader who inspired the formation of Chinmaya Mission, in an upcoming English documentary The Quest, scheduled to release in August. R.S. Prasanna of Tamil comedy Kalyana Samayal Saadam fame has directed the film, […]

Fort Worth Hindus Open a New Temple

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Source FORT WORTH, TEXAS, June 6, 2014 (Star-Telegram): For five days and nights they have prayed, burned wood and incense, and offered fruits and melons, part of the Maha Kumbhabhishekam rituals in which several granite statues are prepared to be consecrated as living vessels. The ceremonies will culminate Saturday with the opening of the new […]

JAIS Says Will Discipline Officers if Found Out of Line in Hindu Wedding Storm

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Source KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, June 6, 2014 (The Malay Mail): Officers who interrupted a Hindu wedding Sunday will be disciplined if found to have violated its code of conduct, the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) said. The state Islamic agency said it is investigating fully the controversy in which its religious enforcers had gatecrashed a […]

A Point Of View: Is It Better To Be Religious Than Spiritual?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Source UNITED KINGDOM, May 24, 2014 (BBC, By Tom Shakespeare): More and more people are rejecting religion but embracing spirituality. But have they got things the wrong way around, asks Tom Shakespeare. After a relationship break up a few years ago, I signed on to a dating website. Filling in my online profile, I was […]