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Magh Mela Attracts 3.5 Million Devotees

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

ALLAHABAD, INDIA, February 2, 2011: More than 3.5 Million pilgrims and devotees from different walks of life took a holy dip at Sangam on the occasion of the Magh Mela here on Tuesday. Devotees mainly from Maharashtra and Gujarat took the holy dip in wee hours of Tuesday.
Ratna, a student from …

A Successful Yogathon Promotes Surya Namaskar In America

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

WASHINGTON, February 11, 2011: Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation), practised in India for years, has now found a whole lot of takers in the US, with several cities endorsing this ancient Indian exercise for its health benefits.
Over 10,000 people participated in the public Surya Namaskar exercises held in 225 cities from 40 …

A Milestone in Yuva Jagrati

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Swami Vivekananda had a great vision for the youth of our country. With a clear philosophy of life along with proper understanding of Values and Culture, youth can be developed into beacon lights and can be involved in Nation Building Activities.

For achieving this purpose our Ashrama has started a Youth Awareness Programme – Yuva …

The On-Going Loot of Hindu Temples by the Indian Government

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

INDIA, January 2011: (by M.V. Kamath) The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Act of 1951 allows State Governments and politicians to take over thousands of Hindu Temples and maintain complete control over them and their properties. It is claimed that they can sell the temple assets and properties and use the …

Sanskrit Scores High

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

BANGALORE, INDIA, January 7, 2011: After English, Hindi and Kannada, Sanskrit is the most sought-after second language in India. Among the 400,000 odd students taking the pre-university exam every year the numbers rose from 13,630 in 2009 to 14,221 in 2010. However, the number of takers for regional languages is dropping. …

Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair Showcases Hindu Selfless Service

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

CHENNAI, INDIA, January 28, 2011: The ongoing Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair , which showcases the service ativities of Hindu institutions from across the country, is an eye-opener, said renowned spiritual orator Velukkudi Krishnan, who visited the fair on Thursday.
Scores of ardent followers accompanied Velukkudi Krishnan as he took a …

Supreme Court Recants Strong Words On Conversion

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

NEW DELHI, INDIA, January 25, 2011: Severe criticism of its remarks over conversion has forced the Supreme Court to expunge its controversial observations on the subject of conversion.
As reported by HPI on January 23, The Supreme Court on Friday held that conversion from one religion to another had no justification in …

Chinmaya Mission’s Swami Purushottamananda Attains Mahasamadhi

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

INDIA, January 23, 2011: (by By Gopalakrishnan Nair) Swami Purushottamananda, one of the senior disciples of Pujya Swami Chinmayananda, attained Mahasamadhi on January 17, 2011. He served as the Resident Acharya of Chinmaya Mission, Kolhapur and Chinmaya Mission’s Regional Head for Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat. He was trained and taught …

Yoga’s Stress Relief: An Aid for Infertility?

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

NEW YORK, February 4, 2011: In recent years, so-called ‘yoga for fertility’ classes have become increasingly popular. They are the latest in a succession of holistic approaches to fertility treatment.
No study has proved that yoga has increased pregnancy rates in infertility patients. But students of yoga-for-fertility classes say that the …

Scientist Study Vedic Rites In Kerala Village

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

NEW DELHI, INDIA, January 14, 2011: Can ancient mantras induce rains? Do Vedic chants impact the surrounding environment? A team of scientists will attempt to find out the answers when they descend on the ancient village of Panjal in Kerala to study the 3,100-year-old Vedic ritual called Athirathram to be held …