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Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja’s 100th Appearance Day Celebrated Worldwide

Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja’s 100th Appearance Day Celebrated Worldwide

Houston: On February 11th, the auspicious day of Mauni Amavasya, devotees around the world celebrated the 100th Appearance Day (Centennial Vyasa-puja) festival of Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja (known affectionately around the world as “Srila Gurudeva”), who is recognized as a pure devotee of Lord Krishna in the line of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and […]

Under Guise of Protecting Workers, California Defines (and Demonizes) Hinduism

Under Guise of Protecting Workers, California Defines (and Demonizes) Hinduism

By Kavita Pallod Sekhsaria (RNS): In a discrimination case involving a Cisco Systems employee, the state of California has taken the bold and alarming step of defining Hinduism while simultaneously demonizing it. In a case that has bounced from federal court to local court, California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing’s lawsuit has alleged that […]

Happy Gurupurabh — Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Happy Gurupurabh — Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, also is known as Gurpurabh and Prakash Utsav, marks the birthday of the tenth guru of Guru Gobind Singh, Gobind Singh was the Sikh Guru, a spiritual master, warrior, poet, and philosopher. The day is celebrated either in the month of January or December. Guru Gobind Singh was the 10 Sikh […]

Hindus of Greater Houston Present 2020 Youth Awards

Hindus of Greater Houston Present 2020 Youth Awards

By Manu Shah Houston: Hindus of Greater Houston closed out 2020 with an uplifting event, honoring ten Hindu youth who live their Hindu values by finding enterprising ways to serve the community. Nominated by various Hindu faith based organizations, they were recognized for their service to the community and promoting Hindu culture at the 10th […]

Devotees Perform Bhoomi Pujan for First Hanuman Temple in Brookshire

Devotees Perform Bhoomi Pujan for First Hanuman Temple in Brookshire

Brookshire: With Lord Hanuman ji’s grace and community support, Devotees successfully completed the Bhoomi Pujan for the first Hanuman Temple in Brookshire, Katy, West Houston during Nov 27-29th. Challenges of continuing Covid Pandemic and rather sudden onset of cold and rain were respectfully managed by a strong Volunteer Team. Puja rituals and Yagnas were conducted […]

Hindus of Greater Houston 10th Annual Hindu Youth Awards 2020

Hindus of Greater Houston 10th Annual Hindu Youth Awards 2020

By Manu Shah Houston: Like most other celebrations this year, the 10th Hindu Youth Awards will also be celebrated virtually on 19  December, from 8 pm to 9:30 pm. The celebrations will honor ten youth who  were nominated by the Greater Houston area temples and organizations and will recognize them  for their outstanding achievements and […]

Guru Nanak Ji Jayanti Celebrated by Sikhs throughout the Globe

Guru Nanak Ji Jayanti Celebrated by Sikhs throughout the Globe

Amritsar: Guru Nanak Dev Ji – the first Sikh Guru’s birthday – is widely celebrated across the globe. The auspicious day is known as Guru Nanak Jayanti, Gurpurab or Guru Nanak Prakash Parv. This year, Guru Nanak Jayanti falls on November 30. Ahead of this day, Gurudwaras are decked up and the festive fervour can […]

A ‘Decolonized’ English Translation of Bhagavad Gita

A ‘Decolonized’ English Translation of Bhagavad  Gita

Vancouver, BC: Ten years in the making, a new English version of the world’s most translated – and mistranslated – ancient Indian scripture could be the purest because it does not include colonial, Western or Christian distortions. Written more than 5,000 years ago – some calculate 7,500 years ago – the Bhagavad Gita is considered […]

Arya Samaj Houston Celebrates Diwali with Drive-through Food Stalls

Arya Samaj Houston Celebrates Diwali with Drive-through Food Stalls

Houston:The current situation has changed almost every aspect of our lives. And as the pandemic continues into the holiday season, the Arya Samaj management realized that it was more important than ever to hold the annual Diwali celebration, while observing all the pandemic safety precautions. Led by its dedicated volunteers, Arya Samaj Greater Houston hosted […]

Meenakshi Temple Celebrates Diwali with Covid-19 Precautions

Meenakshi Temple Celebrates Diwali with Covid-19 Precautions

Pearland: Sri Meenakshi Temple Society celebrated Diwali on Saturday, Nov 14th  2020. Due to the current unprecedented COVID pandemic, Diwali this year was celebrated in a much more subdued mode without the traditional bazaar, fireworks, kids’ carnival activities and Rath yathra. Advance information was provided in the weeks prior to the event that the temple […]

Grand 9th International Diwali-Dussehra Festival

Grand 9th International Diwali-Dussehra Festival

Houston: Shri Sita Ram Foundation, USA (a nonprofit) celebrates Diwali Dussehra Festival every year in the Biggest and The Grandest Way Possible. This epic celebration from Houston, has grown tremendously since it started and continues to reach more and more all over the world every year. The foundation team finds innovative, unique ways to share […]

Durga Puja at Vedanta Society of Greater Houston Streamed Online

Durga Puja at Vedanta Society of Greater Houston Streamed Online

By Sanchali Basu Houston: As the saying goes, “One has to change and keep up with the times,” Durga Puja at the Vedanta Society of Greater Houston (VSGH) also had to evolve with the times. In this unprecedented year of the COVID pandemic, only volunteers who were directly involved with the Puja were allowed inside […]

Hindu Groups Offended by Caricature of Kamala as Durga

Hindu Groups Offended by Caricature of Kamala as Durga

Houston: Hindu groups in the US have sought an apology from the niece of Senator Kamala Harris for tweeting an ‘offensive’ image, which depicted the Democratic vice presidential nominee as goddess Durga. The tweet has now been deleted by Meena Harris, 35, who is a lawyer, a children’s book author and the founder of the […]

Shri Sita Ram Foundation’s 9th International Diwali-Dussehra Festival

Houston: Diwali  & Dussehra is the largest festival of India celebrated by more than 1.35 billion people  world wide.  Shri Sita Ram Foundation has organized this festival  in the Houston area on a large scale in the fall of each year since 2012 to a capacity crowd of over 10,000 people at Skeeters Stadium in […]

Chinmaya e-Bala Vihar Zooms in a New Year of Online Vedic Learning

Chinmaya e-Bala Vihar Zooms in a New Year of Online Vedic Learning

By Padmashree Rao Houston: In a pandemic-stricken world, where life, work and relationships have been redefined, learning too has taken a new online face. To evolve through such a challenging time, technology has zoomed in through many platforms to replace empty hallways and classrooms of education with fully charged homes of learning, both secular and […]

Review of Reflections @ 50: Legacy of Hindus in North America

Review of Reflections @ 50: Legacy of Hindus in North America

By Thara Narasimhan REFLECTIONS@50: WALKING IN DHARMA held on Sept. 20th, 2020 included the # 6 Panel discussion on Hindu American Vanaprasti Network (HAVAN) with a chosen topic “ The Legacy of the Hindus in North America.” The panelists consisted of diverse background of professionals to share their views about the contribution of Hindus in […]

Reflections @ 50: Hinduism Has Profound Impact on the West

Reflections @ 50: Hinduism Has Profound Impact on the West

  By Manu Shah Houston: The Hindu way of life and thinking, far from being a mystical eastern religion, has had a profound influence on the west, leading to successes on American soil, not in terms of material wealth, but in individual satisfaction with immense self- content. Four outstanding personalities from different walks of life […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple Holds 9th Annual 5k-Walkathon 2020

Sri Meenakshi Temple Holds 9th Annual 5k-Walkathon 2020

Pearland: This year’s MTS Annual 5-K Walkathon was held on September 13th, Sunday unlike in the month of March every year. The event had to be postponed twice due to COVID-19 and temple closure. Yet despite the pandemic the custom of conducting this health awareness annual event in our temple came to reality. Though the […]

Hindus of Greater Houston E-Janmashtami 2020 Online Parade

Hindus of Greater Houston E-Janmashtami 2020 Online Parade

By Thara Narasimhan Houston: Hindus of Greater Houston celebrated E- Janmashtami 2020 Photo and Video parade online this year, that was an outstanding success. Thanks to the parents enthusiasm to register on our website and submit a lovely array of most charming kids with their photos and some with videos. A total of 197 participants […]

International Panelists Reflect on 50 Years of the Hindu-American Contributions

International Panelists Reflect on 50 Years of the Hindu-American Contributions

By Shobhana Muratee Houston: REFLECTIONS@50: WALKING IN DHARMA is a power packed virtual conference to be held on Sept 19-20, 2020 as a community outreach effort toward deeper understanding of the contribution of Hindus in America in the past five decades. Organized by the World Hindu Council of America (VHPA), the 2-day conference is commemorative […]

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