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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 […]

Mind Management Challenge: 21 Days, 21 Videos, 21 Steps to #PerfectYourMind

Houston: Mind Management Challenge starting Sep. 11, 2020 on YouTube by Swami Mukundananda, world-renowned mind management expert and bestselling author is a set of FREE 21 Videos, 21 Tools and 21 Steps to #PerfectYourMind! Read to know how it can help you! Swami Mukundananda, global spiritual leader is a senior disciple of Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji […]

Hindu Heritage Virtual Youth Camp Surpasses All Expectations

By Manu Shah Houston: A Hindu Heritage Youth Camp (HHYC) in Houston adapted and evolved to the COVID 19 era by hosting a virtual camp. Probably one of the rare few in the country to do so, the camp surpassed all expectations with parents and happy campers asking for its continuation on a weekly basis. […]

Swami Parthasarathy Presents Talk on Personal Rehabilitation

Swami Parthasarathy Presents Talk on Personal Rehabilitation

Houston: On Sunday, July 26th Swami Parthasarathy addressed the world on the topic of ‘Personal Rehabilitation, Concern to Composure’.  For 50 years, Swamiji has delivered a message in honor of Guru Purnima, normally to thousands of people in the auditoriums of India.  At the age of 93, for the first time online, Swamiji spoke to […]

City Engineer Jay Patel Wins Public Works Award

Houston: Jay Patel, P.E., Supervising Engineer for City of Houston Public Works Department, was recently awarded Professional Manager of the Year in the Facilities and Grounds Category by the Texas Chapter of the American Public Works Association. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the area of administration within the Houston Public Works Department and inspires […]

HWS Bhoomi Puja for New Shiv Mandir and Construction Starts

HWS Bhoomi Puja for New Shiv Mandir and Construction Starts

  BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA Houston: several months of planning and design effort for the Shiv Temple at the Hindu Worship Society, a bhumi puja was held on Friday, July 24 at a mahurat (auspicious time) decided by HWS priest Bhawani Shankar Shastri ji. City and county guidelines were observed for the ceremony, which was attended, […]

Bhoomi Puja in Ayodhya by PM Modi: “Centuries of Wait Has Ended”

Bhoomi Puja in Ayodhya by PM Modi: “Centuries of Wait Has Ended”

Ayodhya: The decades-long wait to see a permanent home for Lord Ram built in Ayodhya, the perceived birthplace of the deity ended on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the Ram temple on the site in a grand ceremony. Bhajans and ‘shlokas’ were heard as the Ayodhya, festooned with marigold […]

Hindus in USA Gear Up for a Virtual Prayer for ‘Shree Ram Mandir Poojan’

Hindus in USA Gear Up for a Virtual Prayer for ‘Shree Ram Mandir Poojan’

Tampa, Florida: As the Ayodhya administration in India is getting ready for the foundation laying ceremony of the Lord Ram temple on Wednesday, August 5, the Hindu Mandir Executives’ Conference (HMEC) & Hindu Mandir Priests’ Conference (HMPC) have called for a virtual collective national prayer across America to rejoice in the upcoming “Shree Ram Mandir […]

9th Annual Vedic Fair: Amazing Eight Hours of Facebook Live Performance

9th Annual Vedic Fair: Amazing Eight Hours of Facebook Live Performance

HOUSTON: Ninth Annual Vedic Fair, the first ever LIVE Virtual celebrations of India, happened in Houston on Saturday July 25th. It was an amazing 8 hours non-stop LIVE program that kept audience glued to their screens from start to finish.  The Fair featured Yoga showcase by World renowned Yogini Kaliji and various diverse aspects of […]

Meenakshi Temple Open for Worship

Meenakshi Temple Open for Worship

BY M.K. SRIRAM Pearland: As the State of Texas and the City of Houston have slowly started to re-open after the Covid-19 lockdown, it is indeed a welcome relief for the community to see the premier religious institution Sri Meenakshi Temple leading the way in re-opening with an abundance of pre-cautionary measures in place. The […]

The Body, Mind & Soul Relationship

The Body, Mind & Soul Relationship

BY SWAMI MUKUNDANANDA Question: The popularity of Yoga has skyrocketed around the world. What is the science behind the effectiveness of the Yogasans? Swami Mukundananda: The art of healthy living must incorporate all aspects of the personality: the physical, mental, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. While the central theme of Yog remains the highest goal of […]

VPSS Celebrates Acquisition of 7.12 Acres Adjoining the Current Premises

VPSS Celebrates Acquisition of 7.12 Acres Adjoining the Current Premises

HOUSTON: Vallabh Priti Seva Samaj (VPSS), a temple of Lord Krishna (Shree Nathji) held a cecelebration on acquiring additional 7.12 acres of land, adjoining to existing facility. Now VPSS has about 15 acres of land for additional developments. The program was graced with the presence and blessing of Shri Priti Raja Beteji, who came from […]

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