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Rid India of the Exploitation by Self-Styled Godmen

Rid India of the Exploitation by Self-Styled Godmen

By Dr. Sulekh C. Jain HOUSTON: Three weeks ago, a self-styled seller of Bhagwan (the media calls him and others like him Godman) by the name of Ram Rahim was convicted of a rape crime. As soon as the verdict was announced, he and several hundred thousand of his followers went on a rampage and […]

Kirtan Fest and Inter-faith Prayers at ISKCON of Houston for Harvey Victims

Kirtan Fest and Inter-faith Prayers at  ISKCON of Houston for Harvey Victims

HOUSTON: Despite all odds caused by hurricane Harvey and related rain and flooding, Kirtan Fest Houston was attended by over 150 guests at ISKCON of Houston over the Labor Day Weekend. The schedule was modified to 2 days instead of 3-day weekend due to city-wide flooding and transportation challenges. The special guests of the festival […]

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrated at Sri Meenakshi Temple on September 9 &10

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrated at Sri Meenakshi Temple on September 9 &10

May the blessings of Sri Ganesha be upon you all! May He remove all the obstacles that stand in your path and bestow on you all material prosperity as well as liberation! By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: Ganesha Chaturthi, also known as ‘Vinayaka Chaturthi’ is celebrated by Hindus around the world as the birthday of Lord […]

JVB Preksha Mediation Center Celebrates 8 Day Long Paryushan Mahaparv Amid Hurricane Harvey

JVB Preksha Mediation Center Celebrates 8 Day Long Paryushan Mahaparv Amid Hurricane Harvey

By Seema Jain HOUSTON: JVB Preksha Meditation Center hosted 8th Annual Paryushan festival at its premises under the auspicious guidance of Samani Kanchan Pragyaji & Samani Pranav Pragyaji (Disciples of Acharya Shri Mahashraman). The 8-day long festivities began on August 19 and concluded on August 26th. Paryushan is the most important festival among the Jain […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple Society Celebrated Guru Peyarchi Homam & Abhishekam

Sri Meenakshi Temple Society Celebrated Guru Peyarchi Homam & Abhishekam

By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: Guru Peyarchi Homam and Abhishekam were conducted at MTS on Friday September 1st, with Navagraha Abhishekam at 7:00pm, followed by a more elaborate event on Saturday September 2nd in a grand manner.  This year’s event had a special significance due to the torrential rain and havoc caused by Hurricane Harvey throughout […]

Ganesha Chaturthi 2017: prominent Ganesha temples to seal the festival for you!

Ganesha Chaturthi 2017: prominent Ganesha temples to seal the festival for you!

Those sacred abodes of Lord Ganesha, enshrining self-manifested idols, characterised by holiness, exist from remote times. The holy scriptures of Hinduism state that as soon as one enters these temples, he is freed from several sins. Having easy access to such blessed shrines, why won’t you seek the grace of Lord Ganesha, the believed remover […]

Spirituality, Inspiration and Joy with His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj at BAPS

Spirituality, Inspiration and Joy with His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj at BAPS

Click Here for Photo Collage STAFFORD: On Thursday, August 10, over 3000 devotees and well-wishers gathered to welcome His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Stafford, TX.  With deep joy and excitement, devotees officially welcomed Mahant Swami Maharaj on his first trip to Houston, TX as Guru and President of […]

Janmastami 2017 – ISKCON of Houston

Janmastami 2017 – ISKCON of Houston

HOUSTON: Last Tuesday was a night unlike any other as ISKCON of Houston and Hindus of Greater Houston came together to celebrate Janmastami, which marks the appearance of Lord Sri Krishna. As one of the most popular festivals in the Hindu calendar, it is celebrated with great pomp and circumstance worldwide as a testament of […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple Society Celebrated Aadi Sukravara Ashtalakshmi Deepa Pooja on Friday August 11

Sri Meenakshi Temple Society Celebrated  Aadi Sukravara Ashtalakshmi Deepa Pooja on Friday August 11

By Nachal Sethuraman PEARLAND: Aadi Sukravara Ashtalakshmi Deepa Pooja was conducted at MTS on Friday, August 11, 2017 in a grand manner. More than 75 devotees participated in lighting the lamp and reciting the slokas which was a feast to the eyes. The Fridays in the month of Aadi is very special for women in […]

Janmashtami 2017: Significance, Date, Time, Mahurat and Pooja Rituals of Krishna Janmashtami

Janmashtami 2017: Significance, Date, Time, Mahurat and Pooja Rituals of Krishna Janmashtami

India is often called the land of festivals, and rightly so. There is hardly any month in the year which has no major festival lined up. This month kick started with the likes of Naag Panchami, followed by Rakshabandhan, and now Indians are gearing up for one of the most widely celebrated festivals across the […]

A Visionary University Empowers Contemporary Culture with Ancient Knowledge

A Visionary University Empowers Contemporary Culture with Ancient Knowledge

By Padmashree Rao HOUSTON: Where is that horizon where the present will prize the past, where science will seek spirituality, where technology will tweet tradition, and where the West will welcome the East? The vision unfolds at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, a unique University for Sanskrit and Indic Traditions, which opened its doors on the auspicious day […]

When Love Strikes, Let Your Head Guide Your Faith

When Love Strikes, Let Your Head Guide Your Faith

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: In the thrill of romance and a whirlwind courtship, inseparable couples relish each other’s company and languish at even the tiniest words or signs of discord. They will overlook any criticism lobbed at either of them and defend each other from perceived threats to being together. The world is their oyster […]

Spectacular Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2017 by Hindus of Greater Houston & ISKCON of Houston

Spectacular Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2017 by Hindus of Greater Houston & ISKCON of Houston

HOUSTON: Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH)& ISKCON celebrate this year’s auspicious Krishna Janmashtami (birthday of Lord Krishna) at ISKCON’s temple at 1320 West 34th St., Houston, on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 6pm till midnight. For the first time in years the HGH-sponsored event will be held at a venue other than the George Brown […]

Ik Onkaar and Japji Sahib: A Chinmaya Summer Meditative Yajna

Ik Onkaar and Japji Sahib: A Chinmaya Summer Meditative Yajna

By Padmashree Rao HOUSTON: In a city which cherishes the exploration into deep space, there will be an invaluable opportunity for contemplation into a deeper unifying Essence during the upcoming jnana yajna by Pujya Mukhya Swami Swaroopananda at Chinmaya Prabha, Houston. It will be a meditative venture launched on the evening of August 11, 2017 […]

Managing the Stresses of Complicated Interfaith Relationships

Managing the Stresses of Complicated Interfaith Relationships

HOUSTON: There is often a large gap between the expectations of parents and their children about the child’s choice of a life partner. In the Western world, young adults can easily date people from other faiths during their college years. So, it should come as no surprise that this young generation of Indo-American Dharmics (Hindus, […]

Hindu Temple of The Woodlands (HTW) Hosts 6th Annual Hindu Mandir Priests’ Conference

Hindu Temple of The Woodlands (HTW) Hosts 6th Annual Hindu Mandir Priests’ Conference

By Beth Kulkarni THE WOODLANDS: Hindu Temple of The Woodlands (HTW) on July 14 and 15, 2017 hosted the 6th Annual Hindu Mandir Priests’ Conference at its beautiful temple in its far northern suburb of Greater Houston. Priests from as far away as Minnesota and Massachusetts participated in the conference along with priests, community members, […]

Grand 10th Anniversary Celebration of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Atlanta, Georgia

Grand 10th Anniversary Celebration of   BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA: His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj, the current spiritual leader of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, joined devotees and well-wishers in celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Atlanta, GA on July 1, 2017. The Mandir was inaugurated by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj in 2007 and has helped enrich the local […]

OCC Celebrates the Tenth Chariot Festival

OCC Celebrates the Tenth Chariot Festival

HOUSTON: The night before was stormy with wind and some rain. It did not deter the determination and passion of OCC community members to gather at India house in preparation for the big day i.e the yearly chariot festival of Lord Jagnnath. OCC with support from Sri Sitaram Foundation, celebrated the chariot festival of Lord […]

A Masonic Honor that Surprised the Beloved Brother Raj Bhalla

A Masonic Honor that Surprised the Beloved Brother Raj Bhalla

By Jawahar Malhotra RICHMOND: The annals of the work of the freemasons are filled with many worthy deeds, each performed in the spirit of the fraternity that has been inspired since the order was first established long ago in 1717 when the first Grand Lodge of England was formed in London. Personal growth and social […]

Radha Krishna Temple Inaugural Ceremony

Radha Krishna Temple Inaugural Ceremony

ALLEN: The Radha Krishna Temple on 1450 N. Watters Road, Allen, TX 75013 opened its doors on 4 July 2017, at 7 AM, followed by grand, 8-day festival of joy and devotion. The volunteers at the Radha Krishna Temple are gearing up to welcome thousands of guests for these eight days of joyous celebrations, which […]

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