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Balavihar Class of 2019 Graduates at Chinmaya Prabha

Balavihar Class of 2019 Graduates at Chinmaya Prabha

BY SHALINI SOMRAJ HOUSTON: The cheerful and beautiful morning of May 27th heralded the graduation of 36 Bala Vihar seniors of the Class of 2019 who convened with joy at Chinmaya Smrti Hall with their families and friends, arrayed in resplendent traditional attires and bright colors. The Graduation day started in an auspicious manner in […]

Sikh National Center Holds 4th Annual Blood Drive Onsite

Sikh National Center Holds 4th Annual Blood Drive Onsite

HOUSTON: One pitch to give blood is “and be a hero” and for most people it rings true enough to make their way to the Blood Center van. Two Sundays ago, on June 2 – four days before the 75th commemoration of the D-Day – the invasion of Normandy in World War II – the […]

Sai Baba’s Message Reaches Out with Conviction in Bud Patel’s Hindi Play

Sai Baba’s Message Reaches Out with Conviction in Bud Patel’s Hindi Play

STAFFORD: It is latent talent and a pent-up desire to express yourself creatively that brings community theatre alive for others to marvel at. That fascination with the arts has been building up among the desi community as it has grown larger and more diverse in its makeup over the past two decades, and in particular […]

Joy Baba Lokenath Foundation Organizes 129th Tirodhan Utsav

Joy Baba Lokenath Foundation Organizes 129th Tirodhan Utsav

BY SARITA MEHTA HOUSTON: Joy Baba Lokenath Foundation organized the 129th Annual Tirodhan Utsav of Baba Lokenath Bramhachari to celebrate the cause of humanity on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Sitaram Foundation Hall. Subashish Ghoshal, the president of JBL Foundation in his introduction explained, “The word Lokenath consists of two part – Loke & Nath. […]

Campaign to Raise Funds for Guru Nanak Documentary

Campaign to Raise Funds for Guru Nanak Documentary

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: In commemoration of the 550th Birthday Anniversary of Guru Nanak, the National Sikh Campaign has launched a nationwide effort to raise funds for the production of a documentary about the founder of Sikhism, his life and his philosophy of equality and tolerance for all people. The documentary will be aired on […]

One Last Iftar at Indian Consulate for CG Anupam Ray

One Last Iftar at Indian Consulate for CG Anupam Ray

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: No sooner had the excitement abated over the inauguration the day before in New Delhi (on Thursday, May 30) of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his second term than a section of the local Indian crowd gathered once again the next day – almost 36 hours later accounting for the […]

Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh Celebrates 14th Annual Hindu Unity Day

Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh Celebrates 14th Annual Hindu Unity Day

HOUSTON: The Houston chapter of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA (HSS) held its 14th annual Hindu Sangathan Divas conference on Saturday, June 1st, at Shri Krishna Vrundavan Temple in Houston. Representatives of over 40 Hindu organizations from the Houston area attended the event. Hindu Sangathan Divas offered representatives of Houston Hindu organizations the opportunity to network […]

Chinmaya Mission Bala Vihar Children Chant the Bhagavad Gita with Utmost Faith

Chinmaya Mission Bala Vihar Children Chant the Bhagavad Gita with Utmost Faith

BY DISHA UDTHA, PHOTO BY RAJESH THATTE HOUSTON: On May 5th, 2019, Chinmaya Mission Houston held their annual Gita Chanting Competition to commemorate the birthday of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. It was well-known that Gurudev loved two things the most – children and the Bhagavad Gita. He also felt that children would be more inclined […]

Sri Vasavi Kanyakaparameswari Jayanthi Celebrations at MTS

Sri Vasavi Kanyakaparameswari Jayanthi Celebrations at MTS

BY DR. PABISETTY PEARLAND: Sri Meenakshi Temple celebrated Vasavi Kanyakaparameswari Jayanthi on Sunday, May 19th, 2019. It couldn’t have been a better festive day with a picture-perfect weather and ecstatic devotional kolattam dance by Vasavi Vanithas for Sri Vasavi Kanyakaparameswari in the Raja Veedhi of Meenakshi Temple. The festivities are a part of Sri Vasavi […]

Sadhguru to Lead Spiritual Discourse at AAPI

Sadhguru to Lead Spiritual Discourse at AAPI

ATLANTA: Understanding the inherent humanity that unites all nations, religions and cultures, Sadhguru is recognized for his pioneering efforts to nurture global harmony, Dr. Naresh Parikh, President of American association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), said today, while announcing spiritual discourse led by Sadhguru during AAPI’s 37th Convention in New York. The 37th Annual […]

Hindu Worship Society Elects Ravi Goel as President for 2019-2021

Hindu Worship Society Elects Ravi Goel as President for 2019-2021

BY MANU SHAH HOUSTON: The Hindu Worship Society (HWS) has the distinction of being the second oldest Hindu temple in Houston. Founded in 1969 by a handful of Hindu Americans who wanted to sustain and practice their Hindu traditions, the temple moved to its present location in 1980. As the congregation grew, the South Indian […]

Arya Samaj Houston Celebrates Sanskriti School Graduation Day

Arya Samaj Houston Celebrates Sanskriti School Graduation Day

   HOUSTON: The Sunday School of Arya Samaj Houston, called DAV Sanskriti School has been functioning since the latter’s inception. Its advancement has been a continuous process, at present educating 147 children age 4-13, besides its youth wing AYM (Arya Yuva Mandal) attracting another 40 high schoolers. The Sanskriti School teaches two compulsory subjects – […]

More than 2,000 People Celebrate the Tradition of Iftar in Houston

More than 2,000 People Celebrate the Tradition of Iftar in Houston

 HOUSTON: For so many years now, Houstonians of all background come together to rejoice the tradition of Iftar here in this the fourth largest metropolis of USA. This event is organized by untiring group of volunteers, who are Muslims & Non-Muslims; Women & Men; Old & Young; Professionals & Businesspersons.”These were the words of Muhammad […]

Dr. H. R. Nagendra Dedicates S-VYASA’s New Houston Yoga Center

Dr. H. R. Nagendra Dedicates S-VYASA’s New  Houston Yoga Center

                By Manu Shah Houston: On 27th April, S-VYASA inaugurated its Yoga Center at the West Oaks Mall, in the presence of its Founder Dr. H. R. Nagendra, yoga teachers and students. The “phones in meditation mode” policy set the tone for the event and the Vedic chanting […]

JVB Preksha Meditation Center, 19th Annual Family Camp “Create Your Own Destiny”

JVB Preksha Meditation Center, 19th Annual Family Camp “Create Your Own Destiny”

  By Rajat Khater AUSTIN: JVB Preksha Meditation Center, Houston conducted its 19th Annual Family Retreat Camp, in scenic surroundings at Radha Madhav Dham, Austin TX, on Easter weekend, from April 19 to April 21, under the spiritual guidance of Samani Malay Pragyaji & Samani Neeti Pragyaji. Each year, the camp aims to foster spiritual, […]

Kartarpur Sahib: A Pilgrimage Corridor to Unite

Kartarpur Sahib: A Pilgrimage Corridor to Unite

  By Bhupinder Singh Houston: The concept of Kartarpur city was conceived by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, and was also given the concrete shape by Guru Ji himself in 1522 AD when he moved and settled there. He was 52 years old when he settled there and lived last 18 years of his life there […]

Utsav Parking Lot Inaugurated at Sri MTS

Utsav Parking Lot Inaugurated at Sri MTS

BY VATSA KUMAR PEARLAND: An April morning with clear skies and a gentle breeze was the perfect setting at Sri Meenakshi Temple in Pearland, Texas for Mayor Tom Reid to inaugurate the Utsav Parking lot. Serving the Indian community for over 42 years, Sri Meenakshi Temple, one of its kind in the US, is a […]

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston Celebrates its 18th Sthapana Divas

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston Celebrates its 18th Sthapana Divas

BY MAHI TOMAR HOUSTON: Over the weekend of April 6-7, Arya Samaj of Greater Houston celebrated its 28th Sthapana Divas. Arya Samaj was found by Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati on April 10, 1875, in Mumbai. Arya Samaj Greater Houston was founded in by Shri Ram Chand Mahajan to establish a center where families could meet to […]

Bright Hues and Cool Games Warm Hearts at Chinmaya Prabha

Bright Hues and Cool Games Warm Hearts at Chinmaya Prabha

HOUSTON: The Holi celebration at Chinmaya Mission Houston on Sunday, March 24th, gave joy to adults and was immense fun to children. Over 700 members participated with amazing zeal, making it a truly memorable day. Rain or shine, the event was to go on as planned. Volunteers were seen working enthusiatically in the courtyard of […]

BAPS Women’s Conference Inspires Once Again

BAPS Women’s Conference Inspires Once Again

STAFFORD: The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir hosted over 1,100 women at its 13th annual Women’s Conference on March 30, 2019. Centered on the topic of “Sādhanā: The Purpose and the Pursuit”, the conference brought together women of all different ages and backgrounds to engage in a dialogue relevant to all. Special guests in attendance included […]

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