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Is Ashwatthama still alive? These facts will make you think he probably is

Is Ashwatthama still alive? These facts will make you think he probably is

The mystery We all have grown up listening the stories about the warrior Ashwatthama still being alive, though, not as a result of being immortal but rather as curse given to him by Krishna. Here is more on him Who is Ashwatthama? Ashwatthama or Drauni was the son of guru Drona and he is the […]

Why is Parvati called Adi Shakti?

Why is Parvati called Adi Shakti?

Goddess Parvati Goddess Parvati is one of the primary deities worshipped in Indian mythology. She is considered the daughter of Himalaya, the king of the mountains… Various forms Though the Goddess has assumed many forms and there are many legends associated with each form, but the form of Parvati is very important because in this […]

Path to polarisation

Path to polarisation

Ram Navami is meant to be a celebration of good over evil. But the celebrations to mark Lord Ram’s birthday in West Bengal are increasingly becoming a tense occasion for ordinary people with the BJP and the Trinamool Congress turning it into an exercise for mobilising cadres. The competing displays of religiosity have more to […]

Feng Shui Tips to Improve Your Married Life

Feng Shui Tips to Improve Your Married Life

1. Improve Your Married Life A better Married life, a deeper connection, more time together it all can be yours! Follow these tips to improve every aspect of your marriage life and then watch all your romantic dreams come true. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.speakingtree.in

Char Dham Hindu Temple Grand Opening Ceremony

Char Dham Hindu Temple Grand Opening Ceremony

Prana Prathistha & Maha Kumbhabhisheka Mahotsav March 8 to March 11 THE WOODLANDS: Gods were kind enough to bless us with great weather from March 8th thru 11th for the Grand Opening of Char Dham Hindu Temple in the Woodlands. Devotees, mostly from the Greater Houston area but quite a few from different parts of […]

Why Jain monks cover their mouth with Muhapatti

Why Jain monks cover their mouth with Muhapatti

By Vivek Kumar I remember recognizing Jain monks distinctly because of their attire. I could notice them quite easily during my childhood because of the cloth that they wear to cover their mouths, popularly known as Muhapatti. Obviously, they are often called as ‘Muhapatti Waale Sadhu’–a saint with a mouth cloth! Click here to read […]

Golden Moon Festival at ISKCON of Houston 2018

Golden Moon Festival at ISKCON of Houston 2018

HOUSTON: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) of Houston celebrated Gaura Purnima, translated as “golden full moon” signifying the appearance of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu during the full moon, 532 years ago. Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu also known as  Gauranga, due to his golden complexion, appeared in Mayapur, India and propagated “Sankirtana” – congregational chanting of the […]

Auspicious Laksharchana and Kalashabhishekam at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple

Auspicious Laksharchana and Kalashabhishekam at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple

HOUSTON:  Sri Guruvayurappan Temple of Houston (A Krishna Temple) organizes Laksharchana with Vishnu Sahasranamam . Laksharchana  (Laksh – Archana) is an auspicious offering  to Lord Sri Guruvayurappan. This ritual will be performed on Sunday, March 11  from 9 am to 12 noon by two main Priests and other accompanying priests.  Sri Erinjadappilli  Padmanabhan Namboothiri  (Dallas temple priest) will  perform this auspicious […]

Sri Ramakrishna’s 182nd Birth Anniversary Celebrated at VSGH

Sri Ramakrishna’s 182nd Birth Anniversary Celebrated at VSGH

HOUSTON: On Saturday, February 17, the Vedanta Society of Greater Houston (VSGH) celebrated the 182nd Birth Anniversary of Thakur Sri Ramakrishna at its temple premises on Lindita Drive. Though rains were predicted for the whole day, after a few early showers the day turned out to be perfect. It was cloudy, but that made the […]

Traditional Chinese New Year Celebration at the Southwestern National Bank

Traditional Chinese New Year Celebration at the Southwestern National Bank

HOUSTON: Southwestern National Bank recently celebrated the coming of the “Year of the Dog” on Friday, February 16 at the Bank’s main office in Houston, Texas.  Chairman C.K. Lee, CEO Gary Owens, The Board of Directors, employees and customers gathered together for the traditional Chinese New Year celebration.  The celebration was oriented towards the public, […]

Char Dham Hindu Temple Grand Opening Ceremony

Char Dham Hindu Temple Grand Opening Ceremony

Prana Pratistha & Maha Kumbhabhisheka Mahotsav, March 8 – 11 THE WOODLANDS: The wait is finally over. Devotees around the Greater Houston area will get to see and visit the Char Dham Hindu Temple in the Woodlands during its Grand Opening Ceremony from March 8-11. This will be the culmination of the dream, seen by […]

Himalayan Monks have super human abilities that stun even Harvard scientists

Himalayan Monks have super human abilities that stun even Harvard scientists

Buddhist Monks are fascinating. It is popularly believed that these monks have brains that function beyond human capabilities. Plus, they are known to easily rewire their brains. It is an established fact that Buddhist monks are super human but it is their out-of-this-world incredible feats that continue to stun and shock scientists! This is because […]

Shivratri, The Great Night of Lord Shiva, Celebrated at Sanatan Shiv Shakti Mandir

Shivratri, The Great Night of Lord Shiva, Celebrated at Sanatan Shiv Shakti Mandir

HOUSTON: Shivaratri falls on the 13th (or 14th) day of the dark half of Phalgun (February-March). The name means “the night of Shiva”. The ceremonies take place chiefly at night. Shiva was married to Parvati on this day. People observe a strict fast on this day. The Shiva Lingam is worshipped throughout the night by […]

Auspiciousness Marks Mahasivaratri at Saumyakasi Sivalaya

Auspiciousness Marks Mahasivaratri at Saumyakasi Sivalaya

By Satchitananda HOUSTON: Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya, Chinmaya Mission Houston (CMH), once again became the spiritual epicenter for the Mahasivaratri celebrations of the Greater Houston Hindu community on February 13. Mahasivaratri, the great celebration of Lord Siva who is the very embodiment of Consciousness and auspiciousness, elevates every spiritual seeker to a higher level of contemplation. […]

Maha Sivarathri Celebrated @ Sri Meenakshi Temple

Maha Sivarathri Celebrated @ Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Bhargavi Golla PEARLAND: Sri Meenakshi Temple celebrated Maha Sivarathri with devotion and religious fervor in the honor of Lord Shiva on Tuesday, February 13. Lord Shiva is regarded as the God of immense power and destroyer of evil.  This special day is not for celebrations and merry-making but to worship Lord Shiva, introspect and […]

Why We Pray with Folded Hands

Why We Pray with Folded Hands

By Raj & Krishan Gupta SUGAR LAND: Prayer in Latin is called Precari “to ask earnestly, beg, and entreat”. It is an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with an object of worship through deliberate communication. Prayer is also a plea to God to support and help the devotee with whatever he […]

Story of Fish Teaches Sikh Kids a Lesson in Having Faith in Guru Nanak

Story of Fish Teaches Sikh Kids a Lesson in Having Faith in Guru Nanak

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Bhupinder Singh was in the middle of explaining the central theme of his book and had gotten to the point when the main character, a young boy named Aman, turns to his dadaji (paternal grandfather) crying that he wouldn’t get the bike he wanted. His dadaji tried to divert his attention […]

Grand Celebration of Thai Poosam at Sri Meeenakshi Temple on Sunday, February 4

Grand Celebration of Thai Poosam at Sri Meeenakshi Temple on Sunday, February 4

By Bhargavi Golla PEARLAND: Sri Meenakshi Temple celebrated Thai Poosam with great grandeur, devotion and enthusiasm on February 4. This is one of the biggest and colorful festivals at MTS.  Around 1000 devotees participated in the celebration and about 250 registrations for Kavadi and Paalkudams. It is celebrated in the Tamil month of Thai (January […]

Auspicious Maha Mrityunjaya Homam at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple, Houston

Auspicious Maha Mrityunjaya Homam at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple, Houston

HOUSTON: This auspicious ritual of Vedic tradition will be performed in the temple on Sunday, February 11 from 9 am to 11 am at 11620 Ormandy St, Houston TX 77035. The powerful Havan (Mrityunjaya Homam) is performed by chanting the Mrityunjaya mantra described in the Rig Veda. This ancient mantra has the potential to invoke […]

‘We must protect our religion, only then will world walk with us’

‘We must protect our religion, only then will world walk with us’

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Sarkaryavah Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi addressed the concluding session of the 6th International Centre for Cultural Studies’ International Conference and Gathering of the Elders in Uttan on Sunday. Delivering his keynote address, he stressed on the importance of preservation of the culture of Hinduism. “If religion is eradicated from India, there will be no […]

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