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The Chariot Festival (Shree Jagannath Rath Yatra – 2013)

The Chariot Festival (Shree Jagannath Rath Yatra – 2013)

HOUSTON: Orissa Culture Center (OCC) and Shri Sitaram Foundation cordially invite the people of Houston and surrounding cities to the sixth chariot festival of Houston. For the last six years the festival has been providing a ground for spreading the message of peace and universal brotherhood among the people of Houston. The venue for this […]

Avdhoot Baba Shivanandji Visits Houston in June

Avdhoot Baba Shivanandji  Visits Houston in June

HOUSTON: His Holiness Avdhoot Baba Shivanandji, “The Father of Indian Healing” and Master of Eastern Vedic Sciences will be conducting a 7-day workshop at Unity Church, 2929 Unity Drive Houston, Texas-77057, beginning June, 26 2013 to July 3 2013. The shivir is designed to initiate participants into meditation and helping empower one of one’s own […]

ISKCON’s Self Discovery Programs Celebrated “Festival of Love and Trust”

ISKCON’s Self Discovery Programs Celebrated  “Festival of Love and Trust”

By Ravinder Yerram   HOUSTON: On Saturday, May 18, as Part of “Self Discovery” programs all over the Houston conducted by ISKCON, the Hare Krishna Dham, devotees grand celebrated annual event called “Festival of Love and Trust” (FOLT) at Gauranga Hall. This year, the theme of FOLT was “Nama Ruchi (Attraction towards Mantra meditation) – […]

Narasimha Chaturdashi Appearance Day of Lord Nrsimhadev

Narasimha Chaturdashi Appearance Day of Lord Nrsimhadev

By Seshadri Veeraraghavan HOUSTON: The Supreme Lord Sri Krishna, in one of the most memorable verses in the Bhagavad Gita (4.7), assures Arjuna that: Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion–at that time I descend Myself. In one such manifestation, He appeared […]

Sri Sita Rama Kalyana Mahotsvam at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Sri Sita Rama Kalyana Mahotsvam  at  Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Nalini Sadagopan PEARLAND: “Seetha kalyana vaibhogame; Rama kalyana vaibhogmae” – with the auspicious rendering of these lines, devotees cheerfully assembled to celebrate the Sita Rama Kalyanam entered the wedding hall of Sri Meenakshi Temple in Pearland,  carrying the seer varisai – an array of delicious sweets and savories, on May 11 around 9 AM. […]

Annapurna Puja Celebrated at Houston Durgabari Temple

Annapurna Puja Celebrated at  Houston Durgabari Temple

HOUSTON: On Thursday April 18 around 5:30 PM. Head priest Dr. Bishnupada Goswami performed Annapurna Puja at the temple of Houston Durgabari Society located at 13944 Schiller Rd, Houston, TX 77082. Annapurna Puja is an important festival of West Bengal. Goddess Annapurna is the Goddess of plenty. It is believed that Goddess Annapurna’s barn is […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple ‘Kalyana Mahotsavam’

Sri Meenakshi Temple ‘Kalyana Mahotsavam’

By Dr. Venugopal Menon PEARLAND: Certain experiences happen but seldom, and they happen only to the destined. Sri Meenakshi Temple in Pearland just concluded its ten-day grand commemoration of ‘Mahotsavam’, the magnificent, anniversary extravaganza.  From Thursday, April 18 to Sunday April 28, the entire temple atmosphere was transformed into one of supreme celestial ambiance with […]

Shri Sita Ram Foundation Celebrates Ram Navami

Shri Sita Ram Foundation  Celebrates Ram Navami

HOUSTON: The festival of Ram Navami is the celebration of the birthday of Lord Shri Ram who was the seventh incarnation (Avatar) of Lord Vishnu and born in Ayodha, an ancient Indian city. Rama Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of Hindu month of Chaitra (April). Ram Navami marks the end of nine day […]

Sri Meenkashi Pattabhishekam at MTS

Sri Meenkashi Pattabhishekam at MTS

By Sheila Sriram PEARLAND: Sri Meenkashi Pattabhishekam, in other words, the grand coronation of Sri Meenakshi was celebrated with great pomp and grandeur at the Sri Meenakshi Temple, Pearland on Saturday April 20.  MTS is having its annual 10 day Mahotsavam (Grand Festival) from April 19th to 28th, and the Pattabhishekam is one of the […]

ISKCON Celebrates Rama Navami with Huge Crowd of Devotees

ISKCON Celebrates Rama Navami with Huge Crowd of Devotees

By Ravinder Yerram HOUSTON: ISKCON, Hare Krishna Dham, Houston witnessed hundreds of devotees and guests for celebration of Rama Navami, the appearance day of Lord Ramachandra on Friday, 19 of April. Lord Ramachandra is a very important incarnation of God, the Supreme Lord who came to the world as Rama, or Ramachandra, in the celebrated […]

Vaishno Devi Visits Sri Radha Krishna Temple

Vaishno Devi Visits Sri Radha Krishna Temple

Click here for Collage IAN Staff Reporter HOUSTON: History was created in Houston on April 13, 2013 when Ravi Shankar Puri and his wife Savita Puri  hosted a successful and blissful “Mata Ki Chowki” at Shri Radha Krishna Temple, located on 11625 Beechnut.  It was an unprecedented event where more than 2,000 devotees showed up […]

Vishal Mata Chowki: Saturday, April 13

Vishal Mata Chowki: Saturday, April 13

By Vanshika Vipin HOUSTON:Ravi Shankar Puri, the main organizer of the event, Vishal Mata Chowki would like to invite everyone to come witness one of a kind event for the first time in Houston, scheduled for Saturday, April 13 in Shri Radha Krishna Temple located on 11625 Beechnut. One of the main features of the […]

MTS Holds Vedic Heritage Annual Shlokotsavam 2013

MTS Holds Vedic Heritage Annual Shlokotsavam 2013

By Rao Garuda PEARLAND: On the last day of Spring break, March 17, the students of the Vedic Heritage School (VHS) at Sri Meenakshi Temple participated in Shlokotsavam, an annual presentation of the slokas by the junior and senior students of the VHS who are enrolled in the program. VHS program which was started in […]

Gaura Purnima Festival Celebrates Appearance of Sri Chaitanya

Gaura Purnima Festival Celebrates Appearance of  Sri Chaitanya

HOUSTON: In understanding the concept of compassion, it’d be remiss to only consider “physical” or “material” compassion and not to consider the idea of deliverance of the jiva (individual soul) from this constant cycle of birth and death, which actually is the highest form of compassion. That is, take away that underlying cause of human […]

Celebrations and Meditation Mark Mahasivaratri at Chinmaya Prabha

Celebrations and Meditation Mark Mahasivaratri at Chinmaya Prabha

By Padmashree Rao HOUSTON: While the ash-colored sky poured its joyous rain on the huge Sivalingam on the top of Saumyakasi Sivalaya, about five thousand devotees, children and adults, gathered to celebrate Mahasivaratri, the auspicious night of Lord Siva, at Chinmaya Prabha, Houston on March 10. One of the holiest days of the Hindu year, […]

Tagore Society Celebrates Netaji Subhas Divas

Tagore Society Celebrates Netaji Subhas Divas

By Jaya Ghosh HOUSTON: Tagore society of Houston celebrated Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth Anniversary at Durgabari, Sur Auditorium on Sunday, February 24t with full of  patriotic spirit and enthusiasm. Subhas Chandra Bose, the patriot of patriots was born on january23, 1897 at Cuttack Orissa. He  was one of the greatest patriots, popularly known as […]

A Colorful Celebration of Mahashivratri at Pashupatinath Mandir

A Colorful Celebration of Mahashivratri at Pashupatinath Mandir

By Haider Kazim HOUSTON: Nearly 1,000 devotees gathered at the Shree Pashupatinath Mandir-Shree Krishna Paranami Mandir complex to take part in the three-day grand celebrations of Mahashivratri, a major Hindu festival in India and Nepal. A tent was erected to accommodate the large number of guests every day. Although Mahashivratri has been celebrated at the […]

Gaura Purnima: The Incarnation of Lord Krishna

Gaura Purnima: The Incarnation of Lord Krishna

HOUSTON: Around five-hundred years ago, the very personification of the Lord’s Mercy descended upon this planet and gave us one of the most precious and beautiful of treasures – the means to attain the Love of God. That personality was none other than Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who is actually Lord Sri Krishna Himself, in […]

Dharma Bee Draws Huge Response as Registration Swells

Dharma Bee Draws Huge Response as Registration Swells

By Haider Kazim HOUSTON: The Dharma Bee contest, organized by the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), is getting enthusiastic response from children of all age groups all over USA.  Learning from the popularity of Spelling Bee contests among Indian students, HSS has come up with the idea of Dharma Bee to make children learn about Hindu […]

Hindu Temple of The Woodlands Celebrates Priest’s 60th Birthday

Hindu Temple of The Woodlands Celebrates Priest’s 60th Birthday

THE WOODLANDS, TX: Sri Chakrapani Bhattar-ji, chief priest of Hindu Temple of The Woodlands, together with his wife Srimathi Vanajakshi, was honored on February 24, on the occasion of his 60th birthday by family and hundreds of local community members. In keeping with the Hindu tradition of the celebration of the 60th birthday as a […]