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Bhumi Puja Held for Mobile Temple in Katy

Bhumi Puja Held for  Mobile Temple in Katy

KATY: On February 25, at 5pm, Sai Durga Shiva Vishnu Temple conducted Bhumi Puja on its newly acquired land at 26100 Tina Lane, Katy, TX 77494. The main goal of the temple is to provide vedic services for Katy community and surrounding areas. “We are planning to start the mobile temple very soon and need […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple’s VHS School Felicitates It’s Teachers and Volunteers

Sri Meenakshi Temple’s VHS School  Felicitates It’s Teachers and Volunteers

By Mahalakshmi Panchavati PEARLAND: The teachers and the volunteers of the MTS Vedic Heritage School were felicitated for their tireless efforts on January 20 at the Sri Meenakshi Temple Youth Center. The MTS Vedic Heritage School or VHS as it is popularly called is a beacon of our Cultural Heritage. It follows Swami Dayanand Saraswati’s […]

New Executive Team Aims to Widen HSA Reach in America

New Executive Team Aims to Widen  HSA Reach in America

By Saumya Saran The new executive team of Hindu Students Association (HSA), which has assumed office recently, aims to widen the reach of the organization in the United States and create a broader platform where more young adults can discover Hinduism and interact on faith-based issues. “Our predecessors have laid a great foundation for HSA […]

Long Awaited Start of Sri GuruvayurappanTemple Sreekovil Construction Celebrated

Long Awaited Start of  Sri GuruvayurappanTemple Sreekovil Construction Celebrated

By Chittoor Ramachandran  HOUSTON: The three-day ceremonies and commencement celebration held last weekend marks the beginning of an ambitious program that will add to the history of Hindus living in Greater Houston area. The Temple dedicated to Sri Guruvayurappan (Sri Krishna) that is being built will have unique architectural features so far unfamiliar to Houston. […]

Breakfast Yoga Club Houston Holds its First Session at Arya Samaj

Breakfast Yoga Club Houston Holds its First Session at  Arya Samaj

HOUSTON: “Anybody can serve… all you need is a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. A hall full of yogis congregated at the Arya Samaj Greater Houston Center on Saturday, January 19, morning for a free two hour class of Yoga to the community. In observance […]

HMM Celebrates Makar Sankrant

HMM Celebrates Makar Sankrant

By Aditya Raje HOUSTON: Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) organized ‘Makar Sankrant Anand Mela’ on January 26 at Durga Bari temple in west Houston. The event was organized to celebrate Makar Sankrant festival and marked the first event by HMM for the year 2013. The event was attended and enjoyed by around 500 people from the […]

Thaipoosam Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Thaipoosam Celebrations at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Ponni Sivaraman         PEARLAND: The Tamil community of Houston celebrated Thaipoosam with pomp and grandeur on the Morning of January 26 at Sri Meenakshi Temple in Pearland. Thaipoosam is a festival celebrated in honor of Lord Muruga, to commemorate the occasion of his mother, Goddess Parvathy, giving her son the “Sakthi […]

Dialogue Across the Dinner Table Fosters Understanding of the Sikh Faith

Dialogue Across the Dinner Table Fosters Understanding of the Sikh Faith

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: About the same time that Bobby Singh began to describe the elements of about his own faith, eighteen other Sikh families across a broad swath of Houston were holding their own dialogues over dinner around their dining tables as they and their guests dug into their Punjabi meals. The words he […]

Magh Utsav Celebrations at the Dey Sarkars

Magh Utsav Celebrations at the Dey Sarkars

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: Magh Utsav marks the anniversary of the founding of the Brahmo Samaj. The Brahmo Samaj literally denotes communities of men who worship Brahman. Brahmos celebrate MAGHOTSAB every year on 11th Magh (25th January), that is the day Keshab Chandra Sen started Upasana in “Sadharan Brahmo Samaj” following the same rituals Maharshi […]

Youthful Minds, Dedicated Hearts Guide Vedanta’s Future

Youthful Minds, Dedicated Hearts Guide Vedanta’s Future

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: At lunch served at the table in the lobby of the Vedanta Society of Greater Houston Joseph Emmett didn’t hesitate to start eating with his fingers, taking a piece of roti to scoop up a some sabzi. After over 16 years of exposure to Vedanta, India, its customs and philosophy had […]

Guruvayurappan Temple Construction Has an Auspicious, Joyous Beginning

Guruvayurappan  Temple Construction Has an Auspicious, Joyous Beginning

HOUSTON: Ancient ceremonies and joyful celebrations will dominate the Guruvayurappan  temple premises on Saturday, February  2, 2, when Thanthri Brahamasri Divakaran Nambuthiri  gives permission to the artisans to place the first granite component at the center of the basement at the auspicious muhurtham between 9:30-10:30am. Construction of the sanctum sanctorum (Sreekovil) is the first step […]

Spiritual Prayer for Healing

Spiritual Prayer for Healing

By Krishna Gupta Since I came from India as a student in 1963, subsequently joined with my wife, had experienced, read, and visualized many incidents in our life. Life was not rosy in those days, but survived in all the good or harsh conditions and environments. Many incidents happened from time to time, but with […]

Houston Durgabari Celebrates Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birthday

Houston Durgabari Celebrates Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birthday

By Jaya Ghosh HOUSTON: On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Houston Durga Bari society, one of the prominent  Hindu organization in TX celebrated Swamiji’s birthday on Sunday January 13 with full of respect and enthusiasm. Swami Vivekananda needs no introduction. He was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of the […]

VSGH Celebrates Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary

VSGH Celebrates Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary

  By Thara Narasimhan HOUSTON: Youth is that wonderful time in life when energy is limitless and the potential to develop in all aspects of creativity and innovation are just unfolding.  Major decisions crucial to ones subsequent life such as career, family and above all values that will guide them throughout their lives are to […]

9/11 – The Awakening: New 3D Movie on Swami Vivekananda

9/11 – The Awakening: New 3D Movie on  Swami Vivekananda

As part of 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Math, Chennai, India and Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi has recently released a new 3D Movie “9/11 – The Awakening” . This short 3D Movie is about Swami Vivekananda’s historic speech “Sisters and Brothers of America” delivered at Parliament of Religions in Chicago on September […]

Second Hindu Jewish Solidarity Day Educational, Interactive

Second Hindu Jewish Solidarity Day Educational, Interactive

HOUSTON: On a nice sunny Sunday afternoon on January 5, the Second Hindu Jewish Solidarity day was held. This event was organized by Hindus of Greater Houston and Bridge Houston at Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community center. It was a gathering of two communities buffeted and persecuted by religious extremists over several centuries. The “Hindu-Jewish Solidarity […]

Athmashanthi Pooja at Sri Meenakshi Temple for Women Victims Around the World

Athmashanthi Pooja at Sri Meenakshi Temple for Women Victims Around the World

PEARLAND: A special Athmashanthi Pooja and prayer service was conducted on Sunday, January 6 at 4pm at the Sri Meenakshi Temple to stop violence against women victims. The service started with a traditional arthi for Siva, Meenakshi and Venkateshwara followed by prayer by the priests. Several members of the community attended this event. Tupil Narasiman, MTS […]

New Year Day Celebration at MTS

New Year Day Celebration at MTS

By Vatsa Kumar PEARLAND: The world celebrates New Year day in different ways. Sri Meenakshi Temple (MTS) greets its devotees, guests and invitees in a slightly different and unique way. After offering midnight religious offering as per Hindu rituals, the temple gets ready to receive its devotees the next early morning to late evening. Inclement […]

Celebrations of Aagman Purab of Sahib Sri Guru Gobind Singh Jee at Sikh Center of Gulf Coast Area

Celebrations of Aagman Purab of Sahib Sri Guru Gobind Singh Jee  at Sikh Center of Gulf Coast Area

Guru Gobind Singh Sahib was born on January 5, 1666, in Patna, Bihar, India. He was the tenth and last of the ten human form Gurus of Sikhism. He became Guru on November 24, 1675 at the age of nine, following in the footsteps of his father Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib. Before Guru Sahib left […]

HGH Announces an Advisory Board and Activities for 2013

HGH Announces an Advisory Board and Activities for 2013

HOUSTON: Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH) took a major step in consolidating its status as an organization which speaks for all Hindus in the region by naming an Board of Advisors comprised of activists with solid credentials of community service and a stellar track record of leadership within their organizations.   The announcement was made […]