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Mountain Path by the River of Knowing a Scholarly Tour de Force

Mountain Path by the River of Knowing a Scholarly Tour de Force

By Kalyani Giri HOUSTON: With a voice imbued with a hypnotic lilt, Himalayan yogi and savant Swami Vidyadhishananda held riveted a capacity audience of over 400 at the Brown Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston with a ninety-minute-long first formal preview of Mountain Path by the River of Knowing, a book he is […]

Lord Ganesha in Houston

Lord Ganesha in Houston

First 10-day Ganeshotsav sets off to an auspicious start with Shoba Yatra of Shree Siddhivinayak Dev to arrive at the new Sanatan Shiv Shakti Mandir  

Srichandana Jannapureddy’s Arangetram Polished, Outstanding

Srichandana Jannapureddy’s Arangetram Polished, Outstanding

By Kalyani Giri HOUSTON: Every once in a while there is a debuting performance so breathtakingly luminous, so polished, that its luster continues to resonate long after in the hearts of those who witnessed it. Blessed with the lissome grace of a born dancer, Srichandana Jannapureddy’s Bharathanatyam Arangetram held at the Kaplan Theatre, Jewish Community […]

Breathless Vedic Chanting at India House

Breathless Vedic Chanting at India House

HOUSTON: Synchronized chanting of the Veda mantra is an immensely uplifting experience for any listener. India House was once again transformed by the mesmerizing sounds of Veda mantra on Friday, August 19th. This chanting program called SwaraGanga aptly represented the flow and variation of different styles of chanting, and was thus named as Resonant Streams […]

Meenakshi Temple Society Celebrates Janmashtami

Meenakshi Temple Society  Celebrates Janmashtami

PEARLAND: You don’t need to be in India to enjoy Janmashtami celebrations – you can do that 10,000 miles away in Houston, Texas!  In the Sri Meenakshi Temple in Pearland, Texas.  Roopa Bala (MTS Director and Festivals Coordinator) and Sureka Prasad organized a special event to mark the occasion and make it fun for the […]

HGH Awards Announced

HGH  Awards Announced

HGH also announced the Lifetime Achievement Service Award to Suresh Patel for his initiative in establishing “Hindu Heritage Youth Camp” and his contributions in strengthening Hindu Unity and Selfless Service Award to Ramya Ravi for his services in establishing “Hindu Student Association” in Texas and expanding it in other universities in the USA. The awards […]

Hare Krishna Dham Celebrates 25th Anniversary on Janmashtami

Hare Krishna Dham Celebrates 25th Anniversary on Janmashtami

By Kalyani Giri HOUSTON:  Nearly five thousand from this city’s diverse community gathered at the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKON) Hare Krishna Dham Houston (HKDH) to witness the epoch-making 25th Anniversary of the installation of the presiding deities on the occasion of Janmashtami. The celebration, observed with spiritual introspection and joyous revelry on August […]

Swami Mukundananda Leads the “The Path to God Realization”

Swami Mukundananda Leads the “The Path to God Realization”

HOUSTON: Swami Mukundananda, a well renowned saint from Vrindavan, U.P, India makes a much awaited return to Texas as part of his enlightening tour across USA. He has pioneered the ground breaking, “Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog” – a holistic system of Yoga that incorporates physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual health of humankind. The highly educated spiritual […]

HSS Celebrates Universal Oneness Day

HSS Celebrates Universal Oneness Day

HOUSTON: Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, USA Inc. (“HSS”), Houston chapter marked the traditional Raksha Bandhan festival with event at Sugarland City Hall. Uniquely interpreting the festival as “Universal Oneness Day,” HSS observed Raksha Bandhan by reaching out to Hon. Mayor of Sugarland Mr. James Thompson, tying the traditional rakhi, and extending greetings highlighting the Hindu belief […]

Ordained Himalayan Master to Lead Workshops in Yogic Lifestyles, Propagate Sanskrit in Houston

Ordained Himalayan Master to Lead Workshops  in Yogic Lifestyles, Propagate Sanskrit in Houston

By Kalyani Giri HOUSTON:  His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda Giri, the pontiff of the non-profit Self Enquiry Life Fellowship, will be visiting this city and offering succor to disciples seeking a spiritual way of life. The ordained master who is a Kriya Yogi, scholar, philosopher and monk will begin his two-week stay in this city with […]

Hindu Advocacy Touching Real Hindu Lives

Hindu Advocacy Touching Real Hindu Lives

HOUSTON: Has your child come home upset and embarrassed of her heritage because of the way Hinduism was described in her textbook?  Have you ever read about a Hindu practice in the local newspaper that makes you cringe or scratch your head, wondering what they’re talking about? Do you care that your hard-earned tax dollars […]

Sangeet Radio Features Special Ramadan Radio Broadcast

Sangeet Radio Features Special Ramadan Radio Broadcast

HOUSTON: Sangeet Radio, Houston’s only 24-7 South Asian American radio network, is commemorating the holy month of Ramadan through its special, annual Islamic radio broadcast on KBRZ 1460AM. The radio network has been broadcasting this special programming across the airwaves of the Greater Houston area, since its inception in 1997. Through this distinct broadcast, which […]

Another Successful Year of Hindu Heritage Youth Camp

Another Successful Year of Hindu Heritage Youth Camp

By Rupak Gandhi & Sarang Patel HOUSTON: I will never forget my first high school chemistry exam.  Knowing that I wasn’t a big fan of science and fearful that I wouldn’t be successful, I spent the entire week leading up to the exam creating flashcards to memorize every concept I could and spent all night […]

Hare Krishna Bringing Youth Together

Hare Krishna Bringing Youth Together

HOUSTON: Imagine life in the hustle and bustle of this world without the your friends and family. Thanks to Srila Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krishna movement, we have a wonderful society to help us make it through the struggles in this life. Without the mercy of the devotees and the guidance and support […]

Bala Vihar 2011 Graduation at Chinmaya Prabha

Bala Vihar 2011 Graduation at Chinmaya Prabha

By Uma Aggarwal HOUSTON: Chinmaya Mission Houston proudly celebrated the graduation of 30 Bala Vihar students on June 12 in a special ceremony that honored both their scholastic achievements and their committed learning of Hindu scriptures and Indian culture. One of the crowning moments in this year’s graduation was when one of the graduates, Dev […]

Astavakra Gita – A Unique Jnana Yajna by Chinmaya’s Pujya Swami Tejomayananda

Astavakra Gita  – A Unique Jnana Yajna by Chinmaya’s Pujya Swami Tejomayananda

By Padmashree Rao HOUSTON: It will be the great privilege of Chinmaya Prabha, Houston, to welcome everyone to the weeklong Jnana yajna conducted by His Holiness Swami Tejomayananda, the spiritual leader of worldwide Chinmaya Mission. The series of discourses begin on June 27 and end on July 4 and the topic is the sublime text […]

Passing on the Mantle to the Next Generation of Hindus

Passing on the Mantle to the  Next Generation of Hindus

  By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: These were the words that the elders in the Hindu community were waiting to hear as the youth from among them stepped up to accept their awards. One after the other, they spoke of their journeys, expressed love for the cause of Hinduism and how they would go forward. It […]

DAV Montessori School Celebrates Graduation Day

DAV Montessori School Celebrates Graduation Day

HOUSTON: May 15 was a memorable day for the little graduates of DAV Montessori School (DAVMS) as they walked across the stage in their sky blue graduation caps and gowns to receive their graduation certificates from Chief Guests Jugal and Raj Malani. The entire Arya Samaj Greater Houston complex was teeming with students and their […]

Holi Celebration at the Arya Samaj of Greater Houston

HOUSTON: The Arya Samaj Greater Houston (ASGH) celebrated Holi this year on Sunday March 20th, with traditional gaiety and fun. The beautiful outdoor Yagya Shala and the surrounding lawns provided a perfect backdrop for the celebrations and the pleasant spring weather made the conditions idyllic for a traditional Holi. The organizers had arranged all the […]

Holi Celebration at Chinmaya Mission

By Vinod Sharma HOUSTON: Chinmaya Mission Houston celebrated Holi on Saturday the 19th of March with the gusto and exuberance fitting a celebration of Prahlada’s miraculous escape from a fiery death owing to his unwavering faith in Lord Vishnu. The festivities at Chinmaya Prabha this year included large helpings of camaraderie, tradition, and holi fun […]