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Hindus in the US MilitaryLauded at Hindu American Foundation Gala

Hindus in the US MilitaryLauded at Hindu American Foundation Gala

  By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: As the South Asian population has grown rapidly in the United States over the past three decades, so has the proportion of its representation in the military and para-military forces, a branch of the government in which they were virtually non-existent in before the 1980s. Although exact numbers are […]

Vipassana: An Experiential Path

Vipassana: An Experiential Path

  By R. Ravi Iyer Along with the human birth, its mind started asking, “Who am I?” Over the millennia, the answer has come from many worldwide. The time, place and paths have varied. The answer however has remained the same. Rig Veda has declared, “Truth is one – sages call it variously”. In layman’s […]

Book Signing Event of The Guru Chronicles

By Ravi Raghavan HOUSTON: Americans have always been fascinated with Hindu spiritual traditions and many have embraced Hinduism. One such remarkable American Hindu is the late Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, the dynamic seer and founder of “Hinduism Today” magazine and Hawaii’s Hindu monastery. His remarkable story – and those of his 6 predecessors in his ancient […]

Swami Vidyadhishananda Shares Views on Indian Temple Architecture

Swami Vidyadhishananda Shares Views on Indian Temple Architecture

By Parth Dwivedi HOUSTON: A slender man in orange garb walks into Gaurang Hall at Hare Krishna Dham, his teeth shining out of a warm smile that can be seen through his beard. Swami Vidyadhishananda takes a lot of care to look at everyone in the lobby while proceeding to the back, escorted by an […]

Rath Yatra at India House

Rath Yatra at India House

By Chetana Samal HOUSTON: There is no word that would describe the spontaneity, enthusiasm, solidarity and fervor that the Houstonians showed while participating in just concluded 5th Annual Houston Rath Yatra at India House on June 30, 2012, organized by Orissa Culture Center and ISKCON. Sun God took a backseat while Lord Indra (the rain […]

Little Kids Heritage Camp Held at Namadwaar

Little Kids Heritage Camp Held at Namadwaar

MANVEL: The Gopa Kuteeram Li’l Gopas Summer Camp 2012, a unique 2-day summer camp for kids aged 4-8 years, was conducted by Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D.) Houston, on June 23 and 24, 2012 at the Houston Namadwaar prayer house located in the Pearland area. The camp was packed with an exciting array of activities […]

Devotees Enthralled by Houston Area Artists

Devotees Enthralled by Houston Area Artists

HOUSTON: The organizers of HISTORIC RATH YATRA at Durgabari are truly grateful to members of the participating organizations, devotees and volunteers for making this blissful and symbolic street festival a GRAND SUCCESS. A rolling crowd of approximately 900 participated in the festivities from 9 AM to 4 PM jointly organized by Char Dham Hindu Temple […]

Durga Bari Holds its First Ratha Yatra Despite the Heat

Durga Bari Holds its First Ratha Yatra Despite the Heat

By Parth Dwivedi Houston: The Ratha Yatra, or Chariot Festival, was celebrated at Durga Bari in Houston on Saturday, June 23 to bring the festivities of the original Ratha Yatra, held every year in Puri, Orissa, closer to home. Traditionally the festival is celebrated on the second day of the waxing cycle of the moon […]

India House Decked up for Houston Rath Yatra on June 30

India House Decked up for Houston Rath Yatra on June 30

HOUSTON: Houston Rath Yatra, the prominent summer festival under the city’s blue sky, is all set to welcome spiritually inclined audience, art & culture enthusiast, food lovers as well as kids’ on equal footing. For the last five years, since its inception, with lots of efforts from Orissa Culture Center supported by Houston Oriya community […]

Madurai Temple Chairman Karu Muttu Kannan Visits Sri Meenakshi Temple

Madurai Temple Chairman Karu Muttu Kannan Visits Sri Meenakshi Temple

PEARLAND: Madurai Sree  Meenakshi Sundreswarar Temple Chairman, Karu Muttu Kannan and his wife Dr. Uma Kannan visited Sri Meenakshi  Temple in Pearland, Texas,  on Monday May 28, 2012. He was received by the temple priests at the Raja Gopuram with Poorna Kubhambam. Mr. Kannan  was taken along the inside prakaram and then to Shiva sannadhi, […]

Well Attended Janmashtami Celebration Encourages Organizers

Well Attended Janmashtami Celebration Encourages Organizers

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: By nine that evening it was obvious that the turnout for this year’s Janmashtami celebration was going to be huge. People were coming in droves and lingering on at the many stalls and three food vendors. The organizers heaved a sigh of relief that all their efforts to draw out a […]

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 […]