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Sri Meenakshi Temple Society Celebrated Aadi Sukravara Ashtalakshmi Deepa Pooja on Friday August 11

Sri Meenakshi Temple Society Celebrated  Aadi Sukravara Ashtalakshmi Deepa Pooja on Friday August 11

By Nachal Sethuraman PEARLAND: Aadi Sukravara Ashtalakshmi Deepa Pooja was conducted at MTS on Friday, August 11, 2017 in a grand manner. More than 75 devotees participated in lighting the lamp and reciting the slokas which was a feast to the eyes. The Fridays in the month of Aadi is very special for women in […]

Janmashtami 2017: Significance, Date, Time, Mahurat and Pooja Rituals of Krishna Janmashtami

Janmashtami 2017: Significance, Date, Time, Mahurat and Pooja Rituals of Krishna Janmashtami

India is often called the land of festivals, and rightly so. There is hardly any month in the year which has no major festival lined up. This month kick started with the likes of Naag Panchami, followed by Rakshabandhan, and now Indians are gearing up for one of the most widely celebrated festivals across the […]

A Visionary University Empowers Contemporary Culture with Ancient Knowledge

A Visionary University Empowers Contemporary Culture with Ancient Knowledge

By Padmashree Rao HOUSTON: Where is that horizon where the present will prize the past, where science will seek spirituality, where technology will tweet tradition, and where the West will welcome the East? The vision unfolds at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, a unique University for Sanskrit and Indic Traditions, which opened its doors on the auspicious day […]

When Love Strikes, Let Your Head Guide Your Faith

When Love Strikes, Let Your Head Guide Your Faith

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: In the thrill of romance and a whirlwind courtship, inseparable couples relish each other’s company and languish at even the tiniest words or signs of discord. They will overlook any criticism lobbed at either of them and defend each other from perceived threats to being together. The world is their oyster […]

Spectacular Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2017 by Hindus of Greater Houston & ISKCON of Houston

Spectacular Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2017 by Hindus of Greater Houston & ISKCON of Houston

HOUSTON: Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH)& ISKCON celebrate this year’s auspicious Krishna Janmashtami (birthday of Lord Krishna) at ISKCON’s temple at 1320 West 34th St., Houston, on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 6pm till midnight. For the first time in years the HGH-sponsored event will be held at a venue other than the George Brown […]

Ik Onkaar and Japji Sahib: A Chinmaya Summer Meditative Yajna

Ik Onkaar and Japji Sahib: A Chinmaya Summer Meditative Yajna

By Padmashree Rao HOUSTON: In a city which cherishes the exploration into deep space, there will be an invaluable opportunity for contemplation into a deeper unifying Essence during the upcoming jnana yajna by Pujya Mukhya Swami Swaroopananda at Chinmaya Prabha, Houston. It will be a meditative venture launched on the evening of August 11, 2017 […]

Managing the Stresses of Complicated Interfaith Relationships

Managing the Stresses of Complicated Interfaith Relationships

HOUSTON: There is often a large gap between the expectations of parents and their children about the child’s choice of a life partner. In the Western world, young adults can easily date people from other faiths during their college years. So, it should come as no surprise that this young generation of Indo-American Dharmics (Hindus, […]

Hindu Temple of The Woodlands (HTW) Hosts 6th Annual Hindu Mandir Priests’ Conference

Hindu Temple of The Woodlands (HTW) Hosts 6th Annual Hindu Mandir Priests’ Conference

By Beth Kulkarni THE WOODLANDS: Hindu Temple of The Woodlands (HTW) on July 14 and 15, 2017 hosted the 6th Annual Hindu Mandir Priests’ Conference at its beautiful temple in its far northern suburb of Greater Houston. Priests from as far away as Minnesota and Massachusetts participated in the conference along with priests, community members, […]

Grand 10th Anniversary Celebration of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Atlanta, Georgia

Grand 10th Anniversary Celebration of   BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA: His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj, the current spiritual leader of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, joined devotees and well-wishers in celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Atlanta, GA on July 1, 2017. The Mandir was inaugurated by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj in 2007 and has helped enrich the local […]

OCC Celebrates the Tenth Chariot Festival

OCC Celebrates the Tenth Chariot Festival

HOUSTON: The night before was stormy with wind and some rain. It did not deter the determination and passion of OCC community members to gather at India house in preparation for the big day i.e the yearly chariot festival of Lord Jagnnath. OCC with support from Sri Sitaram Foundation, celebrated the chariot festival of Lord […]

A Masonic Honor that Surprised the Beloved Brother Raj Bhalla

A Masonic Honor that Surprised the Beloved Brother Raj Bhalla

By Jawahar Malhotra RICHMOND: The annals of the work of the freemasons are filled with many worthy deeds, each performed in the spirit of the fraternity that has been inspired since the order was first established long ago in 1717 when the first Grand Lodge of England was formed in London. Personal growth and social […]

Radha Krishna Temple Inaugural Ceremony

Radha Krishna Temple Inaugural Ceremony

ALLEN: The Radha Krishna Temple on 1450 N. Watters Road, Allen, TX 75013 opened its doors on 4 July 2017, at 7 AM, followed by grand, 8-day festival of joy and devotion. The volunteers at the Radha Krishna Temple are gearing up to welcome thousands of guests for these eight days of joyous celebrations, which […]

Festival of India – Greater Houston Rath Yatra 2017

Festival of India – Greater Houston Rath Yatra 2017

THE WOODLANDS: The rain clouds disappeared into thin layers of heavenly covering while the gorgeous thick forest trees surrounded the site for the 5th Annual Greater Houston Rath Yatra on Saturday, June 24. The Char Dham Hindu Temple and Star Plus presented this year’s Festival of India at a new location: the Char Dham Hindu […]

His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj of BAPS Arrives in North America

His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj of BAPS Arrives in North America

HOUSTON: The spiritual legacy of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj continues with the arrival of His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj in North America on June 22, 2017. Over the next three months, he will visit mandirs and inspire thousands of devotees in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Jose, New Jersey (Edison and Robbinsville), […]

Maha Rudram: History Made at Sri Meenakshi Temple

Maha Rudram:  History Made at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By M.K.Sriram PEARLAND: History was created at Sri Meenakshi Temple. The great Maha Rudram conducted here this past weekend, took the temple and the city of Houston to new heights, as one of the very few temples and cities in the US to have organized this most important event for Lord Shiva. The status of […]

Ram Leela 2017

Ram Leela 2017

By Sudesh Pillutla & Sangeeta Pillutla HOUSTON: Ram Leela comes early to Houston this year. Shri Sita Ram Foundation has been presenting this play twice a year for several years to promote our Vedic culture and moral values exemplified by Ram in Ramayana. This year the play is in the form of a Kuchipudi dance […]

Chariot Festival – 2017

Chariot Festival – 2017

HOUSTON: Orissa Culture Center (OCC) in collaboration with Sri Sitaram Foundation will celebrate the tenth chariot festival of Houston on June 25, at the India House, 8888 W Bellfort Blvd., Houston, TX 77031. The event is free for all and we invite people from Houston and neighboring cities to participate in this day long festival. […]

Vasavi Jayanthi Celebrated at Meenakshi Temple on May 27

Vasavi Jayanthi Celebrated at  Meenakshi Temple on May 27

By Saipranav Kurapati PEARLAND: Sri Meenakshi Temple celebrated Vasavi Jayanthi on May 27th, 2017 in a grand manner, and I had the honour of telling the great story of Vasavi during the sit down lunch. Goddess Vasavi is famously known as the first to preach non-violence. According to one legend Vasavi is considered to be […]

Rajamathangi Homam Celebrated at Sri Meenakshi Temple on May 14

Rajamathangi Homam Celebrated at Sri Meenakshi Temple on May 14

By Kamala Raghavan PEARLAND: Sri Meenakshi Temple celebrated the Rajamathangi Homam on Sunday May 14, on Mother’s day. About 150 devotees participated in the Pooja at the main temple in front of the presiding deity Sri Meenakshi conducting the Homam in front of the Utsava Murthy of Rajamathangi (Sri Meenakshi) by Priests Sri Manickasundaram Bhattar, […]

A Grand Traditional Festival at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple

A Grand Traditional Festival at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple

By Biju Pillai HOUSTON: Flag hoisting ceremony for the annual festival of Sri Guruvayurappan Temple (Krishna temple), Houston was held on May 4, in presence hundreds of devotees. Deputy Consul General of India, RN Joshi was the Chief-guest for this auspicious inauguration ceremony. During the festival, many important Vedic rituals such as Kalasa pooja (Navakam […]