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Visit of Shri Guruji to Teach Pranayama

Visit of Shri Guruji to Teach Pranayama

By Vijay Karna HOUSTON: Houstonians were delighted to see a Siddhayogi (Shri Guruji) visit and personally teach the secret internal pranayama from Bhagavad Gita between October 14 and October 30. He breaks the common misconception that pranayama is concerned with external oxygen through nostrils and teaches the scientific pranayama that heals from ailments and help […]

A Bright Dipavali at at Chinmaya Mission Houston

A Bright Dipavali at at Chinmaya Mission Houston

By Satchitananda Dipavali, the most iconic among Hindu festivals, also called as Diwali was celebrated with great pomp and festivity at Chinmaya Mission Houston (CMH) on October 23rd, 2022. Also called Diwali, Dipavali literally translates to mean “rows of lamps.” The day marks Sri Rama’s return to Ayodhya after his victory in Lanka. It also […]

Town Center becomes a Village Square Full of Garba Revelers

Town Center becomes a Village Square Full of Garba Revelers

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: Over the past decade, the South Asian community has grown so much in the Greater Houston area and is so spread out that there are dense pockets of desis scattered all across the region. But none rival the community that lives in Ft Bend county, and especially in Sugar Land. […]

Colors, Lights and Food Mark Joyous Diwali Celebrations at BAPS Mandir

Colors, Lights and Food Mark Joyous Diwali Celebrations at BAPS Mandir

HOUSTON: On October 21st, 2022, colors, lights and food fused with joy and tradition, as Diwali – The Festival of Lights – was celebrated at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Houston.  Diwali is the most widely celebrated festival by Indian and Hindus around the world. October is being celebrated as Hindu Heritage Month, and community […]

Joyous Diwali Celebration at Arya Samaj of Houston

Joyous Diwali Celebration at Arya Samaj of Houston

HOUSTON: On October 22nd, 2022, members of Arya Samaj Greater Houston joyously celebrated Diwali Yajna. Diwali is the auspicious Hindu festival of lights which celebrates and symbolizes the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and new beginnings. Recognized as India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year, ASGH 500+ family members gathered […]

Siddhayogi (Shri Guruji) Visits Houston to Teach Pranayama from Bhagavd Gita

Siddhayogi (Shri Guruji) Visits Houston to Teach Pranayama from Bhagavd Gita

By Vinay Karna Houstonians will be delighted to see a Siddhayogi (Shri Guruji) visit and personally teach the secret internal pranayama from Bhagavad Gita between October 14 and October 30. He breaks the common misconception that pranayama is concerned with external oxygen through nostrils and teaches the scientific pranayama that heals from ailments and help […]

The 11th Diwali Festival in Done, but Arun Verma’s Work is Not Done

The 11th Diwali Festival in Done, but Arun Verma’s Work is Not Done

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND, TX: Another successful Dusserah/Diwali Mela is now done, with over 10,000 people coming to watch and participate in it last Saturday, October 22 at the Constellation Field home of the Minor League Sugar Land Space Cowboys baseball team. For many people who have come to the event over the past […]

Adventurous Visit to Shri Amarnath Temple in Jammu & Kashmir

Adventurous Visit to Shri Amarnath Temple in Jammu & Kashmir

By Ananya Chandak In early July 2022, my family, and my extended family, a total of thirty-one people, visited the Shri Amarnath Temple in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The Amarnath Yatra is a shrine for the God Shiva in the Himalayan mountains near Lidder Valley and stands at an elevation of 3,888m above sea level. […]

Devipaksha Started with Houston’s 1st Durga Puja at Vedanta Society

Devipaksha Started with Houston’s 1st Durga Puja at Vedanta Society

By Sanchali Basu With the increasing number of Bengalis in the greater Houston area, more Durga pujas are being held to accommodate the desire of all Bengalis to participate in their biggest festival of the year. Durga Puja, however, is not limited to a celebration by the Bengalis, but is a celebration by all Hindus […]

HGH Recognizes 75 Hindu Youth for Fostering Indian Culture

HGH Recognizes 75 Hindu Youth for Fostering Indian Culture

By Partha Krishnaswamy PEARLAND: On 10 September, seventy five Hindu youth were recognized and honored for their strong sense of  community, fostering conversations about Indian culture, and  inspiring the next generation of leaders with their contributions. HGH Past President Partha Krishnaswamy’s brainchild of awarding 75 Hindu youth this year to commemorate India’s “Azadi ka Amrit […]

A Happy Beginning for Chinmaya Mission of Houston’s Bala Vihar

A Happy Beginning for Chinmaya Mission of Houston’s Bala Vihar

By Shalini Konde HOUSTON: Arriving at Houston’s Chinmaya Prabha facility on the pleasant morning of September 11th, 2022, brought with it the joy and warmth of meeting friends and families after a long time. While BalaVihar had continued uninterrupted over the past three years via online classes, one could feel the buzz of renewed energy […]

JVB Preksha Center Hosts Niyojikaji’s Welcome & Maitri Diwas Program

JVB Preksha Center Hosts Niyojikaji’s Welcome & Maitri Diwas Program

By Seema Jain JVB Preksha Meditation Center hosted its first community event, Niyojikaji’s Welcome program & Maitri Diwas under the auspicious guidance of Samani Malay Pragyaji & Samani Neeti Pragyaji (Disciples of Acharya Shri Mahashraman) on Sunday, Sept 11th 2022 with a grand celebration. Niyojikaji Samani Dr. Amal Pragyaji & Samani Jigyasa Pragyaji were visiting […]

Unique and Historic Recognition & Celebration of 75 Youth Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav– “A Memorable Yuvotsav”

Unique and Historic Recognition & Celebration of 75 Youth Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav– “A Memorable Yuvotsav”

PEARLAND: It was an outstanding and original idea of the Past President of Hindus of Greater Houston, (HGH), Partha Krishnaswamy, who suggested to celebrate 75 Hindu youth this year, on the 75th year of India’s Independence.  75 youth were recognized for their service to the Community. This year Hindu Youth awards was held at the […]

New App from CMH: Vedanta Daily — Simplified Insights into Eternal Truth

New App from CMH: Vedanta Daily — Simplified Insights into Eternal Truth

Men of great wisdom, like Pujya Gurudeva Chinmayananda, descend to our plane out of their kindness and a keen desire to share the highest truths. Vedanta, literally means the ultimate end or culmination of Knowledge (Vedas). Many great Rishis, Masters and Acharyas have endeavored to take us closer to this Absolute Truth. Swami Chinmayananda was […]

HSS Celebrates 18th Hindu Unity Day with Dharmic Organizations of Houston

HSS Celebrates 18th Hindu Unity Day with Dharmic Organizations of Houston

    By Viren Vyas HOUSTON: The Houston chapter of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA (HSS) held its 18th annual Hindu Unity Day on Saturday, August 27th, at the ISKCON of Houston. Representatives from more than 50 Hindu organizations attended this conference. HSS has been collaborating Hindu Unity Day celebration since 2005 with other Dharmic organizations. […]

Huge Celebration of Shri Krishna Janmashtami by ISKCON, HGH

Huge Celebration of Shri Krishna Janmashtami by ISKCON, HGH

HOUSTON: This year, ISKCON of Houston, celebrated the auspicious occasion – Janmasthami (Lord Krishna’s Appearance Day) in a huge way, with midnight aarti (worship), inspiring kirtans, enlivening children’s costume contest (coordinated by Hindus of Greater Houston), dancing and classical performances by local talent and organized by the world-renowned Mrs. Yamuna Srinidhi. No festival is complete […]

Puranava India Cuture Fest Celebrated as Pearland Mayor Recognizes with Proclamation

Puranava India Cuture Fest Celebrated as Pearland Mayor Recognizes with Proclamation

The 4th Annual Puranava India Culture Fest, organized by Global Organization for Divinity, was held at Pearland Town Center on the lovely summer afternoon of Aug 13. The event saw a moving crowd of almost 1000 through the day from across the Greater Houston area and other parts of Texas including Austin and Dallas. The event […]

HOUSTON: Hindus of Greater Houston is celebrating its grand 11th Annual Hindu Youth Awards on Sept 10, 2022, at the newly renovated KM auditorium at Sri Meenakshi Temple. This year marks the 75th year of Indian’s independence and the Prime Minister of India has coined the celebrations as “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”. Hindus of Greater […]

4th Annual Puranava Festival in Pearland

4th Annual Puranava Festival in Pearland

Pearland, TX – The fourth annual “Puranava” Indian Culture Fest will be held at the Pearland Town Center Pavilion on Saturday, August 13, 2022. Cultural performances will begin from 5 pm onwards, with dance, chess and art competitions starting from 1 pm onwards. This culture fest is a free and open, public event. “Pura” means ancient and […]

Artist Navin Soni’s Paintings Span Bhuj Pastorals, Religious Traditions

Artist Navin Soni’s Paintings Span Bhuj Pastorals, Religious Traditions

By Jawahar Malhotra PLANO, TX: For the past 15 days, Navin Soni has drawn on his imagination to create 10 unique paintings that will be exhibited in the hallways of the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Plano on August 6 to commemorate the life of Bhramanand Swami who lived 200 years ago. These will also be […]

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