Home » Archives by category » Community » Religion

DAV Sanskriti School Annual Day & Arya Yuva Mandal Graduation

DAV Sanskriti School Annual Day & Arya Yuva Mandal Graduation

HOUSTON: Students, parents, teachers and volunteers of DAV Sanskriti School (DAVSS), and members and well-wishers of Arya Samaj Greater Houston (ASGH) met to celebrate a year of learning. It was also Graduation time for Grade 12 students who completed the last four years under the denomination of Arya Yuva Mandal (AYM). These young blooming students […]

Bhagavad Gita Chanting – An Enchanting Competition at Chinmaya Mission Houston

Bhagavad Gita Chanting – An Enchanting Competition at Chinmaya Mission Houston

By Sreedevi Gundamaraju HOUSTON: Pujya Gurudeva Swami Chinmayananda structured Chinmaya Mission on the knowledge enshrined in Vedantic texts such as the Bhagavad Gita. An incomparable visionary, he understood the need to embed, in young minds, the glory of the Gita. To actualize this vision, he introduced the annual tradition of Chinmaya Gita Chanting Competitions (CGCC), […]

Chithirai Mahotsavam Celebration at Sri Meenakshi Temple, Pearland. A taste of Madurai in Houston

Chithirai Mahotsavam Celebration at Sri Meenakshi Temple, Pearland. A taste of Madurai in Houston

By Ponni Sivaraman An annual signature event that is unique only to Sri Meenakshi Temple, Pearland, is the ten-day festival that occurs in the Tamil month of Chithirai, called the Chithirai Mahotsavam or Chithirai Thiruvizha. It is a celebration of the wedding of Sri Meenakshi, the fish-eyed Goddess, and Lord Shiva as the handsome Sundareswarar. […]

Puranava Art & Culture Fest : Traditional Indian Treat to the Senses

Puranava Art & Culture Fest : Traditional Indian Treat to the Senses

  PEARLAND: The 6th Annual Puranava Indian Art & Culture Fest 2024 was a treat to all the senses with its vibrant color and costumes, smells and tastes of delicious Indian spices and delicacies, melodious traditional Indian music, and a plethora of hands-on things to do from games, arts, crafts, henna to shopping for clothes, jewelry, and much more.  This signature event that saw a floating […]

HAF Receives $1 Million Commitment from Philanthropist Ramesh Bhutada at Houston Gala

HAF Receives $1 Million Commitment from Philanthropist Ramesh Bhutada at Houston Gala

HOUSTON: The Hindu American Foundation captivated a sold out crowd as they listened in pin drop silence to Sundar Iyer’s frightening story of being hounded by government agencies with false accusations of caste-based discrimination at its 14th Annual Houston Fundraising Gala on Saturday, April 13th. The event, held at the GSH Event Center, featured HAF’s […]

IMAGH’s Eid Milan Celebrates Unity and Cultural Diversity

IMAGH’s Eid Milan Celebrates Unity and Cultural Diversity

By Yasmin Udawala & Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: For the past few years, Eid-ul-Fitr has been celebrated by the Indian Muslim Association of Greater Houston at the Marriott Hotel in Westchase. This year, IMAGH stirred it up a lot by venturing to the Omni Riverway Hotel in the Post Oak area and promised a sumptuous gala […]

Stepping into Leadership: Meet Hindus of Greater Houston’s New President

Stepping into Leadership: Meet Hindus of Greater Houston’s New President

HOUSTON: Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH) is proud to announce the appointment of Rachana Shah as its new president.  As the torchbearer of HGH’s mission and vision, Rachana Shah brings a wealth of experience, enthusiasm, and a commitment to driving positive change in the community. Rachanaji comes to HGH with an extensive background as a […]

A Piece of the Punjabi Countryside Right on the Sam Houston Tollway!

A Piece of the Punjabi Countryside Right on the Sam Houston Tollway!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It was the Vaisakhi Khed Mela, after all! All the food vendor booths were just too tempting and took you back to a time long ago in a Mother country so far away! Gol Gappey! Chole Bathure! Fruit Chaat! Pakore! And what brought it all together was the Ganne da Rus […]

Celebrations of Arya Samaj Sthapna Divas (Foundation Day) and Handwriting Winners

Celebrations of Arya Samaj Sthapna Divas (Foundation Day) and Handwriting Winners

HOUSTON: Saturday April 6: 5-k walk, Health fair & Blood donation The kick-off event was a 5-K walk around the neighboring lakeside walk trail by Arya Samaj Greater Houston (ASGH). Sewa International USA, Houston and other NGOs partnered with ASGH to bring 100+ participants in this very early morning event. The post-breakfast annual Health Fair […]

6th Annual Puranava Indian Art & Culture Fest at Pearland Town Center on April 20

6th Annual Puranava Indian Art & Culture Fest at Pearland Town Center on April 20

PEARLAND: The free, 6th annual Puranava Indian Art & Culture Fest will be held at Pearland Town Center Pavilion, on Saturday, April 20 from 12 pm through 7 pm. The colorful event aims to provide an experience of India’s vibrant, diverse, age-old culture which is still a living, integral part of modern India. Competitions in […]

The Hues of Holiness: Holi Celebration at Chinmaya Mission, Houston

The Hues of Holiness: Holi Celebration at Chinmaya Mission, Houston

By Mahesh Gupta Photos by Bharath Rao and Ashutosh Kak HOUSTON: Chinmaya Mission Houston’s Holi celebration in 2024 was a festive fusion of tradition and joy. Over 1000 attendees, gathered for the event, which featured the symbolic Holika Dahan, engaging games, and lively Bollywood music. The ceremony began with the Saumyakasi Sivalaya priest, Sri Ganesh […]

Children’s Museum Houston Celebrates Holi with Hindus of Greater Houston

Children’s Museum Houston Celebrates Holi with Hindus of Greater Houston

  HOUSTON: Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH) welcomed the Spring season and brought the joy of Holi celebration to the broader community by hosting events at Children’s Museum Houston and Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center (FBCDC) in Sugar Land. The events were held on Saturday, March 23 rd and Sunday, 24 th. HGH worked in […]

Houston Maharashtra Mandal Hosts Memorable Holi Event

Houston Maharashtra Mandal Hosts Memorable Holi Event

ROSENBERG: Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) recently hosted a remarkable Holi event on their own land in Rosenberg, TX, captivating approximately 700 attendees with a celebration brimming with colors and culture. With meticulous planning and an array of festivities, the event seamlessly blended the essence of Holi with Maharashtra’s rich cultural heritage, delivering an unforgettable experience. […]

JVB conducts 22nd Annual Family Camp — “Search for Existence”

JVB conducts 22nd Annual Family Camp — “Search for Existence”

By Kuldeep Lunia AUSTIN: “One who NEGLECTS or DISREGARDS the EXISTENCE of EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER and VEGETATION DISREGARDS his OWN EXISTENCE which  is ENTWINED with them.” – Lord Mahavir. Under the spiritual guidance and presence of Samani Arjav Pragyaji, Samani Samyaktva Pragyaji Samani Abhay Pragyaji and Samani Swati Pragyaji, JVB Preksha Meditation Center, Houston conducted […]

Over 2,000 Pack Mayor’s 25th Annual Ramadan Iftar

Over 2,000 Pack Mayor’s 25th Annual Ramadan Iftar

By Special Correspondent HOUSTON: A mammoth gathering of over 2,000 persons on Sunday, March 17, at the Bayou City Center made it again the largest Iftar Dinner event in the US. The Silver Jubilee of America’s largest Annual Houston Iftar Dinner has been organized for the past many years by the Muslim Sister Cities of […]

Mahasivaratri Prayers at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya

Mahasivaratri Prayers at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya

By Mahesh Gupta Photos by Bharath Rao, Ashutosh Kak and Rajesh Thatte HOUSTON: On the auspicious festival of Mahasivaratri 2024, Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya of Chinmaya Mission Houston (CMH) organized two different events – Laghunyasa and Mahanyasa Rudrabhisekam followed by Maha Mrtyunjaya Homa, in an electric atmosphere amidst chants of powerful mantras that purified every devotee’s […]

Dharma for an American Hindu & Empowering NextGen Youth

Dharma for an American Hindu & Empowering NextGen Youth

Two Talks This Weekend by a World-class Speaker HOUSTON: At a time when there is a rejuvenated interest in Hindu Dharma around the world, there is a clear need for Hindus themselves as well as those interested in Hinduism, in America, to gain clarity about the different, multilayered aspects of Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma). What does […]

Historic Inauguration of BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi

Historic Inauguration of BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, UAE: The iconic new BAPS Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi was inaugurated on 14 February by His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj in the presence of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, and the eminent Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence for the UAE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan. The new Mandir, constructed on […]

A Momentous Occasion: The BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi Awaits its Grand Inauguration

A Momentous Occasion: The BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi Awaits its Grand Inauguration

ABU DHABI: Standing tall amidst the shimmering sands of Abu Dhabi, the BAPS Hindu Mandir awaits its grand inauguration on February 14, 2024, by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj, dignitaries from UAE and well-wishers from across the world. This magnificent structure, located in the Abu Mureikhah district is set to […]

JVB’s New Executive Committee Commences with an Impactful Meditation Workshop

JVB’s New Executive Committee Commences with an Impactful Meditation Workshop

By Kuldeep Lunia HOUSTON: Under the guidance of Samani Madhur Pragyaji and Samani Jigyasa Pragya ji, the Executive Committee (EC) of the JVB Preksha Meditation Center for the 2024-2025 term recently hosted its inaugural Preksha meditation workshop for 2024. This three-hour session commenced with “Kayotsarga,” a technique focusing on bodily relaxation and thought control. Samani […]

Page 1 of 30123Next ›Last »