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Golu Festivities Around Town

Below are few experiences of our readers about their Golu celebrations. Rahitha Ram KATY: Kolu or Golu in Tamil means Divine Presence. It’s an artistic display of dolls during the Navrathri feastival. Kolu is adorned with dolls – predominantly with that of the gods and goddesses depicting mythology. The dolls( mostly wooden but can also […]

5th Year of Durga Puja Celebrations at VSGH

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: It was a beautiful autumn morning on Oct 5 and the day was perfect for the auspicious Durga Puja ceremony at the VSGH Center in Houston. The day reminded one of the grand Durga Puja festivities back home in Bengal and brought back nostalgic memories. This year, VSGH celebrated it with […]

Ram Leela: A Great Indian Epic Story, at Skeeter’s Stadium on Oct. 19

By Dr. Nik Nikam   Part 2: AYODHYA KAND: After Ram’s marriage, King Dashrath had made plans to crown Shri Ram as the next King of Ayodhya. On the eve of the coronation, Kaikeyi’s wicked maid servant Manthara, ignites jealousy in Kaikeyi’s mind and convinces her that her son Bharat should be made the King of […]

Governor Quinn Proclaims Swami Vivekananda Day in Illinois

By Nand Kapoor CHICAGO: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn proclaimed  Saturday September 28, as Swami Vivekananda Day in Illinois  to mark the celebration of 150 birth anniversary of  this great spiritual  leader who conquered America a century ago. The Proclamation acknowledged, Swami Vivekananda was a great scholar and a person committed to make  world a better […]

Vedanta Society of Greater Houston Celebrates Durga Puja

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: The autumn season is here. The weather will soon start to cool down, the children before long will begin to prepare for the Halloween costumes and families will plan the Thanksgiving Dinner. In India, the autumn season heralds the season of festivities. Not only the nature puts on new fresh garb […]

Balavihar Reopens with Ganesha Puja

By Padmashree Rao HOUSTON: Auspiciousness marked the start of another Bala Vihar year in Chinmaya Prabha Houston when over 800 children, from toddlers to teenagers, performed a Ganesha puja with signature Chinmaya spirit on September 8, Sunday. The celebrations of Ganesha Chathurti continued through the week and culminated with a joyous Ganesha Visarjan on Sep.15, […]

Shiv Shakti Mandir Bids Farewell to Houston Ka Raaja, Ganpati Bapa Morya

By Malay Vyas HOUSTON: This past Sunday, September 15,around 4PM, somewhere in the Gandhi District, a unique street scene was getting enacted. A nine foot statue of epic proportions was being loaded on to the back of a truck to embark on a four-hour journey through streets, parking lots, freeways and ultimately to a suburban […]

ISKCON of Houston Celebrated Radhastami

By Virginia M. Ford HOUSTON: The Hare Krishna Dham, ISKCON of Houston, was lively on Thursday, September 12 as devotees celebrated with ecstatic loving devotion Radhastami. Radhastami is the appearance of Srimati Radharani, Lord Krishna’s greatest devotee. Radha is the feminine facet of the Absolute Truth and Krishna’s feminine energy. Just as the sunshine is […]

Tiny Tots Register for Classes as Others Petition the Lord with Prayers

By Jawahar Malhotra LEMONT, IL: It was a overcast, drizzly Sunday last September 15, with just a slight chill in the air hinting that cold weather was around the corner, but the parking lot was busy with a steady stream of cars driving  around to the cul de sac in front of the classroom building. […]

Hindu Mahasabha of America Observes Hindu Memorial Day

Hindu Mahasabha of America Observes Hindu Memorial Day

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” — George Santayana HOUSTON: Hindu Congress of America observed Hindu memorial day in Houston. Hindu Memorial Day is observed to commemorate (Shradhanjli ) to Hindus who died by Muslims and British atrocities. The program began with a silent prayer in memory of Hindus who […]

Krishna’s Celestial Birth Celebrated with Swirling Dancers

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: You don’t often see Mayor Annise Parker dancing the dandia raas  with hundreds of other people, but this past Saturday, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, you could see her trading taps of the sticks with Manisha Gandhi as they both went around the immense hall. It was an occasion […]

Radio Hungama’s Ganesha Mahotsav a Grand Success

Click here for Collage HOUSTON: The Houston Indian community witnessed an event that showcased the rich heritage of the Hindu population while providing wholesome Texas style hospitality and entertainment. To organize a religious event of grand stage and to invite the who’s who of the Indian community of the Houston area is not an easy […]

Spectacular Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi at Shirdi Sai Jalaram Mandir

HOUSTON: A large group of families together celebrated what is called “Saamoohika Ganesh Chaturthi”, a community celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi last Sunday, September 8 at Shirdi Sai Jalaram Mandir, West Belfort location.  The program had an auspicious start in the morning with Ganesh homam – an elaborate process invoking Lord Ganesh.  Ganapathi homam is typically […]

ISKCON Houston’s Sri Krishna Janmastami Celebrations A Huge Success

By Ganga Narayan Das           HOUSTON: ISKCON Houston celebrated Krishna Janmashtami with much fun and fare on 28 August at the stricking of midnight. The presiding deities Sri Radha Nilamadhava welcomed more than 4000 eager guests. The temple room was packed with guests saying to the kirtans sung by His Grace […]

Baba Ramdev to Visit Houston

HOUSTON: Renowned Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev will visit Houston on Sept. 26 as part of his week-long US tour. Swami Ramdev, popularly known as Baba Ramdev, is the inspiration behind Patanjali institutions, including Patanjali Yogpeeth (USA) Trust. He has popularized Yoga in India and abroad through his TV shows and Yoga camps. He has also […]

Dharma and Yoga Fest in Houston

HOUSTON: Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA (HSS), Houston Chapter and Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH) with the support of many other Dharmic organizations, will host “Dharma and Yoga Fest” on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. This event will be followed by Janmashtami celebrations […]

Arya Samaj DAV School Open for New Session

HOUSTON: The new session of the DAV Sanskriti School opened on Sunday, August 25 with much enthusiasm from both students and parents. The School aims to inculcate Vedic values and culture in children, with two hours of instruction followed by Prasad. Classes start at 10 am every Sunday. Naitik Shiksha (moral science) and Conversational Hindi […]

ISKCON Houston Celebrated Balaram Purnima

By Ganga Narayan Das              HOUSTON: ISKCON Houston grandly celebrated Balaram Purnima (Appearance day of Lord Balaram) on Aug 20. This annual festival falls on the full moon night right before the appearance of Krsna. Balaram is known as the elder brother of Krsna and the son of Rohini. Garga […]

Swami Mukundanada To Conduct Retreat in Chicago

By Nand Kapoor CHICAGO : Swami Mukundananda, a world-renowned teacher of Spirituality, Yoga, and Meditation is presently on his annual tour of the U.S.A. to promote the message of his Guru H.H. Jagadguru Swami Shri Kripaluji Maharaj, founder of J.K.YOG, a spiritual institution dedicated to promote and perpetuate the principles being enunciated by his Guru. […]

Come and Celebrate Janmashtami with HGH

HOUSTON: Multitudes of people, with their friends, families and neighbors, will be celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday, September 07. This celebration, sponsored by Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH), a non-profit organization, is joyously anticipated as the first community wide celebration post summer holidays every year. […]