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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. […]

Balaram Purnima, Appearance Day of Lord Balaram

HOUSTON: On the auspicious occasion of Balarama Purnima let us meditate upon the advent of Lord Baladeva, the first plenary expansion of the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna! In the Nectar of Devotion (Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu) by Srila Rupa Gosvami, the all-attractive beauty of Lord Balarama is described thus: “Let me take shelter of the lotus feet of […]

Bahuda Yatra (Return Ratha Yatra) Celebrated at Durga Bari

HOUSTON: Bahuda yatra or return ratha yatra is the return journey of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra from their Aunt’s house (Gundicha Temple) to the main temple. It is significant in the sense that it completes the ratha yatra.  Like last year, Char Dham Hindu Temple along with Houston Durga Bari Society and […]

Gita Camp 2013 Held at ISKCON, Hare Krishna Dham

HOUSTON: A fun-filled Gita Camp was held the week of July 8 at the Hare Krishna Dham (ISKCON) temple. There were over 55 children, ages three to thirteen, from all across the greater Houston area in attendance for each of the five full-days. The camp combined activities with traditional Vedic learning and values. There were […]

Ratha Yatra at Durga Bari: Southern Sun Can’t Stop an Eastern Tradition

By Parth Dwivedi HOUSTON: The Ratha Yatra, or Chariot Festival, was celebrated at the Houston Durga Bari in Houston on Saturday, July 13. The event was organized to bring the festivities of the original Ratha Yatra held in Puri, Orissa every year closer to home. Traditionally, the festival is celebrated on the second day of […]

Rath Yatra Draws in the Multitudes at VPSS

Rath Yatra Draws in the Multitudes at VPSS

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: It was a monumental day last Sunday, July 14 at the VPSS premises for the organizers and volunteers of the Orissa Culture Center who in partnership with the Shri Sita Ram Foundation organized a rath yatra.  Thanks to their combined efforts and dedication, the well-organized event was a resounding success with […]

Grand Opening of Sri Govindaji Gaudiya Math Temple

Grand Opening of Sri Govindaji Gaudiya Math Temple

HOUSTON: On July 13, the International Gaudiya Vedanta Society (IGVS) of Houston celebrated the grand opening of the new Sri Govindaji Gaudiya Matha temple with the installation of beautiful Deities of Sri Gaur Nitai, Sri Radha Govindaji and Sri Sita Rama Laxman Hanumanji. This Vedic educational and cultural center will be dedicated to the philosophy […]