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Arya Samaj of Greater Houston Hosts Fifth Annual HAVAN Conference Organized by VHPA

HOUSTON: World Hindu Council of America (VHPA) conducts fifth annual HAVAN Conference in Houston. The event was hosted by Arya Samaj of Greater Houston. Around 200 plus Hindus participated along with an eminent panel of speakers  and many active Hindu community leaders.  The Hindu American Vanaprasthi Network (HAVAN) is launched to serve the self-development and […]

Hindu Temple of The Woodlands Honors Flood Victims

THE WOODLANDS: Atma Shanti Puja and Bhajan program was held at the Hindu Temple of The Woodlands on Sunday, July 7, honoring the victims of the recent North Indian flood victims. The opening prayer was by recent high school graduate,Yarlini Vipulananda.  Bhajans were by UH sophomore Srikar Vedula.  Additional bhajan singers included a number of […]

MTS Celebrates 35th Anniversary as “Founders’ Day”

PEARLAND: Thirty five years ago Sri Meenakshi Temple Society was formed and its humble beginning was marked by the installation of its first deity, Prasanna Vinayakar, at the northwest corner of the current temple complex.  The founders could not have imagined that only three years later, a huge main temple with three presiding deities came […]

Greater Houston Ratha Yatra at Discovery Green

HOUSTON: Hare Krishna Dham Houston and Char Dham Temple are delighted to extend invitation to all Houstonians to attend Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra Festival and Parade, also known as Festival of Chariots, in downtown Houston @ Discovery Green on Saturday, July 13 from 5PM – 8PM. Jagannath means “The Lord of the Universe” and is […]

Tamal Krishna Goswami’s Vyasa Puja Celebrated at ISKCON Houston

By HG Sarvabhauma Das HOUSTON: On Saturday June 29, 150 devotees gathered to honor the Vyasa Puja (Appearance Day) ceremony of His Holiness Tamal Krishna Goswami [1946-2002] at ISKCON Houston’s Hare Krishna Dham. Goswami served as secretary to ISKCON Founder-acarya A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, was an initiating guru with disciples in India, America, Philippines, Fiji, […]

Sri Govindaji Gaudiya Matha — Temple Inauguration & Deity Installation

HOUSTON: Houston is a fortunate city with so many beautiful temples. And now Houston will have a new temple – Sri Govindaji Gaudiya Matha (SGGM), which will be inaugurated during a four day festival from July 11 – July 14. SGGM is part of the International Pure Bhakti Yoga Society (IPBYS) founded by His Divine […]

Eminent Scientist, Professor G. Venkataraman, Talks about Sathya Sai Baba’s Divine Life

HOUSTON: The Sri Sathya Sai Centers of Houston organized a special talk by Dr. G Venkataraman, an eminent scientist, recipient of the C.V. Raman Centenary Award, the Padma Shri award from the Government of India, author of numerous books and articles, and the current head of Radio Sai Global Harmony. Over 300 people attended the […]

Deva Snana Celebrated at Durga Bari

HOUSTON: With much pomp and ceremony, Deva Snana, bathing ceremony of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra was celebrated at Durga Bari on Sunday, June 23. Deva Snana is the day the deities are bathed with 108 pitchers of water brought from the well in the precincts of Puri Jagannath temple. After the bath, […]

Sri Sri Radha Govinda to Appear in Houston on July 13

HOUSTON: By the causeless mercy of our Srila Gurudev, Bhaktivedanta Narayan Goswami Maharaj and their Lordships, we are pleased to announce the deity installation ceremony for Sri Sri Radha Govindaji, Gaur Nitai and Ram Darbar. Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, a great vaishnava saint writes “Love (priti) is a very sweet word. When it is spoken, a […]

The Chariot Festival (Shree Jagannath Rath Yatra – 2013)

HOUSTON: Orissa Culture Center (OCC) and Shri Sitaram Foundation cordially invite the people of Houston and surrounding cities to the sixth chariot festival of Houston. For the last six years the festival has been providing a ground for spreading the message of peace and universal brotherhood among the people of Houston. The venue for this […]

Avdhoot Baba Shivanandji Visits Houston in June

HOUSTON: His Holiness Avdhoot Baba Shivanandji, “The Father of Indian Healing” and Master of Eastern Vedic Sciences will be conducting a 7-day workshop at Unity Church, 2929 Unity Drive Houston, Texas-77057, beginning June, 26 2013 to July 3 2013. The shivir is designed to initiate participants into meditation and helping empower one of one’s own […]

ISKCON’s Self Discovery Programs Celebrated “Festival of Love and Trust”

By Ravinder Yerram   HOUSTON: On Saturday, May 18, as Part of “Self Discovery” programs all over the Houston conducted by ISKCON, the Hare Krishna Dham, devotees grand celebrated annual event called “Festival of Love and Trust” (FOLT) at Gauranga Hall. This year, the theme of FOLT was “Nama Ruchi (Attraction towards Mantra meditation) – […]

Narasimha Chaturdashi Appearance Day of Lord Nrsimhadev

By Seshadri Veeraraghavan HOUSTON: The Supreme Lord Sri Krishna, in one of the most memorable verses in the Bhagavad Gita (4.7), assures Arjuna that: Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion–at that time I descend Myself. In one such manifestation, He appeared […]

Sri Sita Rama Kalyana Mahotsvam at Sri Meenakshi Temple

By Nalini Sadagopan PEARLAND: “Seetha kalyana vaibhogame; Rama kalyana vaibhogmae” – with the auspicious rendering of these lines, devotees cheerfully assembled to celebrate the Sita Rama Kalyanam entered the wedding hall of Sri Meenakshi Temple in Pearland,  carrying the seer varisai – an array of delicious sweets and savories, on May 11 around 9 AM. […]

Annapurna Puja Celebrated at Houston Durgabari Temple

HOUSTON: On Thursday April 18 around 5:30 PM. Head priest Dr. Bishnupada Goswami performed Annapurna Puja at the temple of Houston Durgabari Society located at 13944 Schiller Rd, Houston, TX 77082. Annapurna Puja is an important festival of West Bengal. Goddess Annapurna is the Goddess of plenty. It is believed that Goddess Annapurna’s barn is […]

Sri Meenakshi Temple ‘Kalyana Mahotsavam’

By Dr. Venugopal Menon PEARLAND: Certain experiences happen but seldom, and they happen only to the destined. Sri Meenakshi Temple in Pearland just concluded its ten-day grand commemoration of ‘Mahotsavam’, the magnificent, anniversary extravaganza.  From Thursday, April 18 to Sunday April 28, the entire temple atmosphere was transformed into one of supreme celestial ambiance with […]

ISKCON Celebrates Rama Navami with Huge Crowd of Devotees

By Ravinder Yerram HOUSTON: ISKCON, Hare Krishna Dham, Houston witnessed hundreds of devotees and guests for celebration of Rama Navami, the appearance day of Lord Ramachandra on Friday, 19 of April. Lord Ramachandra is a very important incarnation of God, the Supreme Lord who came to the world as Rama, or Ramachandra, in the celebrated […]

Vaishno Devi Visits Sri Radha Krishna Temple

Click here for Collage IAN Staff Reporter HOUSTON: History was created in Houston on April 13, 2013 when Ravi Shankar Puri and his wife Savita Puri  hosted a successful and blissful “Mata Ki Chowki” at Shri Radha Krishna Temple, located on 11625 Beechnut.  It was an unprecedented event where more than 2,000 devotees showed up […]