Florida to witness Hindu chariot processions

Starting with Daytona Beach on Memorial Day May 30, this annual parade will be held on the streets of its largest city Jacksonville (June 18), Tampa (July 10), and Clearwater (August six). According to reports, these processions, featuring huge decorated chariot with colorful canopy, will be carrying statues of the Hindu deities Lord Jagannatha (a form of Krishna), Balabhadra (Krishna’s elder brother) and Subhadra (Krishna’s younger sister), wearing silk outfits and decorated with flowers. Pulled Read more [...]

Hindus have rejected “end of the world”

Hindus have rejected “end of the world” proclamations saying that time is considered cyclical in Hinduism and not linear. One of such declaration said that “God will destroy the world” on May 21, 2011. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that ancient Hindu scriptures Upanishads pointed to cyclical/non-ending nature of time through the principle of rebirth and karma. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, says that world travels through Read more [...]

Launching the First Hindu Military Chaplaincy

It is a great day for America and the democratic principles we've sworn to defend as service members. The Department of Defense has recently established the first Hindu Military Chaplain program in American history. Army Captain Pratima Dharm, who currently works as a Chaplain Clinician at Walter Reed Medical Center Hospital, took on her new role as the Army's first Hindu Chaplain as of May 16. "It is an honor to take on this incredible role supporting military members and their families serving Read more [...]