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 [...]

California’s Norton Simon Museum exhibiting Vishnu & other Hindu sculptures

Press Release California, Apr 23: Prestigious Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena (California, USA) is currently exhibiting 11th century sandstone Vishnu in its Ancient Sculpture from the Hindu-Buddhist World exhibition, which will continue till August one.   This exhibition examines the connoisseurship and conservation involved in identifying and preserving these ancient objects. It explores how the place of origin and date of an object can be determined by the rendering of drapery pleats, hairstyles Read more [...]

Earth Day Opens with Sanskrit Prayers & Worship of Hindu Lord Ganesha in …

After the Earth Day invocation, from left: Roya Galata, Jim Meiklejohn, Rajan Zed, Kaitlin Weeks Reno, Nevada, May 1, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio)  Nevada Earth Day 2011 celebrations here today opened with prayers from ancient Sanskrit scriptures and Baha’i prayer in Farsi. After lighting incense before Lord Ganesha statue and sprinkling holy water from river Ganga, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed read Shanti Mantra in Sanskrit from the Earth Day stage, followed by “Prithvi Suktaâ€� Read more [...]

Hindu temple holds grand opening in Castle Rock

A Hindu temple housing Lord Venkateswara will offer Seva (worship) beginning Friday-Sunday with three days of grand-opening celebrations at 1495 S. Ridge Road in Castle Rock. The Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, an 11,500-square-foot building that officials say is unique in the Rocky Mountain Region, is built in the ancient tradition of Agama and Vasthu Sastras (ancient Hindu architectural principles and science). The temple is on an 8-acre lot with mountain views. Muhoortam, inauguration of Read more [...]

Las Vegas City Council in USA opened with Hindu mantras

  City Council of Las Vegas (USA), world's entertainment capital, reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures on January 19. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered invocation from Sanskrit scriptures before Las Vegas City Council on January 19. After Sanskrit delivery, he then read the English translation of the prayer. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and root language of Indo-European languages. Zed, who is the president of Universal Read more [...]

Belgium Ice sculpture festival displayed Lord Shiv and Ganesh

  Internationally renowned 10th annual UNESCO Brugge Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival in Belgium, which ended on January 16, displayed sculptures of Lord Ganesh and Lord Shiv.istinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has commended the organizers for carrying sculptures of Hindu deities in this world-level exhibition. Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, suggested that the next Festival should include depiction from ancient Hindu scriptures Mahabharat Read more [...]

Same Old Story, Great New Look

By Margherita Stancati If a new edition of a book that’s been around for centuries is creating a buzz, there must be something pretty special about it. An upcoming version of the ancient Hindu epic “Ramayan,” put together by French publisher Diane de Selliers, seems to be doing just that. In Delhi, academics have been talking about it for months. Courtesy photo An early 17th century miniature painting depicting Lord Ram, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshman, the protagonists of the Read more [...]

B’deshi Hindus in shock as worship at ancient temple suspended

Hindus in Bangladesh are in shock following the suspension of worship at the capital's Dhakeshwari National Temple, the most important place of worship for the minority community in the country, after a theft today. Gold and silver ornaments and Taka 4.5 lakh have been stolen from the temple, said Tapan Bhattacharya, the in-charge of the state-owned Dhakeshwari Temple. Worship at the ancient Dhakeswari National Temple has been suspended for an indefinite period following the theft, the Read more [...]

Why we need to be proud to be Indians

pHe who loves not his country can love nothing said Byron/p pOur motherland nurtures us and grooms us into responsible citizens of br/the world.Every individual, must therefore love his motherland br/without any expectations and contribute to its wellbeing. Ask not br/what the country has done for you, ask what you have done for the br/country.Ones is identity is basically linked to ones land of birth, br/and India our land of birth is vast from the snowy peaks of the br/Himalayas to the backwaters Read more [...]

Ancient Vishnu idol found in Russian town

pMOSCOW: An ancient Vishnu idol has been found during excavation in an old village in Russia's Volga region, raising questions about the prevalent view on the origin of ancient Russia./p pThe idol found in Staraya (old) Maina village dates back to VII-X century AD. Staraya Maina village in Ulyanovsk region was a highly populated city 1700 years ago, much older than Kiev, so far believed to be the mother of all Russian cities. br/!--more--/p p"We may consider it incredible, but we have ground to Read more [...]