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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 [...]

US session to open with Hindu prayer

pNew York: For the first time since its inception in 1864, the Assembly of the US state of Nevada will open with a Hindu prayer on March 19, reflecting the growing influence of Indian-Americans in the political arena./p pDirector of Public Affairs of Hindu Temple of Northern Nevada Rajan Zed will read a prayer for the success of the session. br/!--more--/p pZed says that he yet has to choose a prayer he will recite but he is thinking something from Rig Veda, the oldest scripture of the world./p Read more [...]

Mata Amritanandamayi announces one million dollar donation to Katrina victims

pstrongKerala, India, September 23, 2005:/strong Indian spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Friday announced US$1 million in aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina that battered the US in August. "Our Amritanandamayi Center in the US will hand over this amount to the US government," Mata told reporters at a press conference in her Vallikavu ashram near here. She also said so far her ashram has completed 1,200 of the 6,200 tsunami-relief houses it has undertaken to construct throughout India and Read more [...]

Hindu Temple offers Temple premises for Hurricane Rita Evacuees

pstrongIrving, Texas, September 24, 2005:/strong The Hindu Temple in Irving Texas, opened its doors for Hurricane Rita evacuees Thursday night. Many agencies like Red Cross, Texas 211, Texas Department of Public Safety were informed about availability of its premises for use as shelter./p pbr/When email's went out to Temple devotees, offers of supplies and help poured in, clogging the phone lines. Volunteers were busy redirecting calls about offers of help to their personal cell phones, so that Read more [...]