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 [...]

Nevada Assembly in USA opened with Hindu prayer

From ANI Nevada (US), April 26: Nevada Assembly reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures in Carson City, USA, on Monday. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered invocation from Sanskrit scriptures before Nevada Assembly. After Sanskrit delivery, he 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 Society of Hinduism, recited 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 [...]

THE SAI EVOLUTION: A DHARMIC ODYSSEY

By Tina Sadhwani Sai Baba Evolution He is never born, and he never dies. He is in Eternity: he is for evermore. Never-born and eternal, beyond times gone or to come, he does not die when the body dies… When one sees this Eternity in things that pass away and Infinity in the finite things, then one has pure knowledge. (Bhagavad Gita 2:20, 18:20)   It is on this sacred premise that Hinduism builds its conception of reality wherein the boundless chain of life there exists neither birth 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 [...]

Why is ‘Akshaya Tritiya’ a day for GOLD?

India is probably the only country where a religious day is linked to a practice of gold buying. It is the Akshaya Tritiya festival day and we are talking tons of gold here. According to estimates, Indian consumers bought about 20 tonnes of the precious metal on this festive day in 2010. However this was much lower than the buy in 2009 due to soaring prices. India, the world's largest consumer of the yellow metal, bought some 45 tonnes of Gold in 2009. So what makes Akshaya Tritiya a day for GOLD? According Read more [...]

Hindus Cultural Traditions and Beliefs in Nepal

NEPAL. 7 May 2011. Nepal was bigger during the ancient time. ‘Himwatkhanda-Nepal’ extended from Bramhaputra in the East to Hindukush in the west, Kailash Mansovar in the North and Ganga in the South. In time the ‘Himwatkhanda Nepal’ disintegrated into many smaller nations. The fact is mentioned in the Prayaga archive of Samudra Gupta, the son of Bikramaditya, that ‘Nepal’ is a place lying in between Kamrup (current Assam) and Karkarpur (current Kumau). We can infer from these facts Read more [...]

Gayatri Mantra read at Baha’i Ridvan Festival in Nevada

Gayatri Mantra read at Baha’i Ridvan Festival in Nevada   In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed recited prayer from ancient Hindu scriptures at the “12th day of Ridvan” festival of Baha’is in Reno (Nevada, USA) on May two evening. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, read Gayatri Mantra, the most sacred mantra of Hinduism, in Sanskrit and attendees repeated after him. He later translated Gayatri Mantra and other Sanskrit prayers into English. Rajan Read more [...]

Nevada Senate in USA opens with Gayatri Mantra

  Nevada State Senate reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures in Carson City (USA) on February 14. Notable Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered invocation from Sanskrit scriptures before Nevada Senate on this day. 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 Society of Hinduism, recited from Rig-Veda, Read more [...]

Hindus ask UNESCO intervention to save ancient Hindu temples from lava in …

Nevada (US), Jan 19 (ANI): Hindus have asked UNESCO to urgently save the ancient Hindu temples in Indonesia, which are reportedly being threatened by volcanic lava. According to reports, volcanic debris presently flowing from slopes of Mount Merapi was threatening ninth century Hindu temple complex of Prambanan, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Sengi Temple complex containing 8-10th century sites, which were located near the lava path. Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society Read more [...]