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Hindu arti worship held weekly at Harvard

A weekly arti is reportedly held at Harvard University (HU), one of the world’s top and United States’ oldest institution of higher education established in 1636. Organized by Harvard Dharma (Harvard’s Hindu Students Association), it is held in Dharma Prayer Space at Canaday Basement in Harvard Yard of HU in Cambridge (Massachusetts) on Fridays at five pm, reports suggest. Arti ... Read More »

Diwali declared holiday in New York’s Herricks Public Schools

Hindus have welcomed the inclusion of Diwali, most popular of their festival, as holiday by Herricks Union Free School District (HUFSD) in New York State on its School Calendar for 2017-2018. Nearby Syosset Central School District, East Meadow School District, Half Hollow Hills Central School District and East Williston Union Free School District recently declared Diwali as an official holiday; ... Read More »

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दोस्तों जैसे कि आप इस बात से भलीभांति परिचित होंगे कि हमारा देश भारत टोटको, मंत्रो और तांत्रिक अनुष्ठानों का देश है यहाँ के हर कोने में कई प्रकार के रीतिरिवाज भी अपनाए जाते है जो अपने आप में बेहद विचित्र होते है और ठीक ऐसे ही हर जगह नींबू मिर्ची का उपयोग किया जाता है नींबू मिर्ची का प्रयोग ... Read More »

Irish Parliament denies Hindu opening prayer request

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Both the houses of Ireland Parliament (Oireachtas) in Dublin, Senate (Seanad Éireann) and House of Representatives (Dáil Éireann), have denied Hindu opening prayer request. Responding to Hindu opening prayer request of distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed; Brian Prunty, Private Secretary to the Ceann Comhairle (Chairperson of Dáil Éireann), wrote: I must inform you that your offer to read a Hindu ... Read More »

Hindus welcome Pittsburgh’s Presbyterian Church offering free yoga classes

Hindus have welcomed East Liberty Presbyterian Church (ELPC) in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), whose history goes back to 1819, for offering free yoga classes. Besides five different services during upcoming Holy Week, ELPC, also known as “The Cathedral of Hope”, is also offering free yoga classes titled “Cathedral Yoga” on Wednesday evenings in its Gothic Sanctuary, which are open to all. Calling itself as ... Read More »

Maryland Hindu temple has plans for $20 million expansion with 36’ Hanuman statue

Sri Bhaktha Anjaneya Temple (SBAT) in Ijamsville (Maryland) reportedly has plans for second phase $20 million expansion including another about 51,000 square-foot temple with 36 foot Lord Hanuman statue. According to reports, designs have been finalized for the second phase, which has already been approved, and funds are being raised for it. The existing about 5,000 square-foot Temple, launched in ... Read More »

Lord Ganesha will not be installed in old bathroom: Iowa college assures Hindus

Grinnell College Iowa has assured the concerned Hindus that murti of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha will not be placed in renovated bathroom, in view of significant physical changes and construction projects resulting in moving of dedicated Hindu Prayer Room. Reverend Deanna L. Shorb, Dean of Religious Life of the College, in an email on March 16 to distinguished Hindu statesman ... Read More »

Yoga may help university students deal with stress

A faculty member of State University of New York (SUNY) at Canton “aims to prove yoga can help students battle the stresses of college life”, according to a University release. Its Assistant Professor Dr. Erica M. Sharpe is seeking student volunteers for a new four-week study, starting April 11, to determine the effects of yoga on anxiety, mood, mindfulness, body awareness ... Read More »

Harvard-Columbia researchers find yoga can reduce depression

Columbia and Harvard researchers find yoga and controlled breathing reduce depressive symptoms, according to The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine which has published this study on March one. This randomized controlled dosing study “Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder with Iyengar Yoga and Coherent Breathing” claims to provide evidence that participation in an intervention composed of Iyengar yoga and coherent ... Read More »

Hindus welcome chanting by Montana elementary students linked to Hindu epic Ramayana

Hindus have welcomed reports of performance by students of some elementary schools of Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) in Montana, involving a chant linked to Hindu text Ramayana in February. According to reports, this performance, part of a project which received grant from state agency Montana Arts Council; included pupils from Lewis and Clark Elementary, Russell School and Lowell School. ... Read More »

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