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Upset Hindus urge Scotland brewery to withdraw beer with Lord Ganesha image & apologize

India Pils beer of Tempest Brewing

Upset Hindus are urging Tweedbank (Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Scotland) based Tempest Brewing Co. to apologize and withdraw its Lord Ganesha image carrying India Pils beer; calling it highly inappropriate. “Channel your inner Ganesha and overcome all obstacles with our hoppy pilsner. Clean, cold and crisp fermentation meets juicy dry hops and refreshing bitterness. With a crisp, fruity hop flavour and great drinkability, ... Read More »

Upset Hindus urge Nordstrom to withdraw Lord Shiva vase & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Seattle headquartered luxury department stores chain Nordstrom for immediate withdrawal of erect penis shaped vase named after Hindu deity Shiva; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Shiva and Shivalinga were highly revered in Hinduism and were meant to be worshipped in temples or home ... Read More »

Christian-Muslim-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish leaders jointly celebrated Thanksgiving in Nevada

Some of the religious leaders who participated in this Service, from left to right, are: Shelley L. Fisher, Elizabeth W. Beyer, Matthew T. Fisher, Bradley S. Corbin, Jim R. Eaglesmith, Rajan Zed, Brian E. Melendez, David L. Mathis, Alice Tolloch, Omar A. Palmer and Muhammed A. Quddus.

In a remarkable interfaith gesture; area Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish leaders joined together to celebrate multi-faith Thanksgiving at Connected Church of the Nazarene in Nevada’s capital Carson City on November 20. The theme of this interfaith worship service was “Amends & Reconciliation”, and various religious leaders spoke around “making amends and working toward reconciliation”. “As we prepare for ... Read More »

Manduka halts production of Lord Ganesh yoga towels after Hindu protest

Global yoga gear company Manduka, headquartered in El Segundo (California), has announced not to produce yoga towels carrying reimagined images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh, which Hindus objected calling these “highly inappropriate”. Taylor of Manduka Customer Care, in an email today to Universal Society of Hinduism (USOH), which spearheaded the protest, wrote: “Out of respect for our global community, we ... Read More »

Hindus dismayed on being excluded at Ireland President’s inauguration

Hindus were highly disappointed on not being included in the prayer service at the inauguration ceremony of the Ireland President Michael D. Higgins in Dublin Castle on November 11. The opening service at this ceremony reportedly included prayer by Christian, Islamic and Jewish representatives; besides a Humanist reflection. It was disheartening for the worldwide Hindus to observe the hard-working, harmonious ... Read More »

Hindus seek apology from London Royal Opera House for hosting culturally insensitive ballet

Royal Opera House London

Hindus are seeking apology from London’s Royal Opera House (ROH) for hosting “La Bayadère” ballet, which, they said, reportedly trivialized Eastern religious traditions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that publicly funded Royal Opera House should not be in the business of callously promoting appropriation of traditions, elements and concepts of “others”. Zed, ... Read More »

Manduka to withdraw Lord Ganesh yoga towels & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging El Segundo (California) headquartered global yoga gear company Manduka for immediate withdrawal of yoga towels carrying reimagined images of Hindu deity Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines ... Read More »

Hindus upset over University of California not disclosing syllabus of goddess Kali course

University of California Santa Barbara

Hindus are upset over “elite” public research institution—University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)—for refusing to publicly divulge what it teaches in its course “Dark Goddesses/Black Madonnas”, which includes a section about Hindu goddess Kali. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who unsuccessfully wrote to various UCSB officials requesting detailed curriculum of the course, in a statement in Nevada today, said that ... Read More »

Hindus worldwide shocked at sacred idols theft from Hindu temple in London suburb

Hindus worldwide are highly concerned regarding reports of burglary at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Willesden in Greater London, resulting in the theft of three sacred Hari Krishna idols on November nine, hours after Hindu New Year celebrations. According to Temple President Kurjibhai Kerai, these idols were with the temple since opening in 1975 and “hold a huge religious significance to all ... Read More »

Hindus welcome 3-fold increase in meditation use for complementary health in US

The use of meditation as a complementary health approach increased more than threefold from 4.1% in 2012 to 14.2% in 2017 in US, according to a report published on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website on November eight quoting National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). This Survey points that in recent years, the practice of meditation has become more ... Read More »

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