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Hindus urge Connecticut town to not prohibit yoga at farm

Hindus are urging Manchester Town in Connecticut not to shut down yoga at a local farm. According to reports, town considers this yoga a zoning violation and a cease and desist letter has been issued to Aussakita Acres Farm in the woods of Manchester, which offers hands on educational farm tours and where yogis interact with goats during yoga class. ... Read More »

Hindus welcome BBC plan to produce films on Hinduism

Shown on BBC One, a new documentary strand of five films a year will reportedly explore faith and ethical issues in all the major religions in stimulating and contemporary new ways, including Hinduism. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, welcomed British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for the idea of producing films on Hinduism, calling it ... Read More »

University of Cincinnati offering “Yoga in Its Hindu Matrix” course

University of Cincinnati (UC), public research university, is offering “Yoga in its Hindu Matrix”, a three-credit course in Religious Studies, in the upcoming Fall semester. Course description points out that this course will introduce students to Hindu mystical beliefs and practices. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, welcoming this Hinduism related course, called it a ... Read More »

Konkana provides new insights about how time influences the lives of men and women

The saying goes that men are from Mars and women from Venus. It’s difficult to check the authenticity of this information, but somehow, it seems true since men and women live completely different lives on planet Earth. This aspect has been beautifully explained by Konkana Sen Sharma in this thought-provoking video. The essential thing Konkana is trying to say here ... Read More »

Hindus welcome Canadian Catholic monastery hosting yoga programs

Hindus have welcomed Le Monastère des Augustines in Quebec City (Canada), whose “practices are rooted in the Augustinian Sisters’ mission”, for hosting various yoga programs. Le Monastère des Augustines bears witness to the lifestyle and social mission of the Order of the Augustinian Sisters of the Mercy of Jesus of Quebec whose history goes back to 1639; and the Augustinian ... Read More »

Ireland Hindus to ritually immerse Lord Ganesha statue in Derrymore waters

Hindus of Ireland are reportedly planning to immerse Hindu deity Lord Ganesha’s painted clay statue in Derrymore waters on August 26 as a conclusion to Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations. Claimed to be the first of its kind in Ireland and open to all, Hindus with Lord Ganesha statue will march few kilometers in procession, walking and dancing, from Kinnegad to Killucan for this ... Read More »

Hindu Community Center approved in Pennsylvania

Hilltown Township Board of Supervisors in Pennsylvania has reportedly unanimously approved land development plan for Swaminarayan Community Center. According to reports, the groundbreaking of this about 4,400 square foot Center on about 11.4 acres plot is expected in upcoming spring with completion hoped by 2019. Reports suggest that besides a prayer room; various activities for children and seniors; educational, health, ... Read More »

Hindus seek equality in UK marriage law

Hindus are seeking equality for minority religions/denominations in United Kingdom (UK) marriage law. GOV[dot]UK website, under “Religious ceremonies” in “Marriages and civil partnerships in the UK”, states: “You don’t usually need to give notice with the register office if you’re getting married in an Anglican church…” In “Jewish and Quaker marriages” and “Non-Anglican Christian marriages and all other religions”: “You need ... Read More »

Hindus urge Europe to eliminate prejudices against its Roma populace

Hindus are urging for immediate end to apartheid conditions of European Roma in view of findings of the recent Pew Research Center (PRC) survey which concluded that “Roma widely rejected” in Central and Eastern Europe. The results of survey—“Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe”—in 18 countries state that “Roma face the lowest overall levels of acceptance” ... Read More »

San Francisco’s Hindu chariot procession enters 51styear

The 51st Annual San Francisco Rathayatra Parade will be held on July 30. The “Festival of the Chariots” (Rathayatra Festival) involves a parade with people pulling three chariots by ropes throughout Golden Gate Park. It also includes free vegetarian feast, live music, ancient Indian dances, etc. Thousands of people have reportedly been attending these free festivities in the past. This ... Read More »

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