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By hinduismnow On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Yoga: Freedom From History

When I first moved to the United States 4 decades ago, I was struck by the efforts made by individuals, civic societies and the American government to instill in Americans a strong historical identity. Secular More...

By hinduismnow On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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The decline of Afghanistan’s Hindu and Sikh communities

“I am an Afghan first… But if our life is under threat, if our families are faced with risks, we have to leave.” Historically, Hinduism thrived in Afghanistan, particularly in Pashtun areas. More...

By hinduismnow On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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Eleven amazing facts about Puri Jagannath temple

All over the world, including India, many people might know about Odisha as a small state in East India, but the name of Puri certainly has a high recall value across the world for being the land of Lord Jagannath More...

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By hinduismnow On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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Why is Yoga Strictly Hindu?

Is Yoga Hindu or not? This question was answered differently by different prominent Hindu and Non-Hindu leaders. A lot of them, Hindu leaders in particular, severely criticized those, who aligned Yoga with Hinduism. More...

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By hinduismnow On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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Deities in Stone: Hindu Sculpture from the Collections of the Asian Art Museum

Sculpture is an essential part of Indian civilization; a culture that dates back to ancient times and has flourished uninterrupted to the present. It is fundamentally important to India’s nearly one billion More...

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By hinduismnow On Monday, December 26th, 2016
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Is there any thing True about Christianity?

What is Christianity? God whose name is Jehovah in the beginning created Adam and Eve. Created nature for their pleasure God orders them not to eat from a specific tree but they disobeyed God. Because of this More...

By hinduismnow On Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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Sarvajnapeetha: The Seat of Infinite Knowledge

Sanatana is a Sanskrit word that denotes that which is Anadi (beginning-less), Anantha (endless) and does not cease to be –therefore, that which is eternal and everlasting. The word Dharma has no equivalent More...

By hinduismnow On Friday, December 16th, 2016
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Ours is the only philosophy that we dance : In Conversation with Sonal Mansingh

There is nothing equivalent to kavya in the Abrahamic relogions. That is because liturgy is, for the most part, disconnected from the performing arts. There is no equivalent Jewish, christian or Islamic dance, More...

By hinduismnow On Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
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Hindu childbirth ceremonies in Trinidad and Tobago

By Dr. Kumar Mahabir In the Ramayana, the Hindu scripture written in 500 BC in India, the chatti [sixth-day childbirth ceremony] of Lord Rama, the son of a king, is described lyrically: “There was happy music More...