Published On: Sun, Jan 13th, 2019

World Hindu News

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  • These Rohingya Refugees Actually Want to Return to Myanmar. The Difference Is They’re Hindus
    by WHN Reporter on January 13, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    BANGLADESH, January 6, 2019 (LA Times): In the world’s largest refugee camp, where 1.1 million Rohingya Muslim refugees reside, 105 families have been stranded — caught in a war that was not theirs. Unlike the rest of the refugees, these families are Rohingya Hindus — a small minority within a minority that had lived peacefully […] The post These Rohingya Refugees Actually Want to Return to Myanmar. The Difference Is They’re Hindus appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Hindus Most Educated Religious Group in the US, Says New Report
    by WHN Reporter on January 13, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 7, 2019 (Hindustan Times): Hindus are the most educated — based on college degrees — among US religious groups, followed by Unitarians Universalists, Jews, Anglicans and congregants of the Episcopal Church, according to a new study. They are ahead also of atheists and agnostics. The study by Pew used the four-year college […] The post Hindus Most Educated Religious Group in the US, Says New Report appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal: History and Significance
    by WHN Reporter on January 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Makar Sankranti also known as Makara Sankranti is celebrated in various parts of the Indian subcontinent to observe the day which marks the shift of the sun into ever-lengthening days. The festival is a seasonal observance as well as a religious celebration. nation has geared up to welcome not just the warmth of the Lohri […] The post Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal: History and Significance appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Pakistan declares Panj Tirath Hindu religious site as national heritage
    by WHN Reporter on January 6, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    The provincial Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in northwest Pakistan has declared the ancient Hindu religious site of Panj Tirath in Peshawar as national heritage. Panj Tirath, which got its name from the five pools of water present there, also contains a temple and a lawn with date palm trees. The five pools of the heritage site […] The post Pakistan declares Panj Tirath Hindu religious site as national heritage appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Legislature to open with Hindu prayers
    by WHN Reporter on January 6, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    A global Hindu and interfaith leader will provide the invocation at the North Dakota Legislature in February using mantras from the world’s oldest existing scripture. Having non-Christian invocations is not new to the North Dakota Legislature. News stories over the past decade show that invocations were delivered by Native Americans, Jewish Rabbis and a Muslim […] The post Legislature to open with Hindu prayers appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • India’s Supreme Court Threatens Hereditary Priesthood at Jagannath Temple
    by WHN Reporter on January 6, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    People go about their business around the Jagannath Temple in Puri, India. India’s Supreme Court proposed ending the hereditary rights of more than 2,000 priests at the temple. RNS photo by Priyadarshini Sen PURI, India (RNS) — For centuries, the priests at the Jagannath Temple in this city on India’s east coast have enjoyed unfettered […] The post India’s Supreme Court Threatens Hereditary Priesthood at Jagannath Temple appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Ganesha the Playful Protector
    by WHN Reporter on January 6, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    DENVER, COLORADO, December 31, 2018 (Denver Art Museum): Ganesha The Playful Protector is developed in collaboration with the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, which is loaning a statue of Ganesha created in the 600s to 700s that is the centerpiece of the exhibition. The 29-inch tall cross-legged figure, featuring human arms and an […] The post Ganesha the Playful Protector appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Indic Academy Announces Ram Swarup-Sitaram Goel Memorial Fund to Promote Research In Indic History, Culture and Religion
    by WHN Reporter on January 6, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    INDIA, December 26, 2018 (Swarajyamag): Commemorating the 20th death anniversary of Hindu thinker and scholar Shri Ram Swarup, Indic Academy today (26 December) announced that it has instituted a Ram Swarup-Sitaram Goel Memorial Fund for promoting Indic research and publication. Shri Ram Swarup and Shri Sitaram Goel are both towering intellectuals and widely regarded as […] The post Indic Academy Announces Ram Swarup-Sitaram Goel Memorial Fund to Promote Research In Indic History, Culture and Religion appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • India’s Supreme Court threatens hereditary priesthood at Jagannath temple
    by WHN Reporter on January 1, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    People go about their business around the Jagannath Temple in Puri, India. India’s Supreme Court proposed ending the hereditary rights of more than 2,000 priests at the temple. RNS photo by Priyadarshini Sen PURI, India (RNS) — For centuries, the priests at the Jagannath Temple in this city on India’s east coast have enjoyed unfettered […] The post India’s Supreme Court threatens hereditary priesthood at Jagannath temple appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Panchaloha Murugan idol seized, one arrested in guindy
    by WHN Reporter on January 1, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    About three persons were planning to sell the idol for Rs. 1 crore but the idol wing sleuths thwarted the attempt.  The idol, which weighs nearly 3.5 kg was about to be sold to for Rs. 1 crore and it was kept at a lathe at Ekkattuthangal in Guindy here. CHENNAI: Drawing flak from various quarters […] The post Panchaloha Murugan idol seized, one arrested in guindy appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Bioethics – a Hindu Perspective
    by WHN Reporter on January 1, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    By : Dr Raj Maheshwari. (The following is an abstract of the talk delivered by the author at the conference on “Core Ethical Teachings” at NSW Parliament House on 4 March 2011). Dr Raj Maheshwari Forensic Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist at St John of God Health Care Sydney, Australia Bioethics addresses specific ethical issues relating to […] The post Bioethics – a Hindu Perspective appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Bhagavad Gita Jayanti 2018: Life-Changing Quotes From the Holy Book of Hindus That Are Relevant Even Today
    by WHN Reporter on December 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Bhagavad Gita Quotes (Photo Credits: File Image) It is the birth anniversary of the popular sacred text of the Hindus—The Bhagavad Gita. The holy scripture is comprised of 18 chapters and 700 verses. On the 11th day of the waxing moon, Shukla Ekadashi, in the Margashirsha month of the Hindu calendar, Gita Jayanti is […] The post Bhagavad Gita Jayanti 2018: Life-Changing Quotes From the Holy Book of Hindus That Are Relevant Even Today appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Tanah Lot Temple: Bali’s Stunning Sacred Sea Shrine
    by WHN Reporter on December 30, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    19 DECEMBER, 2018 – 01:46 ED WHELAN Tanah Lot Temple: Bali’s Stunning Sacred Sea Shrine Bali regularly features as one of the most beautiful places in the world, a well-known mecca for backpackers and travelers. The island not only has natural wonders, but also many architectural and cultural marvels. One of the most remarkable of these […] The post Tanah Lot Temple: Bali’s Stunning Sacred Sea Shrine appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • How I deal with Christmas as a Hindu convert
    by WHN Reporter on December 30, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Christmas is one of the most complicated and divisive questions facing Hinduism today. Hindus living in the West are met with the difficult situation of adapting to their new nationalities while at the same time trying to maintain their religious identity.  In India, Christmas celebrations are often seen as a Christian encroachment into the last […] The post How I deal with Christmas as a Hindu convert appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • My Book “Thank You India” is Published – ​Maria Wirth
    by WHN Reporter on December 30, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Maria Wirth is a German and came to India for a holiday after finishing her psychology studies at Hamburg University. She visited the Ardha Kumbha Mela in Haridwar in April 1980 where she met Sri Anandamayi Ma and Devaraha Baba, two renowned saints. With their blessing shecontinued to live in India and dived into India’s spiritual […] The post My Book “Thank You India” is Published – ​Maria Wirth appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • On the Enigma of Hanuman – Manoj Das
    by WHN Reporter on December 29, 2018 at 8:19 pm

      Identifying Hanuman as a Dalit … would have mystified the seer-poet Valmiki. … The association of social injustice and prejudice the word conjures up in our mind simply does not relate either to the genesis or to the glorious career of Hanuman. Progress seems to be stalked by paradox. A decade later a child […] The post On the Enigma of Hanuman – Manoj Das appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • The power of Vedic lore
    by WHN Reporter on December 29, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    I am writing this post for an acquaintance of mine who seems to be having some issue shaking off her past.  You see she was raised Jewish, but at a very young age she turned against her faith and began her journey toward “Aryanism”. However, while she has become interested in paganism, she has not […] The post The power of Vedic lore appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Leaving no stone unturned to reconstruct Yadagirigutta temple
    by WHN Reporter on December 23, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    One of the most striking experiences of visiting the grand-old temples of South India is that of feeling dwarfed by the megastructures carved out of hard stone. Works underway | R Satish Babu By V Nilesh Express News Service One of the most striking experiences of visiting the grand-old temples of South India is that of […] The post Leaving no stone unturned to reconstruct Yadagirigutta temple appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Neglect and paradoxical rules on preservation threaten India’s historic Hindu Sun Temple
    by WHN Reporter on December 23, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    BHUBANESWAR, India (RNS) — Brigitte Viollet, a French businesswoman, spends three months of every year in the company of the Sun Temple in Konark, an ancient settlement on the east coast of India. Built in the 13th century by King Narasingha Deva I, the Sun Temple was designed as a colossal chariot mounted on 12 […] The post Neglect and paradoxical rules on preservation threaten India’s historic Hindu Sun Temple appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Kanaka Durga Temple to Have Traditional Dress Code
    by WHN Reporter on December 16, 2018 at 10:35 am

    VIJAYAWADA, INDIA, December 10, 2018 (Deccan Chronicle): Come January 1, devotees to the famous Kanaka Durga temple on the Indirakeeladri hill here will have to wear traditional dresses for darshan. From next year, the temple is banning Bermudas, shorts, mini-skirts, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts, middies, sleeveless tops. According to the code, a woman devotee […] The post Kanaka Durga Temple to Have Traditional Dress Code appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

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