Published On: Sun, Jan 13th, 2019

World Hindu News

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  • Holi Around the World
    by WHN Reporter on March 21, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Holi knows no bars, Holi knows no boundaries too. Across the world wherever Indians or people of Indian origin are present Holi is celebrated with gusto and bonhomie. People play with colours, light a bonfire called Holika and celebrate the victory of good over evil. Well, the essence of any festival is to take a […] The post Holi Around the World appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Mother Kalikambal Blesses Boston
    by WHN Reporter on March 21, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Mother Kalikambal, you are in everything and everywhere The good and bad in life is nothing but your divine play – A song composed by the great Tamil poet Mahakavi Subramania Bharati In the heart of Chennai, is located a popular centuries old Temple known as Sri Kalikambal Temple, where Goddess Mother Kali in her […] The post Mother Kalikambal Blesses Boston appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • History of Holi
    by WHN Reporter on March 21, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Holi is an ancient festival of India and was originally known as ‘Holika’. The festivals finds a detailed description in early religious works such as Jaimini’s Purvamimamsa-Sutras and Kathaka-Grhya-Sutras. Historians also believe that Holi was celebrated by all Aryans but more so in the Eastern part of India. It is said that Holi existed several […] The post History of Holi appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • 5 Places in India to Celebrate Holi, The Festival of Colours
    by WHN Reporter on March 21, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Photo Credit: GettyImages Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival celebrated throughout India in the month of March. It is a celebration of good over evil, and the onset of summer all rolled into one. Legend goes that Holi also celebrates the immortal love of Krishna and Radha. People play with colours and flowers on […] The post 5 Places in India to Celebrate Holi, The Festival of Colours appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Bali’s HIndu New Year , A Day of Silence
    by WHN Reporter on March 17, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    BALI, INDONESIA, MARCH 7, 2019 ( Daily Mail): Bali’s airport will close for 24 hours, the Internet will be turned off and streets emptied as the predominantly Hindu island in Indonesia observes its New Year with an annual day of silence.The Day of Silence, Nyepi to the Balinese, is a day of reflection and TV […] The post Bali’s HIndu New Year , A Day of Silence appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Kumbh Mela 2019: Separating Fact from Fiction
    by WHN Reporter on March 17, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    INDIA, February 28, 2019 (First Post by Dhananjay Joshi): A combing operation is conducted to weed out unwanted elements from an area. In our digital age, when narratives are built from keystrokes causing a dissonance between what we hear and what we see, let us comb the Kumbh and separate the unwanted elements from the […] The post Kumbh Mela 2019: Separating Fact from Fiction appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Close to 25 crore devotees visited Prayagraj Sangam for Kumbh, over one crore on Mahashivratri alone
    by WHN Reporter on March 17, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    “Till evening, as many as 1.10 crore devotees have taken a dip in the Sangam area. With Mahashivratri’s snaan, so far more than 24.05 crore devotees have taken a dip during this year’s Kumbh,” Kumbh Mela Adhikari Vijay Kiran Anand said. The bathing ghats brimmed with colour in the morning. (PTI) Even before midnight, devotees […] The post Close to 25 crore devotees visited Prayagraj Sangam for Kumbh, over one crore on Mahashivratri alone appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Amarnath Yatra to begin on July 1, Last 46 days
    by WHN Reporter on March 17, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Amarnath Yatra this year will begin July 1, and go on for 46 days and will conclude on August 15. The decision was taken by the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik The Amarnath Yatra this year will begin July 1, and go on for 46 days, it was announced […] The post Amarnath Yatra to begin on July 1, Last 46 days appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Discarded Hindu religious statues at Auckland beaches raise concern
    by WHN Reporter on March 17, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Rebecca at Biddick’s Bay on Tamaki Drive, has been collecting Hindu deities left as rubbish on beaches. Photo / Jason Oxenham Statues of Hindu gods, goddesses and deities are being discarded at Auckland beaches as part of a religious practice – but concerns are being raised about it posing a risk to beachgoers and wildlife. […] The post Discarded Hindu religious statues at Auckland beaches raise concern appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Devotees queue outside temples to offer prayers on Maha Shivratri
    by WHN Reporter on March 4, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Devotees across the country are celebrating Maha Shivratri today, worshipping Lord Shiva, who is also known as the ‘destroyer of evil’. Long queues of devotees were seen at various temples of Lord Shiva since the break of the dawn. Devotees were seen offering bael leaves, milk and honey to ‘Shivling’ and chant the name of Lord Shiva. The celebrations will […] The post Devotees queue outside temples to offer prayers on Maha Shivratri appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • At Kumbh Mela, UP Eyes Guinness Record for “Largest Parade of Buses”
    by WHN Reporter on March 4, 2019 at 10:14 am

    UP government is eyeing to make new Guinness World Record with longest fleet of buses.   PRAYAGRAJ: By rolling out a fleet of 500 buses at the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, the Uttar Pradesh government is eyeing to break existing Guinness World Record. The record of largest parade of buses is currently held by Abu […] The post At Kumbh Mela, UP Eyes Guinness Record for “Largest Parade of Buses” appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • The World and Hinduism: 33 Stamps That Depict the Glorious Roots of Hinduism
    by WHN Reporter on March 4, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Laos 1971 Matasya fights with Hanuman Engagements4685 अयंबन्धुरयंनेतिगणनालघुचेतसाम् उदारचरितानांतुवसुधैवकुटुम्बकम्॥ –Maha Upanishad 6.71–75 वसुधैवकुटुम्बकम्, a Sanskrit phrase found in Hindu texts such as Maha Upanishad means that ‘the whole world is one single family’. The phrase reminds us of entire humanity’s kinship. Hinduism is arguably the oldest religion in the world, dating back to over 4000 […] The post The World and Hinduism: 33 Stamps That Depict the Glorious Roots of Hinduism appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Shivarathri Festival Is Rare Astronomical Re-Run After 54 Years
    by WHN Reporter on March 4, 2019 at 9:50 am

    ‘Shivarathri’ festival on March 4 this year, as it is a rare occasion with astronomical significance re-appearing after 54 years.  The ‘Shivarathri Punyakaalam’ this year is accompanied by the transits of the planets of ‘Guru’, ‘Sukran’, ‘Rahu’ and ‘Kethu’, and such a phenomenon is occurring as per the Hindu almanac after 54 years, said the […] The post Shivarathri Festival Is Rare Astronomical Re-Run After 54 Years appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • PM Modi to unveil 800-kg ‘Astounding Bhagvad Gita’ at ISKCON temple in Delhi
    by WHN Reporter on February 24, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Dubbed the ‘Astounding Bhagvad Gita’, and measuring 2.8 m by 2 m, it is billed as the “world’s largest sacred book”, according to ISCKON. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil a giant Bhagvad Gita, running into 670 pages and weighing 800 kg, at the ISKCON temple on February 26, officials said on February 24. Dubbed […] The post PM Modi to unveil 800-kg ‘Astounding Bhagvad Gita’ at ISKCON temple in Delhi appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • TTD announces mega budget of Rs 3,116 crore for Andhra’s Tirupati temple
    by WHN Reporter on February 24, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    TTD chairman Putta Sudhakar Yadav said that according to their estimates, the sale of tickets alone could fetch around Rs 292 crore. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Nikhil B The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), the body which oversees the Venkateswara temple atop Tirumala, unveiled a budget of Rs 3,116 crore for 2019-20 and said that it was expected […] The post TTD announces mega budget of Rs 3,116 crore for Andhra’s Tirupati temple appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Stunning Pictures Of Maghi Purnima From Kumbh Mela In Prayagraj
    by WHN Reporter on February 24, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Lakhs of devotees took a holy dip at Sangam on the auspicious day of Maghi Purnima which marks the end of the month-long penance period of Kalp Wasi pilgrims. The cold weather was not a hurdle for devotees who took a dip at 4am for Maghi Purnima   PRAYAGRAJ:  The devotion of pilgrims at the […] The post Stunning Pictures Of Maghi Purnima From Kumbh Mela In Prayagraj appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Concord’s Shiva Murugan Temple Breaks Ground in Elaborate Ceremony
    by WHN Reporter on February 17, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    CONCORD, CALIFORNIA, February 15, 2019 (The Pioneer, by Tamara Steiner):In a day-long celebration replete with religious rituals, Concord’s Shiva Murugan Temple (www.shivamurugantemple.org) broke ground January 26 for a new Shaivite Hindu temple at Concord Boulevard and Second Street. An estimated 2,000 people attended the Vastu Puja as the temple priest, the local architect and the […] The post Concord’s Shiva Murugan Temple Breaks Ground in Elaborate Ceremony appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • How Basant Panchami is celebrated and the significance of food in the festival
    by WHN Reporter on February 10, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    What is the significance of Basant Panchami Basant Panchami marks the onset of the spring season in India. It falls on the fifth day (Panchami) of the Hindu month of Magha(spring season) according to the Hindu calendar. As popular belief, the festival of Saraswati Puja owes its origin to the birth of Goddess Saraswati, daughter […] The post How Basant Panchami is celebrated and the significance of food in the festival appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Leicestershire crematorium gets UK’s first Hindu shrine
    by WHN Reporter on February 9, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    A cemetery in Leicestershire is believed to be the first in the UK to have an outdoor shrine dedicated to a Hindu deity. The white marble statue of Shiva, which weighs about 350 kg (770 lbs), has been placed in the grounds of Great Glen Crematorium. Care home owner Sailesh Raja, 58, who donated the […] The post Leicestershire crematorium gets UK’s first Hindu shrine appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

  • Concord Temple Yatra: Unique Feat
    by WHN Reporter on February 9, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Walking to a temple to celebrate devotional fervor is a well-understood facet of Hinduism in India. This very devotion drove over 6000 Indian-Americans to walk together to celebrate the festival of thaipoosam with great fervor. Thai is the Tamil name for the month that extends between January 16th to February 15th each year, while poosam is the name of the star poosam in the […] The post Concord Temple Yatra: Unique Feat appeared first on World Hindu News. […]

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