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By hinduismnow On Saturday, January 7th, 2017

You don’t see toilet seats with Jesus on them, but Hindu deities are still frequently misused

Bathroom mats. Toilet seats. Shoes. Dog tags, All of these items have, in recent years, gone on sale adorned with images of Hindu deities, particularly that of Ganesha, known most commonly in the West for his elephant More...

By hinduismnow On Friday, January 6th, 2017

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 American More...

By hinduismnow On Thursday, January 5th, 2017

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. However, More...

By hinduismnow On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

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

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 Hindu More...

By hinduismnow On Saturday, December 17th, 2016

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 word More...

By hinduismnow On Friday, December 16th, 2016

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, epic More...

By hinduismnow On Friday, November 11th, 2016

Ten 21st century challenges for Hindus

Every 6th person on this Planet is a Hindu and Hindus still constitute the overwhelming majority in India – nearly 80% of the population. Humanity needs thus to re-discover the wonder that is Hinduism, the oldest More...

By hinduismnow On Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

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...