Letter from a 14-year-old Indian-American schoolgirl

A letter by Trisha Pasricha of Houston, TX, a 14-year-old school gir, who writes an advice column for kids. It’s 8:00 a.m., and students slowly trickle into Mr. West’s 6th grade history class. The majority of people, including the teacher, are white. One African-American, two Orientals, and myself, a second generation Indian girl, make up More...

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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 Moksha On Monday, November 21st, 2016

69 Year Old Monk Who Conquered the West: Sri Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada

When Swami Prabhupada landed in New  York in 1965 at the ripe age of 69 after taking Sanyas on a free ticket on a freight ship called the Jaladutta, he knew nobody in the US.  His trip was not sponsored by any 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...

By Moksha On Thursday, February 11th, 2016

The Story of the Islamic Conquest: Know Your History to Avoid Repeating It

Is Islam a religion of peace? Does Terrorism Have a Religion? Aren’t terrorists only a small percentage of Muslims?  To understand what is happening to India and the world today, we need to study the history More...

By Moksha On Friday, February 5th, 2016

Hindus are the Happiest among all People; Atheists Unhappiest: New UK Govt. Study

Of all the faiths in the UK, Hindus are the happiest, scoring well above the national average, according to data compiled by the Office for National Statistics over the last 4 years in the UK and published a couple More...

By Moksha On Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Stunning Images of The International Day of Yoga from Around the World

No comments on this post. Just images. Enjoy Yoga day Eiffel Tower, Paris France Yoga Day at the Eiffel Tower, Paris France Chennai Yoga day Practice for Yoga day at Chennai, India Yoga Day Rajpath New Delhi, India New More...

By admin On Saturday, November 15th, 2014

India’s UN Resolution on Yoga Gets Record Backing of 130 Countries

Yoga is the largest practiced religion in the world. This UN resolution is a great recognition to Patanjali, the father of Yoga – who is often represented with the body of a snake to indicate both the More...

By Moksha On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Shiva Dances the Eternal Cosmic Dance at CERN

On June 18, 2004, an unusual new landmark was unveiled at CERN, the European Center for Research in Particle Physics in Geneva — a 2m tall statue of the Indian deity Shiva Nataraja, the Lord of Dance. The More...

By Snehamayi On Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Hindus Urge Urban Outfitters To Withdraw Lord Ganesh Socks

By Eurasia Review December 14, 2013 Upset Hindus have urged for the immediate recalling of socks carrying image of Lord Ganesh sold by a Philadelphia headquartered firm Urban Outfitters, Inc., calling More...