Smithsonian showcasing Hindu deity Shiva

The Smithsonian, “world’s largest museum and research complex” in Washington DC, is displaying three iconic Hindu Chola bronzes till early 2017. These reportedly include Shiva Nataraja (ca. 990), Shiva Vinadhara (ca 950) and Parvati (10th century) at Smithsonian’s...

Plans to promote yoga & India with Julia Roberts welcomed

India government is planning global campaign to promote India with Oscar winner Hollywood star Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman), per media reports. Reports, quoting sources in India government, point out that the plan is an international ad drive promoting India as the...

Glasgow museum highlights Hindu deity Shiva

Bronze sculpture “Shiva Nataraj” is one of highlights of award-winning Saint Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art (SMMRLA) at the heart of medieval Glasgow in Scotland. SMMRLA has three galleries of permanent displays exploring some of the world’s major religions...

Hindus critical of yoga ban in Sweden school

Hindus have condemned reported putting a stop to yoga class in a Rydaholm school in southern Sweden and remarking that yoga is in league with the devil. Calling it a “step in the backward direction”, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today,...

Hindus want health plans to cover yoga

Hindus are asking health insurance plans to cover multi-faceted yoga, thus making it more accessible and affordable. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that yoga reportedly promoted physical and mental health, cut down...

Hindu temple opening in West Virginia

A new Hindu Religious & Cultural Center (HRCC) is opening in Morgantown (West Virginia) on April 30. Grand opening ceremonies, to be held on April 30 and May one, will reportedly include nutan prarambhostav, yatra, murthi sthapana, cultural program, kids’...