Hindus seek Diwali as Public Holiday in South Africa

Hindus are urging South Africa to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a Public Holiday. Currently South Africa has 12 public holidays (New Year’s Day, Human Rights Day, Good Friday, Family Day, Freedom Day, Workers’ Day, Youth Day, National...

Hinduism focus at Salzburg Festival 2015

Hinduism will form part of the world renowned Salzburg Festival of Austria this year for the first time in its 95 years history. Salzburg Festival, July 18 to August 30, will include Ensemble Nepathya in Kutiyattam, Dhrupad classical music, Khayal music, Bharatanatyam...

Hindus have highest retention rate in USA

Hindus have the highest retention rate as compared to any other major religious group in USA, per an analysis posted by Pew Research Center (PRC), “a nonpartisan fact tank” headquartered in Washington DC, on June 24. “…four-in-five Americans raised as...

Charlotte to have Hindu temple on 17.5 acres

Charlotte (North Carolina) will reportedly have a new Hindu temple by next March. Construction has begun on Trimurti Temple Devasthanam by the charitable foundation of the same name for the 10,000 square-foot temple on the 17.5 acres site owned by it. Bhoomi Puja...

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in New York City schools

Hindus are urging New York City (NYC) Department of Education to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a school holiday in their 2015-2016 school calendars and beyond. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement today, said that it was not fair with Hindu...

Hindus 2nd largest group in 12 nations

Hindus make up the second-largest group in 12 countries, including Pakistan; per an analysis published by Pew Research Center (PRC), “a nonpartisan fact tank” headquartered in Washington DC, on June 22. Hindus are largest religious group in three...

Hindus laud Spanish village for scrapping “Kill Jews” name

Hindus have thanked the residents and regional government of Castrillo Matajudios (“Fort Kill Jews”) village in Spain for its reported name change to Castrillo Mota de Judios (“Jew’s Hill Fort”). Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement...

Hindus upset at whisky named after sacred nectar

Hindus are upset at a single malt whisky named as Amrut (which they regard as sacred nectar of immortality), calling it highly inappropriate. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that amrut (amrta) emerged from Churning of the Ocean...

Hindu temple housing 126 deities built in Michigan

Paschima Kasi Sri Vishwanatha (PKSV) Temple in Flint (Michigan) has raised another temple in its compound costing around half-million dollars, reports suggest. This towering structure contains 126 deities; its construction took over a year which included importing...