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British Museum exhibiting "Krishna in the garden of Assam"

Lord Krishna displays his Vishvarupa (Universa...

Lord Krishna displays his Vishvarupa (Universal Form) to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lord Krishna is the eighth avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu and subject of major Hindu scriptures such as the Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord) and Bhagavad-Purana. Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksha (liberation) is its ultimate goal.



Hindu group seeks prayer room at Brussels Airport

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Zaventem Brussels Airport, protestant chapel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jan 23 - A Hindu group is urging for a designated “Hindu Prayer Room” at Brussels Airport, Belgium’s largest and one of the world’s leading airports.



Grinnell College Iowa Applauded for 24-Hour Hindu Prayer Room

Grinnell College - Main Hall

Grinnell College - Main Hall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The prestigious Grinnell College in Iowa (USA), founded in 1846 as a Congregationalist college, now has a dedicated “Hindu Prayer Room” with 24-hour access and Lord Ganesha installed in it.





Diverse religious leaders urge New York’s Whitesboro Village to change emblem

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish-Baha’i-Native American leaders have urged Village of Whitesboro in Oneida County of upstate central New York to think of changing its controversial official seal as many considered it inappropriate and offensive.

Village of Whitesboro official seal


Hindu "Maha Shivaratri Yatra" to travel 8 km in South Africa praying for all

“Maha Shivaratri Yatra” will cover about eight kilometers on February 28 in Lenasia South, a part of City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

Maha Shivarathri Yathra
Maha Shivarathri Yathra 2014, image courtesy of Lenzinfo

Organized by Hindu Coordinating Council, this 24th annual “Maha Shivarathri Yathra” will include many floats. Starting with a hawan at six am from Transvaal Andhra Sabha, it will culminate at Shree Amirthakadeswarar Eeshwarar Koil where a lunch will be served after the program. At the Hawan, prayer will be held for peace “for everyone, irrespective of religion, color or creed”. Participants are requested to dress in white during Yathra, reports suggest.


Exclusive “Hindu Prayer Room” sought at Columbia University

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Columbia University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hindus are urging for a permanent and dedicated Prayer Room at Columbia University, a world-class educational institution in Upper Manhattan (New York) founded in 1754.



Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Interfaith Service Opens with Gayatri Mantra in Nevada

Jim R. Eaglesmith, Leon Williams Smith, Rajan Zed, Patricia Y. Gallimore, Ryan J. Earl, Rebecca Willis and Mary Cooper
From Left: Jim R. Eaglesmith, Leon Williams Smith, Rajan Zed, Patricia Y. Gallimore, Ryan J. Earl, Rebecca Willis and Mary Cooper

Interfaith Community Memorial Service for civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Reno (Nevada, USA) opened with Gayatri Mantra, considered the most sacred mantra in Hinduism, on January 17.


Malaysia Hindu Temple Celebrates 100 Years

Jan 17 - Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple Kajang (Malaysia), said to be the oldest Hindu temple in Selangor, has completed 100 years.


"Celebrating Ganesha" Exhibit Tours Five British Museums

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This BM exhibition will be held in Bradford Cartwright Hall (January 16-May 15), County Durham Bowes Museum (May 21-September 18), Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (September 24-January 02, 2017), Horniman in London (January 07-April 23, 2017) and London Brent Museum (May-August 2017).


Radio One Celebrates Woman Power in Kolkata Through Vidya Balan's "Superwoman" Initiative

Alokananda RoyDola Banerjee
Alokananda Roy and Dola Banerjee

Danseuse Alokananda Roy, ace archer Dola Banerjee, top Model Jessica Gomes and designer Agnimitra Paul recentlycame together in an evening which celebrated woman power in the Kolkata edition of Superwoman initiative that features Vidya Balan as it's ambassador.


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Agnimitra Paul and Jessica Gomes


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