Category Archive for: ‘Religion’

Pujya Shri Rameshbhai Oza: comming to Florida

Pujya Shri Rameshbhai Oza: comming to Florida

On behalf of the entire Hindu community, Desh-Videsh welcomes Pujya Shri Ramesh Bhai Oza – passionately called Bhai ji, to Orlando for his Srimad Bhagavat Katha Yagna from June 30 to July 7, 2013. Inspired from childhood to sing praises of God, Pujya Shri Ramesh Bhai Oza has become one of India’s finest kathakars, head of an exemplary priest training …

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Interfaith Dialogue at the University of Miami

Interfaith Dialogue at the University of Miami By Rev. Hudder

The World Hindu Council hosted an Interfaith Dialogue at the University of Miami to commemorate Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary celebration. The following speakers participated in this dialogue: Dr. Nathan Katz representing the Jewish religion, Vijay Raghavan representing the Hindu religion, Rev. Dianne Hudder representing the Christian religion, Mohammad S. Shakir representing the Muslim religion, Major Diljit D Singh Pannu …

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The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Boynton Beach is pleased to open its newly inaugurated facility to the community. Located behind the main mandir, the hall offers a performance stage, professional-quality audio equipment, and a 13,000 square-feet area to accommodate all your guests. Access to a newly built kitchen area can be arranged, in addition to catering options provided by …

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I Love Gita: A South Florida Annual Tradition for Over a Decade

I Love Gita: A South Florida Annual Tradition for Over a Decade

I Love Gita is Chinmaya Mission Miami’s annual Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competition that celebrates and promotes learning the Gita among the younger generation. The competition has been conducted for over a decade in South Florida, showcasing the best of scholarship, discipline, and courage in the community’s children, youth, and adults, as they chant to uphold the value and glory …

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Reshaping Destiny with Swami Swaroopananda

Reshaping Destiny with Swami Swaroopananda

When Swami Swaroopananda stormed through Tampa and Miami ten years ago, over 1,500 listeners in the two cities were uplifted, mesmerized, and blown away by the treasure of wisdom and devotion found in his five-day Hanuman Chalisa talks. Chinmaya Mission is now pleased to welcome Swamiji back after a long hiatus. This year, the whirlwind of wisdom and self-unfoldment is …

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Celebrating Ramadan in the United States

Celebrating Ramadan in the United States

Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. Celebrated during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, the fast is observed each day of the month from sunrise to sunset. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five Pillars of Islam, the Islamic belief that …

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Discourse and Direction with The Real Embodiment of Bliss

Discourse and Direction with The Real Embodiment of Bliss

In this age where time moves faster than we can even feel it, we all look for a saviour, a sense of direction and someone who can give us answers to questions that we cannot handle. Religion and spirituality can help immensely, provided we have someone who can take us on the path hand in hand. There are several proponents …

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Bal Vikas

Festivals of India See how many you can guess correctly. 1. Which festival is also popularly called the “Festival of lights?” a. Onam b. Diwali c. Dussehra d. Guru Nanak Jayanti 2. This festival marks the birth of Lord Krishna. a. Karva Chauth b. Janmashtami c. Teej d. Navroz 3. Which festival is celebrated during the course of nine nights? …

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Solace for the Soul

Solace for the Soul

There are various ways in which we look for a chance to relax and escape the realities of life. When on vacation, we try and arrive at a change in location, mood and mindset. When we go to the movies, we look to leave behind our own lives and troubles and immerse ourselves in a world we know may not …

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Words to live by

Words to live by

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared” – Buddha Little did Buddha know that altruism, compassion, empathy – all the qualities that make us humans – would be in short supply hundreds of years later. Or maybe he knew how human …

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