Hinduism

How yoga conquered Britain: the feminist legacy of Yogini Sunita and Kailash Puri

fizkes via Shutterstock Suzanne Newcombe, The Open University From fairly obscure beginnings in the mid-20th century, the practice of yoga in Britain has become a massively popular pastime. It’s hard to find official figures for just how many people practise yoga regularly, but it’s thought that between 300,000 and 500,000 people regularly take part in what the UN describes as …

Read More

Yoga isn’t timeless: it’s changing to meet contemporary needs

By Jeremy David Engels, Pennsylvania State University International Yoga Day in London 2017 in Trafalgar Square. Anna Sunderland Engels., CC BY   On June 21, for International Yoga Day, people will take out their yoga mats and practice sun salutations or sit in meditation. Yoga may have originated in ancient India, but today is practiced all over the world. Ralph …

Read More

Explaining ‘Rakshabandan’ – a Hindu festival that celebrates the brother-sister bond

Read More
divyashaktifull

7th Annual Divya Shakti Retreat

10/17/2019 Pujya Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda, was a staunch advocate of women’s study groups and support systems…

Read More
Aasto Ma Sadgamay E1560513953242

Hindu Cremation in South Florida

On behalf of the Hindu community, Desh-Videsh and a few local community leaders approached Funeral/Cremation Vendors in Broward and Dade County and negotiated a fixed price for cremation and last Hindu rites. Here are proposals from different Funeral/Cremation Sites in Broward and Dade County. They include traditional services and Direct Cremation. Not too many people know about Direct Cremation. It …

Read More
David Frawley More Hindu than Hindus By Raj Shah

David Frawley More Hindu than Hindus By Raj Shah

This issue of Desh-Videsh is a special edition covering Indians living in America. I would like to take this opportunity to discuss an individual who was not born in India, nor was born as a Hindu, but he is more Indian than many Indians I know and even more Hindu than many Hindus I know. The person is none other …

Read More
Om 1005x1024 1

Glossary of Hinduism terms

Aarti Pronounced “AARa-tee.” In Hinduism, the most common ritual that is performed in front of the image of a deity, whether in a temple or in a home shrine. It typically consists of waving, in a clockwise motion, various items in front of the deity. It is done in conjunction with mantras or prayers. Ahimsa Pronounced “ah-HIM-saa.” The Sanskrit word …

Read More
Hindu facts

Let Us Be Hindus

Let Us Be Hindus By Swami Chinmayanandaji It has become a new fashion with the educated Hindu to turn up his nose and sneer in contempt at the very mention of his religion in any discussion. Personally, I too belong in my sympathies to these critics of our religion. But when this thoughtless team begins to declare that we would …

Read More
The Holiday Weigh-In

The Holiday Weigh-In

Holidays tend to bring about very rich memories for us, usually centering around the excitement of traveling and family members visiting. Every year it’s a new blur of vivid colors, bright lights, and delicious aromas. Oh the aromas!! It’s almost like every holiday has its own special scents. But the foods and drinks we indulge in don’t have to be …

Read More
Thinking About Finances at Diwali

Thinking About Finances at Diwali

Thinking About Finances at Diwali By Nirali Chokshi, CPA Happy Diwali! Diwali is one of the most auspicious celebrations for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Newar Buddhists, and has many different meanings to people in addition to celebrating the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. From an accounting standpoint, many also take time to reflect, give thanks to …

Read More
Page 1 of 41234»