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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 …

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Words to Live by Compiled by Raj Shah

Words to Live By… Compiled by RajShah This month, we explore shlokas from the Ancient Hindu scriptures that describe bride and groom’s feelings toward one another. Mangalyam tantunanena mama jivana hethuna, Kanthe badhnami subhage twam jeeva sarada satam “This sacred thread – Mangal Sutra – is being tied around your neck for my long life. Dear maiden of auspicious attributes, …

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Pujyasri Thuravi Latchoumi Bay Ongaranandha

Message from ONGARA ASHRAM (Pondicherry, India)

Pujyasri Thuravi Latchoumi Bayi, a senior monk belonging to ONGARA ASHRAM (Pondicherry) attained Mahasamadhi on 25th July 2018 at Korattur, Chennai. Born on 21st March 1934 in Pondicherry, she became the first disciple of Swamy Ongaranandha – Chief Pontiff of Ongara Ashram and a great Siddha purusha. ONGARA ASHRAM, founded in 1960 by Para Brahma Sadguru Om Sri Siddhar Swamigal, …

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Record Number Of Pilgrims From India To Go For Haj 2018

Record Number of Pilgrims From India to go for Haj 2018

The Government, led by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has succeeded in getting India’s Haj quota increased for the consecutive second year. For the first time after the Independence, a record number of 1,750,25 pilgrims from India will go for Haj 2018. The decision by the Saudi Arabia Government to increase India’s Haj quota for 2018 has come days …

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The First Hindu Temple in the whole Western world.... dedicated to the cause of humanity

How to Define the Impact of Hindu Temples on Hindu Community?

a How to Define the Impact of Hindu Temples on Hindu Community? By Bhairavi Pandya, Hindu University of America (HUA) What is a mandir? A mandir or a Hindu temple is generally defined as a house of worship. More specifically the Hindi word mandir comes from the root mandira in Sanskrit. The following interpretation comes from Krishna G. Rampal in …

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Swaminarayan Akshardham, New Delhi

Must See Temples in India

India is home to many magnificent architectural structures, with temples topping lists of must see sights. Given the number of temples found in a wide variety of locales from remote locations in the mountains to busy streets of neighborhoods, narrowing the list is a challenging feat! Here are a few to add to your must do list on your next …

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Manav Mandir

Manav Mandir Presents Indiafest

Indiafest is a fun family festival that brings focus and share the Indian culture in Brevard County. This eagerly anticipated annual cultural event will be held on Saturday, March 11th (10am-6pm) and Sunday, March 12th (11am-5pm) at the Wickham Pavilion, Melbourne. Indiafest is a celebration of the mixture of rich culture and traditions. Started 20 years ago, with a curious …

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Mahabharata on All India Radio

For the first time in the history of radio, one of the longest epics of India, ‘Mahabharata’ is being broadcasted on All India Radio from Monday. ‘Mahabharata’ produced by B. R. Chopra in late 80s will be broadcast from Monday to Friday on 70 primary channels of Hindi Zone. The famed teleserial ‘Mahabharata has been divided into 140 episodes and …

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Diwali Stamps

U.S. Postal Service Commemorated Festival of Diwali with a Forever Stamp Today

NEW YORK CITY —The U.S. Postal Service commemorated the joyous Hindu festival of Diwali by dedicating the Diwali Forever stamp today. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony took place at the Consulate General of India in New York City. The public is asked to share the news using the hashtag #DiwaliStamp. “The Postal Service is honored to issue this Forever stamp that …

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Diwali Stamp

U.S. Postal Service Honors Festival of Diwali with a Forever Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the joyous Hindu festival of Diwali with a Forever stamp. The Wednesday, Oct 5, first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony will take place at the Consulate General of India, New York. The stamp design is a photograph featuring a traditional diya oil lamp beautifully lit, sitting on a sparkling gold background. Diya lamps are usually made from …

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