Category Archive for: ‘Religion’

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    Why is Ramadan called Ramadan?

    Editor’s note: Mohammad Hassan Khalil, associate professor of religious studies and director of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University, answers six questions about the significance of the Muslim month of fasting. Why is Ramadan called Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month of the …

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    HAF takes legal action to defend itself against libelous accusations made in two Al Jazeera articles

    On Monday, April 19 2021, the Hindu American Foundation sent five cease and desist notices to organizations and individuals who have made libelous statements against HAF, published in two articles by Al Jazeera in the first week of April 2021.  Receiving the legal notices are: …

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  • Words to Live By: Women in Hindu Scriptures

    Words to Live By: Women in Hindu Scriptures

    “Hinduism has the strongest presence of the divine feminine among major world religions, from ancient times to the present” says Edwin Bryant, an American Indologist and professor of Religions of India at Rutgers University. The goddess is viewed as central in Shakti and Shiva Hindu …

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  • Hinduism is inherently discriminatory says The State of California

    Hinduism is inherently discriminatory says The State of California

    The lawsuit, filed by California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing in June 2020, alleged that Cisco “engaged in unlawful employment practices on the basis of religion, ancestry, national origin/ethnicity and race/color” against the engineer, who was not named in the complaint. The lawsuit names …

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  • Words to Live By Raj Shah

    Words to Live By…

    Hindu scripture consists of volumes of books written over thousands of years. Among these written works are the Bhagavad Gita, four Vedas: Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda, and Upanishads, all of which are the most read and quoted when discussing Hindu scriptures. In this month’s Word …

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  • The Immortal Characters of The Ramayana by Raj Shah

    The Immortal Characters of The Ramayana by Raj Shah

    Want to share a great read? Email your suggestions to info@deshvidesh.com The Immortal Characters of The Ramayana by Raj Shah The Ramayana is among the greatest of Hindu epics. However, it is also a wonderful story for all children as it is interesting and filled …

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  • Sovereign Self

    Sovereign Self: Claim Your Inner Joy and Freedom with the Empowering Wisdom of the Vedas, Upanishads, and Bhagavad Gita

    Want to share a great read? Email your suggestions to info@deshvidesh.com Sovereign Self: Claim Your Inner Joy and Freedom with the Empowering Wisdom of the Vedas, Upanishads, and Bhagavad Gita There’s a reason that the Vedas, a 5,000-year-old collection of celebrated verses from ancient India, …

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  • Horoscope November 2020

    Horoscope November 2020

    Mesha ( Aries ) You should control your anger. Keep control on your expenses. You will get full support from your life partner. Your hard work and confidence will bring you success in important projects. You will get freedom from problems related to finance. Great …

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  • Horoscope August 2020

    Horoscope August 2020

    Mesha ( Aries ) In August, you might get some good career opportunities. There would be expected growth in business. People in agriculture and farming may face some problems. Your prestige will increase amongst people of high stature in society. Your inter-caste marriage may get …

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  • BAPS Pujari Recites Vedic Hindu Prayer on National Day of Prayer at the White House

    BAPS Pujari Recites Vedic Hindu Prayer on National Day of Prayer at the White House

    On May 7, 2020, the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha was invited to participate in the National Day of Prayer in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C. The National Day of Prayer is an annual event formally enacted in 1952 celebrating faith and …

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