Divali Nagar, City of Lights in Trinidad and Tobago

Divali Nagar, City of Lights in Trinidad and Tobago

Divali Nagar, City of Lights is an annual exposition of Hindu culture, and it is associated with the celebration of Diwali in Trinidad and Tobago. The idea of Divali Nagar was born in 1986 out of a concept enunciated by Hans Hanoomansingh, then President of the National Council of Indian Culture and was organized by a team of dedicated individuals

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125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekanandas

125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic speech in Chicago

125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic speech in Chicago September 11, 2001 will always be remembered as a black day in the history of the US. But for Hindus living in the US and Hindus living all over the world, September 11, 1893 will also be remembered as a historic and memorable day. On that day, Swami Vivekananda, one of …

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Love Poems by Rabindranath Tagore Compiled by Raj Shah

Love Poems by Rabindranath Tagore Compiled by Raj Shah You are about to get married. No doubt, you have many things on your mind, and expressing endearing words about your soulmate may be hard. Whether for your invitation, wedding programs, or special vows, you might need some inspiration! Often, a great quote about true love, few lines of dialogue, love …

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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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Words to Live by Compiled by Raj Shah

Ahimsa is not a policy for the seizure of power. It is a way of transforming relationships so as to bring about a peaceful transfer of power, effected freely and without compulsion by all concerned, because all have come to recognize it as right. — Thomas Merton If thou shouldst say, “It is enough, I have reached perfection,” all is …

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Paramahansa Yogananda on India

My India My Pride By Paramahansa Yogananda On behalf of the entire Desh-Videsh team, I would like to pay tribute to Paramahansa Yogananda, the great yogi and ardent promoter of Hinduism and India. As we celebrate India’s Independence Day on August 15, we celebrate by publishing one of his most popular poems, “My India My Pride” as well as article …

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The Ramayana in Indian Painting: Exhibition at Emory University Carlos Museum

The Ramayana in Indian Painting: Exhibition at Emory University Carlos Museum The “Tell the Whole Story from Beginning to End” – The Ramayana in Indian Painting exhibition launched on January 13, 2018 at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University (Carlos Museum) and will continue until May 20, 2018. Claimed to be the first-of-its kind, the exhibition was curated, …

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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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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competition

23rd Annual Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competition Sunday, December 17, 2017 Chinmaya Mission (CM) conducts annual Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competitions around the world for tens of thousands of children, youth, and adults. His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda, the founding father of Chinmaya Mission, conceptualized this competition in the 1980s as an avenue to encourage children and youth to learn the …

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