Category Archive for: ‘Religion’

  • Networking for Hindu Professionals

    Networking for Hindu Professionals: South Florida

    Networking for Hindu Professionals South Florida (Net HP SFL) was founded this year by a group of passionate young Hindu Professionals, a few advisors and like-minded supporters, all of whom felt South Florida lacked the active presence of youth (ages 25-35) when it came to …

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    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. …

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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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • The Victory of Good Over Evil

    Diwali: The Victory of Good Over Evil

    Come the months of October – November, there is an air of festivity all around. It is the auspicious festival of Diwali that makes even the grimmest face smile in anticipation. It is indeed the time for all to usher into the light, to overcome …

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  • The Spiritual Significance of Diwali thus

    The Spiritual Significance of Diwali

    For an oil lamp to burn, the wick has to be partially immersed in the oil. If the wick is completely drowned in oil, it cannot bring light. Life is like the wick of the lamp, you have to be in the world and yet …

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  • Diwali- Lesser Known Facts

    Lesser Known Facts about Diwali

    Lesser Known Facts about Diwali Compiled and Edited by Desh-Videsh Staff Diwali or Deepavali is celebrated in many countries, and many mark it with an official holiday. In India, Kenya, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore, and Fiji, the …

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  • 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 …

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