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Clean up Drives Being Organized Across India

AsiaToday | Posted 09.20.2016 | Home

[An elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesh lies on a beach before its immersion in the sea after the Ganesh festival./ Photographed by Jeong In-seo] By Jeo...

NASA, Jesus & Templeton?

Suzan Mazur | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science
Suzan Mazur

MARY VOYTEK "It's never too soon to engage a community. NASA has mostly had experience with engineers and scientists. We've chosen to reach out to ...

Tattoo You: Body Art Is More Than Skin Deep

Edie Weinstein | Posted 05.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Edie Weinstein

I am an admirer of art whether it hangs on a wall or ceiling or graces the pages of a book. Lately, I have become more appreciative of its presence wh...

Ganesh and Daksha: Paradigms for Xenotransplants?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 12.01.2016 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

It is not uncommon to hear that the myths of Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, and of Daksha, the goat-headed god found in the Hindus Puranas, are Hindu endorsements of xeno-transplantation.

Muslim Woman Delivers Baby At Hindu Temple After Being Thrown Out Of Taxi

HuffPost India | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion

This article first appeared on HuffPost India. In an incident straight out of a Bollywood script, a distressed Muslim woman in labor and her husband ...

Sikh Men Remove Turbans To Save Hindu Boys Drowning In Canal

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.30.2015 | Religion

Two Sikh men in Punjab, India, are being applauded for saving four boys from drowning during a religious ceremony. Inderpal Singh and Kanwaljit Singh ...

Lord Ganesha Hindu Wedding Blessing

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 09.21.2016 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

In a Hindu wedding it is typical to offer praise and ask for the blessings of Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles and the god who is prayed to before all others in any Hindu religious service. In a traditional wedding service, a priest or pandit will usually honor this deity -- known for his elephant head and his many powers -- with a puja or ritual known as Ganesha Pujan.

Astoria Characters: The Woman All Set for Success

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.10.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The fingernails on Jamuna Gurung's hardy hands are just the right length: Short enough to do work, long enough to be stylish.

The Future of Hinduism

Manav A. Lalwani | Posted 05.07.2016 | Religion
Manav A. Lalwani

When imagining a future for Hinduism, I believe that, true to form, it will continue to flow forth - negotiating new terrain as needed, at once distinct and the same, sustaining life as it goes.

The Faithful Shopper: Don't PassOver the Easter Treats

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Happy Passover - Happy Easter! As always, I focus on the sugary for these joyous holidays - chocolate treats that promise even sweeter days in the spring and summer to come.

Stunning Photos Of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion

August 29 marked the beginning of the 2014 Ganesh Chaturthi festival, a Hindu holiday that honors Lord Ganesh, the god of intellect and wisdom. The...

Ganesh Chaturthi 2014: Celebrating Lord Ganesha's Birthday (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.28.2014 | Religion

Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Ganesh. It is a 10-day festival marking the birthday of Gane...

Urban Outfitters Apologizes To Hindus For Offensive Duvet Cover

Religion News Service | Heather Adams | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Urban Outfitters has pulled a new duvet cover featuring Lord Ganesh after an outcry from some Hindus. The cover depicted the elephant-head Hi...

Jewels of India

KidSpirit | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion

Everything is so different, yet every part of India shines with its own light. In every part of the country, people are not afraid to be proud of their culture.

John Goodman, Lord Ganesh, and the Hub of the Universe

Dean Sluyter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Dean Sluyter

Good news. I'm not crazy ... at least, not totally crazy. John Goodman cleared that up for me.

Strengthening Shakti Through Ganesha Principles

Anju Bhargava | Posted 11.11.2013 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

On this 9/11 national day of remembrance let us pray that obstacles to the path of peace and social justice dissolve in the light of knowledge. Let our service projects bring awareness of all the myriad issues we are dealing with.

Stand For Love

Sara Weinstock | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Sara Weinstock

It seems that the weeks starting off my New Year have been filled with messages that are coming at me from all directions, perhaps the Ganesh is involved.

Running Away From Ganesh

Vineet Chander | Posted 11.01.2011 | Religion
Vineet Chander

Ganeshji, it seemed, would not let me get away from him. In a way that I understand now but couldn't quite see back then, he would not let me get away from myself either. After all, my problem was never really with him to begin with.

PHOTOS: Ganesh Chaturthi 2011

Posted 10.31.2011 | Religion

Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is the Hindu festival of Lord Ganesh. It is a 10-day festival marking the birthday of Ganesh, who ...

The FaithFul Shopper: Choices for Chocoholics

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.15.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's time to revisit where to buy the world's best treat -- chocolate. Whether you love your chocolate light and sweet, or dark and bitter, there are plenty of places old and new to indulge.

Extreme India

Sally Thorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Sally Thorner

When you hear about 'extreme vacations' you think of space travel, heli-skiing, shark diving... But this month my husband and I experienced Extreme I...

Ganesha - God of Knowledge and Wisdom (PHOTOS)

Rajan P. Parrikar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rajan P. Parrikar

Ties to Ganesha run deep in Hindu families where he is often viewed as a member of the household.

Subodh Kerkar, Indian Artist, Receives Death Threats For Depicting Ganesh Naked

Telegraph | Heidi Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An Indian artist has received violent threats from Hindu nationalists for showing the popular god Ganesh in unusual poses, including naked and as an O...

The King of Morocco and a Little Girl in Bombay (xvii)

Karin Badt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karin Badt

The waiter was very concerned that I liked the food -- that it was not too spicy for me -- and he came and offered me, as a treat, a handful of three Chinese fortune cookies.


Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Even yogis have their moments: We scream at our kids. We tell a fib here or there. We might choose to indulge in a trashy magazine rather than rereading the Bhagavad Gita.