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Dozens Dead From Drinking Tainted Liquor Days Before Hindu Festival

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.23.2016 | World

KARACHI (Reuters) - At least 40 people, mostly from Pakistan's minority Hindu community, have died and dozens were taken to hospital after drinking ta...

Maha Shivaratri 2016: The Great Night Of Lord Shiva

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.07.2016 | Religion

Maha Shivaratri (also Shivratri) is celebrated on the evening of March 7, by Hindus all over the world. This festival glorifies the Hindu god Shiva, b...

One Woman's Moving Experience At The Biggest Religious Event On Earth

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.19.2015 | OWN

Reshma Thakkar was a 30-year-old woman working in healthcare IT in Chicago when she became overwhelmed by the sense that her life was missing somethin...

Every 12 Years, India Builds A City From Scratch -- Here's Why

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.16.2015 | OWN

In 2013, approximately 80 million people made the pilgrimage to Allahabad, India, arriving at a riverside metropolis that didn't exist a year prior --...

Navratri 2015: Hindus Celebrate The Mother Goddess During The Festival Of Nine Nights

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.22.2015 | Religion

Navratri is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin. In 2015, Navratri starts on October 13 and lasts until October 22. Durga Puja celebrations...

Kumbh Mela 2015: What You Need To Know About This Sacred Hindu Pilgrimage

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.27.2015 | Religion

Kumbh Mela is a holy time for many Hindus. The festival brings millions of pilgrims to the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical S...

Diwali: Garlanding the Light of Diversity

Deepak Sarma | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

While the other festivals have been celebrated throughout the Hindu diaspora, the malleability of the Diwali narrative and its pan-Indian nature has made it syncretistic.

Lance Armstrong Of Elephants Wins 9th Tour de Trunk

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.10.2012 | Weird News

Elephants aren't known for their speed, but one 36-year-old pachyderm must be packing a lot of junk in his trunk. He's Gopi Kannan and he just earn...

Zombie Bride: The World Today In Pictures

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 03.07.2012 | World

From the launch of Apple's new iPad to violent protests in the Middle East, thousands of stories have unfolded around the world in the last 24 hours. ...

President Obama Offers Diwali Greeting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The White House Office of the Press Secretary November 4, 2010 Statement by the President on Diwali Tomorrow, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhist...

Diwali: A Day Of Light And Liberation

Ramdas Lamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ramdas Lamb

Diwali has many reasons to be celebrated, but what they have in common is the belief that the day, in one way or another, commemorates freedom from ignorance, darkness and evil, and an awakening, or reawakening, of light, goodness and wisdom.

Diwali: Celebrating The Light Of Wisdom

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

At this time of the year people around the world are getting ready to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights. Light the lamp of wisdom and love in every heart and bring a radiant smile on every face.

Out Of Many, One: Diwali Illuminates Unity

Anju Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Though celebrated for different reasons, Diwali has evolved from a pan-Indian festivity uniting multicultural diversity with worldwide cultures.