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700 Years After a Disappearance: A Meditation on Sri Madhvacharya, My Father and Memory

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 02.07.2017 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

Seven hundred years ago, almost to the day, he entered the dark stone chambers of an ancient temple and was never seen again. Some say he vanished u...

TUDAL- An Erotic Art in Hindu Temple

Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home
Rajan Thapaliya

Photo by Nuchhe Man Dangol Recently, I visited Kathmandu, Nepal and New Delhi, India. As I am from a Hindu background, I went to Temple. But this tim...

Obama Celebrates Last Diwali As President By Lighting Ritual Lamp

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.31.2016 | Religion

President Obama joined Hindus, Sikhs and Jains around the globe on Sunday by celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights. Seven years after he became t...

Diwali 2016: Celebrating The Festival Of Lights

HuffPost Religion Editors | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.28.2016 | Religion

In 2016, Diwali, the festival of lights, will be celebrated on October 30 by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit deepaval...

Bollywood Action Star Ajay Devgn Triple Roles in Incredible "Shivaay"

Jim Luce | Posted 10.28.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

This weekend, Hindus all over the world will celebrate Diwali, the Indian New Year signifying the triumph of good over evil. Also this weekend, Bollyw...

Driving through Trump country and understanding empathy

Murali Balaji | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
Murali Balaji

On a recent fall morning, I drove from DC to State College, Pa., a commute I made with regularity years ago as a Penn State doctoral student to visit ...

The Trinity Is One (Plus Two)

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 10.27.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

The math is elusive. It was figured with sharp pencils. God is three and yet God is one. So said a 3rd-century African theologian who coined the ter...

Divided Rivers Of Punjab And Their Legends

Haroon Khalid | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel
Haroon Khalid

Located strategically on top of a mound, to protect itself from the annual flooding of the Sutlej river, is the ancient city of Kasur - now a vast gra...

5 Disturbing Highlights From A Rally For Hindu Supporters Of Trump

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.24.2016 | Religion

Donald Trump’s (lack of) religious and cultural literacy was on full display Saturday, during a charity event set up by the Republican Hindu Coaliti...

Hindus Celebrate The Mother Goddess In Navratri Festival

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.29.2016 | Religion

Navratri is the Hindu festival of nine nights dedicated to the glorification of Shakti, the feminine form of the Divine. It takes place during the Hin...

Hinduism, Brain Death, Organ Transplantation

Deepak Sarma | Posted 09.28.2016 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Hinduism is a conglomeration of a variety of beliefs and practices with no one, or official, set of doctrines or religious authorities. I thus offer an account of brain death from a systematic, and somewhat unified, perspective shared by several schools of Hindu philosophy concerning the mechanisms and components of consciousness and cognition.

The Pope, The Patriarch And The Christian World Pray For Climate Justice Today - G20 Leaders Should Take Note

Tomás Insua | Posted 09.01.2016 | Religion
Tomás Insua

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, in a prayer service on the Greek island of L...

Nepalis Celebrate Sacred Thread Festival

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.26.2016 | Religion

The Janai Purnima, or sacred thread festival, is an important moment in the year for Hindus in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hindu devotees in the region have a t...

Visiting Lord Murugan At The Batu Caves In Malaysia

Ashley Morton | Posted 08.12.2016 | Travel
Ashley Morton

Standing at the base of the stairs and looking up 272 steps, I stared at the opening of a cave system said to be close to 400 million years old. Originally the Batu Caves were used as shelters by the indigenous Temuan people.

Actually The History of the Swastika Really Does Matter. Here's Why...

Ajay Chaturvedi | Posted 07.20.2016 | Home
Ajay Chaturvedi

Ajay Chaturvedi is the founder of HarVa, the first BPO set up in rural India which employs only women and author of the widely acclaimed, Lost Wisdom ...

Hindu Priest Hacked To Death In Bangladesh

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.30.2016 | Home

DHAKA (Reuters) - A Hindu priest was hacked to death on Friday at a temple in Bangladesh, police and senior administrative officials said. Bangladesh,...

Elderly Hindu Priest Hacked To Death In Bangladesh

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.07.2016 | Home

DHAKA (Reuters) - Suspected militants in Bangladesh hacked an elderly Hindu priest to death on Tuesday, in what police suspected was the latest in a s...

This Hindu Couple's Remarkable Love Story Will Give You All The Feels

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion

John McCane and his husband-to-be, Salaphaty Rao, live on opposite sides of the world -- McCane in Peebles, Ohio, and Rao in Melbourne, Australia. Aga...

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...

Religious Defense of Child Marriage in Trinidad and Tobago Ignites Firestorm

Jessica Joesph | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact
Jessica Joesph

Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) is ablaze with anger and a sleeping giant has awoken. The Inter Religious Organization (IRO) voted 17 to 24 in favor of keeping an old colonial law allowing child marriage of girls as young as 12 years old.

Walls and Bosnia 24 Years After?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.22.2016 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

This is not just about Bosnia but rather the reactionary appeal of nationalism, populism and manifestations of walls, physical and psychological.

Vote-based Politics, Quandry for Minority Groups

Sabbir Khan | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
Sabbir Khan

Victimizing the minority communities in vote-based politics is not an uncommon phenomenon in national politics worldwide. In many countries of the world, the term "immigrant" and "minority" holds almost same meaning if not all the time.

Celebrate Spring With Our Favorite Photos Of The Hindu Festival Of Colors

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.24.2016 | Home

Hindus around the world united this week to bid a blissful farewell to winter as they celebrated Holi -- the Hindu festival of colors. During the fest...

Dozens Dead From Drinking Tainted Liquor Days Before Hindu Festival

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home

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

Understanding the Forms of Shiva

Sadhguru | Posted 03.16.2017 | Religion

In the Indian tradition, Shiva has many forms, each representing a powerful possibility for inner evolution. Sadhguru looks at a few forms, and explai...