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LOOK: Abused (Hindu) Goddesses

Posted 09.06.2013 | Religion

The bruised and beaten faces of these beautiful Hindu goddesses have an important point to make -- that despite the reverence for women that is a part...

A Statue Grows In D.C.

Alissa Stern | Posted 07.29.2013 | Religion
Alissa Stern

When Dino Djalal, the Ambassador from Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, wanted to give a gift to Washington, D.C., he chose a statue of a Hindu goddess.

The 33 Million Gods Of Hinduism

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 10.06.2012 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Why Hindus worship so many gods and goddesses is a real mystery for most people. In the West the concept of polytheism is nothing more than fantasy or mythology worthy of comic book material.

At The Polluted Confluence Of The Ganges And Heaven

Dan Morrison | Posted 01.29.2012 | Travel
Dan Morrison

A recent visit to the Triveni Sangam found hundreds of pilgrims walking under a blazing white sun to bathe and to collect the holy water in plastic jugs for home.

Astoria Characters: The Indelible Artiste

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The owner of Supernova Tattoo, Andreana Verona has been a tattoo artist for nearly two decades. She's inked everything imaginable.

Spring Hindu Holy Day Vasant Panchami

Anju Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Vasant Panchami is celebrated every year on the 5th day or 'Panchami' of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magha. "Vasant" heralds the beginning of spring.