Hindus welcome Massachusetts church offering yoga

Hindus have welcomed The Dover Church, a congregation of United Church of Christ in Dover (Massachusetts) launched in 1762, for offering yoga classes. The Dover Church, which terms itself as “A Welcoming Community of Faith and Service” and “An Open and Affirming...

Hindu temple opens in $4.1 million building in Massachusetts

Shree Umiya Mataji Mandir has reportedly been established in Foxboro (Massachusetts). According to reports, the Sanskar Culture Society bought an industrial building for $4.1 million and then converted it into the temple, which opens daily and caters to about two...

Hindus seek ban on pejorative term “allochtoon” in Netherlands

Hindus are urging ban on usage of pejorative term “allochtoon” in all official forums in Netherlands, which is commonly used to refer to immigrants and their descendants, and which literally means “emerging from another soil”. Many of the so-called allochtoons were...

Hindu Temple opens in Texas

Hindu Temple of Lubbock in Texas reportedly held a grand opening on September 10 with ancient Hindu rituals. Opening ceremonies included various poojas and havans, kalasha sthapana, panchamrutha abhishakam, astothara, aarthi, etc.; with priest Murali Manohar presiding...