Number of Canadians holding favorable view of Hinduism increases

Forty-nine percent of Canadians had a favorable opinion of Hinduism in February 2017 as compared to 42% in September 2013, according to Religious Trends public opinion poll conducted by research organization Angus Reid Institute (ARI) and released on April four....

Hindus welcome Catholic Boston College showcasing Hindu dance-drama

Catholic Jesuit research university Boston College (BC) organized “On Devi” (On Goddess), a song-dance-drama event, on March 26 which reportedly sang about Hindu gods and goddesses. According to reports; “On Devi: A Kuchipudi Dance Performance” included songs about...

India’s Embassy launching yoga courses in Egypt

Embassy of India is launching eight-week long yoga courses for beginners and intermediate learners in Cairo from April two. To be conducted at Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC) of the Cultural Wing of the Embassy of India-Cairo in Zamalek area of Cairo,...

Hindu prayers to open both Nevada Senate & Assembly on April 7

Both Nevada State Senate and Nevada Assembly in Carson City will open with Hindu mantras on April seven, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Senate...

Efforts being made to bring yoga into New Jersey schools

Nationally recognized Rowan University (RU), a public research university in Glassboro (New Jersey), organized a symposium on March 24 regarding effectively bringing yoga based movement to schools. This face-to-face “Second Annual Yoga & Mindfulness in NJ Schools...

Hindu arti worship weekly held at Harvard

A weekly arti is reportedly held at Harvard University (HU), one of the world’s top and United States’ oldest institution of higher education established in 1636. Organized by Harvard Dharma (Harvard’s Hindu Students Association), it is held in Dharma Prayer Space at...

Irish Parliament denies Hindu opening prayer request

Both the houses of Ireland Parliament (Oireachtas) in Dublin, Senate (Seanad Éireann) and House of Representatives (Dáil Éireann), have denied Hindu opening prayer request. Responding to Hindu opening prayer request of Hindu statesman Rajan Zed; Brian Prunty, Private...