Religion

Does Third Eye Open At The Time Of Death

Hindus acknowledge it and pay respect to it daily by wearing a bindi or tilak at the exact spot where this invisible third eye is located.

With Winter's Onset, The Gods Return From Heaven

Every village has several resident "gods" and "goddesses" who are invoked as living deities.

India Probes Identity Card For Hanuman

Authorities in India are investigating how Hanuman, the monkey god, has been issued a biometric identity card.

Dalai Lama May Not Have a Successor

Underlying Dispute Between Chinese Government and Tibetan Exiles.

Brooms In Pebbles

Smart renewal in Varanasi must respect its spiritual-urban geography

The Spellbinder

The controversy notwithstanding, the Baba continues to keep his following

India's Screen Goddess

In the summer of 1987, the TV epic Ramayan had Indian audiences gripped, with more than 100m people tuning in each week.

Shocking Scientific Inventions by Ancient Hindu Saints

The land of India is known to be the land of saints and Gods. It is filled with various types of unexplainable things.

Australia to Return Stolen Hindu Statues to India

Prime Minister Tony Abbott will return to India two ancient Hindu statues displayed in Australia, but allegedly stolen from Indian temples.

Rapist’ Indian Priest To Be Extradited to US

A 59-year-old priest, who has been accused of raping a minor in Minnesota in 2004 and then fleeing to India, may soon be extradited to the United States of America (USA).

Battle of Jihadi Brands

Why India move makes al-Qaeda look desperate.

An Opening And a Closure

Newly restored Jewish centre Chabad House retains some scars from the 2008 Mumbai attacks

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival Goes Green in Mumbai

People in Maharashtra produce 6.8 million Ganesh statues, including two million large ones, annually.

The Hindus Facing Eviction By Pakistan's Army

A poor Hindu community is facing eviction from an area in Pakistan's garrison city of Rawalpindi where its members have lived for more than 80 years.

Why We Work

Religious Head would rather Dawoodi Bohra women learn home science instead of pursuing careers and callings.

An Open Door For Those in Search of Moksha

As per Hindu mythology, those who die here go to heaven.

Hindus Celebrate Krishna's Birthday

Hindus around the world are celebrating the festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth of Krishna, one of the most popular Gods in Hinduism.

Haj goes High-tech For Indian Pilgrims

The Indian Haj mission has introduced several high-tech measures to facilitate the pilgrimage of 136,000 Indians coming for Haj this year.

The Monk Who Sold a Love Cure

Armed with peacock feathers and blessed water, a Saharanpur godman is on a love jihad to 'save' Hindu girls

In New Jersey's Desi Central, a Great Hindu Tmple Rises

Something very different will open an hour south of New York City — purportedly the biggest and most expensive Hindu temple complex in the United States.

The Mystery Behind The Kohinoor Diamond

The Kohinoor diamond belonged to various Indian and Persian rulers but it became part of the Crown Jewels of England when Queen Victoria was proclaimed empress of India.

Hindu Temple Vandalised in US

A Hindu temple in the US state of Georgia was vandalised by unknown miscreants over the weekend, a Hindu American organisation said today.

Sikhs Stand up to Bias

After Oak Creek Temple shooting, Sikhs stand up to bias.

Visit to Dalai Lama's Abode Is Tourists' Nightmare

The road to Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's abode passes through hell.

Dealing With India’s Right-wing Cultural Outrage Machine

This is a depressing but instructive period in the evolution of Indian society, large sections of which still remain liberal.

The Gods Seem to Have Been Working Out

India's Hindu gods and goddesses are getting a superhero makeover.

The Inquisitors Arrive

Hindu fundamentalists have viewed Goa’s Catholics as an impediment to their larger aim of ‘Bharat’ becoming a ‘Hindu nation’.

Soot On The Melting Pot

The Jains want their pilgrimage spot, Palitana, declared a vegetarian zone. Is that justified?

What Makes And Unmakes Our Gods

It is our belief that makes and unmakes the gods, not our texts

The Spread of Caste Discrimination

Caste discrimination is a growing problem in England too

Islamic Law Holds No Legal Sway in India

Islamic courts have no legal authority in India, the country's Supreme Court ruled Monday, saying Muslims cannot be legally subject to a parallel religious authority.

Row Over Sai Baba Set to Escalate

The controversy over Shankaracharya of Dwarka Peeth, Swami Swaroopananad Sarswati questioning the worship of Shirdi Sai Baba appears set to escalate further

India Among Jihad Targets of ISIS

Ibrahim Awwad al-Badri, commander of the insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), has vowed war against several countries, including India, in a Ramzan speech released online late on Tuesday.

Sai Devotees Outraged by Dwaraka Pontiff’s Remarks

Outraged at Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand’s controversial comments on their ‘deity’, devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba on Tuesday burned the seer in effigy at Shirdi

Do Not Worship Shirdi Sai Baba

Sai Baba of Shirdi is not a symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity and should not be worshipped because he was a human being, and not a God.

Living Goddess Who Still Has To Do Homework

She was also worshipped by people who believed she's a reincarnation of the Hindu goddess Durga.

India Pilgrims Back a Year After Floods

Thousands of people were swept away in last June's devastating floods and landslides in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Shocking Science Behind Hindu Tradition

Traditions in Hinduism were considered mainly as superstitions, but with the advent of science, it is becoming evident that these traditions are based on some scientific knowledge

Holy Sites May Offer Clues to Antibiotic Resistance

The Hindu holy sites in the Indian cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar attract millions of pilgrims each year - but they are now the destination for another group of devotees.

India Sikh Groups Clash at Golden Temple

Several people have been injured after Sikh groups brandishing swords clashed at India's Golden Temple

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