As Christmas approaches, across India there is evidence of one of the country’s fastest growing religions: consumerism.
“If he’s not dead, why is he not coming out? Let people see his body. If he’s in samadhi, why is he in a freezer?
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said he realises that he may be the last to hold the title.
In embracing this colonial interpretation, the Sangh has been inspired to convince or compel people to accept the myth that the past of Hinduism was not only glorious but also perfect and incomparable.
Cow dung for indigestion, urine for pimples
The history of medicine is a long and distinguished one, as healers sought to alleviate illnesses and fix injuries since the dawn of humanity.
ver the past 40 years, temples in America have proliferated from one in the 1970s to around 700 today, opening up prospects for hundreds of Hindu priests.
Sri Pada, which bears a 'footprint' sacred to Muslims, Christians, Hindus and Buddhists, is traditionally climbed at night to see the sunrise from the peak.
Unusual Hindu temples and their mysterious powers
Even though people on social media are lashing at the bizarre astrolger, what’s depressing is that TV9 continues to run the show.
Did Jesus Christ come to India
Segregated housing - now increasingly driven by religious discrimination - is a blight on India's progress.
Hindu ritual animal slaughter hit by border rules.
India is a country of more than a billion people and tens of thousands of gurus.
Controversial Indian guru Rampal's ashram in northern India saw pitched battles earlier this week between thousands of supporters and police trying to arrest their leader.
Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia were conferred sainthood by Pope Francis in Vatican City in a moment of elation and spiritual fervour for the Christians in India.
Why so many Indians flock to gurus.
A controversial Indian guru is set to appear in court after the police arrested him.
From the invention of the decimal system in mathematics to the noble philosophy of ahimsa, Hindus have contributed their share in all fields of knowledge and learning.
Police in India's Haryana state are continuing an operation to arrest a Hindu guru.
Supporters of a controversial Indian guru have clashed with police who tried to storm his fortified ashram and arrest him.
In Indian mythology there are many references of high-class prostitution in the form of celestial demigods acting as prostitutes.
Analyses contained in Dwadasharnayachakra are key points of reference for scholars from across the globe who come to Gujarat to study Indian religious thought.
Images kinda define the country we want us to be.
Diwali is not a one day affair with close friends and family but rather a month-long saga of parties, events and melas.
In many of India’s top newspapers this week, stories that should be page-one news are now buried on page 3 or even page 10.
Dunkin’ Donuts has taken localization to a new level with five India-inspired doughnuts.
Religious women who want to wear make-up have struggled to find products that suit their faith.
Despite stiff competition from attractively packed imported chocolates, branded traditional Indian sweets have managed to hold on to their own.
Online players change the rules of the festival sale game, often bearing the cut themselves.
Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati had ran down the followers of Shirdi Sai Baba, saying they ought not to worship the 19th century mystic who was no God.
It's time once again for that heaving cauldron of collective terpsichorean effort known as garba.
Indian kites fly high in French skies.
Indian PM Narendra Modi has dismissed al-Qaeda's plan to set up an Indian branch, saying that the group was "delusional" to think that Indian Muslims "will dance to its tune".
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.
Every village has several resident "gods" and "goddesses" who are invoked as living deities.
Authorities in India are investigating how Hanuman, the monkey god, has been issued a biometric identity card.
Underlying Dispute Between Chinese Government and Tibetan Exiles.
Smart renewal in Varanasi must respect its spiritual-urban geography
The controversy notwithstanding, the Baba continues to keep his following