Religion

A Look at India’s Surprisingly Scary Santas

As Christmas approaches, across India there is evidence of one of the country’s fastest growing religions: consumerism.

Where a Holy Man Lies Frozen, Threat of a Standoff Looms

“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?

Dalai Lama Concedes He May be the Last

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said he realises that he may be the last to hold the title.

Where do Indian Muslims Come From

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.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad's Guide to a Healthy Life

Cow dung for indigestion, urine for pimples

Advanced Medical Practices of Ancient Hindu Saint

The history of medicine is a long and distinguished one, as healers sought to alleviate illnesses and fix injuries since the dawn of humanity.

Migration New Mantra for Indian Priests

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.

A Spiritual High: Climbing Adam’s Peak in Sri Lanka

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.

A Land of Strange Tales and Legends

Unusual Hindu temples and their mysterious powers

Astrologer Predicts How You'll be Raped

Even though people on social media are lashing at the bizarre astrolger, what’s depressing is that TV9 continues to run the show.

Lost Years of Jesus Christ

Did Jesus Christ come to India

Why Segregated Housing is Thriving in India

Segregated housing - now increasingly driven by religious discrimination - is a blight on India's progress.

Smuggling a Sacrifice

Hindu ritual animal slaughter hit by border rules.

Why So Many Indians Flock to Gurus

India is a country of more than a billion people and tens of thousands of gurus.

Inside Indian Guru Rampal's Ashram

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.

Indians Conferred Sainthood by Pope Francis

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.

Promises of Magic

Why so many Indians flock to gurus.

Controversial Indian Guru to Appear in Court

A controversial Indian guru is set to appear in court after the police arrested him.

Mind-blowing Ancient Hindu Discoveries

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.

India Police Vow to Arrest Guru

Police in India's Haryana state are continuing an operation to arrest a Hindu guru.

Indian Police Storm Ashram in Hunt For Godman

Supporters of a controversial Indian guru have clashed with police who tried to storm his fortified ashram and arrest him.

Prostitution in Ancient India

In Indian mythology there are many references of high-class prostitution in the form of celestial demigods acting as prostitutes.

Lost Jain Text on Indian Philosphy Reconstructed

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 Of Religious Unity

Images kinda define the country we want us to be.

Nobody Can Beat Dilli Punjabi at Diwali

Diwali is not a one day affair with close friends and family but rather a month-long saga of parties, events and melas.

Diwali Ad Explosion Buries Top News

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 New India Menu

Dunkin’ Donuts has taken localization to a new level with five India-inspired doughnuts.

Halal Make-up Launches in India

Religious women who want to wear make-up have struggled to find products that suit their faith.

It's Ladoos Over Chocolates During Diwali

Despite stiff competition from attractively packed imported chocolates, branded traditional Indian sweets have managed to hold on to their own.

The Great Indian Online Sale

Online players change the rules of the festival sale game, often bearing the cut themselves.

Sai Baba Devotees Can File Case Against Shankaracharya

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.

Garba Excuse For Communal Chatter in Gujarat

It's time once again for that heaving cauldron of collective terpsichorean effort known as garba.

Indian Spectacle in French skies

Indian kites fly high in French skies.

Al-Qaeda India Branch Delusional

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".

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

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