The number of Hindus migrating to the US every year has more than doubled in the last one decade, with an overwhelming majority of them coming from India
This will be part of a unique and colourful pilgrimage symbolizing their commitment to protecting the environment.
Followers of one of the world's oldest religions, Hinduism, are finally building a temple in one of California's oldest and diverse cities.
A Congress-established independent panel on religious freedom has called on the US to maintain a visa ban on Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi
While Hindu religion is not unique in its repertoire of curses, there are enough meritorious instances that deserve recall and mention.
Visiting Haridwar is like an insurance policy for the soul—a smart investment that will yield moksha on maturity
In a princely offering, an NRI devotee from US today donated Rs. 16 crore to the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at nearby Tirumala.
A woman who died after being refused a potentially lifesaving abortion even while she was having a miscarriage was told that her repeated pleas could not be granted because Ireland is a Catholic country.
Ranging from the benign to the bogus, magical to the mafia, fakers to the fakirs, and spiritual to the sleazy, godmen of all kinds exist in India.
Dreams of moksha lure hundreds of thousands to Gangasagar every year.
Jhulasan village has perhaps the only Hindu temple that worships a Muslim deity - Dola Mata.
Throughout my childhood, Hinduism wasn’t something I formally learned; it was a natural part of my everyday life.
A penchant for life in technicolour with a dash of herbal colours, crunchy gujias, chilled thandais and soulful ghazals: the heady cocktail is proving to be an irresistible draw for foreign tourists to celebrate Holi in India
The cross-dressing is part of traditional ritual festivities.
It is said that Krishna envied Radha’s fair complexion, and after talking to his mother Yashod, she teasingly suggested that he should color Radha’s face.
The widows of Vrindavan celebrated Holi with a riot of colours, defying tradition that bids them to stay away from festivities of all kind.
The SGPC is already observing these occasions. And if we are directed by the jathedar of the Akal Takht, we, too, will definitely hold these anniversaries.
Each woman devotee who donates hair measuring 31 inches will be gifted five laddus.
Hundreds of poor children in the Indian state of Bihar make a living by selling leaves to Buddhist pilgrims from the Mahabodhi tree - under which Gautam Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment.
In the wake of the Europe-wide horsemeat scandal that is still under investigation, it emerged that more than a third of Scottish curry restaurants could be using cheaper meat
Indian cardinal Cleemis Thottunkal is the youngest cardinal taking part in this week's conclave to elect a successor to Benedict XVI.
The Kumbh Mela, celebrated every 12 years at the conjunction of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical river Saraswati on the outskirts of Allahabad, drew massive crowds of devotees, ascetics and foreign tourists.
Those who thought the Bollywood saga of "lost and found in mela", rooted in the Kumbh, is perhaps long over, could mull over this.
Speaking about his experiences at the Kumbh, Diego said "the trip was like receiving a crash course in Hinduism".
Mother Teresa, who is revered in India and other parts of the world as the messiah of the poor, was "anything but a saint", says a study conducted by Canadian researchers. - See more at: http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/mother-teresa-was-anything-but-a-saint-study_832448.html#sthash.dS9iJmm3.dpuf
Why do millions of people, from entire Indian villages to urbane middle managers to foreign tourists, brave the crowds at the Kumbh Mela?
What do you make of householders turned austere pilgrims who live in tatty canvas tents on a flood plain of a river braving regular baths in freezing water, biting cold, smoky skies and ear-splitting din for more than a month?
Tens of millions of devotees gather on the banks of the Ganga to participate in the Kumbh Mela, the largest religious congregation of people in the world.
Online and social media help NRIs hold on to tradition.
It is possible that there are many American Hindus who are not troubled enough by their cultural displacement to get too worked up about religion, India or myths of identity.
Few in the west have heard of Swami Vivekananda, who was born 150 years ago this week. Yet this Bengali intellectual, still revered in India, introduced many people to yoga and meditation.
The 55-day Maha or Great Kumbh Mela Hindu festival in Allahabad is expected to be the biggest religious gathering of humanity on Earth, with up to 100 million pilgrims bathing in the holy waters in January and February.
The megacity that magically pops up at Allahabad is as large as New York, London and Paris combined
A 28-year-old Indian-American jumped into a 100-foot mine shaft at a meteor impact site in Arizona to "appease the gods"
Ramayana, the great Indian epic, is now available in Polish language, courtesy Janusz Krzyzowski, an Indologist in Poland who has translated the monumental work.
Millions of Hindu pilgrims have arrived in the Indian city of Allahabad as the Kumbh Mela festival gets underway.
They pontificate. We listen. In revulsion. As if the Delhi rape case wasn’t horrifying enough, we now have these pearls of wisdom from our politicians and god-men.
Self-proclaimed godman Asaram Bapu has joined the long list of personalities who have put their foot in their mouth after making observations about the Delhi gangrape case
Indian Americans have asked the Department of Justice and FBI to separately track hate crimes against various religious communities in the country.
In Hindu law a deity is considered to be a living person which can hold property, therefore the property or the treasure belong only to the deity and there is no substitution of the deity with the state.