Religion

Ashram Where Beatles Learned to Meditate

In 1968 the most famous pop band of the time, The Beatles, stayed in an ashram in the Indian town of Rishikesh to learn a form of meditation.

Inside India's 4,000-year-old Transgender Community

While for centuries they were sought after to perform blessings and ceremonies, their long-standing religious respect has not protected the hijra from modern-day discrimination.

China Opens New Route for Indian Pilgrims

China inaugurated a new land crossing into Tibet on Monday for Indian pilgrims who wish to visit one of the holiest sites in both Hinduism and Buddhism

Rajneeti Asana Day

Yoga without the ‘surya namaskar’ is like Karate without punches

Non-Hindus Need Permit to Visit Somnath Temple

Now non-Hindus will have to take permission from office of general manager of Shree Somnath Trust before entering into Somnath Temple for darshan.

Hindu Group Wants River Rafting Ban

A hardline Hindu nationalist group has demanded a ban on river rafting at a popular tourist destination in northern India, saying it leads to 'objectionable activities'

Shocking Mysterious Cases of Hindu Temples

The unearthing of Hindu temples all across the world is not just shocking but also surprising.

Delhi Billionaire Becomes Monk

Delhi's 'plastics king', Bhanwarlal Raghunath Doshi, gave up his business empire to embrace Jain monastic life at an extravagant ceremony.

Modi’s Note Stumps Monks

Li said that Modi wrote in Gujarati to honour Dharmagupta, a fellow Gujarati who lived at the temple during the Sui Dynasty (581-618).

Hindu Temple Vandalised in United States

This is the third such incident in three months. Two temples were vandalised in Washington State in February.

The Nanda Devi Mystery

Fifty years after deadly plutonium was lost on India’s second highest mountain, the enigma continues

Ravidas Temple in Houston Gutted

Guru Ravidas Temple in Houston city of Texas state of the US was destroyed in fire on April 14.

Rich Temples May Open Gold Vaults for PM Modi

Govt is planning to launch a scheme in May that would encourage temples to deposit their gold with banks in return for interest payments

Bodh Gaya Bodhi Tree in Good Health

Plant scientists from India's Forest Research Institute have been examining the sacred tree at Gaya in Bihar state, following reports of fungal infection.

Yoga is Secular, Not Gateway to Hinduism

Ruling that yoga taught in elementary schools is not a gateway to Hinduism and does not violate religious freedoms, a California appeals court has allowed it to continue.

Why Christianity Failed In India

Christianity, a threat to Hinduism? Data and historical evidence prove otherwise.

Baby With Trunk Worshipped as Ganesha's Wife

A baby girl born with a 'trunk' has become a big attraction and people are flocking to worship her believing her to be an incarnation of lord Ganesha.

Where in India Can You Get beef

Two Indian states recently tightened laws banning cow slaughter and the sale and consumption of beef.

UK Law Allows Turban

A new law which will allow Sikhs in the UK to wear turbans in place of safety helmets in all workplaces across the country has come into force.

Concern for India's Christians

The growing insecurity in India's Christian community

Beef Ban In India Reaches Cages Of Lions

The change in diet has nothing to do with health, and everything to do with India's particular mix of politics and religion.

The Religion of Indian Teenagers

Even in these us-and-them times, many young friends don’t dwell on issues of religion.

The 15-and-a-half lies of Yudhishthira in Mahabharata

One man’s dharma at one point in time could be diametrically opposite to his dharma at another point in time.

Untold Mysteries of Indian Shrines

India is among the most mystifying countries in the world.

Cow Row

The Indians who have a beef with the ban on beef

US Court Serves Big B Notice

The summons issued to Amitabh Bachchan by a federal court in Los Angeles in an alleged human rights violations case has been served on the superstar's Hollywood manager.

India Counters Obama's Religious Intolerance Jibe

Modi government has conveyed to Washington that the usual notion of alienation of minorities is not valid in the Indian context.

India’s Modi Vows Crackdown on Religious Intolerance

Premier’s remarks follow attacks on minorities blamed on rising Hindu nationalism.

In Remembrance of Lord Shiva's Wedding

Holy men and devotees take rest at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath temple during Shivaratri festival .

Indian Critics Pan Guru Film

A much-hyped film by an Indian guru is just awful, say critics.

Hindu Temple Vandalised in US

A Hindu temple in the US state of Georgia was vandalised by unknown miscreants over the weekend.

Temple to Indian PM Modi Scrapped

Fans of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have scrapped plans to open a temple dedicated to him after he said he was "appalled" by the idea.

Modi Temple Appalls Prime Minister Modi

“Have seen news about a Temple being built in my name. I was appalled,” a tweet from Mr. Modi’s official Twitter account said.

Ancient Indian Epic to be Retold on Twitter

Ancient Indian epic to be retold on Twitter this time from the perspective of the main villain.

Unbanning Buddha

Could China be bringing Tibetan Buddhism in from the cold?

India’s Coin Divers Know When Change Is in the Air

They hunt for treasure tossed into holy river; mostly coins, coconuts.

Indian Baba Who Defrauded Many on Trial in UK

Mohammaed Ashrafi, 50, who is known to have operated in Leicester and London, also called himself Kamalji.

India Denies Visa to 2 Vatican Delegates

Even after the intervention by Vatican’s Secretary of State office the visa applications were kept pending.

Hyderabad’s Little England

Notwithstanding their dwindling numbers, the Anglo-Indians have hung on to their traditional rituals, which set them apart from other Christians.

15 Unknown and Astonishing Powers of Om

In the Hindu sacred texts called Upanishads, it is explicitly mentioned that “In the beginning there was the word and the word was Om.”

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