Religion

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

Tree Temple Houses 800 Varieties of Fruit Trees

A Tree temple, spread in 10 acres of area in Badgaon Mafi village in Burhanpur, is housing 800 varieties fruit trees and is maintain a fine balance in the environment.

Ancient Hindu Temple Statues Returned to Cambodia

Cambodia has welcomed home three ancient Hindu statues, which were stolen from a temple decades ago.

The Indian Miracle-buster Stuck in Finland

An Indian man who made his name exposing the "miraculous" feats of holy men as tricks has fled the country after being accused of blasphemy.

Indian Spiritual Healer Charged With Fraud in UK

An Indian man, posing as a spiritual healer in Britain, has been charged with blackmail and fraud worth thousands of pounds in a court.

Britain Could Get Muslim and Hindu Bank Holidays

Britain could soon get its first Muslim and Hindu Bank Holiday days after a petition to Downing Street reached 119,000 signatures.

Marginal Shift

The resounding victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India's recently concluded general election is being interpreted by some as a religious vote in favour of the Hindu nationalist party.

Indian Court Asked to Decide if guru is Dead or Meditating

The family and followers of one of India's wealthiest Hindu spiritual leaders are fighting a legal battle over whether he is dead or simply in a deep state of meditation.

Final Rest

US funeral homes are adapting to Hindu immigrants’ needs - See more at: http://caravanmagazine.in/lede/final-rest#sthash.cBGp07gV.dpuf

Sikh Community to March for Sovereignty

On June 06, human rights group "Sikhs for Justice" (SFJ) will hold a "Sikh Sovereignty March" in Manhattan to mark the 30 year of attack on the Golden Temple

Breaking Brahmin Monopoly

Hindu temple to have women, lower-caste priests

Kerala Temple Wealth: Royals Face More Charges

Serious charges have been against the Travancore royal family saying precious ornaments were smuggled out of the temple using look-alikes.

UK's Hindu Community Backs Role of Church

UK's growing debate over the role and relevance of the church in the state has found a voice of support from the country's Hindu community.

What Ramayana Teaches Us About Talent Management

A story from the Bala-kanda of the Ramayana holds a key to talent management.

Invented Tradition and the Religion of the Ancients

A ritual on the Ganges turns out to be not quite what it seems

Is Padmanabhaswamy Temple Gold Getting Pilfered

The untold riches of Thiruvananthapuram temple may be getting pilfered, an explosive report on the state of affairs in the temple submitted to the Supreme Court said.

As India Votes, Muslims Worry

India’s Muslims worried about controversial Hindu leader as national elections begin.

Indian Priest Faces Deportation for Molestation in US

Koppala was taken into custody by the Department of Homeland Security and will remain in custody until his likely deportation.

The last Jews of Calcutta

The Jews of Calcutta may soon disappear, but others in the city will be celebrating their festivals for some time yet.

Hindu Temples of Pakistan

Today, only 26 out of Pakistan's 428 Hindu temples exist

NGA Refuses to Return $US5m Shiva Statue

The National Gallery of Australia will continue to resist returning the Dancing Shiva statue it purchased for $US5 million from disgraced antiquities dealer.

Sikh Children in US Schools Targets of Hate

The bullying of Sikh children is often associated with post-9/11 bias.

Indian Widows Challenge Tradition and Attend Holi

Thousands of Indian widows have challenged traditional taboos by attending the Holi festival.

Dead Indian Guru Frozen by Devotees

Devotees of a dead guru in India have told they put his body in a freezer to preserve him as they believe he will return to life to lead them.

In Varanasi, a Lifetime Spent in a World of Death

Her life, and her livelihood, was all about waiting for death.

In Kerala Temple, Devotees Offer Chocolates

Ever heard of a temple where mouth-watering chocolate bars are offered by devotees to the presiding deity

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