Tag: Hinduism

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    Hindus honor thousands of deities, and every Hindu has a favorite god, but Ganesha is “a god that is chosen by almost everybody because he is the remover of obstacles,” says Professor S. N. Shridhar. More

    August 31, 2011 | Comments

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    “He is the maintainer, the preserver, the one who saves the earth over and over again, “ says Joan Cummins, curator of the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition “Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior.” More

    August 18, 2011 | Comments

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    At the central jail in Bhopal, India, the prison superintendent says a yoga program calms the jail’s atmosphere and speeds the release of inmates. More

    April 29, 2011 | Comments

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    Bhavana Gupta says her generation will go to a Hindu temple in New Delhi and say, “Let’s give the priest 500 rupees to have him do a good prayer service for us.” But the younger generation questions this traditional Hindu practice and asks why. More

    January 22, 2010 | Comments

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    Hindu goddesses Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswathi are worshipped and honored with fire, water, prayers, chants, and other offerings. More

    October 2, 2009 | Comments

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    People of many faiths and religious backgrounds joined Muslims on September 3 at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC for a prayer service and Ramadan dinner to celebrate interfaith service projects.

    September 10, 2009 | Comments

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    Monu Harnal describes the Hindu holiday of Diwali, celebrating the end of the year and many events in the lives of the some of Hinduism's most important deities.

    October 27, 2006 | Comments

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    The ancient Hindu practice of kirtan is a call-and-response form of meditation and spiritual chanting that is gaining popularity in the United States. More

    July 21, 2006 | Comments

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    Transcendental Meditation was widely popular 40 years ago: a technique for relaxation and awareness using certain sounds and ways of breathing, 20 minutes, twice a day. Now, it is flourishing in Fairfield, Iowa, the home of what is now the Maharishi University of Management. More

    July 8, 2005 | Comments

  • This weekend, Hindus around the world celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights. For some Hindus, Diwali coincides with a special worship service for the powerful goddess Kali, who represents opposites such as life and death, creation and destruction. We spoke about Kali with Kamanashish Chakraborty, a founding member of the Washington Kali Temple in Burtonsville, Maryland. More

    October 24, 2003 | Comments

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