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Smithsonian's Yoga: The Art of Transformation Brings to Light Yoga's Hindu Roots... Almost

The much hyped Smithsonian exhibit, <i>Yoga: The Art of Transformation</i>, is packing up to move from its primary residence in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC to spring at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and summer at the Cleveland Museum of Art. My colleague Sheetal Shah and I …

Hindu Temple Set on Fire in Pakistan Over Blasphemy

ISLAMABAD - Hundreds of angry Pakistanis attacked a Hindu temple and set it on fire in southern Pakistan overnight following a rumor that a member of the Hindu community had desecrated the Koran, police and community leaders said on Sunday.<p>The incident took place just before midnight on Saturday …

South Asia

Sex, Lies and Hinduism: Why A Hindu Activist Targeted Wendy Doniger’s Book

Penguin Books India has agreed to recall and pulp all copies in India of <i>The Hindus: An Alternative History</i> by U.S. scholar Wendy Doniger, raising …

Religion

Big picture: Hindu Cows, by Toni Meneguzzo

Each week, the Guardian Weekend magazine's editorial team choose a picture, or set of pictures, that particularly tickle their fancy. This week, their choice is Toni Meneguzzo's Hindu Cows project

A traveller's guide to India's festivals

Earlier this year the Maha Kumbh Mela, held in the north Indian city of Allahabad, was touted as the biggest religious gathering on Earth. More than 100 million pilgrims are estimated to have washed away a lifetime of sins by taking a dip at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical …

With Bonfires And Dancing, Indians Ring In Hindu New Year

<b>Listen · 3:40</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Northern India is recovering from its coldest temperatures in 20 years by doing what it loves to do: stage a festival.<p>Across the country this week, Indians frolicked around bonfires in traditional festivities meant to herald the end of winter.<p>The …

Arrests in post 9/11 'hate' attack on Hamilton Hindu temple

New evidence has led to three arrests for temple arson<p>Hamilton police have arrested three men in the attacks on the Hindu Samaj temple and Hamilton …

Terrorism

Three Hamilton men charged in post-9/11 Hindu temple hate crime

Hamilton Police have laid charges in a 12-year-old hate crime that garnered international attention and scarred the city’s reputation in the wake of 9/11 terrorist attacks.<p>At a morning press conference in the $2-million Hindu temple that rose from the ashes of a smaller temple destroyed in an …

30 Awe-Inspiring Hindu Temples (PHOTOS)

These elaborately decorated Hindu temples sing praise to the glory of God with their breathtaking architecture. Hinduism is sometimes called the world's oldest religion, and many of these sacred structures are full of history.<p>Though these beautiful places of worship celebrate spirituality, noted …

A Jain Scholar's Perspective on God

<b>By Dr. Sulekh C. Jain</b><p><i>Some foolish men declare that a creator made the world. The doctrine that the world was created is ill-advised and should be rejected. If God created the world, where was he before the creation? If you say he was transcendent then and needed no support, where is he now? How</i> …

The 900-year-old Hindu temple at the center of a turf war between Thailand and Cambodia

The South and East China Seas aren’t Asia’s only territorial flashpoints.<p>The UN’s International Court of Justice in The Hague just delivered a much-anticipated ruling on a different subject: whether Thailand or Cambodia can legally lay claim to the land surrounding a 900-year-old Hindu temple.<p>The …

Cambodia

At Hindu dance festival in Anaheim, an all-night celebration

Pratik Vyas and his friends hit the dance floor early; they carried a roll of bandaging tape for the long night that lay ahead.<p>For Navratri, an annual Hindu dance festival celebrating the triumph of good over evil, it is best to come prepared.<p>"There's jumping and shoving and intricate movements …

The Arts

Interfaith Marriage: Christian And Hindu Love Story Told In 'Saffron Cross'

(RNS) Growing up Baptist, J. Dana Trent heard plenty of warnings about interfaith romance.<p>Marrying the wrong person — known as being “unequally yoked” — could ruin your faith and your marriage.<p>But three years after marrying a former Hindu monk, Trent says she’s a better Christian than ever.<p>“I had …

Diwali: To celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights, make kheer

Diwali, or the Festival of Lights -- one of the most important holidays in the Hindu religion -- started Sunday. The five-day new year celebration centers on festivals, gift giving and family gatherings that invariably include a parade of sweets, or <i>mithai</i>.<p><i>Galub jamun</i> (the Indian syrup-soaked …

South Indian Cuisine

Prince Charles and Camilla visit Hindu prayer ceremony in India - video

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visit a Hindu temple in Rishikesh, northern India, on the first leg on a nine-day trip to the country. The royal offers his sympathy following mass flooding and rain which ravaged the town in June. He claims people need to 'rediscover their connections …

M.I.A. Says Super Bowl Middle Finger Was In Spiritual Devotion To Hindu Goddess

The infamous middle finger than M.I.A. flashed during the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show was a result of the singer's Hindu spiritual enlightenment.<p>In a recent interview with NPR, the rapper explained that Matangi -- also the name of her new album, which debuted Tuesday -- is a Hindu goddess whose …

Hindu Diwali Festival Lights Up Cities Worldwide | TIME.com

Diwali, the vibrant Hindu festival of lights, kicked off Sunday as thousands celebrated across the world, illuminating skies with sparklers, …

How a church in Maine became a Hindu temple

Except for the sign outside, you wouldn’t likely suspect that the old Universalist church in a suburb of Portland, Maine, is now a Hindu temple. It still has that classic New England church look, with its white wooden clapboards. But step inside, and see a space recently transformed by colorful …

Embassy of Indonesia Installing Hindu Goddess Statue on Massachusetts Ave

Approval was granted yesterday for the Embassy of Indonesia to erect a statue of a Hindu goddess on public space next to the grounds of the Embassy. The <b>statue of Saraswati</b>, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts and science, was originally planned for the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and …

Alleged racial profiling on JetBlue exposed in viral Tumblr post

New stories about TSA misconduct come to light every day. But this one, from Tumblr user Aditya Mukerjee, is particularly horrifying.<p>In his Tumblr …

San Diego judge says public school’s yoga instruction not religious

<b>Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.</b><p>(RNS) In his opinion, San Diego Superior Court Judge John Meyer explained …

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Hindu belief about the environment

The relationship between human beings and the earth is increasingly complicated and urgent. Every day there are stories about pollution, global warming and animal species facing extinction. Religion is responding with views on the enviroment and our responsibility for it.<p>Hindu belief about the …

Spirituality

Hindu Festivals

Hindus around the world -- from South Asia to Britain and beyond -- observe many colorful holidays throughout the year. Recent festivals include the Ganesh Chaturthi, celebrating the birth of the elephant-headed deity, and Janamashtami, the birth anniversary of the god Krishna. The range of …