HAF asks Office of Civil Rights to investigate Univ. of Pennsylvania’s role in Hinduphobic conference

Sponsoring Dismantling Global Hindutva event may have violated Hindu students’ rights under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 In a historic first for the Hindu American community, the Hindu American Foundation filed a Title VI complaint with the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights against the University of Pennsylvania for […]

9 things to know about Navaratri

9 things to know about Navaratri By Syama Allard October 16, 2020       1) Navaratri celebrates the Feminine Divine A nine-night festival during the Hindu month of Ashwin, Navaratri is a celebration of the Feminine Divine. According to the Vedas, everyone and everything originates from an absolute spiritual source referred to as Brahman (Divine), which is both the […]

Hindu American Advocacy Forum

 HAF’s main yearly event is this Tuesday USA time, and the public worldwide is invited. There are 3 sessions requiring separate registration at https://www.hinduamerican.org/advocacy-forum. Also, those in the United States can take action on some legislative issues HAF has take up at https://www.hinduamerican.org/advocacy-forum.

Why does the Dismantling Global Hindutva conference seem more about dismantling Hinduism than anything else?

On September 10–12, a few dozen universities, mostly based in the United States, are supporting a conference titled “Dismantling Global Hindutva”. In the words of the organizers this conference will “examine the historical development of Hindutva, the fascist dimensions of the ideology, and its perpetuation of violence against religious minorities and other marginalized communities.” Based […]

HAF Reporters Guide to the Swastika

What does the word ‘swastika’ mean? In Sanskrit, the word swastika is a combination of ‘su’ (meaning ‘good’) and ‘asti’ (meaning ‘to exist’) — often getting translated as ‘all is well.’ The swastika is thus understood to be a symbol of auspiciousness and good fortune. Though the Nazi symbol was originally called the hakenkreuz (meaning ‘hooked cross)’, early translations […]

6 Things You Need to Know About the Symbolism of the Swastika

The swastika is a symbol as old as humanity itself, one which to this day, despite it being confused with the hateful Nazi emblem, has a powerful positive message. We’ve gone over some of that history in 10 Things You Need to Know About the Swastika. Here’s a bit more on the symbolism of the swastika […]

Hindutva- the essence of Hinduism

Primary sponsor: HIndu Heritage Foundation of America (http://hhfamerica.org/)   Other Supporting Organizations (so far):   Bhishma School of Indic Studies, India   Yoga Sadhana Ashram, Chicago, USA   Subhash Chandra Bose Group of Institutions, India   Supporting Media Partners   Trunicle   Kreately   SMaRT   MyInd     List of speakers Confirmed so far: […]

HAF Virtual Event: Dismantling Global Hinduphobia

Join the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) for a virtual event exploring the growing phenomenon of Hinduphobia, its global roots, and its impact on Hindu Americans. Learn more about how you can take action and fight back against increasing attacks on Hinduism and attempts to silence the Hindu American voice. Take Action: Tell 38 University Presidents […]

Tell 38 University Presidents to Drop Their Sponsorship of Anti-Hindu Conference

I’m sure you’ve heard about the anti-Hindu hate conference allegedly sponsored by 40 universities entitled, “Dismantling Global Hindutva” set to take place virtually September 10-12. Dozens of universities have reportedly sponsored an anti-Hindu hate conference entitled “Dismantling Global Hindutva” set to take place virtually Sept. 10–12, 2021. The forces driving anti-Hindu hate across the world are organizing and raising […]

FREE WEBINAR Join us for “Max Muller – Friend or Foe?”

India celebrates Max Muller – There is a Max Muller Marg in Delhi, many Max Muller Bhavans in India and he is even honored at the Dakshineswar Kali Temple Prahara, and to top it all, India published a stamp in his name!    But what is his legacy? Is he worthy of such adulation? What did […]

Most sinister part of Ramdev article in New York Times Magazine is author’s own biases

By: Mat McDermott. Misreporting, prejudice, and plain old laziness in reporting on India, Hinduism, and the relationship between the two is hardly new. It has a long tradition dating back to the British Raj, upheld since independence until today. Frankly, I’m a bit jaded to it at this point. But, then some new article is […]

Hindus halt bill calling our swastika a hate symbol

New York State just tried and failed to get all swastikas declared hate symbols. Even though the world’s billion-plus Hindus, Jains, and Buddhist see the swastika as a symbol of good luck and positivity, lawmakers in New York State this past week tried to pass a bill that would require educators to teach the swastika […]

Give me your tired, your homeless say Hindus for over 2000 years

By: Surinder Jain. Hindus have been the most tolerant and accepting of people fleeing their homelands ever since people started fleeing their homes. Jews (also know as Yehudi) and Parsis (Zoroastrians) stand out in history. But India today, is also home to many Tibetan, Afghans, Africans and many other ethnic and religious minorities from al […]

To Use or Not To Use? Guidelines for Commercial Use of Hindu Images

To Use or Not To Use? Guidelines for Commercial Use of Hindu Images.

USA law makers call Hindu Gods “false”

North Dakota Parliament opened its 2nd April 2019 session with Hindu prayers. Several Republican members of the Parliament protested the opening of the session with Hindu prayers. The Senate and House convene daily with a prayer by the chamber’s guest chaplains followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Lutheran pastor and freshman Rep. Jeff Hoverson of […]

World celebrities who became Hindus

18 Famous hollywood people who adopted Hinduism as their faith.

VIEWPOINT: Discovering Hinduism in Āratī

Click here to view original web page at VIEWPOINT: Discovering Hinduism in Āratī Each Sunday evening as I enter Georgetown University’s Jewish prayer room, Makóm, for weekly Āratī , herbal incense and the soft hum of the harmonium greet me. After I grab a comfortable pillow and find a spot, I close my eyes and […]

Juror’s ‘passion’ over Bible

An appeals court on Friday ordered a new trial for a Camden County doctor over a juror’s comment noting the doctor didn’t put his hand on the Bible when he testified to defend himself in a sexual harassment case. The decision found that the juror’s remark about Dr. Abbas […] Click here to view original […]

Third brewery in six months forced to apologise for naming beer after Hindu god

A man folds his hand in reverence at a statue of the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman ( AP ) A brewery in Virginia has been forced to apologise after it named a beer after the Hindu god Hanuman. Olde Salem Brewing Company said it was not aware of the religious […] Click here to view original […]

Brewery apologizes for ‘highly insensitive’ beer after Hindu protest

A brewing company apologized for a dark beer that shared the same name as a Hindu deity. (iStock) A Virginia brewing company apologized for a beer that shares the same name as a Hindu deity after some called it “high insensitive.” Olde Salem Brewing Company said it was just […] Click here to view original […]

Books to Help With Rituals (Puja)

By: Ambaa Choate.   I was browsing on Amazon and I realized that there are quite a number of books these days with detailed instructions for various puja rituals to do yourself at home. Ritual worship isn’t for everyone and you don’t have to do it to be a Hindu, but it’s a special part […]

Meditation industry in USA alone is worth more than a billion dollars

Meditation industry in USA alone is worth more than a billion dollars- shouldn’t India get some royalty for inventing this technique asks Vijai Singhal of Hindu Council of Australia?

Desecrating Hindu temples by tolerant religion becoming a global phenomena

Another Hindu temple has been vandalized, this time in Louisville, America. The crime signatures are very similar to Bhartiye Mandir, Reagents Park, Sydney, Australia vandalization event that took place a few months back. There was an outpouring of anger and disgust by Australians including from those sharing the religion of the vandals. Local mayor and […]

Stealing Hindu IP is more than plagiarism

By: Shashi Holla (WA) and Surinder Jain. Colonial or a white supremacy mind set may be clever enough to adopt Hindu practices but denies giving credit where it is due. Stealing Hindu Intellectual Property, they do not hesitate to rename and repackage so that they can sell it back to India for immense profits. Off […]

Hey, Do you speak Hindu? #IAMHINDUAMERICAN

By : American Hindu Foundation. #IAMHINDUAMERICAN We’re teachers and parents, politicians and artists, cab drivers and entrepreneurs, doctors and lawyers, small business owners and engineers. We give back to our communities every day in innumerable ways. Yet the general American public knows very little about us and our traditions. We want to change that. And […]

Christian missionaries who won’t take no for an answer

By Robert Burton-Bradley. ABC. Christians who won’t take no for an answer — touched by God or ‘white saviour complex’? According to the Centre for the Global Study of Christianity, there are 440,000 long term missionaries in foreign countries. There are more than 1.6 million young Americans going abroad on short missions for weeks or […]

Giving Tuesday promoting vegetarian diet in New York schools

By : Kelley Wind, Giving Tuesday.   I didn’t think it could happen. I didn’t believe that a New York City public school would adopt a vegetarian menu… and then become one of the highest rated schools in the state. But I was wrong.    When the school leadership and staff is fully on board, […]

Vedic woman – Where is She?

The Vedic Woman: Who Was She and Will She Return? After scouring the internet for hours, what I found left me seriously F R U S T R A T E D.

Gerald Barr – Interviews with non-Indian Hindus

I think Hinduism is an alive tradition that is not frozen in ancient times. It adjusts to the time and place. However, the source must always be preserved.  I became immensely inspired by Indian Classical Music, and began learning from Ustad Zakir Hussain in 1995. He teaches not just tabla, but also how the music […]

Shakti initiative of Hindu American Foundation

Namaste WELCOME TO THE SHAKTI INITIATIVE! Many years ago, I was invited to speak on a panel about women and religion. Armed with my senior thesis from undergrad — The Vedic Woman: Who Was She and Will She Return? — I was able to quickly pull together a long list of stories and scriptural quotes to bolster my […]