Hinduism

Ramakrishna Vedanta Society

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 23 July 2018.

Phone: 617-536-5320
Email: boston@vedantasociety.net
Website: http://www.vedantasociety.net/index.asp

History

The inspiration behind the Vedanta Society was the Hindu saint Ramakrishna (1836–1886). His disciple Swami Vivekananda, who represented Hinduism at the Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893, founded the Ramakrishna...

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Siddha Yoga Meditation Center of Greater Boston

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 July 2018.

Phone: 617-924-2023
Email: info@symcgb.org
Website: http://www.symcgb.org/
Description The Siddha Yoga Meditation Center of Greater Boston in new quarters just outside Watertown Square offers meditation and chanting programs, intensive weekend meditation workshops, hatha yoga courses, study groups and other Siddha Yoga courses. History and Practice Siddha Yoga comes from an ancient spiritual tradition of... Read more about Siddha Yoga Meditation Center of Greater Boston

Hindu Bracelet Tradition Forms Unique Bond Among Siblings

August 2, 2009

Author: Steven Spearie

Source: The State Journal-Register

http://www.sj-r.com/beliefs/x1564859866/Hindu-bracelet-tradition-forms-unique-bond-among-siblings

Dr. Dharmendra Nimavat says he doesn’t expect his children to fully understand all of the meaning behind Raksha Bandhan, a Hindu festival the family will celebrate Wednesday.

But when his daughters, Anjali, 9; and Astha, 6, tie...

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Indian Christians Left In Slums, While Told 'Return Only As Hindus'

July 30, 2009

Author: Anto Akkara

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=3225

Indian officials say that a troubled and remote area of the northeastern Orissa state that witnessed widespread sectarian violence aimed at Christians a year ago, is now normal, with less than a thousand people left in relief camps. 

But those who fled the violence in Kandhamal in August 2008, say they have been told...

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Hindus Celebrate Cultural Center

July 29, 2009

Author: María Villaseñor

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/slc/ci_12941696

The Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple hosts dozens of festivals each year in honor of different deities -- the multiple forms of a single God.

During those festivals, the temple's priest Satish Kumar said "first we do our worship to the gods, then we have our celebrations."

But the subsequent dancing, music, socializing and feasting isn't allowed in the temple's...

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Camp Joins Summer Fun With Teaching Hindu Faith

July 21, 2009

Author: Neela Banerjee

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/21/us/21hindu.html

The first hour at the Chinmaya Mission day camp unfolds as at any other camp. Children shriek through tag, while a few others play Uno.

But by 9 a.m., the grammar-school-age campers are sitting down, their attention focused on a long-haired Indian man in the front of the room, Swami Dheerananda, the mission’s Hindu teacher, or acharya....

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Hindus, Muslims Willing to Tie the Knot Outside Their Religions

July 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Breaking News 24/7

http://blog.taragana.com/n/hindus-muslims-willing-to-tie-the-knot-outside-their-religions-114539/

An increasing number of Hindus and Muslims are willing to exchange wedding vows with people of other faiths, according to researchers.

A Monash University research has shown that 10 per cent of Hindus have married out of their faith, along with 8 per...

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US Fans Perform Hindu Rites for Michael Jackson

July 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economic Times

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ET-Cetera/US-fans-perform-Hindu-rites-for-Michael-Jackson/articleshow/4799383.cms

'King of Pop' Michael Jackson was paid a unique tribute at a temple here when a group of fans flew in from US to conduct special rituals and prayers for the pop icon in the Hindu tradition.

Three Jackson fans...

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UK Hindus Plan to Work for Climate Protection

July 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200907191021.htm

Hindu leaders in the UK have pledged to work together for long-term plans aimed at environment conservation.

The religious leaders have decided to set a benchmark for using a range of products and services. The measures include creating awareness through endorsement of traditional food and promotion of sustainable lifestyle.

These...

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A Hindu Temple Where Muslims Also Pray

July 19, 2009

Author: Asit Srivastava

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/health/a-hindu-temple-where-muslims-also-pray_100220052.html

A temple dedicated to Hindu god Shiva in a village here counts many Muslims among its devotees. Not only do they take part in some rituals but also donate for community feasts during every festival.

The Pataleshwar temple is in Bambhrauaa village of...

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Ocala Exhibit Spotlights Paintings, Statues Of Hindu 'Good-Luck God'

July 18, 2009

Author: Renee Lee

Source: The Gainesville Sun

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20090718/ARTICLES/907179928/1004?Title=Ocala-exhibit-spotlights-paintings-statues-of-Hindu-good-luck-god-

Ganesh is among the most well-known and worshipped deities in Hinduism.

Ganesh paintings, statues, ornaments and other decorations can be found in many Indian homes....

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Reconsecration, With Bells, Saffron And Elephant

July 13, 2009

Author: Anne Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/14/nyregion/14temple.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

An expectant crowd had gathered, dressed in tropically colored saris and dhotis — mango, teal, violet and saffron — that stood out against the beige and pale green houses of a quiet street in Flushing, Queens.

“Make way!” someone shouted, and the crowd parted to reveal...

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