Hinduism

Yoga's Kashmir Connection: Time for Revitalisation

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

Apart from its resplendent beauty, Kashmir has also been at the forefront of leading the mantle as a site of spirituality.

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  • Apart from its resplendent beauty, Kashmir has also been at the forefront of leading the mantle as a site of spirituality.
  • It is no surprise then that the Valley of Kashmir is full of places, monuments and sites named after the founder of Advaitism.
  • Speaking of Adi Shankara's cultural import, the Jyeshteshwara Temple, which is the oldest temple in the Kashmir Valley, is more commonly known as Shankaracharya Temple.
  • Organised in Srinagar by the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council and Jammu and Kashmir Yogasana Association, more than 300 more people competed in different age categories in the event.

Traveling Exhibition Brings Hindu Cultural Awareness Across the US

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

The Darshana exhibition provided a bird's eye view for non-Hindus and Hindus alike about the Dharmic traditions and countless Indic philosophies developed over several millennia.

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  • The Darshana exhibition provided a bird's eye view for non-Hindus and Hindus alike about the Dharmic traditions and countless Indic philosophies developed over several millennia.
  • To illustrate the Darshana's impact:
    The exhibition stirred considerable excitement and appreciation at the annual gala of Indiana's Center for Interfaith Cooperation.
  • "Darshana exhibition was a proactive approach to bring awareness about the Hindu Civilization.
  • For more information about Hindu Darshana, please visit https://hindudarshana.com ,and to enquire about the exhibition, please use the form at https://hindudarshana.com/contact/ .

New Jersey Hindu Americans Condemn and Demand Rescission of Hateful Resolution by Teaneck Democrats

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The resolution has outraged Hindu Americans who see this as a vicious, false, and provocative act by Democratic Party activists in Teaneck to demonize the entire Hindu community, their activities, their beliefs, and their political participation in New Jersey.

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  • The resolution has outraged Hindu Americans who see this as a vicious, false, and provocative act by Democratic Party activists in Teaneck to demonize the entire Hindu community, their activities, their beliefs, and their political participation in New Jersey.
  • The Hindu American community, considered by many to be a model minority community, has recently experienced numerous instances of hate crimes, including against many Hindu temples in the New Jersey area.
  • Rawal was 7-years-old when the "Dot Busters" announced their campaign in 1987 to eradicate Hindus from New Jersey.
  • New Jersey State Senator Vin Gopal, in a strongly worded statement of support for the Hindu American community condemned the resolution and called for its immediate rescission.

Hindu University of America (HUA) celebrates 75 years of Indian' independence with the release of 'Raag Darshan,' a music-video spectacular

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

DALLAS, Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Hindu University of America (http://www.hua.edu) celebrated 75 years of India's independence with the release of a music video titled 'Raag Darshan', conceived, composed and arranged by its faculty member, Dr. Kanniks Kannikeswaran. This magnum opus was released during the University's formal event 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' on Sunday August 14, 2022.

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  • Hindu University of America ( http://www.hua.edu ) celebrated 75 years of India's independence with the release of a music video titled 'Raag Darshan' conceived, composed, and arranged by its faculty member, Dr. Kanniks Kannikeswaran.
  • This magnum opus was released during the University's formal event 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' on Sunday, August 14, 2022.
  • DALLAS, Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Hindu University of America ( http://www.hua.edu ) celebrated 75 years of India's independence with the release of a music video titled 'Raag Darshan', conceived, composed and arranged by its faculty member, Dr. Kanniks Kannikeswaran.
  • This magnum opus was released during the University's formal event 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' on Sunday August 14, 2022.

City of Manteca, CA - the Latest Target for anti-Hindu Propaganda

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

ROCKAWAY, N.J., Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In a report released in July 2022, researchers at Rutgers University concluded that Hinduphobia has a strong and growing online presence and has been increasing in recent yearsi. Ironically, around the same time, the City of Manteca, in a last-minute special meeting, voted to rescind the proclamation awarded to Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh on the occasion of "Health for Humanity - Yogathon 2022". 

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  • This Hinduphobic action by the City has caused angst and fear amongthe Hindu Americans who live in and around the City.
  • Regardless of HSS volunteers' selflesswork within the society, the City of Manteca, California, chose to revisitthe proclamation given to HSS in January 2022.
  • Neither the Mayor's office nor the City Council formally notifiedHSS despite keeping the HSS on their public discussion agenda.
  • Ignoring the local volunteers' request and without due diligence, the City of Manteca rescinded the proclamation.

Hindu Civilization Exhibition was Recognized by Pennsylvania State Senate

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania State Senator Devlin Robinson lauded an ongoing traveling exhibition, "Darshana A Glimpse into Hindu Civilization," its organizers Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA (HSS), and its partner organizations.

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  • HARRISBURG, Pa., May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania State Senator Devlin Robinson lauded an ongoing traveling exhibition, "Darshana A Glimpse into Hindu Civilization," its organizers Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA (HSS), and its partner organizations.
  • Senator Robinson welcomed the exhibition and volunteers of HSS to the State Senate and encouraged all senators to visit the exhibit.
  • He further appreciated the 24 detailed posters depicting the several facets of Hindu Civilization and the Hindu way of life.
  • And American culture has been greatly enriched by Hinduism, Hindu thought, Hindu philosophy, and Hindu practice."

His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Visits Hindu Civilization Exhibition at Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan paid a surprise visit to the Darshana exhibition as a matter of great delight.

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  • His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan paid a surprise visit to the Darshana exhibition as a matter of great delight.
  • Walking past the room after his scheduled meeting, His Majesty was gracious enough to spare some time at the exhibition.
  • Joined by all Darshana Exhibition volunteers, His Majesty walked around and viewed the exhibition with great interest and appreciation.
  • We are glad that we could give an overview of the Hindu Civilizational culture to His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan and other guests as part of our Darshana exhibition event at Capitol Hill.

Hindu Civilization Exhibited on Capitol Hill

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of American Hindu organizations representing a myriad of Dharmic religions and philosophies held an exhibition titled "Darshana A Glimpse into the Hindu Civilization" on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on May 10 and 11.

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  • WASHINGTON, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of American Hindu organizations representing a myriad of Dharmic religions and philosophies held an exhibition titled "Darshana A Glimpse into the Hindu Civilization" on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on May 10 and 11.
  • Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA (HSS), in conjunction with numerous Hindu organizations, initiated this educational project as part of a year-long Hindu Dharma Awareness Campaign.
  • Representatives from thirty-two Congressional offices visited the Exhibition to learn more about the Hindu traditions and culture.
  • We are glad that so many lawmakers and their staff took the time out of their busy day to view the Exhibition and learn more about Hindu Traditions and Culture," said Darshan Soni (National Joint Executive Director, HSS USA), one of the organizers of "Darshana A Glimpse into the Hindu Civilization" at the Capitol Hill event.

American Jewish Committee Leader Attends Historic Multifaith Gathering in Saudi Arabia

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --A historic gathering of faith leaders from across religious traditions took place this week in Saudi Arabia, and included 12 rabbis, among them Rabbi David Rosen , American Jewish Committee's Director of International Interreligious Relations.

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  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --A historic gathering of faith leaders from across religious traditions took place this week in Saudi Arabia, and included 12 rabbis, among them Rabbi David Rosen , American Jewish Committee's Director of International Interreligious Relations.
  • "It is encouraging and exciting to see the Muslim World League and Saudi Arabia exercise leadership to promote cooperation among the faith communities of the world.
  • The work of forging a multifaith alliance against extremism and hatred of all kinds, including antisemitism, must include traditional religious voices along with more liberal expressions.
  • The mission, held just days before the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp, also honored the endurance of Jewish life.

April 12th: Leaders of World's Faiths Join Forces in Ukraine; Pointed Message from HH Pope Francis Regarding the War to be Read

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

LONDON, April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In a historic first, a high-level delegation of religious leaders representing the world's major faiths will join forces to visit to a country impacted by war. Participants include the emeritus Archbishop of Canterbury, the Archbishop of the Orthodox Church of the UK, the emeritus Grand Mufti of Bosnia, and other representatives of Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity. They will visit refugee camps and the city of Chernivtsi, Ukraine on 12th April. Click here for the full list of participating religious leaders.

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  • Leaders of major faiths to hold high-level program in Ukraine to encourage solidarity with those touched by war.
  • LONDON, April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --In a historic first, a high-level delegation of religious leaders representing the world's major faiths will join forces to visit to a country impacted by war.
  • During the visit, a public event will be held in the city's main theater, where the faith leaders will address refugees and other citizens impacted by war.
  • Additionally, a poignant letter from HH Pope Francis will beread at the event and a video message will be sharedby Metropolitan Epiphanios, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.