(RNS) “I think if the school granted the (Diwali) holiday, then his friends would know, ‘OK, you are a Hindu,’” said Jyoti Sharma, who is asking the Millburn Township School District to consider a day off for Diwali for her son.
(RNS) The banishment of a U.S. scholar’s book in India is emboldening those who claim to speak on behalf of all Hindus.
(RNS) While the offended Hindu group has many objections to Wendy Doniger’s book, one of the main ones, according to Time magazine, is “the juxtaposition of sex and Hinduism.”
“Cows are considered sacred by Hindus in India. They were the favorite animal of Lord Krishna, and they serve as a symbol of wealth, strength, and abundance.”
(RNS) Cremation is forbidden by some religions and required by others. But does it help the environment?
Hindu celebration of light and, for some Hindus, the Hindu New Year. Actual start time and duration may vary according to lunar cycle.
Hindu festival symbolizing the triumph of good over evil and the day when Lord Ram defeated an evil king. Actual start time may vary.
Hindu holiday marking birth of Lord Krishna. Actual start time may vary.
Hindu holiday marking the birth of Ganesha
Hindu holiday in which brothers and sisters pledge prayers for and protection of each other. Actual start time may vary.