Shani Dev: the harbinger of bad luck and retribution

Shani Bhagwan (also known as Sani, Shani Dev, Sani Maharaj, and Chayyaputra) is one of the most popular deities in the traditional religion of Hinduism. Shani is the harbinger of bad luck and retribution, and […]


Legacy of saint-soldier Guru Gobind Singh, founder of Khalsa Panth

Guru Gobind Singh was the last of the 10 Gurus, the one who transformed the Sikh faith. His birth anniversary falls on January 20 Guru Gobind Singh was the last of the ten Gurus, the […]


The meaning behind symbols of Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva, Mahadeva is perhaps the most complex of Hindu deity. He is the Auspicious one (Shiva), The terrific one (Rudra), Lord of the Dance (Nataraja), Lord of the universe (Vishwanatha), He is the Destroyer […]

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Spiritual Science: Get Permanent Bliss

CHICAGO, IL(TIP):  Dada Bhagwan, known as AM Patel in his former life before renunciation, found and then shared a part for eternal bliss and peace through Akram Vignan, A spiritual science. Each and every living […]

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Multi-faith service held in Nevada to express solidarity with Pittsburgh & Jewish community

NEVADA(TIP): A multi-faith service to express “Solidarity with Pittsburgh and the Jewish Community” was held at Temple Emanu-El, Nevada’s oldest Jewish congregation, in Reno, on October 30 evening. Few hundred religious-community-civic leaders and others from […]

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Ek Yatra of Saibaba temple draws more than 1000 devotees

FLUSHING, NY (TIP): Shri Shirdi Saibaba Temple, the oldest house of worship in the US for the revered saint, has taken out a palanquin procession marking the culmination of weeklong Guru Purnima celebrations. The celebrations, […]

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Missouri brewery apologizes & removes beer linked Lord Ganesha image after Hindu protest

NEW YORK(TIP): Springfield (Missouri) based award-winning Springfield Brewing Company (SBC) has apologized and removed Hindu deity Lord Ganesha image portrayed on its Bombay Brown IPA beer label after upset Hindus protested, calling it “highly inappropriate”. […]

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First step into the new building of Swaminarayan Gurukul USA, Plano-Dallas

DALLAS (TIP): On the auspicious day of Akshaytrutiya, holy saints performed first mahapuja and thal in the new magnificent facility of Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul USA located in Plano, Texas, USA. This new 32-acre campus boasts […]


Row over the film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’: Punjab on tenterhooks

Takht banishes filmmaker Sikka, calls upon Sikhs worldwide to boycott AMRITSAR, INDIA(TIP): The Akal Takht on Thursday, April 12, issued an edict to excommunicate Harinder Singh Sikka, the maker of “Nanak Shah Fakir”, from the […]

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Indian Origin Sikh Student Thrown Out Of UK Bar For Wearing Turban

LONDON (TIP):  An Indian origin Sikh law student in the UK felt “victimized” and “heartbroken” after he was dragged out of a bar because he was wearing a turban, media reports said. Amrik Singh, 22, claimed […]

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Amazon removes Lord Ganesha stockings after Hindu protest

NEVADA (TIP): World’s largest online retailer Amazon.com withdrew stockings carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha from its website within two days after upset Hindus protested, calling it “highly inappropriate”. Three stockings carrying images of […]

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Hindus term Holi shoes launched by Pharrell Williams & Adidas as “inappropriate”

DALLAS (TIP): Hindus feel that Holi footwear collaboratively launched by American singer Pharrell Williams and multinational sportswear corporation Adidas is trivialization of traditions-concepts-symbols-beliefs of Hinduism. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement urged Pharrell Williams […]

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Maha Shivaratri celebrated at Hari Om Mandir with chants and prayers

CHICAGO, IL (TIP):  On Tuesday, Feb 13, devotees celebrated the festival of Maha Shivaratri, in the Hari Om Mandir, with great joy and enthusiasm. As per the Hindu tradition, devotees bathe the Shiva Lingam with […]

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Iowa Senate & House kicked off their sessions with Hindu prayers on Feb 26

DES MOINES (TIP): On February 26, both Iowa State Senate and House of Representatives in Des Moines started their respective sessions with Hindu prayers, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan […]

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DFW SAFF wows North Texas audiences with 4 days of ground-breaking programming

DALLAS (TIP): The 4th annual Dallas/Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival (DFW SAFF) entertained, engaged and enthralled more than one thousand North Texans who attended sold-out screenings of 19 shorts, documentaries and feature films over […]


Modi inaugurates model of first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI (TIP): Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Sunday, February 11, inaugurated the BAPS Hindu Mandir model, and thus officially launched the construction of the first BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Sadguru Pujya Ishwarcharandas […]

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Vakratunda Ganesha’s first avatara is of Vakratunda (twisted trunk) an embodiment of the Absolute Impersonal aspect of Godhood called Brahman in the form of Ganesha. A demon named Matsara was born out of the Pramaada (Heedlessness) of Indra, the king of […]

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New Initiative for Senior Citizen NRIs: Holy Pilgrimage to India

NEW YORK (TIP): RE (live) INDIA, a luxury travel portal for senior citizen NRIs (non-resident Indians) living in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe, Africa & Australia, has been launched by  O’Harani, in partnership with Rising […]


Dr. Bhai Vir Singh- The Sixth River of Punjab

Remembering the poet, scholar, and theologian of the Sikh revival movement, Dr. Bhai Vir Singh on his 60th death anniversary Bhai Vir Singh wrote at a time when Sikh religion and politics and the Punjabi […]

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ISNA’s High Profile 54th Annual Convention to be Rolled Out in Chicago

One of the Largest Gatherings of Muslim Americans in the US and Canada is All Set to Focus on Interfaith Unity and Turning to Faith to Inspire Social Change CHICAGO, IL (TIP): The Islamic Society of North America […]

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Mayor Bill de Blasio hosts Iftar party

NEW YORK CITY (TIP): Mayor Bill de Blasio Blasio hosted Iftar Party on 1st June at Gracie Mansion, his official residence. There was a small gathering of selected invitees which included Muslim community leaders and consul generals from Pakistan, […]

The Parade was led by Guru Granth Sahib (the Holy Book of the Sikhs). The Sikhs regard Shri Guru Granth Sahib as their Living Master. Hence, the priests are always in attendance. Photos/ Baldev-BJ Video-6464037334

Sikhs Take out an Impressive Parade in New York City

NEW YORK (TIP): Despite some showers, Sikh men, women and children in thousands thronged New York City to participate in the annual Sikh Day Parade, April 22. It is a day of the birth of […]

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Sikhs focus their lives around their relationship with God, and being a part of the Sikh community. The Sikh ideal combines action and belief. To live a good life a person should do good deeds […]

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According to Hindu sacred scripture, Agni Purana, “Astrology is not a belief but a well defined science”, and using it one have deep knowledge about any individual’s character traits. Hinduism Hinduism is a dominant religion […]

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Indian American Hindus plan a Majestic Hindu temple planned in New Jersey

EDISON, NJ (TIP): A grand Hindu temple, Sri MahaPeriyava ManiMandapam, is reportedly being planned in Flemington area of Raritan Township in New Jersey. Raritan Township Planning Board is holding a public hearing on April 12 […]