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Indian Priests Perform 9-day Yagna for Tokyo's Clean Environment

Posted on 2016/10/24 20:37:27 ( 217 reads )


TOKYO, JAPAN, October 21, 2016 (ANI): A number of Hindu priests from India and across the world began chanting Vedic hymns for a nine-day yagna being performed for the environmental and other issues prevalent in Tokyo. Over 100 priests from India have made it to Tokyo to perform the holy ritual. The ritual aims to bring down natural disasters, suicide cases and psychiatric disorders. [HPI Note: The article doesn't say who organized the event.]

Video can be viewed at "source" above.

Sydney Opera House to Be Lit up for Diwali

Posted on 2016/10/24 20:37:16 ( 153 reads )


SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, October 22, 2016 (Khaleej Times): Australia's iconic Sydney Opera House is about to turn golden for a night in celebration of Diwali, the traditional Indian festival of lights. New South Wales Premier Mike Baird will visit the Opera House next Friday night to witness its color change. Before that, Baird is expected to attend a traditional Hindu ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art here. From 8 p.m. to midnight the Sydney Opera House will shine golden, and the illumination will be visible along the harbor. Diwali, which celebrates the conquest of light over darkness and truth over ignorance, is celebrated by Indians all over the world. It falls on October 30.

Local Music Teacher Receives National Award

Posted on 2016/10/19 18:32:18 ( 583 reads )


SOUTH AFRICA, October 19, 2016 (Rising Sun): Cultural doyen, spiritual leader and school teacher, Guru Sadha Munien, was honored by the South African Hindu Maha Sabha at the Durban City Hall, on Saturday. Continuing his late father's legacy of propagating the ancient form of Indian music and language to children in the Chatsworth and surrounding areas, Munien was awarded with the prestigious national award for the promotion of music, culture and language.

Speaking about the award, Munien said, "No one's life is complete without the artistic and cultural balance. Language and culture keeps the community together and it is for this reason I will continue to uphold the legacy of my late father who was an iconic cultural leader in the community." Munien's late father, Soobramoney Munien Blakes, opened the Saraswathi Padasalai School of Fine Arts in 1961, in Cator Manor. Guru Munien continues this legacy and runs the school from Dawnridge Primary School in Moorton, every Friday. 529 pupils from around the community are currently being taught the art of music at the school.

Man's Best Friend Is Not the Dog!

Posted on 2016/10/19 18:32:07 ( 392 reads )


INDIA, October 19, 2016 (YouTube): In this short and entertaining video from the UK's Jay Lakhani he explains why it is the cow that deserves to be recognized and honored. For thousands of years men were hunter-gathers, he starts out. The only time human beings settled down and started farming and becoming a little bit civilized is when they had this lovely animal called the cow. If you wish to pay tribute to one animal as man's best friend, Lakhani concludes, it's not the dog, it is the gentle animal called the cow.

Video is at "source" above.

Daily Inspiration

Posted on 2016/10/19 18:31:57 ( 251 reads )


I have heard that man can acquire superhuman powers through it and perform miracles. What shall I do with superhuman powers? Can one realize God through them? If God is not realized then everything becomes false.
-- Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa (1836-1886)

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