Hinduism Today magazine is a global public service to the family of Hindu faiths, produced by a small monastic community based in Hawaii. The small editorial team produces the magazine for the same reasons that other orders run ashrams, free eye-clinics or orphanages–as a selfless service to the world.
Our offices are at:
Kauai’s Hindu Monastery
107 Kaholalele Road
Kapaa, HI 96746-9304
Hinduism Today was founded January 5, 1979, by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. It is a nonprofit educational activity of Himalayan Academy with the following purposes: 1. To foster Hindu solidarity as a unity in diversity among all sects and lineages; 2. To inform and inspire Hindus worldwide and people interested in Hinduism; 3. To dispel myths, illusions and misinformation about Hinduism; 4. To protect, preserve and promote the sacred Vedas and the Hindu religion; 5. To nurture and monitor the ongoing spiritual Hindu renaissance; 6. To publish a resource for Hindu leaders and educators who promote Sanatana Dharma. Join this seva by sending letters, articles, reports on events and encouraging others to subscribe. Click here for an in-depth article about Hinduism Today, our major outreach service written by a leading Indian journalist.
The Monastic Editorial Team
- Founder: Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927-2001)
- Publisher: Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
- Editor-in-Chief: Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami
- Publisher’s Aide: Paramacharya Sivanathaswami
- Deputy Editor: Acharya Kumaranathaswami
- Managing Editor: Acharya Arumuganathaswami
- Production Manager: Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami
- Assistant Editors: Sannyasin Tillainathaswami, Sannyasin Saravananathaswami
- Distribution Manager: Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami
- Advertising: Sannyasin Kaivalyanathawami
|I found your magazine in graduate school in Wisconsin many years ago. I had been reading a lot of magazines. What I saw different about this one is that it has its own sampradaya outlook, there is no question about that, but it is a universally Hindu magazine. It caters for Hinduism, so any Hindu can identify with it. Why? Because you see yourself represented in this magazine at different levels, whatever organization you come from. I’ve discovered in these pages some of the most remote, unknown kinds of things. For example, the Java Hindus: not many of us would know about that, right? I see Hinduism in Mauritius. I see about Hinduism in Trinidad. On occasion a feature about East Africa, South Africa and my own country of Guyana. It is a truly universal Hindu magazine, something that was needed in this world, in the Hindu world, for a long time. As a teacher of teachers, I also regard it as an important resource, even for high school students, to acquire authentic Hindu knowledge. In preparing our students in Guyana for the important Caribbean Examinations Council Exam in London, we have found the What Is Hinduism? text and the sixth grade History of Hindu India book, both from the editors of Hinduism Today, plus the magazine itself, of enormous help.
Swami Aksharananda, founder and principal of Saraswati Vidya Niketan, Guyana
|Hinduism Today magazine is a wonderful, amazing work, a divine work on this Earth. You are doing God’s work. It is the only work promoting, emphasizing and preserving all our Hindu values, ethics, principles, paramparas, sampradayas, all our traditions and customs. I appreciate and admire all of you. Hinduism Today is not only a magazine, it is the face of Hindu culture, tradition and values. I have known Saguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Acharya Arumugaswami for a long time. I read Hinduism Today for the first time in the United States, during the 2001 World Peace Millenium Summit, and have been reading it since then. Hinduism Today is striving hard to preserve Hindu sanskars, culture and consciousness., especially the sentiments of all the Sampradayas we have in this country. My best wishes to Hinduism Today.”
H.H. Swami Avdheshanand Giri, head of Juna Akhara, Haridwar
|Hinduism Today is working as a messenger, a representative of Hinduism to conserve Indian knowledge, Culture and Vedic civilization in the most authentic way. Hinduism Today is the torch bearer of Indian Religion, philosophy, spirituality and culture and showing the way to practice it as a ritual. My best wishes to HT. Keeping the sublimity of our Char Dhams and the great deeds of our ancestors in the highest esteem, HT compares the Hindu religion and culture with other cultures, religions and civilizations of the world. The main objective of our life is to move forward and work hard for a bright tomorrow, always reminding ourselves of our history and rich cultural heritage. This is what Hinduism Today is doing with absolute authenticity. My best wishes are with you. Hinduism is a perfect blend of religion, science and spirituality. May you keep up the good work of promoting it. My blessings and best wishes!
|We are very proud of Hinduism Today, whose world-renowned founder is His Holiness Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, a true Saivite. For more than three decades, Subramuniyaswami, a highly enlightened Soul of the West (a Hanuman of Today, a reincarnation of Siva himself) has watered the roots of Hinduism with great zeal, faith, enthusiasm and whole-heartedness. He definitely deserves an All India Special Hindu Award, the first of its kind. My whole-hearted prayers, blessings and congratulations. One can hear the clapping beats of the Hindu hearts for his great commendable services rendered for the upliftment of true values of a race known to the world as Hindus of today.
Ma Yoga Shakti Saraswati, Yogashakti Mission, New York and India
|Hinduism Today is a beautiful magazine. It is a mirror for Sanatana Dharma. You are doing such a great job. We love and respect Hinduism Today so much because through it you introduce so many holy souls to people. It is not just a printed magazine; it gives a sense of all the holy people, holy sages, great souls and their lives, their teachings, to all who love the Sanatana Dharma, which is the Hindu Dharma. Everyone loves Hinduism Today so much, they feel it belongs to their soul. I have been to Hawaii and seen the offices, the beautiful gardens. It is a very sacred place.
Amma Sri Karunamayi Vijayeswari Devi, Penusila Ashram, Andhra Pradesh
|Gurudeva, as he is lovingly called by his myriad devotees, has energized, inspired and united Hindus throughout the world with his dynamic approach to an ancient faith. Combining strict inner discipline with a courageous, wholehearted acceptance of the challenges of modern life, he reawakens in Hindus everywhere a deep love for their living religion. Gurudeva’s uniquely powerful and beautiful international magazine, Hinduism Today, presents every other month a wide ranging and fascinating array of topics to educate and inspire Hindus and non-Hindus alike in the multifaceted aspects of pure Hindu philosophy and its maniifestation in culture and society world-wide.
Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007)
|I have nothing but superlatives on Hinduism Today. Extraordinary! Distinctive! no, unique! Beautiful! Soulful! Inspiring! Encouraging! Heartening! Hard-hitting! Entertaining! Educational! Up to the minute! Supernatural! Socio-political! Mystical! Global! One feels in each issue that one is actually entering the Hindu world. It has an unmistakable flavor, a combination of freshness and enthusiasm with unbeatable in-the-know-ness!
Kusumita Pedersen, Ph.D., Professor in Buddhist and Hindu Studies, St. Francis College, New York
|Because India had this scientific approach in the world of religion, it could practice tolerance and understanding and see the harmony between various paths to the divine. The world today needs this harmonious approach in man’s struggle to realize the divine. Hinduism Today is conveying this message to its readers.
Swami Ranganathananda, President, Ramkrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission
|Hinduism Today is international in thought and spiritual sensibility. It presents Hinduism’s new global face. It takes a strategic lead in the effort to overcome the problem of self-alienation and growing illiteracy among the Hindus of their heritage. In the eyes of many Hindus who are concerned with the problems of Hindu renaissance, Hinduism Today is easily the best magazine Hindus have.
Sri Ram Swarup (1920-1998), India’s voice and Hinduism’s friend
|We are very fortunate to have from you a free suppy of the precious magazine Hinduism Today. All of us read the magazine with great fervor. It is the voice of Sanatana Dharma and the cultural bridge between East and West and South and North, making the world a truly global village. Hinduism Today has come into the lives of millions of people across countries and continents, informing and entertaining, educating and enlightening, lifting readers