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Love jihad wedlock under Special Marriage Act invalid due to Muslim personal law: MP HC

Love jihad is invalid as Section 4 of the Special Marriage Act says if the couple is not in a prohibited relationship, marriage is valid, but MPL prohibits it

Bellur in Karnataka tense as mob attacks Hindu youths

Several residents of Bellur, including women, organised a protest outside the local police station, demanding strict action against the perpetrators

California sees more hate crimes against Hindus than Islamophobic incidents

After Indian-American politicians raised the issue of Hinduphobia in the US, the state introduced the California vs Hate initiative in 2023, but it didn't help much

Tanah Lot: Temple protected by snakes, ‘floats on water’

The origins of Tanah Lot can be traced back to the 16th century, credited to the Hindu priest Dang Hyang Nirartha who hit upon the spot while travelling

Thumb worshipped instead of linga at this Shiva temple

There is a deep ditch in the middle of the statue of Arbud Naag in the garbhagriha of the Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple, inside which Shiva's thumb is worshipped

Prachin Hanuman Mandir, Connaught Place: From past legends to present reality

While Prachin Hanuman Mandir in the heart of the national capital in Delhi remains open until 11 PM, the optimal time to visit is just before dawn

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Rammohun Roy: How Rajiv Malhotra Got Brahmo Samaj Founder Wrong

What excuse is there for a shoddy investigation into Raja Rammohun Roy by Rajiv Malhotra and his glossing over the side-lining of Sanskrit by the heroes of Hindutva?

Demonisation of Wedding Rituals Smacks of Hindu-Illiteracy

There can be no better Hindu ritual than the widely prevalent and most visible practice of wedding rituals for such demonisation by cultural leftists

Holika Leaves JNU’s Leftists Brain-Burned

Holi, easily one of the most widely celebrated Hindu...

Vibhishana Vs Bhishma: Who Followed Dharma Better?

Before Bhagawān, all break down; dharma alone matters, which He personifies; study the characters of Vibhishana and Bhishma in this light

Tulasi: Two Stories, One Reason For Devotion

The Padma Purana, Devi Bhagavatam and Skanda Purana tell the story of Tulasi or Vrinda differently but the essence of devotion is a constant

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Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti 2024: Know Gaudiya Vaishnavism

Gaudiya Vaishnavism is a religious movement within Vaishnava Hinduism that originated in India under the influence of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Know how ‘putra’ in mantra is not necessarily a son

Based on either scriptures or Sanskrit vocabulary, the contention that seeking a putra or praying for the well-being of one shows a gender bias is misplaced

वाल्मीकि रामायण के 9 श्लोक जिनका मंत्र-समान प्रयोग हो सकता है

वाल्मीकि रामायण में किसी पात्र ने श्रीराम की शक्ति का आवाहन किया, कहीं माता सीता की महिमा बताई, संसार को परिभाषित किया या प्रभु ने स्वयं जीवनमूल्य सिखाए

अयोध्या राम मंदिर का उद्घाटन 22 जनवरी 2024 को ही क्यों

अयोध्या मंदिर का उद्घाटन 22 जनवरी 2024 को किया जा रहा है और श्रीराम की मूर्ति स्थापित करने के समय 12:29 मिनट एवं 8 सेकंड से 12:30 मिनट 32 सेकंड तक का होगा

Why Jagannath has big eyes without eyelids

The first story in this article about the unusual murti of Jagannath (Jagannātha) is not known as much as the second one, which is included too

धनतेरस — पर्व, मान्यताएँ व रीतियाँ

कई पौराणिक कथाओं के अनुसार जब देवताओं और असुरों ने अमृत के लिए समुद्र मंथन किया तो धनवंतरी धनतेरस के दिन अमृत का एक घड़ा लेकर निकले

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Russia-Ukraine Conflict: The Indian Stand

Learning from a mammoth Nehruvian blunder, Putin has stood firm on his decision vis-à-vis Ukraine. Ironically, new India emerges as a beacon of hope.

Adani Challenges China In Sri Lanka; Western Media Loses Sleep

This piece takes assertions from a malicious Bloomberg article and adds facts to counter the media house’s view of the Adani group’s investments in Sri Lanka

Morbi bridge collapse intrigues experts

Neither government engineers nor other experts the media talked to are sure of any theory explaining the Morbi bridge collapse except that it was overloaded

What Demographic Dividend?

The false hope of a demographic dividend must be dashed, as it is doing nothing but fooling people with a political narrative that has no grounding in economics

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Anees given exemplary punishment for love jihad

Mohammad Anees Ahmed deceived a Dalit woman from Mangolpuri, Delhi, by posing as a Hindu man named Akash in order to initiate a relationship with her

Supreme Court invalidates Hindu marriage shorn of rituals

The Supreme Court made the observation while adjudicating a case of two pilots who sought divorce without having participated in a typical Hindu wedding

Senate of Pakistan hears Hindu MP plead for survival of community

Presenting his views in the Senate, Hindu MP Danesh Kumar Palyani said Pakistan gave his community protection against forced conversions to Islam

Why Hinglaj in Balochistan is making news

A yearly pilgrimage, which started on 26 April 2024 and ended on the 28th, drew a large crowd of pilgrims to the historic cave temple of Hinglaj Mata

Why ECI asked Shiv Sena (UBT) to change party campaign song

Notwithstanding the notice from the ECI to expunge certain words from the party's campaign song, Uddhav Thackeray has made it clear that he will not comply

Judge who ordered Gyanvapi survey threatened from foreign locations

Currently, the security detail of the judge consists of two personnel, but one of his colleagues expressed concerns about their adequacy as they are not armed

Schools denying children holidays on Hindu occasions

While the VHP has officially registered its protest in Dalhousie, particularly against private schools, the normally unexpected practice is widespread across India

Disposable plates with image of Rama used to sell

Amidst a tumultuous scene unfolding by the shop, nearby residents alerted the authorities who promptly arrived and seized a set of four such plates

2 Bhagalpur temples burgled

As the caretaker of the Shiva temple in Bhagalpur raised an alarm, he learnt the nose ring of Ma Durga was missing and a Hanuman temple had been looted as well

Madhavi Latha dismisses Asaduddin Owaisi’s allegation about ‘arrow’ video

On a question from reporters about the 'arrow' video, Chief Electoral Officer Vikas Raj said on 18 April that the matter had not yet come to his notice

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Bellur in Karnataka tense as mob attacks Hindu youths

Several residents of Bellur, including women, organised a protest outside the local police station, demanding strict action against the perpetrators

California sees more hate crimes against Hindus than Islamophobic incidents

After Indian-American politicians raised the issue of Hinduphobia in the US, the state introduced the California vs Hate initiative in 2023, but it didn't help much

Tanah Lot: Temple protected by snakes, ‘floats on water’

The origins of Tanah Lot can be traced back to the 16th century, credited to the Hindu priest Dang Hyang Nirartha who hit upon the spot while travelling

RSS urges final-year volunteers to work on consolidating Hindus

The training programme in RSS consists of three stages, with Nagpur hosting the final camp where this appeal was made by the organisation's mentors

Pakistani Hindus who finally feel at home

These Pakistani Hindus have been living in ramshackle huts in a neighbourhood dotted and lined with dirt paths, small temples, cattle and unkempt children