LOS ANGELES,CA-The Board of Directors of Self-Realization Fellowship, the international non-profit founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1920, announced the election of Brother Chidananda to the position of president of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, effective immediately. He succeeds Sri Mrinalini Mata, who served in this position from January 2011 until her passing in August.
BY DEVIKA C.MEHTA
IRVINE, CA - In an era when the common man is regularly caught in a tiff between consciousness and morality, the Srimad Bhagavad Gita comes to the rescue for many. Apart from Hindus and a few others, its vast treasures have remained largely unknown.The Global Bhagavad Gita Conference 2017, envisioned by...
WALNUT,CA- Nimmer Kaur from Walnut Sikh Temple, California won the first position the 29th International Hemkunt Speech Symposium held at Sacramento from July 26 to July 30. The Symposium is held annually worldwide in more than 15 zones where winners from each zone compete for the internationals. Hosted by Hemkunt Foundation this year, participants from the United Kingdom and all over the US represented their...
BY A STAFF REPORTER
BUENA PARK,CA-Jain Center of Southern California here with over 1,500 devotees celebrated Dashahnika Mahotsav with 8 unforgettable days of the Paryushan festival with immense zeal and enthusiasm from Aug 18-25 and then two days of Udyapan – Ujamanu on Aug 26 & 27. Paryushan is an occasion for inner transformation;
By A STAFF REPORTER
NORWALK, CA - Shriji Mandir celebrated its first Janmastami Utsav on Aug.19 and 20. Shastrji Krusnadutt Niranjan and son Aditya - from Mumbai -narrated the glory of the lord. It was enjoyed by the large number of devotees who were in attendance. There was also a Nandotsav – a focus on the birth of the Lord that was an audience favorite.
CANOGA PARK,CA-Sasha Jyote Singh and Tanishaa Singh won top Sikh Heritage Awards in high and middle school academic categories at the 1st Sikh American Heritage Society awards function held on August 12, at Royal Delhi Palace Banquet Hall, here. In a packed hall, Sasha Singh won the top award of $2500 in the high school category. The second-place winner was Gurjiv Kaur who got $2000 while the third place winner was...
By NIMMI RAGHUNATHAN
When you hear a spiritual man is in town, you imagine a person with a beard or flowing robes. When you are ready to meet him, you prepare for a retinue around him speaking in hushed tones. But beginning with his name, Sri M hammers away at clichés. He looks like the other guy in the audience and is accompanied by a party of one,
BY DEVIKA C.MEHTA
LOS ANGELES, CA - The International Society for Krishna Consciousness organized the 41st annual Festival of Chariots here on August 6 to celebrate Lord Jagannath’s immense love. The event included a free feast for thousands, great entertainment, exhibits and booths all bringing together the finest in Indian culture.
WASHINGTON,D.C- Camp Gurmat, a week-long annual Sikh youth camp, organized by the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation based here,explored the theme of Sikh women and looked in detail at women in Sikh history. Over 120 Sikh children from ages 7-17 traveled from all over the US and Canada to be part of this camp, which is held in a green, wooded facility in Rockville, in the suburbs of DC. Sikh youth and camp organizers raised the question of...
BY DEVIKA C. MEHTA
NORWALK, CA - Ringing temple bells, chants, colorful tableaus and discourses by a noted Guru from India welcomed devotees at the Sanatan Dharma Temple here from July 16 to 22. The week-long event was part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Shri Banke Bihari Seva Mandal that organized its annual...