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Here’s a list of 8 temples in India where men are not allowed to enter !

Here’s a list of 8 temples in India where men are not allowed to enter !

However, it is a lesser known fact that there are temples in India where men are not allowed to enter at all or can enter on particular days. There are temples where entry is permitted only to women. Here is a list of eight temples in India where men are not allowed to enter: [...]

November 30, 2016 HHR World Focus 0

Video : Freeing Hindu Temples from Government Control

Video : Freeing Hindu Temples from Government Control

A closer look at today's political and social arena clearly reveals how Hindu institutions and Hinduism in India are unfairly targeted by a combination of vote bank politics and unscrupulous politicians and businessmen. Particularly alarming is the destruction of Hindu institutions and the illegal mass conversions by other religions. [...]

October 24, 2016 HHR Archives, HHR Videos 0

Temple Elephants of Kerala : What is Brewing?

Temple Elephants of Kerala : What is Brewing?

Anyone in Kerala will have a story to tell of a cherished memory with an elephant. It is said that a true Malayali can identify elephants just by looking at it. As a person who grew up in Kerala, I can testify how the intelligent, gentle and majestic pachyderm has been an integral part of [...]

September 3, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives, India 0

#ReadyToWait: These Kerala women devotees campaign against women entering Sabarimala shrine

#ReadyToWait: These Kerala women devotees campaign against women entering Sabarimala shrine

The women participating in the online campaign, #ReadyToWait, argue that each temple has a unique custom, and that cannot be standardised just because the so called liberals who proclaim to be atheists don’t understand it. In the backdrop of the celebrations that has accompanied the Bombay High Court’s verdict allowing women to enter the Haji [...]

August 31, 2016 HHR Archives, India, Spirituality/Culture 0

No more elephants at Pazhavangadi Temple

No more elephants at Pazhavangadi Temple

Though smaller temples had begun to keep elephants out, bigger temples continued to shy away from breaking with convention. “This decision by a big temple like Pazhavangady will definitely inspire others to follow suit,” said V. K. Venkitachalam, the state’s foremost elephant activist. On Vinayaka Chathurthi, September 5, the Elephant God will not move around [...]

June 17, 2016 HHR Archives, India 0

Hinduism is dead. Shut the temples down

Hinduism is dead. Shut the temples down

The Supreme Court has reduced the polymorphic religion to a bunch of meaningless myths. On the Sabrimala temple issue, the Supreme Court of India observed on April 13, 2016: “In Hindu dharma there is no denomination of a male or female. A Hindu is a Hindu.” And just like that a constitutional body has, probably [...]

April 16, 2016 Guest Author Analysis/Insights, Archives, India 0

Video: India Kerala: Temple fireworks blast kills at least 100

Video: India Kerala: Temple fireworks blast kills at least 100

An explosion and blaze sparked by fireworks have killed at least 100 people at a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Kerala, police say. The fireworks, which were to be used to celebrate a local new year festival, exploded about 03:30 (22:15 GMT Saturday), local media say. A building at the temple then collapsed, [...]

April 10, 2016 HHR Archives, HHR Videos, India, World Focus 0

Fresh row over constructions at Chidambaram Temple

Fresh row over constructions at Chidambaram Temple

 A fresh row is brewing at the Sabanayagar temple, also known as Thillai Natarajar temple, here, over recent constructions undertaken at the premises. Historians and archaeologists are calling for declaration of the temple as a national monument and heritage site to preserve its antiquity, while Podhu Dikshitars, who are the administrators of temple, have expressed apprehension [...]

December 24, 2015 HHR Archives, India 0

These temples in Pakistan are now madrasas – Haroon Khalid

These temples in Pakistan are now madrasas – Haroon Khalid

  “There were old houses located in this street, which must have once belonged to Hindu families living here. I wondered in what condition they must have left their homes in 1947, temporarily locking their doors, perhaps burying their precious belongings, hoping to return one day. They never returned, but perhaps they told their loved [...]

October 3, 2015 HHR Archives, Pakistan 0

Despite five attacks this year, Hindu temples in the US are growing in spirit and scale

Despite five attacks this year, Hindu temples in the US are growing in spirit and scale

If you read between the lines of the vandalized signboard in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, you’ll see more than just 60 bullet holes perforating the blue sans serif lettering that reads ‘Hindu Temple’. The punctures, though ominous, do little to threaten the place of the Hindu temple – in Forsyth County, and the rest of America. [...]

August 14, 2015 HHR Archives, Global Hindus 0