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Hindu gods forgotten in India revered in Japan

Hindu gods forgotten in India revered in Japan

KOLKATA: Did you know that at least 20 Hindu deities are regularly worshipped in Japan? In fact, there are hundreds of shrines to Goddess Saraswati alone in that country, along with innumerable representations of Lakshmi, Indra, Brahma, Ganesha, Garuda and others. Even deities forgotten in India are worshipped in Japan. A unique exhibition at Indian [...]

January 11, 2016 HHR Archives, World Focus 0

HHR Video : Japanese PM Shinzo Abe attends Holy Ganga Aarti at Varanasi

HHR Video : Japanese PM Shinzo Abe attends Holy Ganga Aarti at Varanasi

Marking a new chapter in centuries-old ties between India and Japan. Japanese PM Shinzo Abe along PM Narendra Modi visited Varanasi. Varanasi hosted an audio-visual treat non pareil for PM Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on the banks of the holy Ganga on Saturday, marking a historic occasion in this oldest city [...]

December 20, 2015 HHR Archives, HHR Videos 0

Gita is India’s biggest gift to the world: Modi

Gita is India’s biggest gift to the world: Modi

NEW DELHI: Crediting common people for the close relations between India and Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday advocated greater people-to-people contact for expansion of ties. Addressing the Indian diaspora in Japan, PM Modi said to honour Gandhi Indians should work towards “Swachh Bharat” (clean India) by 2019. PM Narendra Modi further stated that [...]

September 2, 2014 HHR Articles, India 0

Twitter friendship blossoms for Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe

Twitter friendship blossoms for Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe follows only three people on Twitter: his outspoken wife, a scandal-tainted politician and Prime Minister-in-waiting Narendra Modi. Modi and Abe are two assertive nationalists who came to power on platforms pledging economic revival. They share a keen interest in neighbour China’s growing regional ambitions. Mutually appreciative messages have pinged back [...]

May 22, 2014 HHR News updates 0

Narendra Modi & Shinzo Abe: What explains the Western loathing?

Narendra Modi & Shinzo Abe: What explains the Western loathing?

“A stunted, lymphatic, yellow-faced heathen, with a mouthful of teeth three sizes too big for him, bulging slits where his eyes ought to be, blacking-brush hair, a foolish giggle, a cruel heart, and the conceit of the devil. . . . It is a grave question whether Japan. . . . is in the least [...]

May 1, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 3

Christian Proselytism’s Defeat In Japan

Christian Proselytism’s Defeat In Japan

Although far from uniform, the composite picture of Christianity that emerges in a number of Japanese sources from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries is of a Buddhist heresy propagated by barbarians and focused around the worship of a demonic deity.28 This sect encourages loyalty to a barbarian king said to be the representative of [...]

April 24, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights 1

Shinto in politics & its significance for Hindus

Shinto in politics & its significance for Hindus

Recently we came across this article which talks about the growing assertiveness of Shintoists in Japanese politics which is quiet significant for Hindus though our people don’t realize it and we hope to rectify that here. Roots of State Shinto The roots of what is called “state Shinto” go back to the Meiji era (1868-1912) [...]

April 19, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights 0