Hinduism Selected Links

Resources from pluralism.org

The U.S. website for Amma, the “Hugging Saint” from Kerala, India, who has dedicated her life to removing human suffering.

Back to Godhead
Bi-monthly magazine of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

Barsana Dham
Established by Swami Prakashanand in 1990, this temple and ashram complex is situated on 200 acres in Austin, Texas.

Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS)
A socio-spiritual religious community with its roots in the Vedas and in the Gujarat region of India.

Chinmaya Mission West
The North American branch of the worldwide Vedanta movement founded by Swami Chinmayananda in 1975.

CHiTra: Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions
The first U.S. center dedicated to the research, teaching and public understanding of Hindu culture and traditions; based at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Council of Hindu Temples of North America


Dharma: Harvard’s Hindu Students Association
Established at Harvard University in 1997; the student organization publishes the journal Swadharma.

Ganesha Temple / Council of Hindu Temples of North America (Hindu Temple Society of North America) 
The Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam, or “Ganesha Temple,” is one of America’s first large Hindu temples, on historic Bowne Street in Flushing, Queens.

Global Hindu Electronic Networks: The Hindu Universe
A wealth of information and links to many facets of Hinduism and Hindu life.

Hindu American Foundation
An advocacy group which promotes “the Hindu and American ideals of understanding, tolerance and pluralism;” resources include a “Hinduism Media Toolkit” and online newsletters.

Hindu American Seva Charities
Hindu American Seva Charities is a progressive American organization promoting pluralism, tolerance, social justice, civic engagement, and advancing interfaith and community service.

Hindu Education Foundation
A project of U.S. Hindus, this organization works to correct “misconceptions about India in general and about Hinduism and Hindus in particular.”

Hindu Students Council
Promotes the understanding of Hindu culture and heritage among students on college campuses.

Hindu University of America
Inaugurated in Orlando, Florida in 2001, this University offers baccalaureate, master and doctoral level training in Hindu religions, philosophies and culture.

Hinduism Today
Monthly magazine of international Hinduism published by Hawaii-based teacher Sivaya Subramuniyaswami; a free digital edition is available online.

India Abroad

India New England

Integral Yoga International
An international yoga community based in the U.S. at Swami Satchidananda’s Yogaville ashram in Buckingham, Virginia.

International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
The “Hare Krishna” movement, launched in the U.S. by Swami A.C. Bhaktivedanta, emphasizing chanting the Lord’s names to express and realize the love of God.

International Society of Divine Love


International Swaminarayan Satsang Organization (ISSO)
A branch of the Swaminarayan Movement based in the Gujarat region of India and emphasizing the devotional love of Lord Swaminarayan.

The Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
Includes information about the center’s core research initiatives: the Digital Shikshapatri Project, the British Hindu Oral History Project, and the Hindu Youth Research Project.

Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF)
Community dedicated to self-realization through the practice of Kriya Yoga as taught by Paramahamsa Yogananda.

Siddha Yoga Meditation
Siddha Yoga teachings and communities following the leadership of Gurumayi Chidvilasananda.

Sri Lakshmi Temple
Activities and ritual life of New England’s first Hindu temple in Ashland, Massachusetts.

Sri Meenakshi Temple Society
Events, worship, and photographs of the Houston area’s largest Hindu temple in Pearland, Texas.

Sri Siva Vishnu Temple
A landmark temple located twelve miles from Washington, D.C. in Lanham, Maryland; site includes photographs and a monthly newsletter.

Sri Vaishnava Home Page
An introduction to the Sri Vaishnava tradition.

Sri Venkateswara Temple
History, events, worship, and online newsletter of one of America’s first Hindu temples in the Penn Hills near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Swadharma: The Voice of Dharma
Harvard’s Hinduism Journal (2008-2011)

Vedanta Society of New York
The first Vedanta Society in the U.S., founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1894.

Vedanta Society of Southern California
Established in 1930 in Los Angeles; this site provides an introduction to Vedanta and a directory of Vedanta Centers worldwide.

The Vedic Foundation
Develops educational programs and resources; aims to “serve as an authoritative resource on authentic Hinduism.”

Vedic Heritage Teaching Program
A three-volume curriculum by Drs. Sunita and Sundar Ramaswamy, available via the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam Institute of Vedanta and Sanskrit.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHP)
The VHP of America maintains ties with its Indian counterpart and focuses on issues of Hindu identity in America.