Barsana Dham

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


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

Hindu students adjust religious practices for upcoming Diwali

October 24, 2019
Homemade shrines of Hindu deities adorn students’ dorm rooms and apartments in place of the sacred images found in temples to celebrate Diwali because of busy schedules and long commutes to temples. Diwali, a Hindu holiday that honors the precedence of light over darkness, marks a new year of spiritual and literal prosperity, said Donald Davis, professor and department chair of Asian studies. The weeklong holiday, which begins Oct. 27, involves prayers that can occur in a temple or at home, Davis said. Source: ... Read more about Hindu students adjust religious practices for upcoming Diwali

Bal Vihar

A Bal Vihar or Bal Vikas is a program or center for the religious education of Hindu children.


Murugan is the divine son of Shiva, also known as Skanda or Karttikeya. There are six popular Hindu temples of Murugan in South India, including Palani. In the U.S., Murugan is present as Palaniswami in Concord, California. There are Murugan temples in such places as Yuma, Arizona; Richville, New York; and Lanham, Maryland.