America’s Largest Hindu Rights Group Responds to Allegations Leveled by Islamist and Communist-Linked Groups

Hindus are constantly targeted (verbally and physically) by Islamists and Marxists worldwide

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) was made aware today that the internet portal calling itself the Coalition Against Genocide (CAG), released a report to various media outlets ostensibly attacking HAF. More of a personal attack on certain leaders of HAF, the report repeats nearly decade old accusations that organizations now affiliating under the umbrella of […]

Picture of the Week: Goddess Lakshmi (Laxmiji)

Hindu Goddess Laxmi (Lakshmi) - Diwali Deepavali

Lakshmi ji (or Laxmi) the a goddess in Hinduism known to symbolize wealth, spiritual and physical wealth, good health and fortune. She is wife of Lord Vishnu Bhagawan. Representations of Lakshmi are also present in Jainism temples. People give their attention to Lakshmiji most during Deepavali (Diwali). Lakshmi pooja is a religious ritual and celebration […]

Reincarnation in the Vedas


By Yogi Baba Prem Yogacharya, Veda Visharada It has become common to hear from followers of Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) and scholars that reincarnation is not found in the Vedas; regrettably this is often due to a great deal of misinformation  as well as an emerging literalist mentality that is attempting to sweep the global community.  While it […]

“Yoga” or “Not Yoga”- The Greatest Heist of the 20th Century

A traditional yoga camp held by popular yoga guru Swami Ramdev - source

(CHAKRA) I was recently involved in a controversial group discussion over e-mail on the topic of Yoga. The contention was whether Yoga- that is widely practiced today in the Americas is really Yoga, or is it “Voga”- a term coined by a close friend to describe the practices abroad that no longer carry the essence […]

My Acharya, Pujya Swami Dayanand Saraswati


hariH Om. 66 years ago, Bharat (is said to have) gained Independence from the invaders, though i am yet to understand what exactly we gained freedom from. Yes, the colonizers are physically distant, but they left behind a colonial mindset that plagues us even today, and with greater ferocity with each passing year. I will […]

Refuting the False Islamic Argument Against Idol Worship

Vedanta Vichara - Inquiry into Vedanta

 (CHAKRA Blogs) Harih Om. It is not uncommon to be faced with the ageless, boring question: “If Bhagavan is formless why go to a temple and worship idols”. Ever so often, these are the queries posed by zealous Islamists on the internet, who make it their business to style themselves after a Wahabi mindset. 1) Because a […]

Opinion: Hindu Monotheism

Hindu Monotheism

By Ajay Nemade Hindu monotheism is very interesting and attractive subject. Hindu Monotheism is far different from Judaist (abrahmic) monotheism ( i.e. monotheism of Jew, Christen and Islam). It is not ideology or any dogmatism, it is just common belief of all Hindu that the God of mankind is one. As per Hindu philosophy, monotheism […]

Picture of the Week: Gau Puja

Gau Puja

One of our readers named Lalita sent this picture from Florida. This picture shows the inauguration of Gau puja, when the cow is worshiped. This is done in the Kartik month on the day after Diwali, particularly in Mathura region. The guru Haridas Shastri Maharaj who is the president of our Gauseva is opening the […]

Hinduism and Christianity

Yogi Baba Prem Yogacharya

By Yogi Baba Prem Yogacharya, Veda Visharada There has been a growing tendency amongst practitioners of Hinduism and globally amongst people to say that in essence all the religions are the same.  But is this the reality? To answer this question, one must examine key teachings within each of the systems and see exactly how […]

Working Towards Becoming a Brahman v2.0

Sri Adi Shankaracharya

asato ma sadgamaya | Lead me from the asat to the sat. tamaso ma jyotirgamaya | Lead me from darkness to light. mrtyorma amrtam gamaya | Lead me from death to immortality (Brhadaranyaka Upanishad – I.iii.28) Introduction I remember being a child and hearing narrations of how Brahmarishi Vishwamitra (formerly known as a warrior named […]