HAF Policy Brief: LGBTQ Rights

The rich diversity of Hinduism and Indian cultures include diversity of sexuality and gender expression. Humans traditionally are divided into three main categories of gendered innate traits: feminine, masculine or third natured. The third can be further divided into seven general categories, and over 40 specific categories based on combinations of biological sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical capability and sexual interests.

 

When is Diwali this year?
What about Maha Shivaratri, Holi and Navaratri?

Hindu holidays but do not necessarily fall on a specific day every year, but HAF's new guide to the most widely celebrated Hindu holidays and days of significance to Dharma traditions for accommodation, observation, and celebration sorts it all out for you.

 

What's the purpose of the bindi?

Hindu tradition holds that all people have a third inner eye. The two physical eyes are used for seeing the external world, while the third focuses inward toward God. The red dot is a reminder to keep God at the center of one’s thoughts.

 

HAF is starting the first Legal Justice Center for Hindu Americans

Help us reach our goal of $250,000 to open the doors of justice and equality.

 

Hindutva & Hindu Nationalism: A guide for perplexed reporters and other onlookers

Hindutva is about the nature of Indian culture, civilization, the religious traditions that arose in the Indian subcontinent, and how these should inform the shape of the modern state of India—including providing grounds for inclusivity of followers of non-Indic religions living in India.

 

HAF Policy Brief: LGBTQ Rights

The rich diversity of Hinduism and Indian cultures include diversity of sexuality and gender expression. Humans traditionally are divided into three main categories of gendered innate traits: feminine, masculine or third natured. The third can be further divided into seven general categories, and over 40 specific categories based on combinations of biological sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical capability and sexual interests.

 

When is Diwali
this year?
What about Maha Shivaratri, Holi and Navaratri?

Hindu holidays but do not necessarily fall on a specific day every year, but HAF's new guide to the most widely celebrated Hindu holidays and days of significance to Dharma traditions for accommodation, observation, and celebration sorts it all out for you.

 

What's the purpose of the bindi?

Hindu tradition holds that all people have a third inner eye. The two physical eyes are used for seeing the external world, while the third focuses inward toward God. The red dot is a reminder to keep God at the center of one’s thoughts.

 

HAF is starting the first Legal Justice Center for Hindu Americans

Help us reach our goal of $250,000 to open the doors of justice and equality.

 

Hindutva & Hindu Nationalism: A guide for perplexed reporters and other onlookers

Hindutva is about the nature of Indian culture, civilization, the religious traditions that arose in the Indian subcontinent, and how these should inform the shape of the modern state of India—including providing grounds for inclusivity of followers of non-Indic religions living in India.

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