Tell Congress: Condemn Hindu Persecution in Bangladesh

The attacks on Hindu villages, destruction of homes and religious sites, and the violent videos of Hindus being slaughtered in the streets continues today.

 

Diwali is a Hindu holiday known as the “Festival of Lights” and widely celebrated in India and across the diaspora

Diwali is November 4, 2021 this year. We invite you to celebrate with our revamped Toolkit, which has more information about why Diwali is celebrated and activities to do at home with your young learners.

 

12 Things you need to know about Hinduism

The collection of traditions that compose modern-day Hinduism have developed over at least the past 5000 years, beginning in the Indus Valley region, in what was the largest civilization of the ancient world.

 

10 things you need to know about the swastika

In Sanskrit, the word swastika is a combination of ‘su’ (meaning ‘good’) and ‘asti’ (meaning ‘to exist’)

 

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.

 

More than 1,000 Hindu and Christian girls across Pakistan are stolen from their families annually.


 

Tell Congress: Condemn Hindu Persecution in Bangladesh

The attacks on Hindu villages, destruction of homes and religious sites, and the violent videos of Hindus being slaughtered in the streets continues today.

 

Diwali is a Hindu holiday known as the “Festival of Lights”

Diwali is November 4, 2021 this year. We invite you to celebrate with our revamped Toolkit, which has more information about why Diwali is celebrated and activities to do at home with your young learners.

 

12 things
you need to know about Hinduism

The collection of traditions that compose modern-day Hinduism have developed over at least the past 5000 years, beginning in the Indus Valley region, in what was the largest civilization of the ancient world.

 

10 things to know about the swastika

In Sanskrit, the word swastika is a combination of ‘su’ (meaning ‘good’) and ‘asti’ (meaning ‘to exist’)

 

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.

 

More than 1,000 Hindu and Christian girls across Pakistan are stolen from their families annually.