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.

 

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.

As a top-donor country to Pakistan, the United States must work to stop the child trafficking and rape of these girls.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

As a top-donor country to Pakistan, the United States must work to stop the child trafficking and rape of these girls.