How do Hindus celebrate Diwali?

Our 2020 revamped Diwali Toolkit has more information about why Diwali is celebrated, lessons for the classroom and activities to do at home with your young learners.

 
 

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’)

 
 

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.

 
 

What are HAF's policy priorities for 2020?

Here are the main issues of concern to the Hindu American community, broken down into three categories: Domestic Policy, Foreign Policy and Core Issues.

 
 

Hindus in Pakistan: A survey of human rights

Pakistan’s widespread violation of human rights and its tolerance of human rights violations by non-state actors demonstrate a blatant disregard for its obligations under international human rights norms.

 
 

What do The Matrix, Avatar, Groundhog Day, and Star Wars have to do with Hinduism?

A lot more than you might think.

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