Topic / Hinduism

Top Hindu: Don’t use sacred imagery for ‘mercantile greed’

The job of being President of the Universal Society of Hinduism (USofH) entails – among other important things – admonishing companies for messing with Hindu deities. And US-based Rajan Zed, above, who heads the USofH, is a nothing if not a world champion admonisher. Earlier this year he had a right go at Amazon for […]

This Indian man believes that President Donald Trump is God

Bussa Krishna, a resident of Konne village in Telangana, India, worships Donald Trump – so much so that he lies prostrate in front of the narcissist’s image and even has a little shrine built for the President inside his home. He chants Trump’s name, meditates and even has some womenfolk praying along with him at […]

Indian ‘godman’ jailed for life for rape of teenage devotee

Millionaire Hindu guru Asaram Bapu, a sexual abstinence advocate, was today (Wednesday) jailed for life for raping a teenage female devotee at his ashram near Rajasthan city in 2013. According to this report, the sentence was handed down by judge Madhusudan Sharma at a special court convened in Jodhpur Central Jail. Known throughout India and […]

Indian cartoonist who ‘hurt Hindu feelings’ faces charges

The Hyderabad police have registered a case against Swathi Vadlamudi, a journalist working for an English daily, for a cartoon she created in response to high profile rape cases in India. According to this report, after Vadlamudi posted the cartoon on her Facebook page, an official complaint was lodged against her on Monday by Hindu […]

Girl, eight, was gang-raped in a Hindu temple then murdered

In what is thought to have been a brutal act of intimation against Muslims in Kashmir, Ashifa Bano, above, was kidnapped and taken to a Hindu temple near Jammu city where she was allegedly gang-raped and and later murdered by a gang including four police officers. The victim, according to the BBC, belonged to a […]

‘Godman’, accused of rape, reunited with his severed penis

Last year it was widely reported in India that that a Hindu “holy man” in Kerala lost 90 percent of his penis when he was ‘bobbitised‘ by a young woman he had allegedly been raping over several years. A series of bizarre twists and turns took place after the attack on Hari Sami aka Swami […]

Burning wood will combat pollution. It’s a religious thing

In a Hindu religious ceremony scheduled to last nine days around 350 priests yesterday began burning 50,000 kg (55 tons) of mango wood in special firepits – to combat pollution. According to this report, the ceremony, known as a “mahayagya”, began at in the Meerut district. It was organized by the members of Shri Ayutchandi […]

Torture of young boys a feature of this Hindu religious festival

Friday, March 2, saw the culmination of the Attukal Pongala festival in Kerala – and the outbreak of row sparked by a senior police officer who blasted the cruel treatment of young boys in the name of religion. The devout – mainly women – are invited to “experience the euphoria of religion, faith and beliefs” […]

Indian lawmaker wants ghostly government building exorcised

BJP MLA Habibur Rehman, above, told Indian media this week that he has asked to Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to conduct religious ceremonies to rid the state’s secretariat building of ‘negative energies and evil souls’. Rehman, according to this report, is one of a number of lawmakers who believe that the building is haunted, […]

London town hall to become a Hindu temple. Locals protest.

London’s ITV news reported today that a sizeable protest took place outside Southall Town Hall in West London because the building is to be acquired by a ‘religious organisation’ which was it did not name. So I did some digging and discovered that Ealing Council, owner of the building, had agreed to grant a 250-year […]