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Lingayat and Veerashaivas are same: Karnataka minister protests 'one-sided' decision

We are happy as the government has included Lingayats and Veerashaiva in its recommendation," Mutt's junior pontiff Siddalinga Swami told reporters at Tumakuru. The decision is […]

A (2004) response to Ram Guha: 'Hindu liberalism shouldn't need the crutches of Muslim liberalism'

Guha unfortunately and uncritically buys Dalwai's argument that the lack of a liberal intelligentsia among Muslims will create strong reaction among the Hindus and will produce […]

Hindutva vs Not Hinduism

As the BJP uses aggressive Hindu nationalism to wrest power from Congress in crucial South Indian state of Karnataka, the Siddaramaiah government in a bid to […]

Lingayat minority status: Karnataka government decision may boomerang, warns seer

Let's see what benefits the community will get when the Centre takes a decision on the state's recommendation,” he stated.However, the seer asserted the community's strong […]

A Path to Self-Love and Self-Acceptance

This audio presentation is about practicing self-love and self-acceptance to overcome negativity and critical attitude towards oneself to experience peace and harmony. Self-acceptance does not mean […]

Lingayat move a desperate bid to retain power: BJP

NEW DELHI: Terming the Karnataka government's move to seek a separate religious identity for Lingayats as a desperate bid to retain power by dividing Hindu society, […]

Experience Hinduism at this temple in the heart of Saigon

Mariamman Temple was built by the very first Indians to settle in Saigon. It started life as a humble shed before the Indian community became richer […]

Separate Lingayat religion: An old demand powered by new politics

In his Lingayatism: An Independent Religion, Lingayat scholar and retired professor of philosophy at Karnatak University, Dharwad, N G Mahadevappa, argued the case for looking at […]

Protests greet 'Ram Rajya Rath Yatra' in Tamil Nadu

The western parts of Tirunelveli district witnessed tense moments on Tuesday, as the Vishva Hindu Parishad's 'Ram Rajya Rath Yatra' entered Tamil Nadu through Puliyarai from […]

UPA govt refused religion tag to Veerashaiva-Lingayat in 2013

The UPA government headed by Manmohan Singh had, in 2013, rejected the demand for granting separate religion status to Veerashaiva-Lingayat, saying it is a sect of […]

Veerashaiva Mahasabha takes a U-turn, opposes Cabinet move

… is to take all the people of Veerashaiva-Lingayat and Lingayat together. And it is good that both Veerashaiva-Lingayats and Lingayats have been recommended for minority […]

Division sums

However, the community is divided over the claim that it constitutes a religious group distinct from Hindus. An influential section, namely the Veerashaiva Lingayats, considers the […]

Divide and rule

The Congress has just ensured, yet again after Shah Bano, by the action of its Government in Karnataka which has recognised the dominant Lingayat/Veerashaiva Lingayat community […]

Khalistan and Hindu rashtra

It is perhaps the only religion where you would find a mere cobbler, the lowly chamar at the bottom of the Hindu caste heap, being revered […]

Lingayat issue: Union home ministry says will examine Karnataka government's proposal

They believe that Veerashaivas are one among the seven sects of Shaivas, which is part of Hinduism. … The BJP and several sections of the Hindu […]

Congress' Shivasahankarappa opposes move to accept Lingayats as separate religion

The Veerashaivas and Lingayats were hitherto considered to be synonymous. However, while the Veerashaivas consider Basavanna as belonging to the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism and follow […]

'Do not play divisive politics in the name of religion'

Calling the opposition to the 'Ram Rajya Rath Yatra' as an attack on believers of Hinduism, BJP's State president Tamilisai Soundararajan asked the Opposition party leaders, […]

Karnataka minister opposes religious minority tag to 'Basava' Lingayats

Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats, who worship Hindu deity Shiva as their universal god, are the largest community (17 per cent) in the state, whose votes could […]

Will take decision on Lingayats after receiving proposal: MHA Sources

"Lingayat is a part of Hinduism. The matter of Lingayat as a separate religion is being brought up to fulfill political goals and divide Hindus," he […]

Karnataka government's decision on Lingayats is an attempt to divide Hindu votes: Union minister

Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Tuesday accused Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of dividing the Hindu community for votes. On Monday, the Karnataka government had accepted […]

Hindus to double their numbers in Australia

Hindus will rise to 2.7% of Australia’s population, thus more than doubling their numbers as compared to 2011 Census at 1.3%, when the 2016 Census results […]

Zed urges Pope to display “real equality & inclusivity” by ordaining women priests

Vatican, which represented the world’s largest religious group under one leadership, should show exemplary leadership in gender equality and inclusion to the rest of the planet […]

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus to deliver hymns from Hindu Rig-Veda in Presbyterian Church

Upcoming Winter Concert of renowned Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) will reportedly feature hymns inspired by Hindu text Rig-Veda, oldest existing scripture of the mankind, at […]

Maha Kumbabhishekam was performed for prosperity and welfare of the Society as per Scriptures.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) was very happy to organize and conduct Jeernodharana to Sri Ksheera Ramalingeswara Temple in Palakol in West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh […]