Sabarimala Temple

November 24, 2018

Sabarimala is a Hindu temple complex located at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala, India, considered to be one of the holiest in Hinduism. It is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world with an estimated 17–30 million devotees visiting every year. Some estimates put the number of annual visitors as high as 50 million. The temple is dedicated to the god Ayyappan also known as Dharma Sastha, who according to belief is the son of Shiva and Vishnu. The traditions of Sabarimala are a confluence of Shaivism, Shaktism, Vaishnavism, and other Śramaṇa traditions. The temple is situated on a hilltop amidst eighteen hills at an altitude of 480 m (1,574 ft) above sea level, and is surrounded by mountains and dense forests. The dense forest (Periyar Tiger Reserve) around the temple is known as Poongavanam. Temples exist in each of the hills surrounding Sabarimala. While functional and intact temples exist at many places in the surrounding areas like Nilakkal, Kalaketty, and Karimala remnants of old temples survive to this day on remaining hills. The temple is open for worship only during the days of Mandalapooja (approximately 15 November to 26 December), Makaravilakku or “Makara Sankranti” (14 January) and Maha Vishuva Sankranti (14 April), and the first five days of each Malayalam month.

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World Hindu Congress 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand

September 9, 2018

Thank you Chicago for hosting 2nd World Hindu Congress 2018. We will meet you again after 4 years in Bangkok. Victory of Dharma, Not Adharma. The World Hindu Congress (WHC) is a global platform for Hindus to connect, share ideas, inspire one another, and impact the common good. It offers Hindus an opportunity to introspect towards improvement and tap into our collective resources to seek tangible solutions to the most pressing issues of our age.

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World Hindu Congress 2018 held in Chicago a week a...

September 8, 2018

United and consistent efforts are required in all sectors to boost confidence among Hindus. Our efforts must compliment with each other in all possible ways. RSS Sarsanghachalak PP Shri Mohan Bhagwat addressed the massive gathering of Hindus @WHCongress in Chicago, USA.

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Get Together

September 8, 2018

(15 July 2018) VHP Thailand team met with the Executive Committee members of Hindu Dharma Sabha Shri Vishnu Temple Bangkok and discussed Ganehsa Festival 2018 activities in length.

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Dr. Prasenjit Basu, and 7th Get together of Member...

August 18, 2018

7th VHP Thailand Get Together held on Saturday, 18th August 2018 at Bangkok Lotus Hotel Sukhumvit 33. Please follow the link to view or download the pictures. Please give photo credit to VHP Thailand. Prof. Prasenjit Basu, Singapore based Senior Writer and Economist addressed 7th VHP Thailand Get Together in Bangkok. Shri Basu presented historical facts related to pre and post independence history of Bharat along with visible and invisible impact of Sanatan Dharma in South East Asia and other Asian countries including China and Japan.

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