Shrine to Coexistence
How the Virgin Mary brings together different faiths in Pakistan and India.
Killing for Kali
"I cut off her head," says 64-year-old Baba Swami Vivekanand of a girl he says he raised from birth. "We buried the body and brought the head back, cooked it and ate it." He pauses to demand a $2 donation. "Good story, no?&qu
$430 Million Ganpati
The Ganpati idol at Gaud Saraswat Brahmin Mandal is made of 150 lbs of gold and almost 1,000 lbs of silver and insured for $430 million.
Indian Maharaja Stole from $21 Billion Treasure Trove
Krishna in Missouri
Photo essay on Kirshna Leela at Shanthi Mandir Hindu temple in Columbia, Miss.
"With all due respect, and she's a very nice lady in person, but having to recite bad speeches written by someone else? It's not for me."
Sikh History Charted in Golden Temple Tales
'The Sikhs at one point were important players on a world stage. We want people to be able to experience that with real objects."
Hinduism and Evolution
Hindus conceive of creation as part of an ongoing cycle of creation and destruction, with our current universe forming several billions of years ago, and God manifesting along the spectrum of evolutionary speciation when necessary.
The Legend of Janmashtami
"O foolish! What will you get by killing me? Your nemesis is already born somewhere else."
Royal Family Head Accused of Staling Padmanabhaswamy Temple Jewels
Kerala opposition leader V.S.Achuthanandan has charged Marthanda Varma, head of the erstwhile royal family of Travancore, with smuggling precious jewels from the Padmanabha Swamy temple.