Organization and Community Websites of Hinduism

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Links To Hinduism Organizations and Community Websites

Aaiyyan Worldwide Foundation - Information on the philosophy of Aaiyyanism which is based on ancient Hindu teachings.

Abhedashram - Based in Wales, UK, this spiritual centre focuses on the propogation of Yoga and Vedanta.

Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sangham - Charitable organization that provides amenities to pilgrims visiting Sabarimala every year.

Ananda Marga - Information and resources on this social and spiritual organization founded in India in 1955 by Shri Anandamurti.

Ananda Seattle Church of Self-Realization - The activities and programs of the Ananda Church of Self-Realization founded by Swami Kriyananda.

Anandmurti Guru Maa - Profile, teachings, meditation camps, ashram, and books.

Arsha Bodha Center - A non-profit center for teachings of Ancient India like Vedanta, Bhagavad Gita, Meditation, Yoga, Sanskrit, Chanting, Children's Classes, and Vedic Heritage School.

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam: Saylorsburg PA - Arsha Vidya means the knowledge flowing from the Rishis, the great seers of ancient India. Arsha Vidya Gurukulam offers Indians and Westerners alike an opportunity to study the profound spiritual knowledge of the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Brahma-sutras, and other classical Vedic texts.

Avadhoota Datta Peetham - This peetham was founded by Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji

Bhakta Samaj of USA - Information on the activities and chapters of the samaj. Includes the life story and teachings of Saint Kabir.

Cambridge University Hindu Cultural Society - Full event listings and articles covering a comprehensive range of information relevant to Hinduism, and all recent newsletters.

Dakshineswar Ramkrishna Sangha Adyapeath - An organisation founded in 1921 by Sri Annada Thakur, dedicated to the service of humanity and the worship of the Divine Mother.

Dharma Yoga Ashram - A non profit organization in Manahawkin, New Jersey, U.S.A conducting spiritual classes. Information about the temple construction project of the ashram.

Gayatri Siddh Peeth - Peeth located near Kanpur where a Saint has attained Siddhi through Gayatri Maha Mantra.

Gayatri Teerth Shantikunj: Haridwar, India - The aims and objectives of the organization. Information on the activities.

Glasgow University Hindu Society - Events and news of the society.

Gurjah Hindu Union - About the project for the construction of a temple in Crawley near London, United Kingdom

Haidakhandi Samaj - Organisation for spreading the teachings and messages of Sri Sri 1008 Herakhandi Baba.

Hans Samelan Sabha: UK - A religious organisation working for the promotion of Hinduism in the UK.

Himalayan Academy - Information on the Hawaii ashram, temple, and Gurudeva. Includes articles on basics of Hinduism, Hinduism today, and publications.

Hindu Heritage Endowment - A charitable endowment that seeks to provide Hindu institutions with a permanent and growing source of income , to assure their financial stability and further their diverse programs.

Hindu Samaj of North Carolina - The mission and activities of the organization. Includes information about upcoming events.

Hindu Students Council at NCSU - The activities, events and projects of the Hindu Students Council at North Carolina State University.

The Hindu Students Council (HSC) - The University of Texas at Austin chapter of the HSC aims to promote Hinduism and Indian Culture on campus. Site contains information about weekly meetings, upcoming events, pictures, news, and links.

Hindu Union - The activities and events of the organization of the Hindu community in Jonkoping, Sweden. Includes articles on the various aspects of Hinduism.

Hindu Unity - Soldiers of Hindutva! Awake Hindus! - A strongly partisan view on those who could be perceived as a "threat" to Hinduism, from the official web site of the Bajrang Dal

International Gita Society - Teachings of Hinduism and the Gita on the art of peaceful living.

Kashi Math Samsthan - The history, guru parampara, and activities of the Math of the Gowda Saraswath Brahmins.

Kashi Math Samsthan: Varanasi - The activities of the organization and its Mattadhipathi H.H.Sreemad Raghavendra Theertha Swamiji. Include events, news, photos, and spiritual articles.

The Maa Batakali Cultural Mission, Inc. - Non-profit multi-religious organization with public charity status as a church and is dedicated to the various manifestations of the mother goddess. Features objectives, briefs on Kali Ma, temples, and a mission statement.

The Mother's Service Society - Pondicherry, India - This is a social science research institute dedicated to applying the principles of Sri Aurobindo's yoga to life.

Nanganallur Maniganda Sabha - An organisation in Nanganallur, Chennai, India devoted to the spreading the worship of Lord Ayyappan.

National Hindu Students Forum Warwick - Promotes religious awareness in Hindus.

Omkarananda Ashram: Rishikesh - An institution dedicated to the dissemination of timeless human and divine values. Run schools, an ayurvedic research institution and a dance academy in addition to the spiritual activities.

Pranavananda Ashram - Location, history, philosophy and activities of the ashram at Toronto, Ontario.

Project Ganesh - Project Ganesh dedicated to sponsoring renovation of, and research on, hindu temples, and economic development of Indian villages.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh - Also known as RSS, this Organization strives to promote Hindu ideology

Sambodh Foundation - Sambodh Foundation and its sister organisations in India and the USA are devoted to the spread of the message of the Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads based on the teachings of Swami Bodhananda.

Sanatan Society for Scientific Spirituality - The objective of the organization is to introduce Spirituality in a scientific manner to those who are curious and to guide seekers in their spiritual practice.

Sanatana Dharma - Hinduism site from the World Congress of Ethnic Religions.

Sant Shri Asaramji Bapuji - The first Ashram was established in 1971 in Gujarat, India, and now has many branches.

Santhigiri Ashram - The activities of the ashram of Karunakara Guru and his teachings.

Shamayita Math - The goals, centers, and activities of the woman's organization located in India.

Shamdasani Foundation - Established in 1968 in Hong Kong to help the poor and needy in the name of Sai Baba of Shirdi.

Shankara Kendra - The kendra at Adambakkam and its project of vedic school and temple.

Shiva Vishnu Temple Cultural Centre - A 23 year old cultural centre in Livermore, California. A centre for Cultural, Social, and religious activities for those interested in Hinduism

Shree Krishna Pranami Youth Council Nepal - About Pranami Dharma, its philosophy, and activities of the council.

Shri Gaayatri Mandir - Uses Hindu ideals to foster the development and growth of spirituality, religion, education, and culture.

Shri Gobardhana Pitha Garoi Ashram - Information about Garoi Jagannath Temple and Garoi Ashram, dedicated to Baba Shri Buddhanath Das.

Shri Ram Chandra Mission - A non-profit organization that teaches the Sahaj Marg system of Raja Yoga meditation. Information about the services and worldwide centers.

Shri Vallabhpith - An organization working for the upcoming Kumbh Mahaprava 2003 at Nasik. Details of the activities and programs.

Sree Ayyappa Health Amenities Society - The Society, in Cochin, was formed to provide better health amenities free of cost to pilgrims to Sabarimala.

Sree Narayana Kendra: Delhi - Objectives and activities of the voluntary organisation working for the social welfare of the people of India.

Sri Sri Radha Rasabihariji - International society for krishna consciousness.

Sri Yohamaya Bhuvaneswari Peetam - Information on the peetam, Sri Bhuvaneswari Swamigal, and Sri Bhardwaj Swamigal. Include details of the poojas and homas conducted by them.

Unity of Man - Unity of Man is a cultural, spiritual and charitable organization founded to fulfill the wish of Sant Kirpal Singh.

Vedanta Center of Atlanta - Swami Yogeshananda teaches Vedanta, its philosophy, and application in daily life.

Vedanta Society of Kansas City - The activities, programs, and events of the organization which owes its spiritual allegiance to the Ramakrishna Order of India.

Vedic Heritage - An organization founded by Sri GuruMaa Jyotishanand Saraswati in Hempstead, New York. Their projects include the construction of Shiv Shakti Mandir.

Vishwa Bhavan Mandir Inc. : Atlanta, U.S.A - Floated to practice, promote and create awareness of Hinduism; its culture, philosophy, language, history and arts.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad - This organization is dedicated to serving the interests of Hinduism world wide. Advaita

Abhedashram - Centre for spiritual studies near Welshpool in the UK, established by H. H. Shrimad Svami Sadananda Sarasvati in the tradition of Shankara.

AHAM Retreat and Training Center - The 'Association of Happiness for All Mankind' - teaching according to Ramana Maharshi, based in North Carolina.

Arsha Bodha Center - located in central New Jersey, this was founded by Swami Tadatmananda, a disciple of Swami Dayananda. There are regular classes in Vedanta and Sanskrit and numerous other events. Payment is by donation.

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam - Institute of Vedanta and Sanskrit - Arsha Vidya means the knowledge flowing from the Rishis - the great seers of ancient India. Arsha Vidya Gurukulam offers Indians and Westerners alike an opportunity to study the profound spiritual knowledge of the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Brahma-sutras, and other classical Vedic texts.

Friends of the Heart - Our mission as a scholarship fund is to assist people who may not otherwise have the resources and therefore access to teachers and events that support their awakening.

Leela Foundation - dedicated to world peace and freedom through universal Self-realization, founded by Enneagram teacher Eli Jaxon-Bear, in the lineage of Ramana Maharshi and H. W. L. Poonjaji. Schedule, essays and talks, retreats.

The Sambodh Society - Details of events organised throughout the US and of publications of the society, formed by Swami Bodhananda Saraswati.

Saraswati Society - Thi organisation has held satsang in Sutton, Surrey for the past 15 years. They combine Sufi teaching with Advaita and practise Mevlevi whirling (Sema) to traditional music along with meditation and teaching from the Bhagavad Gita.

School of Economic Science - Teaches Samkhya influenced Advaita, with particular emphasis on karma yoga, at locations around the world. TM is introduced after two years. Also a world-class centre for the study of Sanskrit.

Shanti Sadan Yoga Centre - Traditional yoga of self-knowledge (adhyatma yoga), based on the spiritual philosophy of non-duality (advaita vedanta). Universal teaching for people from any religious or scientific background, or none. Events, magazine, bookshop.

Society of Abidance in Truth - SAT teaches the practice of Ramana Maharshi's self-inquiry. Teaching is done by two self-realized sages, Nome and Russel Smith. Schedules, events, retreats.

The Study Society - holds weekly meetings in London; influenced by Ouspensky and Sri Shantanand Saraswati; utilise mantra based meditation and practice the Sufi 'Mevlevi Turning'.

Vedanta Institute UK - This is effectively the UK branch of the Vedanta Life Institute below. Annual lectures, management seminars, study groups, talks, workshops and retreats are organized. Activities take place in various parts of London, Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham.

Vedanta Life Institute - Founded by Sri Parthasarathy, the 'Vedanta Academy', near Mumbai in India, offers a three year residential course on Vedanta, based on study, contemplation and practice. It is open to those aged 16 - 30. Short-term, practical residential courses are also available for business men and professionals on topics such as stress and time management. Books may also be purchased (though not by credit card) and there are Vedantic Centres at various locations around the world.

Vedanta Shala - An educational research organization dedicated to preserving and documenting the teaching tradition (sampradaya) of Advaita Vedanta. Aligned with CTV research efforts, the vision of the Center is to offer seminars and critical publications towards the continuation and contextualization of Advaita Sampradaya, especially in the United States

Vedic Foundation - International School of Vedic Studies offers a 12 year program for students between 8-10 years of age, located near Rishikesh and the Himalayas It is a residential program and is absolutely free.

Yoga Malika - Guided by Swami Dayananda Saraswati and Swami Paramarthananda Saraswati in Chennai India, provides classes in Vedanta, and books and cassettes. Some talks may be downloaded and a few are also available in Real Audio format. - The Advaita Yoga Ashrama was set up to spread the teachings of yoga and advaita according to the lineage of Sri Swami Sivananda. The site introduces many aspects of Advaita and gives details of activities and retreats at affiliated centers throughout the world.

Zoe [Life] Foundation - Details of Mens Groups, Womens Circles and individual sessions exploring spiritual development with Sandford (Vartman) and Susanna Thorlind (and others). Some articles also presented. Arya Samaj

Aditya dham - Articles on different aspects of Vedic thoughts and philosophy.

Arya Prathinidhi Sabha - The congress of Arya Samajis in North America.

Arya Samaj - Information on the services and activities of the center in Markham, Toronto. Includes a hawan time table and a calendar of festivals.

Arya Samaj: Auckland - Information about current projects in the area, apart from general information on teachings and beliefs.

Arya Samaj: Greater Houston - About the community, its principles, spiritual leaders, prayers and bhajans.

Arya Spiritual Center: New York - Articles, vedic instructions, current events, and programs of the center.

Auckland Arya Samaj Incorporated - Publications, activities and schedule of the Samaj. Located in Auckland, New Zealand.

Greater Atlanta Vedic Temple - The Vedic Temple in Atlanta, its activities and upcoming plans.

Vedic Society: New Jersey - An Arya Samaj organisation. Programs, schedule, principles and beliefs. Brahma Kumaris

Advance godly knowledge - Articles on different tenets of Brahma Kumaris.

Brahma Kumaris - The organization and activities of the centre in Australia.

Brahma Kumaris - Audio and video songs of Brahma Kumaris. Includes presentation about Gyansarovar, madhuvan, shantivan and history of Brahmakumaris.

Brahma Kumaris: WorldSpiritual Organization - This organization seeks to offer an education in human, moral and spiritual values.

Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center: San Francisco - Information about the centre, its activities, courses, workshops, and seminars.

Brahma Kumaris: Texas - Offers meditation classes. Locations in San Antonio, Houston, Austin, and Dallas.

Peace Village Learning and Retreat Center - A center of Brahma Kumaris world spiritual organization located in Haines Falls, New York, USA. Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham - Official web site of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Kanchipuram. Over 1000 pages including over five hours of real video and audio.

Kanchi Mahaswami Shatabdhi ManiMantapam - Regarding the manimantapam being built near Kanchipuram, in honour of Kanchi Maha Periyava Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati Swamigal. - Promoting the case for Jayendra Saraswati against the prosecution against him by the Tamil Nadu government in December 2004 and later. Includes news links, reports from the courts, online petitions.

Real History of the Kanchi Math - Vidyasankar Sundaresan writes about the history of the matha, alleging that much of it was fabricated by Chandrasekharendra Saraswati in the last century, in an effort to claim preeminence over the four amnaya mathas. - An enterprise of the Kanchipuram Math, offering audio of slokas and prayers, guidance as to pujas and rituals, other religious information, in several languages. Important Temples

Angkor Wat : The Temples of Cambodia - Pictures,layouts and maps of the temples in Siem Reap.

Hindu Temple: Gaborone, Botswana - The location, description, and timings of the temple.

Hindu Temples List - Listing of Hindu Temples around the world.

Hindu Temples Reference - Details of temples all over the world, with photos, news and other details.

ISKCON Temples Worldwide - Provides contact information for ISKCON temples, restaurants and centers around the world.

Paschim Kaashi - The history and activities of the temple in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.

Shiv Shakti Mandir - Mauritius - Information on temple history, activities, location, bhajans, donations, hindu calendar and photos of deities as in the actual temple.

Sri Selva Vinayakar Temple: Brisbane, Australia. - The history, location, and events of the temple. Includes a photo gallery and songs for download.

Abodes of Vishnu - 108 temples and celestial abodes of Vishnu revered in the Tamil hymns of the Alwars.

Anjaneya Temples - Features various Anjaneya (Lord Hanuman) Temples in India.

Baba Baidyanath Dham - The history, location, dharshan timings, and travel information of the Jyotirlinga temple in Deogarh, Jharkand.

Blessings on the net - Details of various temples in India.

Guide to Indian Temples - Over 2000 Hindu temples featured with details about their historical, cultural, architectural and religious significance along with travel related information.

Indian Temples - Details of temples in India.

Koyil - Information about the different Hindu Gods and Goddesses and the temples dedicated to them.

Lord Shiva Temples - Listing of Lord Shiva temples in India.

Lord Vishnu Temples - Lord Vishnu's 108 sacred places of worship.

Mata Bari Temple - The history, significance, and puja schedule of the Maha Tripurasundari(Sorashi Kali) temple in Udaipur, Tripura.

Shri Mahamaya Devi Mandir: Ratanpur - Legend, history, puja timings, location, and tourist information about the temple near Bilaspur, Chhaattisgarh.

Temple map of Tamilnadu - Map indicating the important Shiva temples.

Temples of India - Presents information on temples, architectural styles and history, with illustrations and pictures of temple art.

Twelve Jyotir Lingas - Describes the significance of the 12 Jyotir Linga locations showing photographs of each.

Vaishnavam, Azhwars and Divya Desams - Details of 108 Divya Desams which are sacred to SriVaishnavas and the lives and works of Azhwars, who were Vaishnava Saints.

108 Vishnu Temples - Describes the 108 Vishnu Sthalams (Divyadesams) and Alwars.

Bharatiya Temple - Troy, Michigan. Details on temple activities, location, history, photo gallery, calendar, membership and the organization.

Hindu Mandir in US - State wise list of Hindu temples in USA with location details and phone numbers.

Hindu Temple of Wisconsin - Information about temple directions, upcoming events, newsletter, mailing lists, visiting hours and temple location.

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