Hindu Organization of Long Island

  • Awareness
  • Communication
  • Resource
  • You are what your deep, driving desire is.
  • As your desire is, so is your will.
  • As your will is, so is your deed.
  • As your deed is, so is your destiny.

    - Brihadaranyaka Upanishad



Introduction to Vedic Learning


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Hindu Religion

The purpose of life according to the Hindu religion is liberation, or moksha. The word moksha is derived from the root muc, which means release. Thus, moksha means release

from all bondage, all sense Read More

Hindu View of God

People often call Hindu religion a polytheistic religion, but in fact that is not the case. All the multitudinous Hindu deities are believed to be different aspects of the same truth and

reality, called Brahman Read More


The word Samskara is derived from the word 'samskri' which means to purify or form perfectly. The words Samskriti (civilization) and Samskrit (the perfect language) are also

derived from the Read More

A Brief History of Hinduism

Hindu dharma, popularly known as Hinduism, is one of the oldest religious traditions of the world. Hindus call their tradition "Santana dharma" an ageless eternal law. Hindu dharma includes many scriptures and claims no one founder or seminal event.


Of the innumerable scriptures, the Vedas (bodies of knowledge) are the most revered and are believed to have been revealed to learned sages. There are four Vedas, of which the Rig Veda is the oldest and the best known. Hindus also believe in the law of Karma: the moral law of cause and effect. Read More


Hindu Gods

The Hindu View of God (Brahman/Ishvara)


As Brahma represents creation and Vishnu preservation, Shiva is the god of dissolution. All three of these powers are perpetually

ongoing and Read More


Ganesha (literally translating to "lord of all things") is worshipped as the remover of obstacles, and is also known as Ganapati. In

Hindu folklore he Read More


Lord Krishna is an embodiment of fairness. Krishna, the character in the Indian epic the Mahabharata who delivers the Bhagavad-

Gita (a major scripture Read More


Parvati, also known as Uma and Shakti, is the goddess of strength and raw power. Her consort is Shiva, god of dissolution, because

strength is necessary Read more

Vatican's Diwali message to Hindu's of the world 2013

Christians and Hindus: fostering human relationships through friendship and solidarity
  1. In a spirit of friendship, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue extends to you best wishes and cordial greetings as you celebrate Deepavali on 3 November next. May God, the source of all light and life, illumine your lives and deepen your happiness and peace.
  2. In this highly competitive world where increasingly individualistic and materialistic tendencies adversely affect human relationships and often create divisions in families and society as a whole, we wish to share our thoughts on how Christians and Hindus can foster human relationships for the good of all humanity through friendship and solidarity.

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