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She Who Is Death

November 4th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

In Western portrayals and larger feminist discourse, this image of Kali is held up to emphasize empowerment and wild sexuality

Hindu Priestesses

October 18th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

Instead of priests, they hired four Hindu priestesses to perform a multilingual, egalitarian ceremony, stripped of patriarchal traditions

The Rise of Hindu Chaplaincy

October 4th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

“The basic challenge is that Hindus don’t often understand what chaplaincy is, and non-Hindus don’t really have a familiarity with Hinduism,”

The Moo Loo

September 20th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

There are more than a billion cows sharing the planet with us. But some of what they share can be a big problem for the environment

The Worship of Corona Mata

July 8th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

\"I pray to the goddess to give strength and support to scientists and frontline workers.\"

The Glories of Cow Hugging

October 26th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

Cow cuddling is believed to promote positivity and reduce stress by boosting oxytocin in humans, the hormone released in social bonding. The calming effects of curling up with a pet or emotional support animal, it seems, are accentuated when cuddling with larger mammals

Lord Rama in Times Square

August 17th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

In Times Square, New York, Indian American and Hindu American groups bankroll ads displaying images of Rama and the temple on the day of its opening

The Kung Fu Nuns Of Kathmandu

August 6th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

Inspired by his mother, who worked to break down gender stereotypes, Gyalwang Drukpa put the nuns in leadership roles. He encouraged the nuns to take part in religious rituals traditionally reserved for their male counterparts and gave them the highest level of teachings, called Mahamudra

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