Hinduism

Malaysian Hindus Celebrate Religious Festival with Penance, Political Protest

January 23, 2008

Author: JULIA ZAPPEI

Source: AOLnews

Wire Service: AP

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/malaysian-hindus-celebrate-religious/n20080123002009990103

Ten of thousands of pilgrims, some with skewered cheeks, gathered Wednesday for a Hindu festival dampened this year by a boycott among ethnic Indian activists discontent over the government's treatment of minorities.

After overnight...

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Hindu Festival Declared National Holiday in Malaysia

January 20, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Hindu_festival_declared_national_holiday_in_Malaysia/articleshow/2715911.cms

Assuaging the feelings of agitated ethnic Indians ahead of elections, the Malaysian Prime Minister on Sunday declared the Hindu festival of Thaipusam a national holiday and vowed to eradicate poverty among...

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"Muslim-Hindu-Buddhist-Jew-Christian Religious Leaders Joined to Bless Catholic School Students," a Commentary by Rajan Zed

January 15, 2008

Author: Rajan Zed

Source: MediaForFreedom.com

http://www.mediaforfreedom.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=8810

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, faith leaders from different religions and denominations got together to pray and bless the students of prestigious Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in south Reno (Nevada).

It was wonderful to see Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Jewish religious leaders...

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Hindus Evicted from Epping Temple

January 5, 2008

Author: JASON SCHREIBER

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22513022/

EPPING - Pandit Ramadheen Ramsamooj was working in his office yesterday while other members of his Hindu temple were praying when sheriff deputies arrived at the door. "This is a very sad day," lamented Ramsamooj, the spiritual leader of Saraswati Mandiram, as he sat in his van to keep warm shortly after being kicked off the temple property.

With the eviction notice in hand,...

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Specialized Hindu Funerals in the USA

December 28, 2007

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/12/29.shtml#3

SAYREVILLE, NJ, December 28, 2007: Greg Young is the co-owner of the Hindu Funeral Home in Sayreville, NJ, USA, one of two funeral homes in the state catering exclusively to Hindu services. While many funeral homes cater to different faiths, Young said he and co-owner Peter Kothari realized there was a niche to be served with the state's surging Asian-Indian community.

Hinduism: US Website Offends Believers

December 27, 2007

Author: Jagannath Dasa

Source: www.religion.info

http://religion.info/english/articles/article_354.shtml

Puri (India) -- The US-based online shopping place came under the attack from Hindu activists at Puri, one of the most hallowed destinations in India, following the misuse of Hindu gods and goddesses. The website sold undergarments embossed with the images of famous Hindu deities like Jagannath, Krishna, Rama, Siva, Mahalaxmi among others. A...

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No Temple to be Demolished Without Thorough Check: Malaysia

December 24, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/000200712241441.htm

In the wake of protests by ethnic Indians over the demolition of Hindu temples in Muslim- majority Malaysia, Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has ordered continuous monitoring of all Hindu shrines, a move to assuage the feelings of the community alleging their marginalisation in the country....

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