Hinduism

Indonesians Driven Out of Jagannath Temple

November 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Indonesians_driven_out_of_Jagannath_temple/articleshow/2525609.cms

Three Indonesian nationals, who had entered the Sri Jagannath Temple here, were driven out of the shrine on Wednesday morning by the priests and handed over to police, who later found them to be Hindus.

The three, including two...

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Religious Center Helps Families to Spread Hindu Values

November 6, 2007

Author: Irene Sege

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2007/11/06/spiritual_growth/

ANDOVER - Dozens of children, some in traditional tunics and others in jeans and T-shirts, sit in neat rows on Indian rugs in the multipurpose room of the Chinmaya Maruti Hindu center. Adults, most of the women wearing saris, sit in chairs behind them. Facing a shrine to Hanuman, the monkey deity, they...

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Hindus Set to Celebrate Festival of Lights

November 6, 2007

Author: DORIAN BLOCK

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/2007/11/06/2007-11-06_hindus_set_to_celebrate_festival_of_ligh.html

In a Hindu temple inside a west Bronx apartment on the Grand Concourse, dozens of the faithful will don their most colorful saris and shiniest jewelry on Friday to join the 2 million Hindus in the nation celebrating the five-day holiday of Diwali....

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Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji Broadcasts Launched on First American-Punjabi Channel

November 5, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/5D2DD5BE89F4BC498725738A00596B08

The kickoff for television broadcast across the US for the new Gurdwara Lecture Series with archival footage of Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, also known as Yogi Bhajan, begins this weekend. The JusPunjabi cable television station whose broadcast studio is located in New York City, USA, has scheduled the...

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Vatican Wishes Hindus Well for Diwali Festival

November 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: EarthTimes

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/136619.html

The Vatican Monday urged religious tolerance in a greeting for the Hindu festival of Diwali which many of the estimated one billion followers of the world's oldest religion will celebrate on November 9. The message titled "Christians and Hindus: Determined to Walk the Path of Dialogue", was signed by the head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious...

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Construction Starts on Berlin's First Hindu Temple

November 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Spiegel Onlinie

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,515011,00.html

Among the many diverse religious groups in the German capital Berlin are around 6,000 Hindus. However, unlike the city's many Christians, Muslims and Buddhists, Berlin's Hindus have had no central place of worship -- until now.

Construction works starts Sunday on Berlin's first Hindu temple with a religious ritual and...

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Another Malaysian Hindu Temple Demolished

October 30, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/10/30.shtml#1

Datuk A.Vaithilingam, President of the Malaysia Hindu Sangam issued this press release today:

The Malaysia Hindu Sangam is gravely shocked at the sudden demolition of Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Taman Karuppiah, Shah Alam. This has happened suddenly when the Mayor of Shah Alam ordered the temple to be demolished today because of a Court Order. It is most disturbing that the former...

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Diwali Resolution Passes by Overwhelming Margin in House of Representatives

October 29, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_747_passes.htm

Washington, DC (October 29, 2007). Leaders of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) were jubilant late today as a bill recognizing "the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali" passed in the full House of Representatives by a mammoth margin of 358 to 0. House resolution 747 was introduced jointly by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) and...

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Sikh Temple Invites Prominent Hindu Chaplain Zed

October 29, 2007

Author: Rajan Zed

Source: Mediaforfreedom.com

http://www.mediaforfreedom.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=5431

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Reno Sikh Temple invited the prominent Hindu chaplain Rajan Zed to read the historic prayer during its Sunday service, which he recited in the United States Senate in July last.

Amolak Singh Powar, President of Reno Sikh Temple, in his welcoming address, listed various projects undertaken...

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Hindu Festivities Illuminate the Capital

October 29, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article2759401.ece

Thousands of small lanterns illuminated Trafalgar Square yesterday as the capital celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of light.

Diwali on the Square, a free event organised by Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, featured traditional and contemporary dance performances, sari-wearing demonstrations, Sikh martial arts...

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