Hinduism

Hindu Sacked Over Nose Stud Wins Back Job

October 5, 2007

Author: Jonathan Petre

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/10/05/nhindu105.xml

A Hindu woman sacked from her job at Heathrow last month for wearing a nose stud as a religious symbol has been reinstated.

Amrit Lalji, 40, had worked in the VIP lounge of Terminal One for more than a year before she was fired for wearing the tiny stud.

But yesterday her union said...

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Concourt Allows Hindu Pupil to Wear a Nose Stud

October 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SABC News

http://www.sabcnews.com/south_africa/crime1justice/0,2172,156990,00.html

The Constitutional Court has ruled as discriminatory, a decision by a Durban school to prevent a Hindu pupil from wearing a nose stud.

The case, which started in the Equality court in 2004, finally drew to a close today. The ruling has implications on the implementation of codes of conduct for schools...

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Push for Gandhi Monument Gaining Support among Nevada Clergy

September 29, 2007

Source: bignewsnetwork.com

http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=286551

Nevada, Sept.29 : The push for Gandhi monument in the state capital Carson City and Gandhi statues in Las Vegas and Reno is gaining more support among Nevada clergy.

According to Rajan Zed and Gene Savoy Jr., coordinators of Gandhi Monument Council of Nevada, this issue was discussed at the interfaith clergy luncheon held at Unity Ministry of Reno on Thursday and it received widespread support.

Rath Yatra in State of Nevada Day Parade

September 28, 2007

Source: orissadiary.com

http://www.orissadiary.com/Shownews.asp?id=4392

Carson City: Rajan Zed, the prominent Hindu chaplain, will lead the Rath Yattra (chariot procession) of Lord Jagannath (a form of Krishna) as a part of prestigious Nevada Day Parade in capital Carson City on October 27.

This will be the first time any Rath Yattra will be held in Nevada, according to Annabelle Younger, organizer of the Yattra event.

Chinmaya Mission of Reunion Island Opens New Temple

September 28, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu Press International

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

The kumbhabhishekam (dedication) of the Chinmaya Mission temple occurred on Sunday, September 9, at the Vedanta Studies Center (Centre D'Etudes Vedantiques) of Quartier Francais, in Sainte-Suzanne. The ceremony to "infuse the vital breath into the temple's new Deities began on the 7th. Construction of the temple dedicated to Ganesha and Siva...

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Awareness of Hindu Issues on the Rise, Advocates Say

September 28, 2007

Author: Todd R. Brown

Source: InsideBayArea.com

http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_7024793?source=rss

FREMONT — In their South Asian homeland, Hindus are more than 800 million strong, yet Indians overall make up less than 1 percent of the U.S. population with about 1.7 million people.

Still, recognition of Hindu Americans and the issues they face is on the rise, according to an advocacy group co-founded by Fremont resident Mihir Meghani....

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River Marks Religious Ceremony

September 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/7011696.stm

The River Mersey and a ferry boat has been the focal point of a special Hindu religious ceremony.

Clay figures representing the Hindu Lord Ganesha, the elephant deity riding a mouse, were submerged in the river from a ferry boat on Tuesday.

The River Mersey is worshipped by British Hindus as the Holy River Ganges, a spokesman for...

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Berlin to Get Largest Hindu Temple in Europe Outside Britain

September 24, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Earth Times

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/112985.html

Europe's second biggest Hindu temple is to be built in a Berlin park, according to plans announced in the German capital on Monday. Construction work on the temple dedicated to the elephant-headed deity Ganesha is due to begin on October 28 at Hasenheide in the suburb of Neukoelln.

The local mayor, Heinz Buschkowsky, handed over a 73-year-lease for...

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Bhutan's Plans for Democracy Exclude Hindu Refugees

September 23, 2007

Author: Nava Thakuria

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20070923101326tsop.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Stories.html

It's democracy for some as Bhutan refuses to allow more than 100,000 Bhutanese Hindu refugees to return home.

While the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has been winning strokes across the world for its abdicating king's voluntary decision to bequeath democracy to his subjects, the...

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US Catholic Diocese To Organize Inter-Religious Meet

September 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Cartholic Bishops' Conference in India

http://www.cbcisite.com/cbcinews1882.htm

Catholic Diocese of Reno will be celebrating silver jubilee of its Annual Diocesan Conference by connecting with area leaders of other religions in Sparks in January next.

According to Father Charles T. Durante, Pastor of Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church of Carson City, it will include serious dialogue among regional leaders of Muslim,...

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Worshippers Celebrate with Parade

September 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/7006249.stm

Around 3,000 Hindu worshippers have paraded through Cardiff to mark 25 years of their faith in the city.

Members of the Shree Swaminarayan temple in Grangetown joined members of the religion from across the UK for the 1.6 mile (2.5km) march.

The procession, which were shown on the web, was the culmination of a week of...

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