Hinduism

10 Jamaat Men Sued for ‘Attack on Temple’

September 8, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bangladesh News

http://www.bangladeshnews.com.bd/2007/09/08/10-jamaat-men-sued-for-attack-on-temple/

A case has been filed against 10 Jamaat leaders and activists at Bera Pora in Santhia upazila for attacking a Hindu temple on September 5.

President of Siddheshwari Puja Mandir Committee Pradip Kumar De filed the case with the local police station Wednesday.

The accused...

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Hindus Upset Over Ban on Holy Dot

September 7, 2007

Author: Amarnath Tewary

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6984065.stm

A senior official in India's Bihar state faces suspension for wearing the Hindu red mark on his forehead at work.

Lakshman Mishra, deputy director of the agriculture department, is accused of breaching a new government dress code.

He says he has worn the mark, or tilak, on his forehead at work for 30 years and it is his religious...

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Livermore Hindu Temple Invites All to Janmashtami Celebration

September 7, 2007

Author: Sam Richards

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_6830278?nclick_check=1

LIVERMORE -- While the Shiva-Vishnu Temple's various celebrations during the year are first and foremost spiritual experiences for its devotees, they are more than happy to share the good feelings. "Carrying our inner peace into the day-to-day activities of the community, that's something we can do and invite everyone to come...

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Nevada Clergy Endorses Hindu Chaplain Zed for Prestigious Award

September 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: YahooNews/ ANI

http://in.news.yahoo.com/070907/139/6kgih.html

Reno (Nevada), Sept.7 (ANI): Nevada Clergy Association has recommended famous Hindu chaplain of Nevada, Rajan Zed, for Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, the most prestigious award presented by President of India to eminent overseas Indians.

Rajan Zed read the historical first Hindu prayer in United States Senate in Washington DC in July last since its...

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California Textbook Federal Lawsuit Proceeds to Next Stage

August 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/9/1.shtml#1

CALIFORNIA, August 30, 2007: The California Parents for the Equalization of Educational Materials (CAPEEM) reports on their lawsuit against the California State Board of Education over the adoption of school textbooks which deal with ancient India and Hinduism. They contend the process was unfair and contrary to California and federal law.
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Six Teens to Face Charges in Molotov Cocktail Explosions at Ashland Temple

August 30, 2007

Author: Caitlin Castello

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/city_region/breaking_news/2007/08/six_teens_to_fa.html?p1=email_to_a_friend

Six Framingham teenagers who threw Molotov cocktails in the parking lot of the Sri Lakshmi Temple this summer in Ashland will be charged tomorrow, police said.

The explosives caused more than $12,000 in damage to lights on the...

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California Senate Opened with Hindu Prayer Today for First Time

August 28, 2007

Source: PunjabNewsline.com

http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/view/5418/38/

SACRAMENTO (USA): California State Senate here heard its first Hindu opening prayer today in its 157 years history, when famous Hindu chaplain, Rajan Zed, recited Gayatri and other ancient Sanskrit mantras. Starting with "Om", the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious work, he read from Rig-Veda, the oldest scripture of the world...

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Ground Broken for New Temple for South Indian Hindus

August 25, 2007

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.examiner.com/a-899463~Ground_broken_for_new_temple_for_South_Indian_Hindus.html

PHOENIX (Map, News) - Ground has been broken for the Maha Ganapati Temple of Arizona, which is expected to open in September 2008.

The first phase of the $1.5 million project includes construction of the 8,000-square-foot building, which will include four to six towers, the tallest reaching 55 feet.
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Two More 'Sacred' Animals to be Slaughtered

August 22, 2007

Author: David Byers

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article2309611.ece

Two more 'sacred' animals will be put down tomorrow at a Hindu religious commune where Shambo the bullock was slaughtered after testing positive for bovine TB.

Elin Jones, the Welsh Rural Affairs Minister, today served notice on monks at the Skanda Vale community in Carmarthenshire, west Wales, that vets would be arriving at 8.30am...

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Hindu Temple in Atlanta Suburbs Will be Largest in US

August 22, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/22/america/NA-GEN-US-Georgia-Hindu.php

LILBURN, Georgia: When members of Atlanta's Hindu community unveil a new religious and cultural center on Sunday, it will be the largest temple of its kind in the United States.

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, a $19 million (€14 million) structure that will serve Hindus...

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Hindu American Foundation Welcomes Introduction of Diwali Resolution in the U.S. Senate

August 20, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

Washington, DC (August 20, 2007). On August 3, 2007, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced Senate Resolution 299, "recognizing the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali.”. The resolution affirms the importance of the festival in the lives of millions of Hindus,...

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