Hinduism

Hindu Prayers Open United States Senate

July 11, 2007

Author: Mike Ghouse

Source: The Foundation for Pluralism

http://www.foundationforpluralism.com/Articles/Hindu_Prayers_openthe_Senate.asp

Dallas, Texas – Thursday, July 11, 2007. Today, Rajan Zed, the Hindu Priest from Reno Nevada created history by becoming the first Hindu to deliver the opening prayer in the U.S. Senate.

In behalf of the Foundation for Pluralism and the World Muslim Congress, we...

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Press Release: Human Rights Group Censures Eleven Countries for Abuses Against Hindus

July 11, 2007

Author: Press Release

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_hhr2006_release.htm

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF), the leading U.S. based Hindu human rights group, released its third annual report today on the discrimination against Hindus in countries across the world. The report was released today at the foundation’s Washington, D.C. area offices. The...

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Malyasia Hindu Sangam Protests Animal Slaughter in Parliament Courtyard

July 11, 2007

Author: Datuk A.Vaithilingam

Source: Malaysia Hindu Sangam Service

http://www.hindusangam.org.my/newsmgr/index.php?id=91

Malaysia Hindu Sangam expresses its shock on the slaughter of cows in the parliament – this, in our opinion, is offensive to Hindus, Buddhists and others who believe that animals should not be harmed. Parliament is our legislative chamber. It is where our leaders and our representatives are meant to protect and promote our...

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Historian Barton says Hindu Prayer Before Senate Raises Concerns

July 10, 2007

Author: Jim Brown

Source: One News Now

http://www.onenewsnow.com/2007/07/historian_barton_says_hindu_pr.php

A prominent Christian historian and constitutional expert is expressing concern that the U.S. Senate will be opened up for the first time with a non-monotheistic prayer.

On Thursday, a Hindu chaplain from Reno, Nevada, by the name of Rajan Zed is scheduled to deliver the opening prayer in the U.S. Senate. Zed tells...

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Challenge Over Hindus-Only Hot Spring

July 9, 2007

Author: Amarnath Tewary

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6276390.stm

"Entry of Muslims is prohibited by the order of the Patna High Court."

That is the sign that greets bathers wishing to wash in the waters of a hot spring in the town of Rajgir in the Indian state of Bihar.

It is a law that dates right back to the days of the British Raj.

And now state lawmakers want the country's Supreme Court to...

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Women Augment the Priestly Ranks

July 6, 2007

Author: Lavina Melwani

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/archives/2007/4-6/33-35_woman-pujaries.shtml

The bride was present, as was the groom, but where was the officiating priest? All the guests gathered in a Milwaukee home for the wedding ceremony were wondering aloud why he was so late. Little did they realize that the priest was already there, sitting amongst them. She is Shashi Tandon, an exuberant...

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Opinion: We Don't Worship Cows!

July 5, 2007

Author: Gautam Rama Varma Pathial

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/archives/2007/4-6/09_opinion.shtml

I am a Indian Hindu living in the state of Oregon, on the west coast of the United States. There are only 11,000 Indians in this state. I am the only one in my school district, and there are none in the two neighboring districts. My nearest Indian neighbor lives 45 minutes away.

While I was attending public...

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Opens in Toronto

July 4, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/7/4.shtml#5

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir of Toronto, Canada, will celebrate their grand opening July 15 - July 27. The temple will be Canada's first traditional hand-carved stone and marble mandir. Using 6,000 tons of marble and stone, 1,500 craftsmen worked over three years to assemble the temple to last 1,000 years. Sunday, July 21, HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj will present for the Hagar Yatra (festival...

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First All-Stone Hindu Temple Outside India

July 1, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/First_all-stone_Hindu_temple_outside_India/articleshow/2164160.cms

WAILUA (HAWAII): In a clearing within Kauai Aadheenam's lush gardens, the ping, ping, pinging of metal chipping at stone can be heard as a half-dozen artisans from India put the finishing flourishes on the Hindu monastery's legacy for the ages.

Hand-carved in granite and shipped in pieces...

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The Hindu Council UK Defends and Promotes Issues Pertinent to the Hindu Community

June 30, 2007

Author: Michael Binyon

Source: Hindu Press International / The Times

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/7/19.shtml#3

UNITED KINGDOM, June 30, 2007: Mr. Anil Bhanot, general secretary of the Hindu Council UK, speaks candidly about the challenges facing Hindus in the UK and about the role the Hindu Council has played in lobbying for British Hindus in the country. Times correspondent Michael Binyon explains, "Hindus in Britain have a problem: they fit...

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After 1 Hour, 25 Speakers, Council Approves Hindu Temple

June 30, 2007

Author: Ray Parker

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/community/chandler/articles/0629cr-council0630-on.html

The Chandler City Council approved the construction of a Hindu temple in the central part of town, but only after listening for more than an hour to 25 speakers divided on the issue.

James Mowbray expressed the views of many of the neighborhood residents during Thursday night's meeting...

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Infected Bull to Die Despite Hindu Protest

June 27, 2007

Author: Simon de Bruxelles

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article1991444.ece

A sacred bull that tested positive for bovine tuberculosis is to be destroyed despite protests from Hindus around the world.

Shambo, a six-year-old Friesian, is part of a 52-strong herd of cattle and water buffalo at a Hindu temple in West Wales. Barring a last-minute change of mind, he is likely to be put down on...

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