Hinduism

Completion of $2 Million Hindu Facility Celebrated

June 10, 2007

Author: Natalie Hull

Source: Killeen Daily Herald

http://www.kdhnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=16498

After more than seven years, construction of the Hindu Temple of Central Texas officially is finished, a cause for celebration this weekend with a dedication called a Kumbhabhishekam to mark the occasion.

The Kumbhabhishekam began early Friday morning with various ceremonies and will continue until this evening.

"(This) celebration is to...

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Depiction of Hindu Deities in US Magazine Draws Ire

June 9, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Depiction_of_Hindu_deities_in_US_magazine_draws_ire/articleshow/2110545.cms

NEW YORK: The June issue of a popular US magazine that allegedly depicts Hindu god Ganesha holding an alcoholic beverage in each hand and Hanuman in an obscene pose has drawn the ire of many Hindus in the country.

Hindus in the US believe the illustration,...

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Religious Worker Visas are Unfairly Denied to Hindus — Hindu American Foundation Asks for Changes to Immigration Regulations

June 6, 2007

Source: The Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_r1.htm

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 6, 2007) – The legal advisory team of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) recently submitted extensive comments to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding proposed changes to the religious worker (R-1) visa program. After consultation with other Hindu institutions and temples including the Council of...

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Belgian Firm Withdraws Garment Offensive To Hindus

June 5, 2007

Source: NewsPost India

http://newspostindia.com/report-2320

Tuesday 05th of June 2007--A Belgian garment company has apologized and withdrawn from circulation an undergarment with the picture of a Hindu goddess, following strong protests from the Indian community here.

The Brussels-based firm DOD, in an email to news agency INEPNEXT, said Monday: 'We are very sorry for having offended you (Indian community), but not being conscious of the origin of the picture, we didn't do it on...

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New Hindu Temples in Atlanta, Toronto

June 3, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/The_United_States/New_Hindu_temples_in_Atlanta_Toronto/articleshow/2095143.cms

NEW YORK: Two beautifully carved marble temples depicting Indian heritage and civilization will be inaugurated in Atlanta in the United States and Toronto in Canada by a Hindu spiritual leader.

Pramukh Swami Maharaj, 85 and head of the Gujarat based...

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Dalits the Only Community to Tame Hindu Militant Groups

May 29, 2007

Author: Shahid Raza Burney

Source: Arab News

http://arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=96768&d=29&m=5&y=2007&pix=world.jpg&category=World%22

MUMBAI, 29 May 2007 — A campaign by a coalition of hardcore Hindu militant organizations to stop the mass conversion to Buddhism of over 150,000 Dalits from 42 nomadic tribes on Sunday came to an end with Hindutva organizations forced to face defeat. The...

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British Hindus Commended for Their Contributions to English Society and in Alleviating Global Poverty

May 28, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/5/28.shtml#1

LONDON, ENGLAND, May 25, 2007: A conference organized by Hindu Aid at the Swaminarayan Hindu Temple in Stanmore was attended by over 150 Hindus, multi-faith and charitable organizations along with representatives from the Development Education Association (DEA) and Department for International Development (DFID), the news release reported. The highlight of the event was to commend British...

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NZ Premier Flayed for Attending Hindu Meet

May 27, 2007

Source: Bahrain Tribune

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.bahraintribune.com/ArticleDetail.asp?CategoryId=3&ArticleId=154817

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Helen Clark has been criticised for attending a conference organised by the Hindu Council of New Zealand in Auckland last week. The group is alleged to have strong anti-Muslim views and links with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a Hindu radical outfit.

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Hindu Temples Experiencing Visa Denials for Priests from India

May 26, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/5/26.shtml#2

KAUAI, HAWAII, May 26, 2007: HPI has learned that up to a dozen temples in the United States have recently had R-1 (religious worker) visas for priests denied at the American consulates in India. This is in addition to the recent denial of visas for sthapatis (temple architects) and silpis (temple master craftsmen). These denials are coming in instances where previous applicants with the same...

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Hindu to Chair St. Olaf College Religion Department

May 25, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/5/25.shtml#1

www.stolaf.edu

NORTHFIELD, MINNESOTA, USA, May 25, 2007: This fall Professor of Religion Anantanand Rambachan will chair the St. Olaf Religion Department -- making him the first non-Christian in the 133-year history of the college to hold the post. Rambachan spoke recently about what his appointment means for the future of St. Olaf College as well as his passion for fostering...

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