Hinduism

Hindu Idols Stand Ready for Opening

April 21, 2007

Author: Madhu Krishnamurthy

Source: Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/news/lakestory.asp?id=304488&cc=k&tc=&t=

Life-size pieces of intricately hand-carved marble weighing thousands of pounds and depicting various Hindu deities are now in place at Lake County’s first Hindu temple under construction near Grayslake.

Indian Cultural Association leaders have set June 17 for the grand opening of the mandir, or temple,...

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There's Still Old-Time Religion, But Many Opt for Online Path

April 13, 2007

Author: Kevin Sullivan

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/4712844.html

TIRUCHIRAPALLI, INDIA — Balaji, a Hindu priest, stood before the reclining god and offered a plate of coconut and bananas. His chest bare and his face adorned with red and yellow sacred paste, he set the food at the foot of a statue that Hindus regard as an embodiment of the god Vishnu.

Following ancient tradition...

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Hindu Temple Plans Rattle Chandler Area

April 11, 2007

Author: Chris Markham

Source: East Valley Tribune

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/87601

Plans for a Hindu temple in one of Chandler’s few horse-property neighborhoods are upsetting some residents.

The subdivision of milliondollar homes built on singleacre lots near Dobson and Galveston roads has been a residential neighborhood since 1929, said resident Thomas Hornyan.

“It’s been one of the unique points in the...

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Hindus May Win Right to Open-Air Cremations

April 10, 2007

Author: Andrew Norfolk

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article1632750.ece

The open-air burning of human corpses may be permitted across Britain after a religious charity won a significant victory in its campaign to legalise traditional Hindu funerals.

An attempt to establish the first approved site for the 4,000-year-old spiritual ceremony in northeast England was blocked last year after...

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Three Men Who Killed Sikhs Jailed for Life

April 8, 2007

Source: Gulf News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/07/03/30/10114611.html

New Delhi: A court sentenced three men to life in prison yesterday for murdering a Sikh constable, his son and son-in-law during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots sparked by the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Nearly 3,000 people, mostly Sikhs, were killed in the riots in New Delhi in retaliation against Gandhi's murder by...

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Hindus Join Effort to Rid Web of Hate

April 7, 2007

Author: Chris De Benedetti

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://contracostatimes.com/oaklandberkeley/ci_5616927

FREMONT -- Longtime organizations that seek to rid the world of religious and racial intolerance have been monitoring Web sites they consider hateful since the Internet became available worldwide more than a decade ago.

Now, the Hindu American Foundation, led and founded by Fremont physician Mihir Meghani, is trying to follow...

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"The Problem with Tolerance," a Commentary with Charles Colson and Diana L. Eck

April 7, 2007

Author: Charles Colson and Diana Eck

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/the_problem_with_tolerance.html

3:00 PM Welcome to the live On Faith online debate between Charles Colson and Diana Eck. For the next 30 minutes, our two On Faith panelists are going to discuss tolerance. Mr. Colson, earlier this month you wrote: "I would argue that society needs to take a hard, sober look at how we define...

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The March of Rama -- New Play Produced in Canada

April 4, 2007

Source: Cyberpresse

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070402/CPARTS04/704020580/5088/CPARTS04

"How is it that one never sees Indians in Montreal theatres?" This question was worrying playwrights Alexis Martin and Daniel Briere who for two years have taken an "ethnic turn" in their approach. They have surprised and entertained with laughter everybody on Nouvelle Tele Communautaire de Montreal (New Community TV) with their Bulgarian, Haitian and...

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