Hinduism

Trinidad Hindus Celebrate Lord Hanuman's Birthday

April 3, 2007

Author: Paras Ramoutar

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/4/6.shtml#1

TRINIDAD, April 3, 2007: Chanting of the Hanuman Chalisa, blowing of conch shells, repetition of special mantras, singing of bhajans and the spiritual invocation of Lord Hanuman heralded the celebration of Lord Hanuman Jayanti (birthday) on Monday at mandirs and special places of worship across Trinidad. Hindus here joined their counterparts throughout the...

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Malaysian Woman's Bid to Stop Her Son's Conversion to Islam Receives Temporary Boost

March 30, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/03/30/asia/AS-GEN-Malaysia-Converting-Children.php

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: A Malaysian court on Friday temporarily forbade an ethnic Indian Muslim from converting his 1-year-old son to Islam, giving some respite to the man's Hindu wife who is trying to block him from changing their son's religion, media reports said....

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India Caucus Co-Chairs Reintroduce Resolution Recognizing Diwali

March 29, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_diwali_2007.htm

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 29, 2007) – The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) welcomed the introduction of House Resolution 245, recognizing the festival of Diwali, or Deepavali as it is known in Sanskrit. The resolution recognizing the significance of the festival in the religious and cultural life of over two million Hindus, Sikhs and Jains in...

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Hindus' Woes "Far From Over"

March 28, 2007

Author: Nirupama Subramanian

Source: The Hindu

http://www.thehindu.com/2007/03/28/stories/2007032804311500.htm

ISLAMABAD: As the first person of his community to occupy one of the highest offices in the country, acting Chief Justice Rana Bhagwandas has made the Hindus of Pakistan walk tall, leaders of the tiny minority here said.

But community leaders are also clear that the appointment does not mean that the problems that...

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Can the Monkey God Save Rama’s Underwater Bridge?

March 27, 2007

Author: Ruth Gledhill and Jeremy Page

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article1572638.ece

Hindu groups are launching an international campaign today to halt India’s plans to create a shipping channel by dredging the sea between India and Sri Lanka.

They say that the project will destroy an ancient chain of shoals known as Adam’s Bridge, which Hindus believe was built by an...

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Pak's Hindu CJ Took Oath with a Quranic Prayer

March 26, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/Pakistan/Paks_Hindu_CJ_took_oath_with_a_Quranic_prayer/RssArticleShow/articleshow/1811380.cms

ISLAMABAD: Justice Rana Bhagwan Das might be the first Hindu judge to take over as the Acting Chief Justice of the Pakistan Supreme Court, but took oath with a Quranic prayer as stipulated by a rule introduced by late military...

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Pakistan Sends Message, Fixes Temple

March 25, 2007

Author: Parul Malhotra

Source: IBN-live

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/world/03_2007/pak-sends-message-repairs-temple-36889.html

Katasraj: Katasraj, a sixth century Hindu temple complex in Pakistan's Punjab, is being renovated by the Pakistani government that is keen to show off its pluralistic heritage and a new found friendship with India.

Professor Yaseen Siddiqui, an amateur archaeologist says he's glad...

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Centre Emerges From Temple Ashes

March 23, 2007

Author: Kevin Werner

Source: Dundas Star News

http://www.dundasstarnews.com/dsn/news/news_748433.html

A new community-based anti-racism group has emerged from the fire of the Hindu Samaj Temple. Hamilton's political, social and business community came out in force this week to welcome the creation of the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion. The centre is the merging of two community groups Strengthening of Hamilton's Community Initiative and the...

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Hindus and Big Business Fight Over ‘Promised’ Land Outside Temple

March 22, 2007

Author: Farhan Ahmed

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C03%5C20%5Cstory_20-3-2007_pg12_1

KARACHI: A Hindu temple or mandir located under Native Jetty Bridge has become the focus of what is developing into a battle between two groups - the Hindus who worship there and the firm that wants to build a food street next door. Not lagging far behind are the political agents who bring the...

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Hindu Woman Honored with Achievement Award

March 22, 2007

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/4/5.shtml#2

COVENTRY, UNITED KINGDOM, March 22, 2007: International Women's Day celebrated in Coventry was of special significance to Hindu Women this year as Muna Chauhan was honored with the "Women of Achievement Awards 2007." The news release explained Muna Chauhan's background and her numerous contributions to her community and abroad, "Although in full-time employment, as a Senior Personal Bank Manager with Lloyds...

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Hindu Prayer in Nevada State Legislature in Sanskrit

March 20, 2007

Source: Punjab Newsline Network

http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/view/3383/38/

CARSON CITY(Nevada, USA) :History was created when Rajan Zed, Director of Public Affairs of Hindu Temple of Northern Nevada, Public Relations Officer of India Association of Northern Nevada, and a Hindu chaplain, read ancient Hindu prayer/blessing in Sanskrit at the opening of the Nevada State Assembly session here today.

This is the first time any Hindu prayer is delivered in the...

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