Hinduism

California State Board Of Education Changing Regulations For Instructional Material

March 4, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

FREMONT, CA (March 4, 2007) - The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) recently won its lawsuit against the California State Board of Education (SBE) on the grounds that illegal procedures were being used in the adoption of instructional materials, namely sixth grade social studies textbooks, for use in California public schools. The...

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Activists Protest in Nepal's Capital Demanding Reinstatement of Hindu Nation Status

March 4, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/03/04/asia/AS-GEN-Nepal-Hindu-Protest.php

KATMANDU, Nepal: Hindu ascetics and activists protested in the Nepalese capital on Sunday to urge the government to reinstate Hinduism as the state religion and reverse its decision to declare the country a secular state.

About 200 protesters, including ash-smeared saffron-clad...

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Hindu River Offerings Cause Ripples

March 3, 2007

Source: THE MISSISSAUGA NEWS/Torstar Network

http://www.mississauga.com/mi/people/story/3899237p-4509292c.html

Adrienne Duff noticed them three years ago, drifting in a Brampton branch of the Credit River. Clusters of flowers, plastic statues, coconuts - some still wrapped in plastic - even jewellery and money.

"We started receiving calls from landowners, not just on Fletcher's Creek but also in the main Credit area," said Duff, a watershed-monitoring...

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Sydney Students Turn to Hinduism

March 2, 2007

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1942721,0005.htm

Hinduism, one of the oldest religions of the world, is now a subject of study at the University of Sydney.

Julian Droogan, a lecturer with the department of studies in religion, will take a group of his students for a tour of the local Sri Venkateswara temple to introduce them to the vibrant, dynamic and colourful world of Hinduism.

The tour will help them to understand...

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City Reviews Adding Prayer

February 27, 2007

Author: ELLYN PAK and AMY TAXIN

Source: Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/article_1591687.php

VILLA PARK - A question of whether to perform invocations at City Council meetings has stirred up debate in this small town.

Unlike neighboring cities, Villa Park has left out prayers at its official gatherings for decades. Former city leaders occasionally brought up the issue but never changed...

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Shiva Honored with Programs at Local Temples

February 25, 2007

Author: LISA BOLIVAR

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/471/story/21612.html

February is Hindu Heritage Month, and South Florida Hindus wasted no chance to celebrate their culture and faith with a series of programs at different temples throughout Broward.

The Maha Shivaratri, or Lord Shiva Festival, was observed Feb. 16 at the South Florida Hindu Temple and at the Shiva Vishnu Temple, both in Southwest Ranches. Devotees...

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Hindu Chaplain Installed At University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

February 22, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/2/22.shtml#4

DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, February 20, 2007: In one of the unique events that took place in the history of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Swami Yogatmananda was installed as the Hindu Chaplain of the University, amongst the invocations to the beholder of the universe, chanting of peace mantra for the planet and echoes of conch blowing. The installation ceremony was graced by Dr....

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Mahashivaratri in New Jersey

February 22, 2007

Source: Chennai Online

http://www.chennaionline.com/columns/ViewfromNJ/2007/02mahashivaratri.asp

Just like Ganesh Chaturti celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesha, and Navaratri celebrates the magnificence of the Devis, Mahashivaratri commemorates the lord of yoga and dhyana, Lord Shiva.

Lord Shiva is known as Maheswar, Kailashpati, Shankar, Bholenath, Neelakanth and many others. Lord Shiva is also renowned for his forgiveness, and magnanimous...

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UK Police to Start Hindu Safety Forum

February 22, 2007

Source: Daily News and Analysis

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1081494

LONDON: Britain's Metropolitan Police has assured the Hindu community here that it will take action against aggressive conversion techniques and intimidation being employed against Hindu girls by radical Muslim groups in university campuses.

This was announced on Wednesday at a conference organised by the Hindu Forum of Britain and the National Hindu Students Forum.

Issues...

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Japan Wants to Encourage Studies of Hindu Gods

February 21, 2007

Author: Satyen Mohapatra

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1934077,000600010001.htm

Japan wants to encourage studies of Hindu gods and goddesses found in their country. Saraswati, Laxmi, Brahma, Ganesha among large number of other deities are still prayed to there though under a different names.

Saraswati's sketches (Benzaiten in Japanese) sanctify kitchens in rural areas of Japan even now, says...

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BBC Radio Program Explores Young Hindus in UK

February 18, 2007

Source: BBC World Service

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/heart_and_soul.shtml

LONDON, ENGLAND, February 18, 2007: The BBC has an audio program called "Heart and Soul" which is broadcast on the Internet.

The description reads, "Hinduism In Britain Today: Until recently, Hindus in Britain were the quiet minority apparently untouched by the fundamentalism, or religious sensitivities experienced by other minority faiths.

Now that...

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