Hinduism

Hindu Temple Reopens in Kashmir with Help of Muslims

July 4, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1705907.cms

On July 4, 2006 The Times of India reported, "The pealing of bells drowned out the rat-a-tat of gunfire, at least for a while in a corner of South Kashmir, as the Mata Ragya Temple in Devsar town, Anantnag, opened after being shut since the eruption of militancy 17 years ago. The shrine in Khanburan area of Devsar is dated back to some 5,000 years, when Mata Ragya, as per the...

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Update: Government Official Calls for Relocation Plans for Demolished Hindu Temples

July 3, 2006

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200607031341.htm

On July 3, 2006 the Press Trust of India reported, "Taking note of the resentment among the Hindu community over the demolition of some temples here, a top Malaysian Minister has suggested that local authorities set aside permanent sites for the shrines. The president of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) and Works Minister Samy Vellu said...

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Malaysian Political Scientist Denounces Destruction of Hindu Temples

July 3, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/#1

On July 3, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "In this news piece sent by the Malaysian Hindu Voice, Dr. Farish A. Noor, a Malaysian political scientist and human rights activist, speaks out against the recent demolition of Hindu temples in Malaysia. He notes that because of globalization the Hindu community is connected with others worldwide and, as a result, Hindu organizations in Europe and other parts of the world have appealed to the...

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Lansing Hindu Temple Installs New Deities

July 2, 2006

Source: Lansing State Journal

http://www.lsj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060702/NEWS01/607020528/1001/news

On July 2, 2006 Lansing State Journal reported, "Nearly five years ago, Leela Mohan and her husband donated nine statuettes to the Bharatiya Temple of Lansing with hopes they would be transformed into spiritual fixtures at the site. Today that day has arrived. The Lansing couple donated the statuettes after worshippers at the...

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State's First Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Hindu Temple Opens in Memphis

July 2, 2006

Source: commericalappeal.com

http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/faith_and_values/article/0,2845,MCA_25342_4817117,00.html

On July 2, 2006 commericalappeal.com reported, "Hundreds of candles flickered in the dim room as sadhus -- Hindu priests -- melodically chanted for God to deliver patrons from darkness into light. Once the aarti, or ceremony, was complete, the once-vacant building in Parkway Village officially became a...

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Hindus to Celebrate Unique Puja

July 1, 2006

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/7/1.shtml#4

On July 1, 2006 Hinduism Today reported, "For the fourth consecutive year, the Shri Venkateswara Bhajana Maala (SVBM), will be celebrated in Eau-Coulee, on the island of Mauritius, Indian Ocean. This unique puja is dedicated to the glory of Lord Shri Venkateshwara Swami, also known as Balaji swami or Govinda. It has been scheduled for July 30, 2006. The SVBM is unique in the sense that it is...

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Hindu Temple of Minnesota Hosts Grand Opening After Vandalism Repaired

June 29, 2006

Source: KARE 11 News

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=128322

On June 29, 2006 KARE 11 News reported, "It was immediately apparent when rolling up the driveway of the new Hindu Temple of Minnesota, that there is something big going on this weekend. Landscape crews scrambled to lay sod and plant shrubs, while others hustled to set up a tent, and performed general cleanup.

The hubbub surrounds the Temple's grand opening, a four day...

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Hindu Students Council Condemns Demolition of Pakistani Temple

June 27, 2006

Source: Hindu Students Council Press Release

http://www.hscnet.org/press-release/06/temples/pak0528.htm

On June 27, 2006 a Hindu Students Council Press Release reported, "The Hindu Students Council strongly denounces the destruction of the last surviving Hindu temple in Lahore, Pakistan. On May 27, 2006, the Pakistani government authorities worked in tandem with a local jeweler to fully demolish the ancient Krishna temple in the Rang Mahal area of Lahore city...

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American Hindu Temple Executives Meeting Concludes in Atlanta

June 27, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/6/27.shtml#1

On June 27, 2006 Hindu Press International reported, "Hindu Mandir (Temple) Executives representing 57 temples from more than 20 states of [the] U.S., Canada and Caribbean Islands converged in Atlanta to attend the first ever Hindu Mandir Executive conference (HMEC), from June 23 through June 25. They traveled from as far as British Columbia in Canada, Hawaii, California, Florida, as...

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Gravesham Hindus Hoping to Build Temple

June 27, 2006

Source: This is Local London

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/indepth/features/display.var.808713.0.hindus_hoping_for_own_centre.php

On June 27, 2006 This is Local London reported, "Gravesham's skyline is dotted with the spires or domes of places of worship, marking the number of different religions in the borough. The Sikh community is building a new £8m temple, Muslims paid for their own cultural centre and...

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HAF Releases Second Annual Human Rights Report on Capitol Hill

June 27, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_hhr2005_release.htm

On June 27, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) held a press conference today on Capitol Hill to release its much anticipated second annual report on the status of human rights of Hindus in South Asia, Afghanistan and Fiji. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-...

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New Interfaith Commission to Work for Peace

June 27, 2006

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2006/06/msg00562.html

On June 27, 2006 Worldwide Faith News reported, "The inaugural meeting of the Inter-Faith Action for Peace in Africa (IFAPA) Commission ended in Kigali, Rwanda, on 22 June with Africa's religious leaders agreeing to use the instrument for a peaceful future for the continent and all its people. 'We have begun the task of working together for peace. We have already gained considerable experience in responding to...

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Toronto Hindu Temples Vandalized in Misplaced Backlash for Terrorism Arrests

June 27, 2006

Source: Starbroek News

http://www.stabroeknews.com/index.pl/article_letters?id=56498229

On June 27, 2006 the Starbroek News ran a letter to the editor from a citizen named Vishnu Bisram that read, "According to a report in a newspaper in Toronto, Hindu temples, including those where Guyanese worship, were attacked in Toronto last week. The temples were apparently mistaken for mosques and the Hindu worshippers as Muslims.

A prominent Guyanese...

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