Hinduism

RSS Calls for an End to Minority Status of Christians, Muslims

March 11, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=43082

On March 11, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "The RSS on Friday said Muslims and Christians in India could not be treated as minorities as they have not come from outside the country and called for an early end to ‘minorityism’. Addressing the Akhil Bharat Pratinidhi Sabha, the highest policy making body of RSS...

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Hindu Students Council Meeting in Atlanta Success

March 11, 2005

Source: Hindu Student Council Press Release

http://www.hscnet.org/press-release/meet2005/

On March 11, 2005 a Hindu Student Council Press Release reported, " 'By doing selfless service, one attains spiritual growth.' Dr. G.V. Raghu, founder of the Hindu Temple of Atlanta, gave this message that was echoed throughout the 2005 Annual Meet of the Hindu Students Council (HSC), held in Atlanta, GA on March 4th-6th. Over 80 participants from 26 universities came from all over the...

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First American Woman Ordained as Hindu High Priest in Varanasi

March 11, 2005

Source: The Times of India

Wire Service: IANS

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1049213.cms

On March 11, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "Perhaps for the first time, an American woman has been ordained a high priest in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi. Saima, renamed Laxmi Devi Chalanda Sarvanandmayi Ma, was declared 'Mahant Mahamandleshwar' or chief priest, according to a report appearing in a Varanasi...

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Buddhists, Hindus, and Jains Weigh in on Ten Commandments Controversy

March 9, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1042502,curpg-1.cms

On March 9, 2005 The Times of India reported, "with the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) being part of an amicus curiae (friend of the court), oral arguments have begun in the Supreme Court on whether displays of the Ten Commandments on government property are an unconstitutional endorsement of a particular religion. At heart of the case is a...

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Muslim Woman Builds Hindu Temple

March 9, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1045981.cms

On March 9, 2005 The Times of India reported, "In a refreshing case of communal harmony, a Muslim woman has built a Hindu temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva, which was opened on the occasion of Maha Shivratri on Tuesday. Noor Fatima, who laid the foundation for the Shiva Temple, claimed that Shiva had visited her in her dream, prompting her to build the temple....

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Hindu Temple in Atlanta Celebrates Mahashivratri

March 8, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1270856,00410010.htm

On March 8, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "as we prepare for the easiest and the zestiest 'fasts' of all in the Hindu calendar, the Mahashivratri celebrations on March 8, Atlanta's religious centres prime themselves for the conviviality that the day espouses. Of these, the Hindu Temple of Atlanta is probably at the forefront. The temple, located in the relatively serene...

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US Hindu Organization Accuses India’s VHP of Casteism

March 6, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1268776,00050001.htm

On March 6, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "A US-based Hindu organisation has accused the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) of 'casteist practices' at a mass conversion campaign in Etah in Uttar Pradesh last month. Navya Shastra, the organisation which boasts of scholars and priests 'dedicated to fostering the spiritual...

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Update: Plans Approved for Hindu Temple in Apple Valley

March 2, 2005

Source: San Bernardino County Sun

http://www.sbsun.com/Stories/0,1413,208%257E12588%257E2741851,00.html?search=filter#top

On March 2, 2005 the San Bernardino County Sun reported, "Hindus rejoiced Wednesday night as plans were approved for the only Hindu temple between Riverside and Las Vegas. The five-member Planning Commission unanimously voted to reverse its January rejection of the Krishna Valley Temple [on] Apple Valley Road. The...

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Ground is Broken for New Hindu Temple in Austin

February 24, 2005

Source: News 8 Austin

http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=131487

On February 24, 2005 News 8 Austin reported, "the Hindu Community has taken a major step to bring a temple to Austin. It took a long time planning and securing money for the land but on Wednesday the ground was broken in East Travis County. The groundbreaking ceremony was three years in the making. But Austin’s 11,000 Hindu families now have 76 acres...

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India’s "Hugging Saint" to Build 300 Houses in Sri Lanka for Tsunami Victims

February 17, 2005

Source: Kerala Next/India News

http://www.keralanext.com/news/indexread.asp?id=119877

On February 17, 2005 the India News reported, "Indian Spiritual leader, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma), who is in Colombo on a three-day visit to console thousands of tsunami victims, has pledged to build 300 houses for the tsunami survivors. Amma, well-known for showering divine love on everyone equally through her embrace, yesterday arrived in Sri Lanka on the invitation...

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