Hinduism

Muslims Demand Reconstruction of Ayhodya Mosque on 12th Anniversary of Its Destruction

December 7, 2004

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2004/12/07/stories/2004120704031000.htm

On December 7, 2004 The Hindu reported, "On the occasion of the 12 anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid, the All-India Muslim Unity Front (AIMUF) today held a demonstration-cum-dharna at Jantar Mantar here, demanding that the mosque be rebuilt at its original site in Ayodhya. Addressing the demonstrators, the president of AIMUF, Mohammad Younus Siddiqui, said the...

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Faiths Come Together to Fight AIDS Epidemic

December 1, 2004

Source: Inter Press Service News Agency

http://www.ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=26501

On December 1, 2004 Inter Press Service News Agency reported, "Fear of a rapidly spreading HIV/AIDS epidemic in India has resulted in a rare coming together of the country's several religious faiths that are known to have a tremendous influence on their respective flocks. Much of the credit for the new initiative must go to Bishop Pradeep Samantaroy, chairperson of the Synodical Board...

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Hindu Leaders Reject Apology from ITV Over Show Depicting Hindu Statue as Weapon

December 1, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4059453.stm

On December 1, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Hindu leaders have rejected an apology from Coronation Street after a scene showed a Hindu statue used as a weapon. Viewers saw Maya threaten Sunita with a statue of Hindu god Lord Ganesh as part of a long running plot line. ITV apologised for any offence caused but said it was clear 'Maya's actions were that of a deranged...

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Jyothi Hindu Temple

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (BAPS)

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 27 August 2015.

Phone: 919-469-6605
Website: http://www.swaminarayan.org/
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History

In 1990, Indian devotees of Lord Swaminarayan began gathering in one another’s houses for weekly worship. When the numbers became too large to support this arrangement, the group began investigating a permanent building and temple, complete with murtis (deities) and other facilities. To this end,...
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Hindus and Muslims Unite in Protest Over Arrest of Swami

November 17, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/924997.cms

On November 17, 2004 The Times of India reported, "That the residents of Satara town in western Maharashtra observed a day-long peaceful bandh on Tuesday to protest against the arrest of Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi is just half the news. What was noteworthy was the rare show of unity by members of hardcore Hindu and Muslim organisations.

The Muslim...

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UN Aproves Philippine Proposal for Interfaith Dialogue Amont Nations

November 16, 2004

Source: The Manila Times

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2004/nov/16/yehey/top_stories/20041116top11.html

On November 16, 2004 The Manila Times reported, "The United Nations has adopted the Philippine government’s proposal for an interfaith dialogue among nations to support peace-building efforts of the international community. Speaker Jose de Venecia, the original proponent of the interfaith dialogue, welcomed the...

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Court Date Set for Hindu Leader Arrested on Murder Charges

November 16, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4012211.stm

On November 16, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A revered Hindu leader arrested in southern India on murder charges last week faces a further court appearance after a bail hearing on Wednesday.

Jayendra Saraswathi denies killing a worker at the 2,500-year-old Kanchi Shankara Mutt temple he heads.

His arrest last week has sparked several days of protests among hardline Hindus across the...

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Australian and New Zealand Governments Celebrate Diwali

November 15, 2004

Source: OnlyPunjab.com

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.onlypunjab.com/fullstory1004-insight-Australia+New+Zealand+light+up+for+Diwali-status-24-newsID-18681.html

On November 15, 2004 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "The governments of Australia and New Zealand joined the resident Indian community in celebrating Diwali by illuminating their parliament houses in a rare...

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Second Youth Sentenced in Attack on Hindu Pizza Deliveryman

November 15, 2004

Source: INDIA New England News

http://www.indianewengland.com/news/2004/11/15/Community/2d.Youth.Gets.Prison.In.Attack.On.Grad.Student-805093.shtml

On November 15, 2004 INDIA New England News reported, "a second man has been sentenced to state prison in the 2003 attack on an Indian graduate student who was delivering food. Christopher Pereira, 21, of New Bedford, pleaded guilty on Oct. 27 in New Bedford...

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Diwali at House of Commons a Success, But Divisions Within Hindu Community Exacerbated

November 13, 2004

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3933-1355857,00.html

On November 13, 2004 The Times ran a feature article on the celebration of Diwali in the House of Commons: "Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, has a way not just of breaking down barriers, but of transcending them.

The Home Secretary, David Blunkett, splendidly garlanded with white flowers, thronged by Hindus from all over the country and halfway through a speech about...

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Major Diwali Celebrations Sponsored by Two Banks

November 13, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/921937.cms

On November 13, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Thousands of South African Indians and those from other communities attended gala public celebrations of Diwali as two major banks sponsored events to grab the attention of potential customers here.

Television viewers were in for a treat as well with the country's only full time service for Indian channels...

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