Hinduism

Divali Festival in South Florida

November 11, 2004

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pdivali11nov11,0,6042321.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

On November 11, 2004 Sun Sentinel reported, "the gratitude of Thanksgiving, the gift-giving of Christmas, the fireworks of New Year, the lamplight of Hanukkah -- Divali has much that many Americans would find familiar. The five-day Hindu festival, which starts at sundown today, has all that and...

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PM Encourages All Citizens to Celebrate Diwali With Hindus

November 11, 2004

Source: Fiji Times

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=11449

On November 11, 2004 the Fiji Times reported, "Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase is calling on the nation to join with Hindu citizens in the Diwali celebrations tomorrow. He said it would be a wonderful opportunity for communities to move closer together, learn from one another and gain a better understanding of our different ways and beliefs... 'We all love a celebration, no matter our race or creed and the more...

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Indian Communities Celebrate Major Festivals: Diwali, Ramadan, Eid

November 10, 2004

Source: canada.com/Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/story.html?id=7851a46e-b869-49d7-a0a0-38e297856a7a

On November 10, 2004 the Vancouver Sun reported, "Imagine Halloween, Christmas and New Year's Eve rolled into one and you have an idea of the importance of this weekend for British Columbia's 210,000-strong Indo-Canadian community. For children of all ages, Friday brings Diwali... The festivities continue through Saturday...

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New Hindu Temple in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

November 8, 2004

Source: The KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids Newsroom

http://www.kcrg.com/article.aspx?art_id=92349&cat_id=123

On November 8, 2004 The KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids Newsroom reported, "the first Hindu temple in eastern Iowa opened its doors in Cedar Rapids Sunday. Close to two-hundred and fifty Indians can now enjoy the Hhindu 'Mandir', which means temple. Religious services were held in the North Liberty Community Center prior to the opening of the facility."

Repercussions of 1984 Sikh Massacre Continue

November 1, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/907108.cms

On November 1, 2004 The Times of India reported, " If turbans have become the ubiquitous symbol of the Sikhs, the gurdwaras are the touchstones of its faith. When Indira Gandhi fell to the bullets of her Sikh security guards, however, they became red flags to hordes of enraged rioters. For the first time in the history of free India, places of worship became the target of mob...

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Human Rights Watch Urges Govt to Investigate Mass Killings of Sikhs in 1984

October 31, 2004

Source: INDOlink.com/NNN

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=103104120125

On October 31, 2004 INDOlink.com/NNN reported, "The Human Rights (HRW) Watch has urged the Congress-led Indian government of Manmohan Singh to launch fresh investigations into the mass killings of Sikhs some 20 years ago, and make a public commitment to prosecute those involved. The killings of Sikhs were followed in the wake of the assassination of then Premier Indira Gandhi...

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Governor of NM Declares “Yogi Bhajan Memorial Day”

October 23, 2004

Source: Sikhnet

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/YBMemorialDay

On October 23, 2004 Sikhnet reported, "in an official state proclamation, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson declared October 23, 2004, as 'Yogi Bhajan Memorial Day.' Richardson announced the proclamation in front of thousands attending the memorial service for the Sikh leader who passed away on October 6 at age 75. After a private meeting with Bibi Inderjit Kaur, the widow of the holy man, Richardson addressed an international...

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$2.5 Million Hindu Temple Opens in Philadelphia Region

October 23, 2004

Source: Reporter Online

http://www.thereporteronline.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=13208857&BRD=2275&PAG=461&dept_id=466404&rfi=6

On October 23, 2004 Reporter Online reported, "on Friday‚ the region’s Hindu community began the first day of a three-day grand opening celebration for a project started 10 years ago. It was as much a celebration of community as it was of religion... The community broke ground on the $2.5...

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Hindu Craftsmen Return Home After Completion of Chicago Hindu Temple

October 22, 2004

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/yrtwn/south/221syt2.htm

On October 22, 2004 Daily Southtown reported, "the eight men, known as shilpis, are master Hindu craftsmen. They were hired by the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago in Lemont for an extensive ornamentation project. The men have worked 72 hours a week for more than two years with only a couple of short vacations. In five weeks, they will return home — leaving a temple filled...

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City of Nawabs an Example of Interreligious Harmony

October 22, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/895649.cms

On October 22, 2004 The Times of India reported, "The city of Nawabs has been known for religious tolerance and serves as an example of communal harmony. The latest example of understanding and brotherhood among city residents comes in the wake of Ramzan, Navratra and Dussehra being observed in the same month. What impresses is regard for each other's sensitivities, irrespective...

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