Hinduism

New Hindu Temple Will Be Largest in South Africa

September 8, 2004

Source: Sunday Times

http://www.sundaytimes.co.za/2004/09/05/news/durban/ndbn05.asp

On September 8, 2004 the Sunday Times reported, "Nine hand-carved doors made of Burmese teak, a solid cherry-wood throne and 12 containers of imported decorative artwork have been used to decorate an R8-million Hindu temple in Lenasia. This month's inauguration of the Swaminarayan Hindi Mission temple is the culmination of four years of planning and fundraising. Rajasthani...

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Celebrating Krishna’s Birthday in CA

September 8, 2004

Source: Modesto Bee

http://www.modbee.com/local/story/9105138p-10005983c.html

On September 8, 2004 Modesto Bee reported, "the Hindu swami [Kamal Das Ji] broke into English during his sermon [to say Happy Birthday], but the point was made for the three dozen Hindus and one Christian guest who had gathered at the Luv Kush Ashram — a Hindu temple in Modesto. They were there to celebrate Janam Astami, or the arrival of Krishna more than 5,000 years ago. It’s...

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Becket Fund Intervenes in Ganesha Temple Dispute

September 3, 2004

Source: News India Times

http://desitalk.newsindia-times.com/2004/09/03/nyc12-q-top.html

On September 3, 2004 News India Times reported that, "Roman Storzer, director of litigation of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, had asked Justice Raymond Dearie to issue an injunction barring the New York State Supreme Court Judge Joseph J. Golia and his appointed referee, Anthony J. Piacentini, from engaging in further activity that would jeopardize the rights and...

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Hare Krishnas Move Into the Mainstream

September 3, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0409030148sep03,1,5801595.story?coll=chi-newslocalchicago-hed

On September 3, 2004 Chicago Tribune reported, "as part of the ongoing change from the austerity and cloistered life Krishnas had been known for, devotees no longer are required to shave their head, wear saffron robes or take cold showers... That small change is just one...

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Shri Gaayatri Mandir

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 1 April 2013.

Phone: 651-322-5161
Email: rkimal@comcast.net
Website: http://www.shrigaayatrimandir.org/

History

The Shri Gaayatri Mandir was founded in March of 1993. It began as a small weekly gathering of five families in a member’s basement. Within one year, attendance at the service swelled and the need for a larger facility became obvious. Members of Shri Gaayatri Mandir then rented a small room within the Gita Ashram, a facility...

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Minnesota Hindu Dharmic Sabha Vishnu Mandir

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 1 April 2013.

Phone: 612-522-1201
Email: sajgherau@gmail.com
Website: http://www.mhdsvishnumandir.com/

History

The temple that is known today as the Minnesota Hindu Dharmic Sabha Vishnu Mandir has evolved over a relatively long period, in different locations and communities. It is the oldest official Hindu temple of Minnesota and the upper Midwest (with the exception of Illinois). In the early 1970s, a small community of Hindu West Indians...

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Minnesota Hindu Milan Mandir

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 January 2013.

Phone: 651-365-0331
Email: milanmandir@comcast.net
Website: http://www.facebook.com/minnesotahindu.milanmandir

History

The Minnesota Hindu Milan Mandir was founded in October 2000 in Eagan, Minnesota. It is an affiliate of the Bharat Sevashram Sangha, a monastic and philanthropic institution, based in Calcutta, India. Yugacharya Sreemat Swami Pranavanandaji Maharaj established the Bharat Sevashram Sangha in 1917. The...

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Shri Saatyam Mandir

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 1 April 2013.

Phone: 612-874-3997

History

Shree Satyam Mandir was founded by Ms. Rajkumari Kumar and her family, who migrated to the United States from Guyana in the late 1980s. Upon her arrival, Ms. Kumar felt the need to start a temple in order to transmit her religion to her children and other Guyanese youths in the Twin Cities. Weekly services began in the basement of their home in late 1994. Fifty people attended these initial events. After eleven months, the...

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Catholic Priest Murdered in Kerala

September 1, 2004

Source: Zenit

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=58232

On September 1, 2004 Zenit reported, "The Catholic community of India is in shock over the brutal murder of Father Job Chittilappilly whose body was found dead with knife wounds early Saturday morning. Father Job, 71, who served the Syro-Malabar community for 45 years, lived in the parish residence of Our Lady of Grace church in Thuruthiparambu in the Southwestern state of Kerala. Although the...

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Young Hindu Conference Will Lead to Formation of World Hindu Youth Organization

August 29, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/831616.cms

On August 29, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Some 180 young Hindus from around the world will meet in the Indonesian resort of Bali in November to set up a global secretariat that will seek to spread the virtues of the Hindu religion. The organisers include two young Balinese Hindus who are now here meeting community leaders in India to canvass support for the conference that...

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Judge to Consider Appeal by NY Hindu Temple

August 27, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/newyork/politics/nyc-hind0827,0,1129404.story?coll=nyc-manheadlines-politics

On August 27, 2004 Newsday reported that, "after three years of lawsuits between two groups of Hindu devotees, a federal judge will decide whether or not the state is entitled to tell a religious organization in Queens how to organize and manage itself. The trustees of the Hindu...

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Battle Over Control of Hindu Temple Pushes Forward

August 25, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/151/story_15143_1.html

On August 25, 2004 the Beliefnet reported, "the next chapter of an entrenched legal battle for control of one of the largest Hindu temples in North America will be written in federal court. The twisting tale of the Hindu Temple Society of North America in Flushing, N.Y., is one of disputed bylaws, an authoritarian board of trustees and a group of members who want trustee elections to be held for...

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Gandhi's Grandson to Urge Palestinians to Consider Nonviolent Resistance to Israel

August 25, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3593726.stm

On August 25, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A grandson of India's pacifist independence leader, Mahatma Gandhi, is on a mission in the Palestinian territories to preach unarmed, peaceful struggle in the search for reconciliation with Israel. Arun Gandhi, the fifth grandson of the spiritual leader, is speaking at public meetings organised by a group of Palestinian social and political activists...

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