Hinduism

New Jersey Hindu Temple Plans for Expansion

June 18, 2003

Source: The Express-Times

http://www.nj.com/news/expresstimes/pa/index.ssf?/base/news-6/105592704687530.xml

On June 18, 2003 The Express-Times reported that New Jersey "Hindu leaders say their religious base is growing in the Lehigh Valley, and they want the township to support them while they try to accommodate the growth... representatives from the Hindu Temple Society... told township supervisors Tuesday night they want to expand their...

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Stanford Baccalaureate Celebration Acknowledges Diverse Religious Traditions

June 18, 2003

Source: Stanford Report

http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2003/june18/bac-618.html

On June 18, 2003 the Stanford Report reported that "Sumir Meghani, a graduating senior in economics, read... lines of Hindu scripture Saturday morning in the Quad at the beginning of the 2003 [Stanford] Baccalaureate Celebration... The event, which also included readings, prayers and music from the Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Shinto traditions, took place on an...

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Hindu Sunday School in New York

June 16, 2003

Source: Hartford Courant

On June 16, 2003 the Hartford Courant reported that "as a day of worship, Sunday has no particular relevance in the Hindu faith. And until recently at Sri Satyanarayana Temple [NY], there certainly was no such thing as Sunday school... But now, more than 50 children who range from 4 to 15 fill the temple's downstairs room every Sunday. The Temple's Sunday school is one of about a half-dozen Sunday schools within a temple in the country, said Jyotish Parekh, president of World Hindu Council of America, a religious and cultural...

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Diverse Religious Growth in Dutchess County, NY

June 15, 2003

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/sunday/localnews/stories/lo061503s2_p.shtml

On June 15, 2003 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported that "peek into almost any house of worship and the population growth in Dutchess County is obvious... Along with the swelling population comes a growing number of religious followers -- in just about every faith... Many local congregations say their membership is growing and they need...

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Interfaith Activity in Dutchess County, NY

June 15, 2003

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/sunday/localnews/stories/lo061503s12_p.shtml

On June 15, 2003 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported that "Dutchess County [NY] truly is a melting pot of religious faiths -- and religious tolerance... 'In many ways the county is very diverse and it breeds tolerance,' said Michael Tori, a religion professor at Marist College... The county may be nearly three-fourths Roman Catholic, but...

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Jains and Hindus Celebrate Together in Michigan

June 13, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.detnews.com/2003/religion/0306/23/d07n-192139.htm

On June 13, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "members of the Bharatiya Temple of Lansing are celebrating the consecration of the gods, a ceremony they believe gave their temple life and divine power... About 900 mid-Michigan families attend the temple to practice Hinduism or Jainism, two related religions that began in India... It is the fifth anniversary of the...

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Hindu Temple of Wisconsin Installs New Icons

June 13, 2003

Source: Journal-Sentinel

On June 13, 2003 Journal-Sentinel reported, "Some 2000 to 4000 Hindus from southeastern Wisconsin are expected to gather at the Hindu Temple of Wisconsin this weekend for phase two of what is known as prana pratishthapana, or installation and consecration of deities. Non-Hindus in the general public are invited, too... The main shrine in this temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu. His icon was installed last year with atht of his wife, Lakshimi, the goddess of wealth. Another icon of Lakshimi will be installed in separate shrines this...

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British Hindus Upset By Blasphemy Law

June 10, 2003

Source: MSN.com

http://autofeed.msn.co.in/pandoraV15/output/8854C7BF-DAC3-42D9-9C28-BAAFA0E0737F.asp

On June 10, 2003 MSN.com ran a story from the Hindustan Times reporting that "a serious controversy has erupted following the release of a report by the [British] House of Lords Select Committee on Religious Offences from Westminster.

The committee was asked to decide whether the present law on religious offences that so...

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Vishnu Mandir

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Phone: 718-893-1435
Email: vishnu_mandir@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.geocities.com/vishnu_mandir
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