Hinduism

Sita Ram Hindu Temple

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 26 September 2013.

Phone: 601-948-1190
Email: sitaramhindutemple@gmail.com
Website: http://www.srtemple.org

What started out as a series of gatherings, led by PK Prabhaker, among a small number of Indian immigrants quickly transformed into a vibrant temple community in Jackson. In 1998, upon the urging of the devotees who gathered regularly for pujas and kirtans and longed for a permanent location, Prabhaker and others...

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Sadhana Ashram

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 23 September 2013.

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Address: 181 Hicks Rd, Nashville, TN 37221

Hindu Group Tries to Build Ties with Native Americans

August 20, 2001

Source: The Newspaper Today

http://www.thenewspapertoday.com/india/inside.phtml?NEWS_ID=24926

On August 20, 2001, The Newspaper Today reported that "the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is making serious efforts to forge close links with native American Indian groups, saying the two have 'many things in common,'" Sangh spokesman M.G. Vaidya said. "Both inherit the glory and wisdom of ancient traditions and respect mother earth and we all should work together to...

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India Heritage Research Foundation

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 October 2001.

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Address: 621 Illini Drive, Monroeville, PA 15146

Hindu Group Plans Pilgrimage to Raise Awareness of its Faith

August 18, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On August 18, 2001, The New York Times reported that "an organization called the Hindu Leaders Forum announced that a pilgrimage...will visit five American cities..., holding events in Hindu communities in Miami, Atlanta, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles to raise public awareness of the faith's presence in the United States. Common estimates are that there may be as many as one million Hindus in the nation."

Hinduism Poorly Understood in America, Survey Shows

August 18, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10378-2001Aug14.html

On August 18, 2001, The Washington Post reported that "in a new survey of Americans' attitudes about Hindus, 666  people – two-thirds of those surveyed – said they have no familiarity with Hindu beliefs and practices...Members of the Hindu Leaders Forum...commissioned the survey...The Embassy of India estimates that 90 percent of [America's] 1.5...

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Inter-Religious Panel at Harvard Explores Conversion

August 14, 2001

Source: International Society for Krishna Consciousness

http://www.iskcon.net/boston

On August 14, 2001, The International Society for Krishna Consciousness reported that "the Boston Theological Institute's Dialog Program convened a panel on religious conversion at the Harvard Divinity School. Christopher Queen...of the Harvard Extension School...discussed his journey from Methodism to Buddhism...Premananda dasa spoke of his journey from Christianity to atheism to Vaishnavism......

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New York Court Issues Restraining Order on Hindu Temple

August 10, 2001

Source: Newsday

On August 10, 2001, Newsday reported that "a State Supreme Court judge has issued a restraining order against a popular Hindu temple in Flushing, preventing it from spending temple funds, after six members accused its board of concealing financial records. The Hindu Temple Society of North America, which governs the Ganesha Temple..., has been ordered not to use any assets, sign any contracts or conduct any major expenditures unless authorized by temple membership." The president of the Hindu Temple Society denied all allegations. "Those...

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Indian Swami Preaches Unity on Tour of Twin Cities

August 4, 2001

Source: The Pioneer Press

On August 4, 2001, The Pioneer Press reported on the speaking tour of a swami from Andra Pradesh, India. "Swamiji Bhagavan Sri Viswayogi Viswamji Maharaj will make public and private appearances" in the Twin Cities for five days. "What he says -- that all religions are the same -- is important," said one of the local Hindus who organized the tour. "More and more (swamiss) are coming to the United States because of the affluence of the Indian-Hindu community," said the production manager of Hinduism Today. "Many swamis...

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