Hinduism

Hindu Guru Arrives in California; Many Seek Blessings

September 11, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On September 11, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported that "thousands of Indian devotees from San Diego to Seattle, from Orange County to Oregon" recently flocked to the Swaminarayan Hindu temple "for the rare chance to see their spiritual leader, Pramukh Swami Maharaj...The 78-year-old Hindu guru is head of the Swaminarayan sect, one of the fastest-growing Hindu denominations in the country. Pramukh Swami, also known as Swamishri, arrived in Los Angeles on Thursday evening for a weeklong visit with his followers in Southern...

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Hindu Temple Built

September 10, 2000

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On September 10, 2000, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that "after years of making regular treks to Illinois to worship, Wisconsin Hindus finally have a temple close to home, a $4.5 million facility nestled among more than 20 acres of woods in Pewaukee...After raising about $2.5 million from the state's Hindu population to build the first phase of the temple, the Hindu Temple of Wisconsin's board of directors has begun a $250,000 to $500,000 fund-raising push for a second phase of construction that will put the...

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Hindu Samaj Inc.

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 5 February 2014.

Phone: 845-297-9061
Email: hindusamajtemple@gmail.com
Website: http://www.hindusamajtemple.org/
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Swaminarayan Temple

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 July 2018.

Phone: 978-934-9390
Activities and Schedule The temple offers daily aarti and darshan. For a list of complete services, festivals, and events, visit the temple's site. History The Swaminarayan Temple, located in a former church off Route 133 on the Lowell/Tewksbury line, was inaugurated on September 1, 1990. The temple belongs to the International Swaminarayan Satsang Organization (ISSO), an umbrella organization with over... Read more about Swaminarayan Temple

Hindu Temple to be Built in Wisconsin

September 5, 2000

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On September 5, 2000, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that after "years of making regular treks to Illinois to worship, Wisconsin Hindus finally have a temple close to home, a $4.5 million facility nestled among more than 20 acres of woods in Pewaukee...'We are still at a very young stage,' said Suhas Pawar, a native of India who designed the first Hindu temple in the state, which will serve as many as 1,000 families of Indian ancestry living in Wisconsin. 'There is much work to do, but we are all willing to do it...

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"To His Wife, He's an Average Guy; To Devotees, He's a Goddess"

September 3, 2000

Source: The Arizona Republic

On September 3, 2000, The Arizona Republic reported on Bangaru Adigalaar, an "incarnation of the goddess Adhiparasakthi, the supreme Hindu divinity...Devotees of this self-proclaimed guru are most numerous in southern India and southern Asia, but as ever more immigrants from that region migrate to the United States, his followers have grown numerous enough to warrant their own temple....today Bangaru Adigalaar will lay the foundation stone for his first American spiritual center, in Chester Springs, Pa....'I don't feel so...

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Center for Hindu Spirituality

September 2, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On September 2, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported on the Kasi Center in Anaheim. Located "in the shadow of Disneyland" it has "become a magnet for hundreds of East Indian families from across the Southland eager to preserve their religious and cultural heritage...Enrollment in balavihar, the Kasi Center's version of Sunday school, has quadrupled since it opened in 1996 as part of a worldwide mission by religious leader Swami Chinmayananda...The center advocates the Hindu Vedanta philosophy. While followers worship several gods...

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An Ancient Ritual in the Modern World

August 20, 2000

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On August 20, 2000, The Houston Chronicle reported that "Nirav Mulani trotted down a different road on his wedding day than the dirt path his grandfather traveled through a rural Indian village to meet his own bride. Though distanced by thousands of miles, the two Hindu marriage ceremonies tapped on traditions dating back thousands of years. 'The groom rides a horse down the street with his entire family walking behind him to tell the whole world that now there is only one girl in his life,' Champa Patel, a family friend. 'This...

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Faithful Diversity Displayed in Boston's Immigrants

August 19, 2000

Source: Patriot-Ledger

On August 19, 2000 the Patriot-Ledger reported, "If you want to learn about a community, visit the place where people worship. But most of us don't do that. We feel like an intrusive outsider and don't understand the religious service unless we're accompanied by a congregation member. So it's a treat to find a new exhibit that introduces us to Buddhists and their temple in Quincy, as well as to five other religious groups in the Boston area. 'Faithful Boston: The Religion of Boston Immigrants' is on view in the changing gallery of...

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New York Hindus Protest Against Offensive Shoes

August 6, 2000

Source: The New York Times

On August 6, 2000, The New York Times reported that "last month, after a discount store in Jackson Heights started selling sandals adorned with colorful images of Hindu gods, Hindu residents began an e-mail blitzkrieg that elicited hundreds of outraged responses from around the world. In letters addressed to a Hindu anti-defamation Web site and to the manufacturers, the protesters described the placement of Shiva, Ganesha and Gayatri on the top and sides of platform shoes as an insult, and they demanded that the manufacturer cease...

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Illustration Angers Hindus in California

July 24, 2000

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On July 24, 2000, The San Diego Union-Tribune published an article entitled "A Depiction that Angered Hindus." The illustration of the "six-armed god with the blue skin that was on the cover of the July 16 Business section [of the newspaper] was highly offensive to some Hindu readers who said it was disrespectful and poked fun at their religion."

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