Hinduism

Female Hindu Priest Conquers Holy Ground

March 2, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-12621370

To mark the centenary of International Women's Day, radio producer Safiya Sayed Baharun of the BBC World Service profiles three female religious leaders for a documentary, Conquering Holy Ground. Chandrika Joshi, a Hindu priest and special needs dentist based in Cardiff, is one of the three women featured.

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Bali Temples to Have Information Centers

February 26, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bali Discovery Tours

http://www.balidiscovery.com/messages/message.asp?Id=6773

The provincial government of Bali plans to equip its most sacred (Khayangan Jagat and Sad Khayangan) Hindu temples with information centers to assist visiting tourists. Chief among those temples targeted for information centers are the largest religious sites most frequented by visitors, such a Bali's Mother temple of Pura Besakih....

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Hindu Americans Promote Pluralism At PantheaCon 2011

February 23, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hafsite.org/Hindu_Americans_Promote_Pluralism_PantheaCon_2011

Over 2300 people from around the world gathered at the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose, CA this past President’s Day weekend to attend PantheaCon 2011, an event dubbed to celebrate and honor the Pagan and Ethnic Religious Traditions. This year’s program also featured presentations by the...

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Famed Islamic School Riven By Battle for Control

February 21, 2011

Author: Ravi Nessman

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/21/AR2011022101822.html

One of the world's most revered schools of Islamic learning, whose strict interpretations of the Quran inspired the Taliban, is facing a revolt against its newly appointed reformist leader - an MBA with a Facebook fan page.

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The Importance Of Seva and Social Justice For Inner Transformation

February 19, 2011

Author: Anju Bhargava

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anju-bhargava/hindu-aeva-and-social-jus_b_824360.html

On the surface, emphasis in the Hindu and Dharmic (eastern) traditions appears to be primarily on inner self realization. We are encouraged to engage in community service as a transformation practice, sadhana, without personal recognition or publicity. Our underlying Vedic philosophy,...

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Anju Bhargava: An Interfaith Journey

February 17, 2011

Author: Anju Bhargava

Source: Odyssey Networks

http://www.odysseynetworks.org/video/odyssey-networks/anju-bhargava-an-interfaith-journey

Interfaith harmony requires first recognizing boundaries -- our own and those of others, says Anju Bhargava, founder of Hindu American Seva Charities, an Odyssey member. Then, harmony requires respecting differences and finding ways to support each other. Bhargava was a member...

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Krishna Temple’s New Location Will Cater to Salt Lake Community

February 16, 2011

Author: Chris Shapard

Source: The Daily Utah Chronicle

http://www.dailyutahchronicle.com/mobile/news/krishna-temple-s-new-location-will-cater-to-salt-lake-community-1.2467377

Local residents and students will soon have the opportunity to partake in the festivals of the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple without leaving Salt Lake City. The addition of a new Hindu Krishna Temple will be an...

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Hindus Laud Peabody Essex Museum for Organizing Hindu Gods Exhibition

February 13, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sify News

Wire Service: ANI

http://www.sify.com/news/hindus-laud-peabody-essex-museum-for-organizing-hindu-gods-exhibition-news-international-lcnquscjaia.html

Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem (Massachusetts, USA) is currently organizing "Faces of Devotion" exhibition showing "nearly 40 dramatic sculptures of...

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Living a Hindu Lifestyle In America: A Young Texan's Perspective

February 9, 2011

Author: Sameer Gajjar

Source: Hinduism Today/Houston Belief

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/blogs-news/hindu-press-international/living-a-hindu-lifestyle-in-america--a-young-texan-s-perspective/10810.html

On a cold Saturday morning, I was gathered among Hindu youth from various colleges within Texas partaking in havan, a Hindu ritual that involved saying prayers...

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