Hinduism

Out of Many, One: Diwali Illuminates Unity

November 4, 2010

Author: Anju Bhargava

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anju-bhargava/out-of-many-one-diwali-il_b_778973.html

Diwali is a joyous festival of lights, celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists (Dharmic traditions) and the festive spirit expressed by those of "any, all and no faith." Though celebrated for different reasons, it has evolved from a pan-Indian festivity uniting multicultural...

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Diwali Festival Reaches Across Cultures

November 3, 2010

Author: Douglas Todd

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Diwali+festival+reaches+across+cultures/3768473/story.html

The shops and restaurants in Vancouver's Punjabi Market are laying out tables this week covered with candles, fireworks, sweets and saris to prepare for the popular festival of Diwali on Friday.

 

Marked by street signs in both the English and Punjabi...

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At Shawnee Temple, Kansas City’s Hindus At Home In Their Community

November 3, 2010

Author: Sara Shepherd

Source: The Shawnee Dispatch

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2010/nov/03/shawnee-temple-kansas-citys-hindus-home-their-comm/

A fireworks display coming Saturday to Swarner Park will symbolize more than meets the eye, at least for most surrounding residents.

 

For Hindu people from across the metropolitan area and surrounding cities – whose central...

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HAF Critical Of Obama Canceling Golden Temple Visit

November 2, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hafsite.org/HAF_Critical_Obama_Canceling_Temple_Visit

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed concern over the White House’s announcement that President Barack Obama would not be visiting Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar, Punjab -- the holiest shrine for Sikhs -- on his upcoming trip to India. According to some sources the decision was made...

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Festival Of Lights Brightens Night Sky

November 1, 2010

Author: Nicole Azores-Gococo

Source: The Emory Wheel

http://www.emorywheel.com/detail.php?n=28940

Members of the Hindu Students Association (HSA) brought the colorful joy and festivity of Indian culture to Emory’s campus through Friday evening’s celebration of Diwali. Food, entertainment and education about Hindu tradition and beliefs helped more than 400 Emory student attendees share the beautiful and enlightening significance of the...

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Australian Politician Announces $1 Million Fund for Hindu Centre On Diwali

November 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA India/PTI

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_australian-politician-announces-1-million-fund-for-hindu-centre-on-diwali_1459948

Reaching out to the Indian community ahead of Diwali, Victoria's premier John Brumby on Saturday offered an assistance of Aus $1 million for the construction of a Hindu cultural and education centre here.

Brumby...

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Island Hindu Community Steps Up For Pakistan Flood Victims

November 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Staten Island Advance

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/11/island_hindu_community_steps_u.html

In a gesture of interfaith and international compassion, Staten Island's Hindu community has come together to bring some measure of relief to victims of the Pakistani floods.

Several dozen boxes of supplies were sent to the region yesterday, in a gesture, members of the community...

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DhanaSeva: November Illumines Diwali Through Service

November 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Seva Charities

http://www.hinduamericanseva.org/Press-release/november-1-2010

Building on the tradition of UtsavSeva (performing service and giving back to community during festivals), Hindu American Seva Charities is leading the national effort to promote DhanSeva (resources empowerment). DhanSeva is community service during the month of November, while celebrating the festival of Diwali. It...

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Hindu Temple In Henrico Will Be Environmentally Green

October 22, 2010

Author: Carol Hazard

Source: The Richmond Times-Dispatch

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/business/2010/oct/22/b-temp22-ar-578895/

Finishing touches are being put on a building in western Henrico County that shows little Western influence -- from the outside.

 

The block masonry structure is a soon-to-be Hindu temple, one of the first religious buildings in the U.S. that will be certified under the U.S. Green...

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Local Nepalese Celebrate Dashain Festival

October 18, 2010

Author: Alexandra Lages

Source: The Macau Daily Times

http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/macau/18044-Local-Nepalese-celebrate-Dashain-Festival.html

Around 300 Nepalese gathered yesterday in Macau to celebrate the greatest festival of their country. During four hours in the morning and four hours in the evening, local Nepalese received the blessing with “tika” and “jamra” and joined a...

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Sacrifice and Devotion In the Indian Tradition

October 17, 2010

Author: Shivani Vora

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/10/17/nyregion/17hindu.html

Of course I want my husband to have good health and a long life, but it took me seven years to give up food and water in hopes of it.

 

Every autumn, many women — particularly those from northern India — observe Karwa Chauth, a daylong Hindu fast on behalf of their husbands’ prosperity...

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Hindu Community Works On Guidelines for Spreading Ashes On Waterways

October 14, 2010

Author: Curtis Rush

Source: The Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/875558--hindu-community-works-on-guidelines-for-spreading-ashes-on-waterways

Final rites for a loved one are a serious enough business without the added fear of breaking the law to follow custom.

 

So Canada’s Hindu community has begun releasing a set of guidelines that allow the...

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