Hinduism

ShaktiSeva: October Is Service to Women

October 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Seva Charities

http://www.hinduamericanseva.org/Press-release/octeober-14-2010

This October, Hindu American Seva Charities (HASC) launched UtsavSeva (FestivalSeva), an initiative to highlight the spiritual value of the major festival of that month, and will promote theme based community service throughout the year. Navratri, the nine nights to honor the Goddess, occurs in October so the theme...

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Ayodhya Verdict Demands Forward-Looking Focus

October 11, 2010

Author: Abhishek Raman

Source: The Washington Post

http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/eboo_patel/2010/10/with_this_partition_its_now_ti.html#more

I can still recall the night of December 7th, 1992, when I witnessed human suffering and death for the first time. Streets around New Delhi were deserted due to the curfew imposed by the military. I sat with my parents at the dinner table and...

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Breathing Life Into Stones

October 11, 2010

Author: Komal Sharma

Source: The Hindu

http://www.thehindu.com/arts/crafts/article825199.ece

The Sri Lakshminrisimha temple on New Pusa Road in Karol Bagh, Delhi, built in 1982, is getting a facelift. Run by the Ahobila Mutt, the edifice is a reminder of the temple in the holy hills of Ahobilam in Andhra Pradesh.

 

A team of 10 artisans from Tamil Nadu is in the Capital to reconstruct and rebuild the structure. The objective of...

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A Hindu Sect Devoted to the Environment

October 7, 2010

Author: Akash Kapur

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/08/world/asia/08iht-letter.html?_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

About three kilometers from this village, across dirt tracks and open scrubland, there is a settlement of seven mud huts bordered by millet and lentil fields. No electricity or telephone poles run to these huts. There’s not a satellite dish to be seen.

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Hindu Students Explain Tenets Of Their Faith

October 7, 2010

Author: Karissa Bursch

Source: The Crimson White

http://www.cw.ua.edu/2010/10/07/hindu-students-explain-tenets-of-their-faith/

“The individual is eternally a soul that is caged within a body,” said Rahul Waikar, a doctoral student studying mechanical engineering and a practicing Hindu.

 

There is the body. There is the soul. Two separate entities.

 

This is the key element...

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UK Heads Of Religion Call for Release Of Iran's Seven Baha'i Leaders

October 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/795

Britain's most prominent heads of religion have called for the release of the seven Baha'i leaders serving prison sentences in Iran.

 

A statement by the United Kingdom's religious leaders – describing the sentencing of the seven as a "gross violation of the fundamental human right to freedom of religion" – was signed by, among others, the...

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Boom for 'God Men' as New Rich Seek Balm for the Soul

October 6, 2010

Author: Mary Fitzgerald

Source: The Irish Times

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2010/1006/1224280471825.html

Inside the imposing five-storey meditation hall shaped like a lotus and covered with more than 1,000 marble petals, there are representations of several Hindu deities, but none as prominent as that of Lakshmi, a goddess of wealth and prosperity.

 

Every year, millions come here to the sprawling...

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Prayers And Service Filled Gandhi Jayanti

October 2, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Seva Charities

http://www.hinduamericanseva.org/Press-release/october-2-2010

In recognition of Gandhi Jayanti (birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi) and International Day of Non-Violence, Hindu American Seva Charities (HASC). promoted seva projects small or large (food bank drives, health awareness, soup kitchens, etal) and yoga workshops, as part of seva, in temples, ashrams, spiritual centers...

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India Less Tense After Court Verdict On Holy Site

October 1, 2010

Author: Biswajeet Banerjee

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/30/AR2010093000523.html

Schools, shops and businesses reopened Friday as fears of violence ebbed in northern India following a court order to divide a disputed holy site between the Hindu and Muslim communities.

Thousands of government forces...

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On Gandhi’s Birthday, GreenFaith Announces Hindu And Jain Scholar In Residence

October 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Greenfaith

http://greenfaith.org/media/press-releases/on-gandhi2019s-birthday-greenfaith-announces-hindu-and-jain-scholar-in-residence

On the anniversary of Gandhi’s birthday, GreenFaith is pleased to announce that Dr. Pankaj Jain has become GreenFaith’s Hindu and Jain Scholar in Residence, and will work with GreenFaith to strengthen...

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A Special Celebration of Everything Indian

September 30, 2010

Author: Jodi Weinberger

Source: NorthJersey.com/Mahwah Suburban News

http://www.northjersey.com/community/events/104060219_A_special_celebration_of_everything_Indian.html

The first signs of a mela, the Hindi word for festival, at the Hindu Samaj Temple Saturday, Sept. 18, began teasing patrons’ senses in the parking lot.

The aromas of a spicy blend of cumin, saffron and coriander along...

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Hindus Help Rebuild Mosque In Karnataka Village

September 28, 2010

Author: Vincent D'Souza

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/6639377.cms?frm=mailtofriend

As the nation anxiously awaits one mosque verdict, villagers in Karnataka's Gadag district have made their judgment clear as far as their local mosque is concerned. The spirited folk of Purtageri, a village around 500km from Bangalore, dissolved religious lines to come together and rebuild a mosque...

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India Has Moved On From Its Mosque Controversy

September 20, 2010

Author: Barun S. Mitra

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704129204575505134072018578.html

What if somebody built a mosque and nobody cared? No, not the so-called Ground Zero mosque in New York. The mosque in question is in the small Indian town of Ayodhya, in northern Uttar Pradesh state. Six decades ago the mosque became the subject of a contentious lawsuit. The conflict...

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US Hotels, Resorts Catering to Hindu Couples

September 20, 2010

Author: Steve Mort

Source: Voice of America News

http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/US-Hotels-Resorts-Catering-to-Hindu-Couples-103304254.html

Some hotels and resorts in the United States are reporting a large increase in bookings by Hindu couples who are looking to hold lavish weddings. Some Indian-style weddings can involve hundreds of guests attending multiple ceremonies over several days, so...

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