Hinduism

New £16m Hindu Temple Opens In Wembley

May 31, 2010

Author: Catrin Nye

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/8709575.stm

Wembley's newest looming landmark has opened it doors after 14 years of construction.

It is the £16m Shree Sanatan Hindu Mandir, which loosely translates as the all-inclusive temple.

There is none of the metal core most buildings have and, instead, it has been built using ancient techniques based on Hindu scriptures.

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Scotland’s Largest Hindu Temple Devastated By ‘Shocking’ Blaze

May 31, 2010

Author: Victoria Irvine

Source: The Herald

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/scotland-s-largest-hindu-temple-devastated-by-shocking-blaze-1.1031544?localLinksEnabled=false

The largest Hindu temple in Scotland has been devastated by a fire, causing thousands of pounds’ worth of damage.

About 45 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Hindu...

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Poland to Get a Hindu Temple By August

May 31, 2010

Author: Sandeep Ashar

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_religious-bend-poland-to-get-a-hindu-temple-by-august_1389949

A temple is being constructed in suburban Warsaw, capital of Poland. The Polish ministry of internal affairs and administration (MSWiA) recently registered the proposed temple site as a holy shrine and cleared the decks for construction work to begin.

The...

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Traditional Hindu Temple Dedicated In Mississippi

May 25, 2010

Author: Shelia Byrd

Source: The Sun Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://www.sunherald.com/2010/05/25/2208701/traditional-hindu-temple-dedicated.html

With 16 tiers of Hindu script inscribed into its concrete ceiling, the ornate, cream-colored temple is an incongruous structure at the end of a winding road near Brandon, a growing bedroom community just outside Mississippi's capital city....

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Hindu Society Displays Sculptures

May 22, 2010

Author: Sara Schilling

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/05/22/1196627/hindu-society-displays-sculptures.html

The Hindu Society of Eastern Washington has 11 new hand-carved religious sculptures that will be available for the public to view today and Sunday.

The free exhibition also will feature photographs taken in two ancient Hindu temples in India, along with folk and classical...

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India Christian Schools Protest Over 'Hindu Move'

May 21, 2010

Author: Zubair Ahmed

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8697635.stm

Christian schools in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) have opposed a proposal by civic authorities to promote Hindu culture in classrooms.

They argue that plans to introduce Hindutva culture - or the Hindu way of life - into missionary schools is unconstitutional and unfair.

The proposal is now being considered by the Maharashtra state government...

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In India, Hindu And Muslim Men Make a Meal to Heal the Religious Divide

May 21, 2010

Author: Will Evans

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2010/0521/In-India-Hindu-and-Muslim-men-make-a-meal-to-heal-the-religious-divide

Ahmedabad, the Indian city from which Mahatma Gandhi led his nonviolent freedom struggle, has earned notoriety in recent decades for vicious religious violence between Hindus and Muslims....

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Hindu Joy After Temple Revamp

May 18, 2010

Author: Linda Fort

Source: Get Reading

http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/s/2071217_hindu_joy_after_temple_revamp

Hindus in Reading will be celebrated on Sunday as they reopened the main entrance to their temple after it was refurbished.

Work has been carried out to modernise the century-old former Methodist chapel in Whitley Street, Katesgrove, so it will comply with health and safety regulations.

The work is a...

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Temple Under Construction At Indian Cultural Center

May 16, 2010

Author: Karen Caffarini

Source: Post-Tribune

http://www.post-trib.com/news/2278118,new-mvtemple-516.article

When Northwest Indiana's growing Indian population wants to worship in a proper setting, they must now travel 40 minutes west to Lemont, Ill., site of the closest Hindu temple.

That is about to change.

As of June 20, the Indian American Cultural Center at 8605 Merrillville Road will house an expanded cultural center...

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Ritual At Hindu Temple In Shawnee Pleads for World Peace

May 16, 2010

Author: Christine Vendel

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/05/16/1950093/ritual-at-hindu-temple-in-shawnee.html

Worshippers fed offerings of grain, fruit and milk into 108 fire pits while praying for world peace Sunday during a rare event at the Hindu temple in Shawnee.

Hindu temples in India regularly stage Maha Yagna rituals for peace, but Sunday’s marked the first for the...

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Eight Major World Religions Meet Up In a Book

May 15, 2010

Author: Nomi Morris

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs-kneel-20100515,0,4133336.story

When Akasha Lonsdale was a child in London, her agnostic family prohibited her from participating in religious services at the Church of England school she attended. Required to sit at the back of a Hebrew class for the school's Jewish students, she befriended a girl whose family invited her to the...

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Boise Council Breaks Ground With Hindu Invocation

May 13, 2010

Author: Mike Butts

Source: Idaho Press-Tribune

http://www.idahopress.com/news/article_5dfc8c68-5e53-11df-bff7-001cc4c002e0.html

Nampa’s mayor says the city has no plans to duplicate the Boise City Council move to begin a meeting with what is probably the first Hindu prayer to ever open official business for the city’s government.

The Boise City Council meeting on June 8 will begin with a prayer by...

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Hindu Temple Expansion Allowed—Within Limits

May 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Contra Costa Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_15071313

Livermore officials have approved the expansion of a Hindu temple but with restrictions that the city attorney warns could be viewed as discriminatory.

After hundreds of residents turned up for a five-hour debate, the city council on Monday approved the request by the Shiva-Vishnu Hindu Temple to expand a 31,...

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