Hinduism

Alaska Senate, House Of Reps Open With Sanskrit Shlokas

April 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Merinews

http://www.merinews.com/article/alaska-senate-house-of-reps-open-with-sanskrit-shlokas/15803741.shtml

Both Alaska state senate and House of Representatives in Juneau started day’s work with Hindu prayers on April nine. 

Rajan Zed, Hindu leader, read the opening prayers from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before Senators and Representatives on this...

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NYC Sikhs Protest Appearance Of Indian Minister

April 8, 2010

Author: Megan K. Scott

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i_S1zzF0Ik9uparAwoxPeyUkgmyAD9EV0CCO5

Several dozen Sikhs on Thursday protested a speech by an Indian minister who they say instigated mob riots in their country in 1984 that left more than 3,000 dead, most of them Sikhs.

About 100 members of the Sikhs for Justice, a...

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Unique Hindu Baccalaureate Service Enters Third Year

April 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Nevada News

http://www.unr.edu/nevadanews/templates/details.aspx?articleid=5396&zoneid=15

Hindu Baccalaureate Service (Dikshant Utsav), held for the first time in Western USA at University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) in May 2008, enters third year. 
 
Organized by Indo-American leader Rajan Zed in collaboration with Indian Student Organization and South Asian Association of UNR, it...

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Malaysia Sets Up Academy for Hindu Priests

April 6, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j3oIxo3vla6pW9LIBQXY8Gr_W_dQ

Malaysia has set up an academy to train Hindu priests in a bid to reduce the number of foreigners working in temples in the Muslim-majority nation, a newspaper reported Monday.

Human resources minister S. Subramaniam's announcement came after the...

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Colorful Hindu Holiday, Known As 'Holi,' Brightens Stanford

April 2, 2010

Author: Martin Sanchez

Source: Palo Alto Online

http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=16313

More than 5,000 people converged on Stanford University's Sand Hill playing field Saturday afternoon to dance, sing and cover one another with huge quantities of colored powder for Holi, a Hindu holiday celebrating the coming of spring.

This incarnation of the ancient festival was also a fundraiser for the Stanford chapter of...

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Malaysian Custody Dispute Lost Between Courts

April 1, 2010

Author: Liz Gooch

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/02/world/asia/02malay.html

Through most of their 17-year marriage, M. Indira Gandhi says she and her husband observed rituals that she considered integral to their Hindu faith. Each morning they would pray before a shrine and on Fridays they would fast. During festivals they donned brightly colored, traditional outfits to attend their local temple.

Those were...

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Neighbors Protest Calif Hindu Temple Expansion

March 26, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: San Jose Mercury News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_14764487?nclick_check=1

A project that would triple the size of a popular Hindu cultural center in Northern California has residents in the area worried about crowds and noise. They want city officials to reconsider allowing the expansion.

Neighbors of the Hindu Community Cultural Center, which...

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A New View: Lens Of Hindu Culture Brings Students’ Own Into Sharper Focus

March 24, 2010

Author: Krista Graber

Source: Bethel College News

http://www.bethelks.edu/bc/news_publications/news/bc/index.php/2010/03/24/a-new-view-lens-of-hindu-culture-brings-students-own-into-sharper-focus

For Paul Lewis, Bethel College professor of psychology, an integral part of his Social Cognition class is having students directly encounter the Hindu Indian...

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Hindus, Muslims Rebuild Shrines And Peace In Bareilly

March 22, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/hindus-muslims-rebuild-shrines-and-peace-in-bareilly-news-national-kdwqEbhjdde.html

If the recent riots made Bareilly cry for peace, the trouble-torn district in western Uttar Pradesh is now witnessing a rare show of communal harmony now -- Muslims taking up the construction of a damaged temple and Hindus joining hands to restore a mazar...

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