Hinduism

Historic Hindu Prayer Opened Nevada's Capital Carson City Meet for First Time Since 1858

February 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: oneIndia/ANI

http://news.oneindia.in/2010/02/19/historichindu-prayer-opened-nevadas-capital-carson-cityme.html

Board of Supervisors of Nevada's capital Carson City in USA reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures reportedly for the first time on February 18.

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman, delivered invocation from Sanskrit...

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Under Indonesia’s Surface, An Intricate Quilt Of Faiths

February 17, 2010

Author: Norimitsu Onishi

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/world/asia/18indo.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

As if on cue, the two Buddhist monks in saffron robes appeared one late afternoon recently, seemingly out of nowhere, to complete the picture of Indonesia’s religious past and present.

The visitors stood at the edge of a large fenced-off pit where a ninth-century Hindu temple had...

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Hindus Across Metro Detroit Gather for Shivratri

February 14, 2010

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20100214/NEWS05/100214020/1005/news03/Hindus-across-metro-Detroit-gather-for-Shivratri

Hindus across metro Detroit gathered in temples this weekend to mark Shivratri, one of their holiest times of the year.

At the Bharatiya Temple in Troy, about 500 gathered today for special prayers and services...

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Judge Rebukes Hindu Temple, Its Attorneys

February 11, 2010

Author: Andria Simmons

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett/judge-rebukes-hindu-temple-299116.html

A federal bankruptcy judge admonished leaders of the Hindu Temple of Georgia and their attorneys Thursday, threatening prison time and attorney sanctions if they continue to make outlandish claims and conceal information from the court.

The founder of the Norcross temple, Annamalai...

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Hindu Wins Northumberland Funeral Pyre Battle

February 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/tyne/8507811.stm

A devout Hindu has won his bid for the right to be cremated on a traditional funeral pyre.

Davender Ghai, 71, was seeking to overturn a 2006 Newcastle City Council decision forbidding him from being cremated according to his beliefs.

Last year his challenge was dismissed by the High Court, but that ruling has been overturned at...

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Scotland Yard Launches Hindu Forum

February 10, 2010

Author: Dipankar De Sarkar

Source: South Asia Mail

http://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=56958

The Metropolitan Police Service, also known as Scotland Yard, has joined forces with London’s Hindu community to “discuss the safety concerns of Hindus in the UK”. 

Over 100 people representing London’s Hindus joined Scotland Yard officers and members of parliament last week to mark the inauguration of the Hindu...

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Hindu Community Hopes for Temple Approval From Chino Hills

February 5, 2010

Author: Neil Nisperos

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_14343815?nclick_check=1

A Hindu community here is closer to completing its religious center, but still has to overcome a city height restriction for the towers it wants to build as part of the temple.

The Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanastha Hindu community of Chino Hills wants to begin construction on the...

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In a First, Postages Featuring Indian Deities Issued In the US

February 4, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Journal

http://www.indiajournal.com/pages/event.php?id=9834

Targeting the large number of Hindus in the United States, an Atlanta-based company headed by an Indian-American has launched a series of custom-made postage stamps depicting Hindu gods and goddesses.

The first set of such postage stamps in denomination of 44 cents was launched in January by USA-postage.com, the Atlanta-based firm, depicting...

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India's 'Untouchables' Declare Own Religion

February 3, 2010

Author: Harmeet Shah Singh

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/02/03/india.new.religion/

In an event considered rare, one of India's low-caste communities has declared its own distinct religion.

Followers of a 14-century spiritual figure, Guru Ravidass, will now have their own holy scriptures, a flag and a greeting, sect officials said.

The new holy book compiles Guru Ravidass' writings, which until now were...

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Hindu Gods On US Postage Stamps

February 2, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Zee News

http://www.zeenews.com/news600754.html

Hindu gods have made their way into US mail, with an Atlanta based company headed by an Indian American launching a series of legally valid custom-made postage stamps.

The first of these 44 cent stamps featuring Sri Krishna, Shiva-Parvathi, Lakshmi, Lord Venkateshwara, Murugan, Vinayaka and Sai Baba were issued by usa-postage.com last month. 

The company...

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Malaysian Hindus Celebrate Festival Amid Tensions

January 30, 2010

Author: Julia Zappei

Source: Yahoo News

http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/ap/20100130/tap-as-malaysia-hindu-festival-b3c65ae.html

Hundreds of thousands of people - many with hooks pierced through the skin of their backs -thronged temples Saturday to celebrate a Hindu festival amid tensions surrounding attacks on houses of worship in Muslim-majority Malaysia.

Eleven churches, three mosques, two Muslim prayer...

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North London Hindu School Will Be 'the First Of Many'

January 29, 2010

Author: Robert Pigott

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8486375.stm

With its wood-clad buildings, large expanses of light and grass-covered roofs, the Krishna-Avanti Primary School in Edgware, north London, proclaims its respect for the environment.

But the first state-funded Hindu school is also designed to make a statement about this famously well-integrated religion.

At its heart is the temple, above which rises a...

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