Hinduism

New Movie Avatar Shines Light On Hindu Word

December 18, 2009

Author: Arlene Nisson Lassin

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6777326.html

In James Cameron's new film, Avatar, the Titanic director creates a world where humans take on the form of avatars to exist on a planet called Pandora. The humans that belong to these avatars control them through technology, but some use their powerful avatar bodies for evil as...

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Zoning Change for Hindu Temple Approved

December 16, 2009

Author: Karen Cohilas

Source: WALB News

http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=11688695

A Hindu temple will soon be built in Dougherty County. Wednesday, the county commission approved a request to build a Mandir, a Hindu worship center, on Cordele Road.

The closest one is in Perry. There's another one in Atlanta, but the growing Indian population in Southwest Georgia needed a place to gather.

PIL for Separate Buddhists Crematoriums

December 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Press Trust of India

http://www.ptinews.com/news/423117_PIL-for-separate-Buddhists-crematoriums

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Bombay High Court demanding separate crematoriums in the city for followers of Buddhist religion.

The petitioner, Gautam Korde, a Buddhist in his petition has said the Buddhists are forced to use Hindu crematoriums where they are...

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Group Wants to Build Hindu Temple In Albany

December 10, 2009

Author: Karen Cohilas

Source: WALB News

http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=11634988

A sign of the growing Indian population in Southwest Georgia, a Hindu congregation wants to build a place to worship in Albany.  A group of Hindus appeared at the Dougherty County Commission meeting Monday.

They want to build a Mandir, that's a worship center, on Cordele Road. The nearest one is in Perry. Another is in Atlanta. Navin Patel says the...

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Hindu-Muslim Wedding Under One Roof

December 6, 2009

Author: Amita Verma

Source: Deccan Chronicle

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/national/hindu-muslim-wedding-under-one-roof-663

For those who preach communal harmony, this was a fantastic premier.

The Muslim Maulvi and the Hindu Pandit sat side by side to solemnize the wedding of a Muslim couple and a Hindu couple under the same roof.

This unique event took place in Dalel Purwa locality in Kanpur on...

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Hindu-Muslim March to Promote Peace On Babri Demolition Day

December 4, 2009

Source: Zee News

http://www.zeenews.com/news584553.html

Several Hindu and Muslim groups have decided to take out a march on the 17th anniversary of demolition of Babri Masjid on December 6 to promote peace and communal harmony, even as many political parties will be observing the day as "dhikkar" and "kalank" diwas. 

"With a message of peace and communal harmony we will start Karwan-e-Aman from Ayodhya to Ajmer Shareef on December 6 to promote Hindu...

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Hindus Ask Museum to Remove Painting

December 4, 2009

Author: Gary Stern

Source: The Journal News

http://www.lohud.com/article/2009912040340

Two national Hindu leaders have called on the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, SUNY, to remove a painting that they say denigrates the Hindu goddess Kali by portraying her as a gruesome , machete-wielding figure.

They even object to the name of the painting, ”Housewives With Steak-Knives,“ as practicing Hindus do not eat beef but revere cows...

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Hindu Temple Hits the Auction Block

December 1, 2009

Author: Andria Simmons

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett/hindu-temple-hits-the-221463.html

The property of the Hindu Temple of Georgia was sold to the highest bidder Tuesday at a public foreclosure auction in Gwinnett County.

It was unclear who bought the nine-acre property at 5900 Brook Hollow Parkway in Norcross following the temple's default on a $2.3 million bank loan. A Gwinnett...

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Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs Live In Complete Harmony In Malerkotla

November 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: ANI/Sify.com

http://videos.sify.com/watch/ANI-Hindus--Muslims--Sikhs-live-in-complete-harmony-in-Malerkotla-jl4uObjgeaf.html-jl4uObjgeaf.html

It[']s dawn and silence prevails in Malerkotla town. And so does harmony .People in this Muslim dominated town have been living in peace since ages and the region has never seen or heard of any conflict...

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Evidence Points to Funneling Of Hindu Temple Funds

November 19, 2009

Author: Andria Simmons

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett/evidence-points-to-funneling-205660.html

With his Hindu temple teetering on the verge of foreclosure, the Internal Revenue Service investigating potential tax evasion and his U.S. residency status in doubt, the empire of a self-proclaimed guru in Norcross may be crumbling around his ears.

Evidence presented at a bankruptcy...

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Muslims And Hindus Find Common Ground In College

November 18, 2009

Author: Courtney Bowerman

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/Features/Culture_Society/2009/11/18/Muslims-and-Hindus-find-common-ground-in-college/12584872894928/

Despite a long history of political and religious strife in India, Hindus and Muslims studying at Michigan State University say ethnic similarities are helping them overcome traditional differences....

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Muslim Neighbours Attend a Hindu Marriage Ceremony In Jammu And Kashmir

November 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/muslim-neighbours-attend-a-hindu-marriage-ceremony-in-jammu-and-kashmir_100276076.html

Hundreds of Muslims attended a Hindu marriage ceremony here on Monday.

Gatoo, the only Hindu Pundit family residing in the area dominated by Muslims, received a lot of help and support...

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