Hinduism

At Farmington Hills Event, Hindu Foundation Urges Advocacy

October 25, 2009

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20091025/NEWS03/91025025/1318/At-Farmington-Hills-event--Hindu-foundation-urges-advocacy

More than 100 Hindus attended an educational event today in Farmington Hills hosted by the Hindu American Foundation, an advocacy group cofounded by a Southfield native.The gathering was the foundation’s first...

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Local Hindu Community Observes Diwali Holiday

October 25, 2009

Source: News-Press

http://www.news-press.com/article/20091025/NEWS0103/91024060/1005/ACC/Local-Hindu-community-observes-Diwali-holiday

Members of Southwest Florida’s Hindu community lit up the night Saturday in Lehigh Acres with a Diwali celebration.

More than 100 people, many with roots in the West Indies and South America, where Hinduism is widespread, danced, sang, enjoyed a fashion show and...

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Muslims Join Hindus to Celebrate Chhath In Bihar

October 24, 2009

Author: Imran Khan

Source: IANS

http://www.samaylive.com/news/muslims-join-hindus-to-celebrate-chhath-in-bihar/664014.html

In a show of brotherhood and communal harmony, Muslims in Bihar joined Hindus in celebrating Chhath, the state's biggest religious festival. While many Muslims are observing a fast and performing the ritual, others are helping their Hindu neighbours by cleaning river banks, streets and...

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Hindu Temple Expanding In Galloway Township

October 23, 2009

Author: Emily Previti

Source: Press of Atlantic City

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/press/atlantic/article_87562b54-c020-11de-a352-001cc4c03286.html

Construction continued Friday at the Vaikunth-Hindu Jain Temple, despite the dark sky threatening rain that would end work for the afternoon.

Workers have completed four of 10 free-standing worship structures slated for the seven-acre...

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Sikh Storyteller Grabs the Imagination At Faith Day

October 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bury Times

http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/4693795.Sikh_storyteller_grabs_the_imagination_at_faith_day/

Pupils in Bury have been given the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of other faiths and cultures.

Bury CE High School staged its second annual multi-faith day which brought together speakers from the major world religions, thanks to a series of workshops and...

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New Hindu Temple to Open In Holbrook

October 21, 2009

Author: Lane Lambert

Source: Wicked Local Dedham/GateHouse News Service

http://www.dailynewstranscript.com/state/x637607299/New-Hindu-temple-to-open-in-Holbrook

Anyone who strolled past the former Friendly’s on South Franklin Street on a recent late afternoon might have wondered what they heard from an open window.

To the drone of a harmonium and pop of a mridanga drum, a group of adults and...

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Faith Schools Warned On RE Texts

October 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8318765.stm

Independent faith schools must ensure all resources used to teach about other religions are accurate, inspectors say.

Ofsted surveyed 51 schools in England from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu faiths, at the request of Schools Secretary Ed Balls.

Inspectors said some materials were biased or had incorrect information...

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Elephant Calf Named In Ceremony

October 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/leicestershire/8319013.stm

A baby elephant born at a Leicestershire zoo has been blessed and named during a ceremony led by a Hindu priest.

Ten-week-old Ganesh Vijay is the first calf born at Twycross Zoo to be conceived by artificial insemination.

Brahmin Shree Mahendra Pandya from Leicester led prayers and placed a red dot on the...

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Hindus Laud London Boroughs for Declaring Diwali, Eid, Guru Nanak B'day As Holidays

October 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Newstrack India

http://newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/129025

Hindus have applauded two east London boroughs for declaring Diwali, Eid and Guru Nanak Birthday as school holidays.

Waltham Forest and Newham councils have reportedly announced Eid, Diwali, and Guru Nanak Birthday as school closure days in all the community primary and secondary schools.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed...

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Surfing Swami Leads His Followers Into a New Wave Of Religion

October 20, 2009

Author: Rhys Blakely

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,26232225-25837,00.html

Surfing, a sport with devout followers from South Wales to NSW, has never caught on in India - despite the country having more than 6800km of coast and giant waves during the monsoon.

That could now change as the world's first surfing swami sets his sights on popularising the pursuit across the...

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South Asian Students Team to Celebrate Diwali

October 19, 2009

Author: Amy Julia Harris

Source: The Stanford Daily

http://www.stanforddaily.com/cgi-bin/?p=1034540

The Old Union courtyard was awash in saris, food, candlelight and music Sunday night as hundreds of students celebrated the Hindu holiday of Diwali.

This year, four of Stanford’s most prominent South Asian organizations — the Hindu Student Council, Sanskriti, the Stanford India Association and the dance team Basmati Raas — pooled...

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