Hinduism

GTA Hindus Let Lights Shine

October 18, 2009

Author: Tom Godfrey

Source: The Toronto Sun

http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2009/10/18/11438616-sun.html

Hindus across the GTA are celebrating Diwali, a festival of lights, that marks the beginning of a new year for believers of the world's oldest religion.

Toronto-area temples were filled last night as worshippers celebrated an end of the old and beginning today of a new year in the Hindu calendar.

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Hindus In Golders Green Give Money, Food And Blood for Diwali

October 18, 2009

Author: Tristan Kirk

Source: Times

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/4689056.Hindus_in_Golders_Green_give_money__food__and_blood_for_Diwali/

A Hindu temple in Golders Green has celebrated Diwali this weekend by encouraging its members to give blood.

The Shree Swaminarayan Temple, in Finchley Road, opened its doors for the annual festival of light, in which Hindus are encouraged to give...

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Muslims Join Hindus In Kali Puja Festivities

October 18, 2009

Author: Manoj Kar

Source: Kalinga Times

http://www.kalingatimes.com/odisha_news/news2009/20091018_Muslims_join_Hindus_in_Kali_Puja_festivities.htm#

In a refreshing break from religious fanaticism that has become the order of the day, Muslims from a sleepy hamlet downstream the Brahmani river have joined hands with Hindu villagers in observing the week long Kali Puja festivities.

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Row Over School Closures for Muslim, Hindu And Sikh Holidays

October 17, 2009

Author: Jonathan Wynne-Jones and Ian Johnston

Source: Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/6358886/Row-over-school-closures-for-Muslim-Hindu-and-Sikh-holidays.html

Two councils have instructed all schools under their control to shut for the annual celebrations of Eid-Ul-Fitr, Diwali and Guru Nanak's Birthday, in addition to the Christian festivals of...

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New Hindu Leader Aims to Shine a Light On a Rich Culture

October 16, 2009

Author: Zaki Cooper

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6878351.ece

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, an annual five-day celebration of the triumph of good over evil, starts today, and festivities in the UK are being led by Bharti Tailor. She is the new secretary general of the Hindu Forum of Britain, and thus a key figure in the UK Hindu community, which is now thought to number far more...

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Hindu Celebration Diwali Sheds Light On Goodness

October 16, 2009

Author: Annysa Johnson

Source: Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/features/religion/64652562.html

Fireworks will brighten the night sky over the Hindu Temple in Pewaukee on Saturday night, its interior ablaze in light, as more than a thousand people gather for Diwali, the annual celebration of light over darkness, of goodness over evil.

"It's meant to arouse the light within," said Lakshmi Bharadwaj, who teaches sociology and...

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Hindus And Muslims Join Hands to Renovate a Temple In Kashmir

October 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_hindus-and-muslims-join-hands-to-renovate-a-temple-in-kashmir_1299907

A group of Kashmiri Hindus and local Muslims have set an example of brotherhood and communal harmony by coming together to renovate an abandoned temple in Srinagar city. 

Shiv Ji Temple Welfare Committee (STWC) has taken the initiative to...

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Students Explore Hinduism In Formal Instruction Amid Culture Clash

October 9, 2009

Author: Bob Smietana

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20091009/NEWS06/910090345/1971/Students+explore+Hinduism+in+formal+instruction+amid+culture+clash

One Sunday afternoon at the Sri Ganesha Temple in Bellevue, the air was filled with the sounds of prayer and laughter.

Two dozen worshippers stood near the shrine of Lord Ganesha, their...

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Indian Festivities Set for Stadium

October 9, 2009

Author: Di Bartok

Source: Parramatta Advertiser

http://parramatta-advertiser.whereilive.com.au/news/story/sunday1/

Parramatta will host the biggest Indian festival in Australia which will bring Hindus from all over the country and overseas.

The Festival of Lights, or Diwali, will be held at Parramatta Stadium on Sunday (October 11).

Last year the festival, organised by the Hindu Council of Australia, was held at Sydney...

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Utah Hindus Ready to Light Up the Season

October 8, 2009

Author: Peggy Fletcher Stack

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_13507846

Retailers, take note: There's an upcoming Hindu holiday that is like Christmas, New Year's, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July rolled into one.

It's Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, which Utah Hindus will celebrate Oct. 16 at the Sri Ganesha Temple in South Jordan.

That means scores of Indian Americans will be caught up in a frenzy of...

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