Hinduism

Sikhs Continue to Face Conflict At the Hands Of the Taliban

June 10, 2009

Author: Aftab Mughal

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=5554

Sikhs and other non-Muslims living in Pakistan are facing huge challenges at the hands of the Taliban,

The Bara-based Lashkar-e-Islam (LI, an Islamic militant group) has imposed jizya, an Islamic tax, on the non-Muslim communities, including Sikhs, Hindus and Christians living in the Khyber Agency, a tribal region of North West Frontier Post (NWFP) near...

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Sanskrit Mantra Opened Interfaith Picnic In Nevada

June 8, 2009

Author: Vikas Jaatyan

Source: Northern Voices Online

http://nvonews.com/2009/06/08/sanskrit-mantra-opened-interfaith-picnic-in-nevada/

Northern Nevada (USA) held its third annual interfaith community picnic in Reno on June seven with prayers in Sanskrit, Hebrew, Arabic, and Ennevada.

Christians (various denominations), Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Religious Science, Wicca, and others gathered in famous Rancho San...

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Hindu Group to Get Just $175,000 In Textbook Bias Suit

June 6, 2009

Author: Denny Walsh

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/news/story/1923828.html

The much-ballyhooed brouhaha over how Hinduism is taught in California's secondary public schools has apparently been laid to rest.

A Sacramento federal judge entered final judgment this week in a lawsuit accusing members of the state Board of Education and the state's curriculum czar of unconstitutional actions.

California Parents for the...

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Hindu Americans Welcome Obama's Speech to Muslims, Wonder Why Hindus Ignored

June 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/?q=node/292

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) welcomed President Obama's much heralded speech in Cairo, Egypt, that was billed by the White House as an address to the global Muslim community. In a nearly hour long speech, President Obama condemned Islamic extremism while also calling for increased tolerance and pluralism in many officially Muslim countries...

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Bhutanese Refugees In Australia Celebrate Resettlement Anniversary

June 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today/www.nepalnews.com

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules/xpress/hindu-press-international/2009/06/05/bhutanese-refugees-in-australia-celebrate-resettlement-anniversary/

[HPI note: The Lhotshampas, who are mostly Hindus and once represented one sixth of Bhutan's population, were forced into exile during the 1990s....

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Muslim Sage Recites Hindu Scriptures In Uttar Pradesh

May 29, 2009

Author: Pawan Kumar Shah

Source: Silver Scorpio/ANI

http://silverscorpio.com/muslim-sage-recites-hindu-scriptures-in-uttar-pradesh/

A Muslim sage in Uttar Pradesh has been reciting holy Hindu scriptures at religious functions.

Yasin Bharti, the Muslim sage, resides in the Khoonipur block of Pipraich area.

Yasin not only has complete knowledge about the Quran, but has equal knowledge about Ramayan and...

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City Mayors to Inaugurate Hindu Festival

May 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/southvalley/ci_12463599

Mayors Ralph Becker, Kent Money and JoAnn Sehgeni will inaugurate the "Chariot Festival" or "Rathothsava" and Annual Day Celebrations of Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple (SGHT) and India Cultural Center on May 30 at the temple premises in South Jordan.

The event is free and open to the public between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The Rathothsava is a pageant...

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More Delays for Crawley Hindu Temple

May 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sussex Express

http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/496/More-delays-for-Crawley-Hindu.5308611.jp

More devastating delays have hit the finances for Crawley's new Hindu temple.

The problems facing the building currently being built off Ifield Drive have been caused because Indian stonemasons due to start work at the site around seven weeks ago have not been allowed into the country – and...

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Destroyed Hindu Statues Buried, Vandals Forgiven

May 25, 2009

Author: Esme Murphy

Source: WCCO

http://wcco.com/local/hindu.statues.buried.2.1018858.html

Three years after statues of Hindu deities were smashed by vandals, the statues were buried in a ceremony at the Maple Grove Temple.

Among those attending the ceremony were the two young men who committed the acts.

Tyler Tuomie and Paul Spakousky were sentenced to five years probation and are having to pay $48,000 each in restitution...

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Rare Ceremony Consecrating New Hindu Temple In Bucks

May 24, 2009

Author: David O'Reilly

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20090524_Rare_ceremony_consecrating_new_Hindu_temple_in_Bucks.html

A part of Bhoo Devi was still a tub of mud last week.

But as two priests crouched on the floor Thursday, scooping out the mud and shaping it - here a hand, there a foot, now a face - it took on the coarse, dark contours of a...

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