Hinduism

India's All-Important Muslim Vote

April 19, 2009

Author: Suvojit Bagchi

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7998819.stm

The Indian government's "war against terror" may cost the Congress party dearly in the election.

Arrests and alleged extrajudicial killings of Muslim youths have angered many in the Islamic community.

"People in power have branded us as terrorists and used us as a vote bank, this cannot go on," said the all-powerful cleric of Delhi's Jama...

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Armed Forces Hindu Conference Welcomes Personnel

April 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Army News

http://www.army.mod.uk/news/13807.aspx

Hindus from the three armed forces gathered at Birmingham's Shree Geeta Bhawan temple, Birmingham, on Wednesday 8 April, to hear speakers from their own and other faiths at the annual Armed Forces Hindu Conference.

Organiser Armed Forces Hindu Chaplain Acharya Krishan Kant Attri welcomed guests and representatives from each of the services, who addressed the audience and...

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BAPS Celebrates Swaminarayan Jayanti And Ramnavami

April 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Journal

http://www.indiajournal.com/pages/event.php?id=6658

The atmosphere of bhakti surrounding the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was enhanced on April 5 by an evening of bhajans, folk dances, thought-provoking discourses, and inspirational skits as devotees of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Sanstha celebrated the 228th birthday of Bhagwan Swaminarayan founder of the Sampraday.

Idols of Akshar and Purushottam...

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Hindu Mantras In Sanskrit Opened City Council Meet In Nevada

April 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Web Newswire

http://www.webnewswire.com/node/451302

City Council of Sparks, one of the fastest growing city of Nevada (USA), reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures for the first time today since its formation in 1905.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before Sparks City Council today after sprinkling holy water from river Ganga (in India)....

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Sydney Veda Patasala Celebrates Its First Anniversary

April 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/4/15.shtml#1

The first anniversary of Sydney Veda Patasala was grandly celebrated with more than 150 people attending to hear, participate and appreciate Vedic chanting. An initiative of Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia, the Sydney Veda Patasala was started in 2008 under the guidance of Swami Vigyananand, Joint General Secretary, VHP. Children from four Patasala...

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Religious Rift Tears At Orissa Communities

April 13, 2009

Author: Chris Morris

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7996827.stm

Hundreds of people have gathered in the darkness in the town of Raikia.

Candlelight flickers across their faces as they sit quietly on the floor. They chant and pray as a priest leads them in worship.

For Christians, Easter is a time of hope. But in Kandhamal, deep in the interior in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, hope is in short supply....

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Hindu Woman Priest Named to Obama Faith Council

April 9, 2009

Author: Sunita Sohrabji

Source: India West

http://www.indiawest.com/readmore.aspx?id=1065&sid=1

Anju Bhargava, one of the handful of Hindu women priests in the U.S., has been appointed to the advisory council of President Barack Obama’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Obama announced the creation of the new office Feb. 5, and had named Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, based...

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Hindus Urge USA Authority to Add More Religious Holidays

April 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Newstrack India

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/83131

Hindus in New Jersey have urged the State Department of Education in USA to add nine more Hindu festivals, including Durgapuja, to its “List of Religious Holidays Permitting Pupil Absence From School”.

Indo-American Hindu scholar Rajan Zed, in a statement today, said that Hinduism was rich in festivals and festivals were very dear to Hindu...

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Thai-Cambodia Border Tensions Ease

April 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Aljazeera.net

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/04/200945225216681914.html

Tensions at the Thai-Cambodia border which flared last week have eased, Thailand's prime minister says.

"The tension, which resulted from a misunderstanding, has eased," Abhisit Vejjajiva said in his weekly television broadcast.

The statement comes after Thai and Cambodian military...

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Ram Navami Celebrations At the House Of Commons Highlight Hindu Acceptance In UK

April 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/4/5.shtml#1

The birthday of Lord Rama was celebrated at the House of Commons on Monday, as the Members' Dining Room was turned into a Mandir for the afternoon. Over 200 invited guests sang bhajans and watched Aarti performed by two young children, as Hindus from many different traditions celebrated the festival beneath the flag of Lord Hanuman.

The fifth annual...

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Hindu Baccalaureate Service In a Prestigious American University

April 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/entertainment/hindu-baccalaureate-service-in-a-prestigious-american-university_100175610.html

Hindu Baccalaureate Service (Dikshant Utsav), held for the first time in Western USA at prestigious University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) in May last, will be held again on April eleven next.

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Hindus & Jews Want Restructuring Of Prayers At UK Parliament

March 31, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/entertainment/hindus-jews-want-restructuring-of-prayers-at-uk-parliament_100173444.html

Hindus and Jews have asked the United Kingdom to re-evaluate the matrix of opening prayers in its Parliament, which probably date back from 17th century.

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman; and Rabbi...

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