Hinduism

Hindus Laud New Zealand Police for Launching Guide to Major Religions

March 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Web Newswire

http://www.webnewswire.com/node/450676

Hindus have commended New Zealand Police for launching a guide to practices of major religions of the country.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that this 60-page publication titled “A Practical Reference to Religious Diversity” provided a wonderful resource to the members of police force to effectively do their...

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Hindus Celebrate Ram Navmi

March 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/3/28.shtml#1

From March 27 to April 3, Hindus worldwide will be gathering at their respective temples and in small groups known as Mandalis to observe the auspicious festival of Ram Navmi to celebrate the birth of Lord Rama.

Rama is believed to be the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to Vaishnavites, He descended on earth around 10,000 years ago to...

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Hindu Festival Blooms Brightly In Spanish Fork

March 28, 2009

Author: David Burger

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/News/ci_12021504

More than 15,000 people celebrated the arrival of spring Saturday afternoon at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, and more than 15,000 spent Saturday evening in the shower, washing, rinsing and repeating.

And repeating.

And repeating.

The Hindu congregation welcomed the community to partake in Holi, the Festival of Colors, where the highlight...

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Princeton University to Host First-Ever Hinduism Week

March 27, 2009

Author: Arthur J. Pais

Source: Rediff India Abroad

http://news.rediff.com/report/2009/mar/27/princeton-university-to-hold-first-ever-hinduism-week.htm

Princeton, one of America's eight Ivy League universities and widely regarded as one of the world's leading universities, is creating history.

For the first time, the New Jersey-based university which was founded in 1746 and where Albert...

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Week Of Events Focuses On Hinduism In 21st Century America

March 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News at Princeton

http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S23/79/32S35/index.xml?section=announcements

A weeklong celebration of Hindu culture and religion featuring lectures, performances and yoga demonstrations will be held Saturday to Sunday, March 28-April 5, at various campus locations. The celebration is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required to attend...

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Hindu Fights for Pyre 'Dignity'

March 24, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7960489.stm

A Hindu man has told the High Court he wants to die "with dignity" and not be "bundled in a box", in a case to retain open-air cremations.

Davender Ghai, 70, a devout Hindu, wants to overturn a Newcastle Council decision preventing funeral pyres being held in line with religious practice.

Mr Ghai insists that the process is essential to free the soul...

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A New Hindu Temple for Germany

March 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Spiegel Online

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,614948,00.html

Mosques in Germany tend to get the headlines, but the country is becoming more religiously diverse in other ways too. A Tamil group in Hanover has built a new Hindu temple, which was purified by a fire ceremony on Sunday.

The largest Hindu temple in northern Germany opened in Hanover on Sunday with a fire ceremony that...

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Helsinki Museum Removes Word "Hinduism" From Photo

March 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Scoop Independent News

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0903/S00351.htm

Heeding to the demand of infuriated Hindus in various parts of the world, the word "Hinduism" has reportedly been removed from the controversial photograph of nude man on display at a renowned Helsinki (Finland) museum.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded this protest, has appreciated this step of the government run Kiasma...

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Sikh, Hindu Minorities "Disappointed, Isolated And Oppressed"

March 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: IRIN

http://www.irinnews.org/HOVReport.aspx?ReportId=83524

"We feel disappointed, isolated and oppressed," said Ravil Singh, a Sikh leader in Nangarhar Province, eastern Afghanistan, adding that local people "are good to us".

He spoke to IRIN about the problems facing the Sikh and Hindu minorities in Afghanistan.

"Before the war [1979] there were 16,673 Sikh and Hindu families in Kabul, Nangarhar...

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Britain Consults Hindu, Muslim Groups On Poverty

March 18, 2009

Author: Hasan Suroor

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/2009/03/18/stories/2009031856351300.htm

The British government on Tuesday held consultations with representatives of the country’s Hindu and Muslim communities on how they can help in delivering its development goals in Third World countries, including India.

Their recommendations would form the basis of a White Paper being prepared by the Department of International...

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Bay Area Students Turn Hindu Festival Of Colors "Green"

March 15, 2009

Author: Matt O'Brien

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/localnews/ci_11921157?source=email

The Hindu festival of Holi is always a vibrant celebration of colors, but the college students who celebrated it in Berkeley last year never intended to paint Strawberry Creek a fruit-punch hue.

Tim Pine was leading a nature restoration group last March along the banks of the much-loved waterway that courses...

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Happy Holi Day for Hindus With Splash Of Color In New York

March 15, 2009

Author: Nicole Lyn Pesce

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/03/15/2009-03-15_happy_holi_day_for_hindus_with_splash_of.html

It's the one time of the year in New York you can toss colorful powder in a stranger's face and not get a fat lip for it.

About 200 people Saturday packed the Peking, a ship docked at the South Street Seaport to celebrate Holi - the...

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Holi to Be Celebrated At Fremont Temple

March 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/3/14.shtml#2

Each year, the Holi event at Fremont Hindu Temple promises colors, music, dance, free lunch and lots of fun for all ages. This year, the joyous festival will be celebrated Sunday, March 15.

"Every year around 600-800 people play Holi in Fremont Hindu Temple," says Ajay Jain Bhutoria, chairman of the Youth Committee. "On this day, people do not...

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