Hinduism

Hindus Celebrate Holi At New Temple

March 14, 2009

Author: David Massey

Source: News-Journal

http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Local/newEAST01031409.htm

Bright colors, jubilation and prayer chants filled a crowded little temple on Madison Avenue this week, as local Hindu people celebrated Holi festivities under bright moonlight.

The day after the full moon in the Hindu month of Phalguna, or early March, Indian people gather together...

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Hindus Welcome Spring At Holi Festival

March 13, 2009

Author: Barbara Karkabi

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6309820.html

Hundreds of people were covered with a rainbow of colors from India last Sunday as the Hindu community welcomed spring with its annual Holi Festival.

Even though organizers ordered four times more colored powder than last year, the powder thrown at and by festival goers still ran out by 2:45 p.m. But the partying...

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U.S. Buddhists, Hindus Back Evolution, Says Study

March 13, 2009

Author: Ashfaque Swapan

Source: New America Media/India West

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=5dbb57b1707ee3b07cb20c2abc5994e4

Despite virtually unanimous support in the scientific community, there is considerable public skepticism in the U.S. about Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, with 39 percent believing in the theory, according to a Gallup poll.

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Hindus, Muslims Celebrate Lucknow's 'Holi Baraat'

March 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Hindus-Muslims-celebrate-Lucknows-Holi-Baraat/rssarticleshow/4252309.cms

Amid shouts of "Holi hai", a large number of Hindus and Muslims came together here on Wednesday for a 40-year-old practise of jointly celebrating the festival of colours in the old quarter.

Dancing to the beat of drums,...

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Hindus Breathe Life Into God, Connect With Community At Fremont Temple

March 7, 2009

Author: Lisa Fernandez

Source: Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/valley/ci_11862615

It's not every day you get to breathe life into a god in a room full of others from your hometown — a mere 8,000 miles across the globe.

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime event," said Pratik Mishra, 15, who attends St. Francis High School in Mountain View. "This is a big deal."

The big deal was a cultural and consecration ceremony this weekend...

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Hindu Families From Pak Seek Refuge In India

March 7, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Hindu-families-from-Pak-seek-refuge-in-India/articleshow/4239397.cms

Stating that they do not wish to return to Pakistan due to Taliban's tyranny in the tribal areas, a group 35 Hindus, nearly half of them women, from the neighbouring country have crossed over to India and asked the government to allow them to...

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Get Fixed With a New Hue At Holi Festival

March 6, 2009

Author: Barbara Karkabi

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6297468.html

Think of the Hindu Holi festival as Slumdog Millionaire goes to summer camp. It’s colorful, joyful, a little messy and a lot of fun.

The actual holiday, observed at local temples, is on Wednesday. But Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m, the Hindu community invites Houstonians to celebrate the Festival of Colors 2, a...

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HAF Joins Prominent Bangladesh Human Rights Group At United Nations Panel: Highlight Abuse Against Minority Women

March 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/?q=node/224

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) joined the Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities (HRCBM) and other prominent NGO's in addressing a panel discussion on violence against minority women and girls in Bangladesh at the United Nations on March 6. The meeting brought together NGO's in consultative relationships with the United Nations and...

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Prince Charles Visits Temple for Holi But Shies Away From Colour

March 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sindh Today

http://www.sindhtoday.net/south-asia/71231.htm

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker-Bowles visited a massive temple in northwest London Wednesday to celebrate Holi with all the colour, music and dance of the festival, but were spared being doused in colour themselves.

The royal couple visited the Swaminarayan temple in Neasden, where they saw children throw coloured powder and water at each other....

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Hindus Urge Medical & Religious Communities to Open Free Interfaith Clinics for USA´s Uninsured

March 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Los Angeles Chronicle

http://www.losangeleschronicle.com/articles/view/92964

Hindus have urged the medical and religious communities of the country to join hands to open free interfaith health clinics for the uninsured and poor.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that until we had some kind of universal health coverage, we were morally obligated to provide about 45...

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First Phase Of Hindu Cultural Center Nearing Completion

March 2, 2009

Author: Neil Nisperos

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_11823608

A Hindu temple and adjoining Indian cultural center may still be under construction, but just off the 71 Freeway the ornately carved red Burmese teak that graces a large reception hall represents a sign of things to come.

The first phase of work on the religious and cultural center - which will be the location of a Hindu temple complex...

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