Hinduism

Hindus & Jews Ask for Adequate Compensation for Savagely Burnt Sikh Immigrant

February 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20090211082739zzzz.nb/topstory.html

Hindus and Jews have demanded adequate compensation by the Italian government for an Indian immigrant who was reportedly brutally beaten, insulted and set on fire with petrol while asleep in Nettuno, south of Rome.

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman; and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader in Nevada and...

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Thousands Of Muslims Vow to Combat Terror

February 3, 2009

Author: V.P.K. Shukoor

Source: Arab News

http://arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=118812&d=3&m=2&y=2009&pix=world.jpg&category=World

India’s one of the most prominent Muslim organizations, the Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind (JUH), organized a massive anti-terrorism convention in Bangalore on Saturday, which strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms.

Attended by thousands Muslims from...

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Worshippers Celebrate 3rd Anniversary Of Hindu Temple

February 2, 2009

Author: Robert Annis

Source: IndyStar.com

http://www.indystar.com/article/20090202/LOCAL/902020356

Hundreds of worshippers packed the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana on the Far Eastside to celebrate its third anniversary Sunday.

Some parishioners dressed in colorful traditional Indian clothing and others wore western garb. They took turns waving trays of burning incense in front of an altar bearing more than a dozen statues, flowers...

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Hindus Attack Christians On Indian Island

February 1, 2009

Author: Nirmala Carvalho

Source: Spero News

http://www.speroforum.com/a/17973/Hindus-attack-Christians-on-Indian-island

It was supposed to be a day of celebration, but instead it turned into the latest example of violence by Hindu radicals against Christians and the conversion of tribals. Hundreds of Catholic faithful were beaten, humiliated, mocked, and driven away.

On January 24, a few hundred Catholics crossed the...

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Chaplain to Give Hindu Prayers At Ore. Legislature

January 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Boston Examiner

Wire Service: AP

http://www.examiner.com/a-1818246~Chaplain_to_give_Hindu_prayers_at_Ore__Legislature.html

A northern Nevada chaplain who a year ago became the first to read a Hindu prayer at the U.S. Senate plans to read the prayers at state legislatures in Oregon, Colorado and Indiana.

Rajan Zed is the president of University...

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Indonesian Muslims Banned From Practicing Yoga

January 26, 2009

Author: Robin McDowell

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/world/20090126_ap_indonesianmuslimsbannedfrompracticingyoga.html

Muslims in Indonesia are banned from practicing yoga that contains Hindu rituals like chanting, the country's top Islamic body said Monday, echoing concerns by some religious groups elsewhere about its effect on their faith.

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Prayers for Obama In Hindu Temples In America

January 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indopia

http://www.indopia.in/India-usa-uk-news/latest-news/483791/International/2/20/2

Several Hindu temples across the United States today sought heavenly blessings for the newly inaugurated President Barack Obama by ringing bells, lighting sacred lamps and reciting from scriptures.

The ceremonies were held in response of the Hindu American Foundation...

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US-Based Hindu Group Praises Obama for His Remark On Religions

January 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1223585

US president Barack Obama drew appreciation and expression of gratitude from a US-based Hindu group for his inaugural speech where he mentioned Hindus along with Christians, Jews and Muslims who form part of this "great nation.

"His words provide us with hope that the Hindu American voice will not only be heard but valued," Hindu American Foundation's Director...

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"The Inauguration of President Barack Obama," a Commentary by Diana L. Eck

January 20, 2009

Author: Diana L. Eck

Source: Politico

http://www.politico.com/arena/perm/Diana_Eck_ED627108-BA1B-4F66-ACB6-24AFC6D21D9A.html

The strength of our patchwork heritage. . .

The huge and diverse, cheering crowd on the Mall was a visual counterpart to a unique part of the inaugural address. Coming right after his powerful words to those "who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror," he spoke of the...

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Kite Flying On Makar Sankaranti Marks Hindu Muslim Unity

January 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: One India

http://living.oneindia.in/insync/pulse/2009/makar-sankaranti-gujarat-kites-uttarayan-130109.html

With Makar Sankaranti in the corner and country to celebrate it in different ways, the Hindu festival is one of the biggest and popularly celebrated in Gujarat. Uttarayan is the phase when sun travels towards the north on the celestial sphere. The starting of Uttarayan is...

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A Hindu Ritual That's Short, Sweet

January 19, 2009

Author: Leslie Ferenc

Source: The Star-Ledger

http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/573292

Like father, like son.

It's been that way for generations in the Jain family, where a baby boy's first haircut is an auspicious and joyous occasion.

And 39 years after Atul Jain had his long black curly locks shorn and his head shaved in a 3,000-year-old Hindu ceremony, dozens of relatives and friends gathered to see his son Jeevan's ritual...

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State Of Virginia Changes School Curriculum for Hinduism

January 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/1/21.shtml#1

HPI has just become aware of the successful outcome of Hindus in Virginia to change the State's curriculum for teaching of Hinduism as part of world history. Rakesh Bahadur, with others, spearheaded the effort. The entire curriculum revision for the State may be downloaded at the URL above. One can then search "Hinduism" to find the changed sections.
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Queensburgh Gets Its First Hindu Temple

January 18, 2009

Author: Wendyl Martin

Source: The Times Online

http://www.thetimes.co.za/PrintEdition/News/Article.aspx?id=919861

An old house once owned by a church in the Durban suburb of Queensburgh is being converted into a Hindu temple.

The Sri Mayapur Dham, run by the Vaishnava Research Forum, will be the first permanent Hindu place of worship in the area.

It recently opened its doors to the Hindu community which for four...

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