Hinduism

Kite-Flying Festival In Sunnyvale to Honor Hindu Sun God

January 16, 2009

Author: Lisa Fernandez

Source: Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_11472408?nclick_check=1

A Hindu group is hosting a kite festival on Saturday in Sunnyvale to coincide with a holiday that pays homage to the sun god, Lord Suryadev.

The public is invited to attend the free event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Baylands Park, 999 E. Caribbean Drive. Depending on whether you're calling it by the Hindi or Sanskrit...

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Bill Planned to End Caste Discrimination At Temples

January 10, 2009

Author: M. Ashraf

Source: Arab News

http://arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=118022&d=10&m=1&y=2009&pix=world.jpg&category=World

Kerala’s government is preparing to move a bill in the assembly ending caste discrimination at hundreds of Hindu temples in the southern state.

The draft bill prepared by Kerala Law Reforms Commission headed by eminent jurist Justice VR Krishna Iyer also...

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Indian Supreme Court Warns Orissa Over Religious Violence

January 7, 2009

Author: Achal Narayanan

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17290

India's Supreme Court has told the state government of Orissa that it will not "tolerate persecution of religious minorities" and if the state government cannot protect Christians, "then quit office."

A three-judge panel of the Supreme Court issued the warning Monday (Jan. 5) following a petition filed by Roman Catholic Archbishop Raphael...

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Christian-Muslim-Buddhist-Jewish Leaders to Honor Hindu Statesman Zed

January 3, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20090103065448zzzz.nb/topstory.html

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Nevada clergy belonging to various religions and denominations is coming together to honor fellow Nevadan acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who was recently invited to European Parliament to promote interfaith dialogue.

Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish,...

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Hindus Urge Religious Solidarity On Poverty Front

December 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Track India

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/52114

Lauding Pope's call on fighting poverty, Hindus have urged all religions to come together on this issue and make poverty eradication a moral priority.

US based Hindu religious leader Rajan Zed, in a statement, said that poverty was a monumental crisis and biggest challenge facing world today and it shoulbe dealt at an emergency level.

All...

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Hindu Extremists Will Not Demonstrate On Christmas

December 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Asia News

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=31230

The authorities in Orissa's communally sensitive Kandhamal district have sought more security forces from the state government, following threats of strikes and demonstrations by radical Hindu groups. “We may have violence.” For this reason we “have sought three companies of the Rapid Action Forces (RAF)...

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Orissa's Kandhamal Seeks More Forces Ahead of Christmas

December 22, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: IANS

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Orissas_Kandhamal_seeks_more_forces_ahead_of_Christmas/articleshow/3873237.cms

Fearing communal violence during Christmas celebrations, authorities in Orissa's communally sensitive Kandhamal district have sought more security forces from the state government.

"We may have violence. We have sought...

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Muslim Couples Tie Knot In Hindu Temple

December 21, 2008

Author: Nayan Dave

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Muslim_couples_tie_knot_in_Hindu_temple/rssarticleshow/3868262.cms

In perhaps the first-of-its-kind nikah solemnised before Lord Ram in the communally sensitive Gujarat, two Muslim couples tied the knot in a Junagadh temple with a maulvi reciting Koranic verses in the backdrop of Ram dhun. Members of both...

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Indian Temple Attacked In South Africa

December 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economic Times

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/PoliticsNation/Indian_temple_attacked_in_South_Africa/articleshow/3870186.cms

A prominent Hindu temple here has been attacked, the sixth such incident in an Indian place of worship since March this year, drawing sharp reaction from the religious leaders of the Indian community against the brazen strike by...

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Hindus Greet Jews On Hanukkah

December 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Track India

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/51651

Hindus have sent greetings to Jewish community world over on Hanukkah (Chanukah), eight-day Festival of Lights beginning December 21.

Acclaimed Hindu and Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, expressed warmest greetings on Hanukkah festival, wishing happiness, peace and j to all the Jews.

Zed, who is the...

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Hindu Temple In Shock as Judge Gives Nod to Development Plan

December 16, 2008

Author: Ivor Markman

Source: The Herald

http://www.theherald.co.za/herald/news/n03_16122008.htm

In a move that has shocked the Hindu community in Port Elizabeth, Judge Bonisile Sandi has ordered the Provincial Heritage Resources Authority (PHRA) to issue a permit to Pambili Developments within 10 days for the demolition of the old Low Ah Kee general dealer building in Upper Valley Road.

The issuing of the permit will remove one of...

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Controversial Hindu Driveway Painting Covered

December 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28220779/

A controversial Hindu painting on a Loudoun County driveway has been covered. Ram Balasubramanian has covered the painting in black paint and sent a new picture of the driveway to his homeowner's association, LoudounExtra reported. Balasubramanian called it a temporary solution, as the outline of the painting is still visable. In order to welcome guests to a thread ceremony for his 14-year-old...

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Hindus Rally for Muslim Charity

December 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7786495.stm

Hundreds of members of Pakistan's Hindu community have turned out to protest on behalf of a Muslim charity accused by India over the deadly Mumbai attacks.

The protesters in the city of Hyderabad in Sindh province complained that Jamaat-ud-Dawa was not a terrorist organisation and should not be banned.

They said it was a "saviour" in providing...

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