Hinduism

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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Fatwa on Yoga is Not Binding: Malaysian Council

December 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PTI News

http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0/1BA120C88AF8FA376525752000494540?OpenDocument

With several Muslims expressing resentment over a decree which declared Yoga as 'haram' for them, Malaysia's National Fatwa Council has said the edicts issued by it were only "views" and are "not binding" on any state.

Some Malaysian states like Sarawak had banned Yoga while...

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Court Grants Custody of Hindu Girl to Muslim Foster Father

December 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Court_grants_custody_of_Hindu_girl_to_Muslim_foster_father/rssarticleshow/3836522.cms

A Muslim man was granted custody of his Hindu daughter, by a local court here, whom he had brought up as his own after finding her abandoned on a railway station 13 years ago.

Judge H K Ghayal of...

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Hindus Ask for Recognition in 27 Countries of European Union in a Groundbreaking Memorandum

December 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: American Chronicle/Newswire Services

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/84906

Hindus presented a groundbreaking memorandum to European Parliament (EP) President Hans-Gert Pottering on Wednesday asking Hinduism to be recognized fully and officially in all the 27 member states of EP.

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman from USA, who met with Pottering in his Brussels office Wednesday on an historic invitation...

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Health Secretary to Launch Hindu Patient Care Guide

December 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Asian News

http://www.theasiannews.co.uk/news/s/1084273_health_secretary_to_launch_hindu_patient_care_guide_

Health Secretary Alan Johnson MP and the Hindu Forum of Britain will launch the first ever guide to help health professionals provide care to Hindu patients at the House of Commons today.

Caring for Hindu Patients aims to enhance health professional's...

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Charity Replaces Hindu Sacred Cow

December 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/7779331.stm

The RSPCA is giving a cow to a Hindu temple in Hertfordshire to replace one put down by a vet.

The charity said it was sorry for causing offence to the Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple in Watford - but stood by the vet's decision.

A Belgian Blue Jersey cross cow will now be given to the temple.

Temple officials claim they had been...

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Kashmir Pilgrimage Offers Hope for Hindu-Muslim Unity

December 10, 2008

Author: Sameer Mohindru

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122884940864892043.html

The annual pilgrimage to Amarnath cave in the southern Himalayas has been a rare example of Hindu-Muslim unity in India for centuries.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Hindus trek through snow-clad peaks to the sacred cave of Amarnath, 3,888 meters above sea level, during a two-month period between June and August.
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Durga Lakshmi Saraswati Temple Planned In San Jose

December 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/4749/1/print/

A group of long-time Bay Area residents have announced their plans to establish a Sri Durga Lakshmi Saraswati Temple in the South Bay. Associated facilities will include a multi-purpose, solar-roofed building with wedding hall, dining hall, kitchen, offices, library and classrooms.

In addition, a 500 seat auditorium for dance, music and...

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Driveway Painting Tests Religious Freedom

December 8, 2008

Author: Annie Gowen

Source: The Washington Post

http://loudounextra.washingtonpost.com/news/2008/dec/08/painting-tests-religious-freedom/

A Loudoun County man was in big trouble over his driveway. And every day it was costing him $10 in fines.

Ram Balasubramanian had painted a Hindu religious symbol on his South Riding driveway for a family event. The six-foot design of swirling red and white paint was...

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Democratic Party Opens Key Meeting With Hindu Prayers

December 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Deccan Herald

http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/Dec82008/foreign20081208105447.asp?section=updatenews

Starting with 'Om', Zed read from Rig-Veda, the oldest scripture of the world still in common use. He also delivered from Brahadaranyakopnisad, Taittiriya Upanisad, and Bhagavad-Gita.

For the first time, a key meeting of the Democratic Party in the US state of Nevada began...

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India's Muslims Hope to Avoid Backlash

December 8, 2008

Author: Erika Kinetz

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iebxq2ToFkGYJsWMbbQHADpab0jwD94UNHT00

The cleric stood before dozens of bearded men who had gathered on a crowded Mumbai street corner to honor the 171 people killed by Islamic militants.

"Many innocents were killed by these terrorists," said Ibrahim Tani, president of the Muslim Council of India. "Those...

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India Attacks Haven't Led to More Violence

December 7, 2008

Author: Siddharth Philip

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2008-12-07-india_N.htm

When Hakim Iqbal goes to the mosque today to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, he will wear a black armband — a sign of solidarity with Mumbai's Hindus and Christians after the terrorist attacks on this city that left 171 dead.

Nearly two weeks after Islamic terrorists rampaged through the heart of India's commercial...

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Hindus Greet Christians on Christmas

December 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20081207062830zzzz.nb/topstory.html

Hindus have sent early greetings to Christian communities worldwide for the upcoming Christmas celebrations.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, expressed his warmest greetings on the Christmas season, wishing that it would bring joy, happiness, blessings and cheer to all.

Zed, who...

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Royal Hindu Temple Visit Called Off

December 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Press Association

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5gPxoD0gEvhkzB637Exs_7pDkoJ2Q

The Duke of Edinburgh's visit to a Hindu temple was cancelled because the place of worship is being investigated by the Charity Commission, Buckingham Palace said.

The Duke was scheduled to meet faith leaders at the Shree Hindu Temple in Leicester as part of a day of engagements...

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Faith Communities: Swaminarayan Hinduism

December 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Savannah Morning News

http://savannahnow.com/node/630319

Kalpana Patel can't remember a day when she hasn't prayed.

The Savannah mother and her family start and end each day with fasting and then prayer. She also spends at least 30 minutes in prayer at the Hindu temple on Canebrake Road.

"I don't miss a day," Patel said. "If I got up late and had to go to work, I wouldn't eat or drink all day. Once I would get home...

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