Hinduism

Hindu Society Holds Memorial For Mumbai Attacks

December 1, 2008

Author: Chris Cowperthwaite

Source: NBC17

http://raleigh.mync.com/site/raleigh/news/story/20388/hindu-society-holds-memorial-for-mumbai-attacks/

As part of tradition, Hindus pray for 11 days for the souls of people who've died.

Because of that, the Hindu society's temple has been busy in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

"Sanity should prevail, and we're...

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Local Hindus, Jews Memorialize Mumbai Attack Victims

December 1, 2008

Author: Ray Reyes And Julie Busch

Source: Tampa Bay Online

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27990087/

The memorial service was performed in the traditional Hindu language Sanskrit as the fire god received offerings of flowers and butter.

About 50 people attending the Shanti Homa ceremony at Tampa's Hindu Temple of Florida today then continued to pray for the people killed last week during the attacks in Mumbai.

At least 174 people were killed...

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Indian-Americans Hold Vigil in Phoenix to Honor Terror Victims

November 29, 2008

Author: Lindsey Collom

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2008/11/29/20081129indiavigil1129.html

Leena Raval spent the past two days watching television for word of her uncle's fate.

He went to dinner at a restaurant at one of the hotels that came under siege in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday. She said it was the same restaurant where she last saw him two years ago.

Raval,...

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Prayers Go Out for India During Times of a Terror Crisis

November 28, 2008

Author: Brendan Brosh, Kathleen Lucadamo and Tina Moore

Source: The Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2008/11/27/2008-11-27_prayers_go_out_for_india_during_times_of.html?print=1&page=all

Mayor Bloomberg told worshipers at a Hindu prayer service in Queens Thursday that Mumbai was “another New York” and warned against letting the terrorists win....

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Malaysia Leader: Yoga for Muslims OK Without Chant

November 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/11/26/asia/AS-Malaysia-No-Yoga.php

Malaysia's leader assured Muslims on Wednesday they can perform yoga if they do not chant religious mantras — an apparent effort to assuage public anger over an Islamic body's ban of the ancient Indian exercise.

Last week, the National Fatwa...

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Top Islamic Body: Yoga Is Not For Muslims

November 22, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/11/22/malaysia.yoga.banned.ap/index.html

Malaysia's top Islamic body on Saturday ruled against Muslims practicing yoga, saying it had elements of other religions that could corrupt Muslims.

The National Fatwa Council's non-binding edict said yoga involves not just physical exercise but also includes Hindu spiritual elements, chanting and...

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'Hindu Terrorism' Debate Grips India

November 21, 2008

Author: Zubair Ahmed

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7739541.stm

A new and highly controversial phrase has entered the sometimes cliche-riddled Indian press: "Hindu terrorism".

As with the term "Islamic terrorism" and "Christian fundamentalism", this latest addition to the media lexicon is highly emotive.

It was in the aftermath of the 29 September bomb blast in the predominantly Muslim town of Malegaon in...

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Hindu Extremists' Reward to Kill Christians, As Britain Refuses to Bar Members

November 20, 2008

Author: Rhys Blakely

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article5186703.ece

Extremist Hindu groups offered money, food and alcohol to mobs to kill Christians and destroy their homes, according to Christian aid workers in the eastern state of Orissa.

The allegations follow the British Government’s refusal to prevent members of two radical groups linked to the worst anti[-]Christian...

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VHP Opposes Govt Relief to Rebuild Orissa Churches

November 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

Wire Service: IANS

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/VHP_against_govt_aid_to_Orissa_churches/articleshow/3726931.cms

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday said it was opposed to the move by the Orissa government to rebuild churches that were damaged during the communal violence in the state's Kandhamal district...

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Archbishop in London Visits Temple

November 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indo-Asian News Service

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080072848

The head of the Church of England has contrasted the "organised attacks" on Christians in Orissa with the treatment of Hindus in Britain, and said India risks losing its place as "an international beacon" if the violence is allowed to continue.

In a letter written to Indian church leaders on the eve of a...

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Threat to Ban Yoga Tests Boundary of Tolerance

November 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Malaysia Today

http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/14913/84/

Norien Hassan is used to pushing the limits in her yoga studio. What she did not expect was to test religious as well as physical boundaries.

The 37-year-old began practising yoga in Kuala Lumpur after she heard it could help women conceive.

Three years later, she is a proud married mother of two who now practises yoga up to six days a week as...

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