Hinduism

For Weekend, School Hosts Hindu Goddess

October 13, 2008

Author: Chris Sikich

Source: The Indy Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081013/LOCAL1802/810130340

Northview Middle School took on a new look this weekend for a Bengali religious event called the Durga Puja.

Hundreds of people from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana flocked to Indianapolis on Saturday and Sunday for the 24th annual Tri State Durga Puja and erected a shrine in the Far-Northside...

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Hindu Celebration Draws Many North Georgians

October 11, 2008

Author: John M. Willis

Source: Rome News-Tribune

http://news.mywebpal.com/partners/680/public/news929845.html

The music hits your ears first, well before you enter the carpet showroom off Union Grove Road in rural Gordon County.

Once inside, several hundred men and women of all ages are dancing, clapping in time with the throbbing beat and moving in a counterclockwise circle around an altar on which pictures of the nine aspects of...

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Christian Youths Turn to Militancy

October 11, 2008

Author: Shaikh Azizur Rahman

Source: The National

http://www.thenational.ae/article/20081011/FOREIGN/254874587/1015/SPORT

Christian youths in the eastern state of Orissa have turned to militancy by teaming up with local Maoists. Police are concerned that if anti-Christian riots continue, the Christians may also join forces with Muslim militants to take on Hindus.

The shift follows seven weeks of violence triggered by the...

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Hindu Community Celebrates Navraatri Festival

October 11, 2008

Author: Sarah Dunn

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.co.uk/headlines/Hindu-community-celebrates-Navraatri-festival.4582526.jp

Sheffield's Hindu community came together to celebrate a religious festival with prayers and a traditional feast.

The event, at the Hindu Community Centre, Buckenham Street, Burngreave, was organised to mark the ninth and final day of the Navraatri festival.

It is...

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22 Arrested in TN for Damaging Religious Institutions

October 10, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/22_arrested_in_TN_for_damaging_religious_institutions/rssarticleshow/3581492.cms

The Tamil Nadu police detained 22 people for desecrating Christian institutions, even as there were reports of further attacks against select targets.

While two Bibles embedded in the outer walls of...

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A Hindu-Muslim Durga Puja in Agartala

October 8, 2008

Author: Kishalay Bhattacharjee

Source: NDTV

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080068029

Serial bomb blast across various states in the country may have dampened the spirit of Navaratri, but the blasts on the eve of Durga Puja has not changed the festivities in Tripura, which has a unique tradition of Hindus and Muslims celebrating puja together.

Not far from the big-budget colourful Durga Puja...

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Hindu Americans Condemn Religious Violence in India: Hate Speech and Politics to Blame

October 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_orissa.htm

A recent spate of inter-religious riots in India, pitting mostly Hindu and Christian communities against each other, have been widely covered in the international media. The clashes began after a Hindu monk was killed in the eastern Indian state of Orissa in early September, and in the southern city of...

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Indian Immigrants in Australia Celebrate Durga Puja With Gusto

October 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Indians_Abroad/Indian_immigrants_in_Australia_celebrate_Durga_Puja_with_gusto/articleshow/3569438.cms

Thousands of Bengali immigrants and other members of the Indian diaspora ushered in the Durga Puja celebrations with much fanfare and gusto here.

Colourful pandals (marquees...

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Local Gujarati Mark Hindu Celebration With Singing, Dancing

October 6, 2008

Author: Roland Cilliers

Source: Fort McMurray Today

http://www.fortmcmurraytoday.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1235116

It was a celebration of good defeating evil for Fort McMurray Gujarati this weekend.

The Navratri, which translates as nine nights, is a nine-day Hindu celebration that features prayer, music and dancing well into the night. In Fort McMurray, the first day of the local celebration attracted close to 400 people and...

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