Hinduism

Hindu Temple in Midst of Parking Row in US

September 20, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News/ANI

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/hindu-temple-in-midst-of-parking-row-in-us_10097741.html

The Rajdhani Mandir (temple) in Virginias suburban Fairfax County, is in the eye of the storm, not because of religion, race or immigration, but parking.

The temple has attracted the negative attention of county zoning officials following...

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New Delhi Temple Gains Guinness World Record

September 18, 2008

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article4775961.ece

The Hindu temple in India which is part of the same movement as UK's flagship Neasden temple in north-west London has been listed as the largest Hindu temple in the world by the latest Guinness World Records book, published Wednesday.

The New Delhi temple, which covers 86,000 square feet, has been visited by 12...

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Hindus of Greater Houston Are Ready to Help Hurricane Ike Victims

September 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/9/17.shtml#1

In the wake of Hurricane Ike, Hindu temples have been stepping forward to help those in need.

The BAPS Swaminarayan Temple in Stafford was open on Sunday and served food to over 500 people. BAPS volunteers also served 400 hot meals at a Stafford shelter which has been set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Anyone and everyone...

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More Church Attacks in Karnataka

September 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7621590.stm

Two more churches have been vandalised in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, police say.

They say that a prayer hall was damaged by unidentified men in an attack at Ujjre near the city of Mangalore and a church attacked in the town of Kolar.

Police have arrested more than 170 people for violence in the state which injured at least 40 over...

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New Muslim, Hindu Advisers Seek to Mentor

September 15, 2008

Author: Janet Tambasco

Source: The Daily Princetonian

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2008/09/15/21356/

Following announcements made last year and over the summer, three religious leaders on campus — Coordinator for Muslim Life Sohaib Sultan, Coordinator for Hindu Life Vineet Chander and Chabad chaplain Eitan Webb — have begun their first weeks in their University-appointed positions.

Sultan’s appointment follows the...

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Hindu Worshippers in First Prayer

September 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/oxfordshire/7616637.stm

Hindu worshippers across Oxfordshire have gathered for the first time to pray together.

About 100 people attended the meeting at Kennington Village Hall on Sunday.

Members of the faith in the area hope to hold sessions every month and have launched a campaign to raise money to build their own temple in Oxford....

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First Hindu Faith School Opening

September 15, 2008

Author: Robert Pigott

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7615539.stm

Pupils are due to start term at the UK's first state-funded Hindu school.

The Krishna-Avanti Voluntary Aided Primary School is in Edgware, north London, an area where almost a third of people are Hindu.

The school offers an education based on Hindu values and beliefs but lessons will follow the national curriculum.

The intake of 30 five-year-olds...

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River Marks Religious Ceremony

September 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/merseyside/7615595.stm

Hundreds of Hindus have gathered on the banks of the River Mersey for a special religious ceremony.

The river is worshipped by British Hindus as the Holy River Ganges. Many boarded the Royal Daffodil ferry for the ceremony of immersion.

This sees clay figures representing the Hindu Lord Ganesh, the elephant deity...

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Berlin's Hindus Are Building Two New Temples

September 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/9/12.shtml#1

The 6,000 Hindus living in Germany's capital city, after years of praying in a cellar, are moving forward with plans for not one but two spacious temples, both to be built in Neukoelln, a suburb of Berlin.

In February, the Sri Mayurapathy Murugan Temple Association announced plans for a temple to Lord Murugan, who is especially beloved...

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