Hinduism

Unique Gandhi Festival in America

July 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Earthpages

http://epages.wordpress.com/2008/07/01/unique-gandhi-festival-in-america/

A unique first of its kind eco-friendly festival celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s life and message will be held in Nevada (USA) on Jul 26.

According to Tom Stille and Doug Keeney, coordinators of this Gandhi Fest; drummers, fire spinners, artists, healthy and organic food chefs, yoga teachers, DJs, and...

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US Gets a Taste of Indian Wedding Spectaculars

July 1, 2008

Author: Brajesh Upadhyay

Source: Hinduism Today/BBC News

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/7/1.shtml#1

Minnie, the elephant, is used to being the star. Traffic comes to a halt and heads turn when she walks down the street. And inviting her to your event can cost anything upwards of $8,500. She and other four-legged beauties are part of a booming wedding industry that caters to the ever-growing demands of rich Indians in the US.

Manan Shah...

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Thailand Withdraws Heritage Site Support for Hindu Temple

July 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Monster and Critics/Deutsche Presse-Agentur

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1414320.php/Thailand_withdraws_heritage_site_support_for_Hindu_temple

Thailand on Tuesday withdrew its support for a Cambodian proposal to list Preah Vihear temple as a World Heritage site at the United Nations Educational, Scientific...

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Ahmedabad Pays Tributes to Martyrs of Hindu-Muslim Unity

July 1, 2008

Author: Mudassir Rizwan

Source: Indian Muslim News and Information

http://www.indianmuslims.info/news/2008/jul/01/ahmedabad_pays_tributes_martyrs_hindu_muslim_unity.html

Leading citizens of Ahmedabad Tuesday paid rich tributes to Vasant and Rajab who sacrificed their lives for communal harmony 62 years ago.

A memorial programme, organised by the Movement for Democracy (MSD) and other...

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Hundreds Gather to Mark Anniversary of Hindu Mandir

June 30, 2008

Author: Corrinne Hess

Source: The Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=213697

Lake County's Hindu community celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Hindu Mandir temple over the weekend with traditional dance, food and guests some believe were delivered by God himself.

Anniversary celebrations culminated Sunday after three days of religious and cultural programs.

"This is our dream come true," said Shashi Mehta of...

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Baloch Assembly Protests Against Dam Project Endangering a Hindu Temple

June 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/baloch-assembly-protests-against-dam-project-endangering-a-hindu-temple_10066232.html

The Government of Pakistan has been asked by the Baloch Provincial Assembly to pass a parliamentary resolution to cancel the construction of a dam over the Hangol River, saying that such a dam...

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Hindu Groups Protest Haj House Construction in Ghaziabad

June 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indo-Asian News Service

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080054960

At least 11 activists of the Shiv Sena and Hindu Mahasabha were arrested in Ghaziabad Sunday as they tried to disrupt work at the under construction Haj House, which is proposed to be a halting place for Haj pilgrims from Uttar Pradesh.

The foundation stone of the Haj House, to be built on the banks of...

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Hindus Will Not Get Kashmir Land

June 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7480217.stm

The government of Indian-administered Kashmir has said it will revoke its decision to transfer land to a body that manages an important Hindu shrine.

News that the Amarnath Shrine Board was to get the forest land sparked days of protests by the area's Muslim majority.

Three people were killed and hundreds injured, including police officers....

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Pastor Assaulted by Hindu Radicals in India

June 28, 2008

Author: James Varghese

Source: Journal Chretien

http://journalchretien.net/breve13658.html

Hindu radicals assaulted an elderly pastor recently. The alleged perpetrators were members of Sangha Parivar (also called Vishwa Hindu Parishad). They attacked 65-year-old Pastor Murugan of the Gospel Church in Karnataka on the evening of June 24.

According to a report on www.persecution.in, Murugan and some other church members went to conduct a prayer...

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Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu and Catholic Schools to be Integrated into Nepal’s Education System

June 27, 2008

Author: Kalpit Parajuli

Source: Asia News

http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=12627&size=A

Confessional schools will be recognised by the state and receive public funds but must in return adapt to a national curriculum. This change does not pose any problem to Catholic schools, which are among the best in the country, but not so for all confessional schools which must implement major changes.

“Small amounts of money have been...

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Malaysia Burial Row Fuels Tension

June 26, 2008

Author: Frances Harrison

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7475950.stm

The Islamic authorities in Malaysia are in dispute with the Hindu family of a man who committed suicide - with both sides claiming the body for burial.

It is the latest in a series of cases where against the wishes of families Muslim officials have seized remains of people they say converted to Islam.

The family of the man contest his...

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Violence Spirals in Kashmir Over Hindu Trust Land

June 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://in.reuters.com/article/topNews/idINIndia-34209320080624

Indian police fired teargas to break up protests by Muslims angry with a government decision to transfer forest land to a Hindu shrine trust in Indian Kashmir, officials said on Tuesday.

Authorities last week said nearly 100 acres of forest land in Kashmir was being transferred to the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) to erect...

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India Monkey God Idol for Obama

June 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7468662.stm

A group of Indians are planning to present a statue of the revered Indian monkey God, Hanuman, to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

The group decided to order the idol after they read a magazine report saying that Mr Obama carried a good luck 'monkey king' charm.

They say that a Barack Obama victory would be good for India.
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Krishna Carnival Lights Up London

June 22, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7468185.stm

Londoners are used to seeing juggernauts rumbling through their streets, but this was a very different kind of heavy traffic.

It was a riot of colour in the heart of the capital - three 40-foot-high wooden chariots pulled from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square, accompanied by a colourful crowd singing, chanting and dancing their way along the route.

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