Hinduism

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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"The Love Guru" is Vulgar But Not Hinduphobic, Say Hindus Attending Special Preview

June 20, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

Bowing to continued pressure from the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) demanding a pre-screening of the film, "The Love Guru,", Paramount Pictures requested the Foundation to view the film just hours before its release last night. More than two dozen members of the local Hindu...

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Indian Politician Calls for Hindu Suicide Bombers to Target Muslims

June 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2008/06/19/2008-06-19_indian_politician_calls_for_hindu_suicid.html

A radical right-wing Indian politician called on Hindus to form suicide bomber squads and attack Muslim neighborhoods — a threat promptly condemned by political friends and foes alike.
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Supreme Court Brief Filed on Behalf of Hindu Americans in Public Prayer Case

June 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NRIPulse

http://www.nripulse.com/CityNews_FL_SC.html

Less than a year after becoming the first Hindu American group to file an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief with the United States Supreme Court, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) continued its legal campaign with another brief in support of a petition for writ of certiorari. The case, Simpson v. Chesterfield County, involves legislative prayer. While the HAF’s...

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Sri Karunamayi Graces Hindu Temple of Atlanta

June 17, 2008

Author: Mahadev Desai

Source: NRIPulse

http://www.nripulse.com/CityNews_Atl_Amma_Karunamayi.html

Sri Karunamayi, the Divine Mother, affectionately called Amma (Telugu word for mother), graced the Hindu Temple of Atlanta with her august presence on from Thursday to Saturday, May 11 to May 13. Sri Sri Sri Vijayeswari Devi or beloved Amma is no stranger to the U.S.or Atlanta as she makes annual trips here. This year too, Atlanta was on her three...

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Religious Clashes Erupt in India

June 13, 2008

Author: Subir Bhaumik

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7452132.stm

At least 40 people have been injured in religious clashes on a remote delta island in India's eastern state of West Bengal, police say.

Fifteen of those injured in the clashes on Sagar island, at the confluence of the Ganges and the sea, were policemen.

Supporters of the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) and local Muslim...

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Launch of First Hindu State School

June 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Press Association

http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5h9myKeYhhJyphU7DsS8626BFkZAQ

Britain's first Hindu state school is being launched with a religious ceremony to mark the start of building work on the controversial project.

The Krishna-Avanti Primary School will open its doors to the first reception class in September, but children will spend a year in temporary classrooms while new...

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St. Maarten a Terrific Candidate for Tapping Faith Tourism Market

June 3, 2008

Author: Judy H. Fitzpatrick and Hazel Durand

Source: The Daily Herald

http://www.thedailyherald.com/news/daily/l010/faith010.html

St. Maarten may be only sixteen square miles, but its varied facilities, natural Caribbean setting, strategic location and cultural and religious diversity make it a prime candidate for faith tourism, a multibillion-dollar industry beckoning to be exploited.

With the pressure to find new niche markets to...

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Chopra Says the Joke's on Him in New Myers Film

June 3, 2008

Author: Sandy Cohen

Source: The Associated Press

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ixk-3IUjV6KHMPj8FySPIUgZOMjwD9124TB84

Deepak Chopra has something to say about Hindu opposition to Mike Myers' new movie: Get over it.

The best-selling author and spiritual teacher is defending "The Love Guru," a comedy in which Myers plays an aspiring self-help guru who aims to achieve Chopra's level of popularity. Chopra posted an...

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Perth’s Hindu Temple Consecrates a ‘Rajagopuram’

June 3, 2008

Author: Neena Bhandari

Source: Thaindian News

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world-news/perths-hindu-temple-consecrates-a-rajagopuram_10055883.html

A rich tapestry of pomp and colour marked the consecration of the intricately carved rajagopuram, or a royal tower, at the Hindu Temple in the Canning Vale suburb of Perth. It was a moment of...

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Muslim Family Builds Hindu Temple in TN Village

June 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Muslim_family_builds_Hindu_temple_in_TN_village/rssarticleshow/3090249.cms

Showcasing secular values in this remote village of Tamil Nadu, a devout Muslim couple have built a temple for Hindu Goddess Mariamman in the backyard of their house and conduct regular poojas, arousing interest and curiosity in...

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