Hinduism

Richfield PZC Gives Hindu Temple Final Blessing

May 29, 2008

Author: Mike D’Agruma

Source: Akron Ohio News

http://www.akron.com/akron-ohio-community-news.asp?aID=2517

Sree Venkateswara Temple of Cleveland worshippers now have an officially approved facility in Richfield Village to practice their traditions — at least on blueprint paper.

The Richfield Village Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) voted 3-2 to approve the final plan for the religious facility during its May 27...

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Spare Bedroom Houses Hindu Temple

May 29, 2008

Author: Saff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/essex/7426698.stm

A couple have said 50,000 worshippers have been welcomed to their Essex home after they turned their spare bedroom into a Hindu temple.

Adorned with 17 Hindu gods, Sushila and Dhirajlal Karia's bedroom in a quiet Clacton street was inaugurated in 1979.

The couple said they made the changes to the 10ft x 7ft room as there was...

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Seventh-Day Adventist Church Invites Hindu Leader Zed to its World Headquarters

May 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/20080528150555tsop.nb/newsblaze/WORLDNEW/World-News.html

As a remarkable interfaith gesture, Seventh-day Adventist Church has invited acclaimed Hindu leader Rajan Zed to its world headquarters in Maryland (USA) and meet its leaders.

Carol E. Rasmussen of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty department of the Church, in a communique to Zed,...

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Staten Island Hindu Temple Consecrates Deities

May 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Post News Service

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/2846/

The Staten Island Hindu temple celebrated the Prana Pratistha, a ceremony during which the consecration of the Hindu deities Sri Shiva and Parvati, Sri Karthikeya, Durga Mata, Lakshmi Mata, Saraswati Mata, Sri Radha Krishna and Sri Hanumanji at the temple in a three-day ceremony, from May 23 to 25. This marks the third stage completion of the temple...

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Buddhist Monks Fear 'Hinduization' of Mahabodhi Temple

May 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Patna Daily

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=42,6513,0,0,1,0

Buddhist Priests Fear 'Hinduization' of Mahabodhi Temple. Photo by Anupam SinghThe president of the All India Bodh Gaya Mahabodhi Vichar Mukti Andolan Committee Bhadant Anand, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, accused the state government of trying to 'Hinduize' the Mahabodhi Temple by setting up Hindu temples...

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Hindu Council of New Zealand Holds Conference on Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda

May 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today/Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/5/24.shtml#1

Maori King Tuheitia inaugurates Hindu Conference His Highness Te Arikinui King Tuheitia, the Maori King, inaugurated the 2nd New Zealand Hindu Conference on 16 May 2008 at the Hindu Heritage Centre, Auckland by lighting the lamp in the traditional Hindu way for the auspicious beginning of the conference. This is an important event...

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Kenya: Religious Leaders Support New Child Health Initiative

May 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200805230982.html

Religious leaders have backed a national campaign to improve the health of children under the age of five.

The Malezi Bora programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and the United Nations children's agency UNICEF. The services offered by the programme include immunization, provision of Vitamin A supplements, protection...

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Hindu Sects in Dispute Over Temple Worship Rights

May 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu Press International/Thaindian

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/5/23.shtml#2

The Chidambaram Nataraja temple is embroiled in a controversy following differences of opinion between two sects over over a temple festival, priests said here Friday. Trouble arose when adherents of the Vaishnavite sect obtained permission to celebrate the annual festival of the Govindarajaswamy (Vishnu) shrine located inside the...

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Relief for Gujarat Riot Victims

May 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7416073.stm

The Indian government has announced an $80m relief package for the victims of anti-Muslim riots in the western state of Gujarat in 2002.

The package is expected to benefit the families of 1,169 people who were killed in the riots, say officials.

Over 2,500 people, who were wounded, will also be compensated.

More than 1,000 people,...

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New Report Details Hindu Rights Abuses

May 19, 2008

Author: Todd R. Brown

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/nationandworld/ci_9314616

In a scene in the comedy film "Airplane!" the hero struggles to get through an airport lobby, shoving various solicitors out of the way, including an innocuous Hare Krishna offering a flower.

Today airport proselytizing is a folk memory, but the once belittled Hindu sect still faces real-world battles, particularly in Russia,...

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Convention to Focus on Protection of the Cow

May 18, 2008

Author: Suthentira Govender

Source: The Times

http://www.thetimes.co.za/PrintEdition/News/Article.aspx?id=768074

Cow worship, the medicinal value of cow dung and urine, and life as a vegetarian are among the topics that are to be discussed at South Africa’s first youth convention on cow protection.

The Vaishnava Research Forum and Shri Krishna Gowshala (cow sanctuary) will host the event at their Thornville farm, near...

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