Hinduism

Hindu Temple in New Jersey Under Intense Scrutiny, With a Language Barrier

April 22, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today/www.nj.com

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/4/22.shtml#1

Readington officials will not vote on a controversial plan to build a 30,000-square-foot Hindu temple on Coddington Road until June.

The proposed CharDham Hindu Temple has been before the local board of adjustment for a conditional-use variance for more than two years. At a meeting tonight, the board closed the public comment period but...

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Diwali Temple Destruction Cost Hindu Votes in Malyasian Polls

April 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Malaysia Sun

http://story.malaysiasun.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/303b19022816233b/id/350701/cs/1/

Blaming the destruction of a Hindu temple in the Malaysian State of Selangor two days before the festival of lights, Diwali, for the ruling Barisan Nasional party losing key Hindu votes in the last general election, Malaysian Indian Congress president S. Samy Vellu has reiterated his party's undivided...

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Will County Board Says 'No' To Hindu Temple Plan

April 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WBBM/STNG

http://www.wbbm780.com/Will-County-Board-Says--No--To-Hindu-Temple-Plan/2041262

The Will County Board has rejected by an 18-to-7 vote a special-use zoning permit for a Hindu temple in southwest Homer Township after neighbors and the village of Homer Glen opposed the plan.

The Ganesha Gayathri Temple was proposed for 4.9 acres on Gougar Road, a few blocks south of 151st...

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Divine Inspiration on Net

April 21, 2008

Author: SUTHENTIRA GOVENDER

Source: Sunday Times

http://mybroadband.co.za/news/Internet/3558.html

A SOUTH African IT professional has created a virtual place of worship on the Facebook networking site to break down religious barriers between Hindus, Christians and Muslims.

Naufal Khan, 27, based in Rosebank, Johannesburg, decided to create the place of worship to enable people to discuss religion, post prayers, share spiritual experiences and...

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Hindu Prayer Request Denied by Australia House of Representatives

April 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Newstrack/NI Wire

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/3186

Rajan Zed, the internationally acclaimed Hindu chaplain, has been denied the request of reading opening prayer in the Australia House of Representatives.

In a reply to Zed's request, Bernard Wright, Deputy Clerk of the House, wrote, "...standing orders as they are worded would not allow a chaplain of any faith to say a prayer or similar invocation: this...

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Neighbors Fight Proposed Hindu Temple

April 21, 2008

Author: Colette M. Jenkins

Source: Beacon Journal

http://www.ohio.com/news/17964904.html

Mayor Michael Lyons is hoping for an amenable resolution to the controversy over the proposed construction of a Hindu temple in the village.

''This is a very polarizing kind of thing that leads to the insertion of issues (like bigotry) that have nothing to do with whether the proposal meets our code,'' Lyons said. ''I certainly hope that there can be a place where...

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New Documentary Discusses First Hindu Prayer of US Senate

April 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Newswire Services/American Chronicle

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/59108

The historic first Hindu prayer of United States Senate of last July is one of the significant topics in a new documentary film, "ARTICLE VI: Faith* Politics* America", due to be commercially released in theaters on September 19.

The scene when Rajan Zed, well-known Hindu leader, who read this first prayer in the 218 years history...

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Hindus Will Offer Area a Taste of India

April 19, 2008

Author: BILL SHERMAN

Source: Tulsa World

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=20080419_1_A10_hAcol87150

A colorful new year celebration aims to wipe away misconceptions about the country.

Tulsa Hindus will celebrate Ugaadi, the new year, next week with a public, multicultural program that includes folk and classical dance, music, a fashion show and traditional Indian food from Kolam Indian...

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Hindu Temple Ground-Breaking Set in Marlboro

April 18, 2008

Author: Alesha Williams Boyd

Source: Asbury Park Press

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080418/NEWS/80418105

The crowd at the Hindu American Temple and Cultural Center gathered in a tent outside Friday evening to pray to Bhooma Devi, their goddess of the earth.

"Because, you see, anything can happen when you're digging," said Nandakumar Balija, the Sri Guruvayoorapan Temple president, as temple priests poured...

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US Hindu Leaders Defend Their Meeting with Pope

April 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14651007

Most Hindu leaders in the US have decided to attend an inter-faith meeting with the Pope, who is visiting the country, even as some religious groups plan protests against what they claim is aggressive proselytisation by certain Christian denominations.

Hindu and Jain leaders are among the 200 religious representatives attending the meeting called "Peace Our...

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Malaysia Okays Visas for Hindu Priests, Artisans, Musicians from India

April 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Malaysia Sun/ANI

http://story.malaysiasun.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/48cba686fe041718/id/348837/cs/1/

The Malaysian Cabinet has reportedly decided to approve and renew visas and permits for Hindu priests, musicians and artisans from India. The decision was taken last week after the issue was brought to the attention of the Cabinet, said the country's Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S....

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