Sikhism

Over a Million Sikhs Participate In California Parade

November 2, 2009

Author: Ravinder Singh Robin

Source: Newstrack India

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/features/This-Life-Leeds-witch-talks.5772109.jp

Over a million Sikhs from across the United States took part in the 30th annual Sikh Parade at Yuba City in California on Sunday.

The nearly five-mile religious parade was taken out to mark the tercentenary celebrations of Guruship of Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture...

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Sikhs Celebrate Community Spirit

November 2, 2009

Author: Ben van der Meer

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/parade-88214-sikhs-yuba.html

Yuba City's population doubled Sunday, and gained a higher appreciation for curry, as thousands of Sikhs from across California and elsewhere descended on the Sikh Temple Gurdwara for an afternoon parade that culminated a weekend of events celebrating the India-based religion.

An estimated 75,000 people filled Tierra...

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25-Year-Old Massacre Haunts India's Sikhs

November 1, 2009

Author: Harmeet Shah Singh

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/10/29/india.sikhs/index.html

Gurdeep Kaur's wrinkled face was wet with tears, as she recounted what she saw a quarter century ago: the killings of 21 of family members.

She recalled how maddened mobs barged into her home and burned alive her husband, two of her sons and a son-in-law because they were Sikhs, easily identified by their beards and...

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Carleton Shines With Hindu Festival Of Lights

October 31, 2009

Author: Arika Garg

Source: Carleton News

http://apps.carleton.edu/news/features/?story_id=582988

On Sunday, October 18, Carleton commemorated the Hindu “festival of lights,” Diwali, with a celebratory event held at the Severance Great Hall. The event featured a keynote address by guest speaker Suhag Shukla, co-founder of the Hindu American Foundation, followed by vocal and dance performances by members of DESI (Dedicated to the...

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Campaign to Save Historic Sikh Temple Dealt a Blow

October 30, 2009

Author: Michael Purton

Source: News Shopper

http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/4712410.GRAVESEND__Campaign_to_save_historic_Sikh_temple_dealt_a_blow/

A campaign group’s fight to save a historic Sikh temple from demolition has been dealt a blow with English Heritage refusing to make it a listed building.

SAVE has been battling to preserve the 137-year-old Siri Guru Nanak Darbar...

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Religions Call for Climate Action

October 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8333250.stm

Leaders from across the UK's religious communities have said there is a "moral imperative" to tackle global warming.

Leaders from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Baha'i, Jain and Zoroastrian faiths called on G20 nations to cut greenhouse gases.

They said climate change posed a "very real threat to the world's poor"....

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Sikhs Prepare for Parade

October 29, 2009

Author: Leticia Gutierrez

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/temple-88102-people-sikh.html

Sarbjit Johl, 56, walked in the Yuba City Sikh Parade 30 years ago when it had just a few floats and attracted a couple of thousand people.

Like he's done every year since then, he'll walk part of it again this Sunday when the annual event is expected to draw an estimated 75,000 from throughout California and...

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Fremont Sikh Gurdwara Celebrates Bandi Chorr Diwas

October 26, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Times

http://www.emgonline.co.uk/news.php?news=7808

In an atmosphere of exhilarating spirit of religiosity, massive crowds of Sikh sangat converged at the Gurdwara Sahib, Fremont to celebrate the Bandi Chorr Diwas and Diwali in Sikhi spirit and attended the three days of diwan that witnessed best of the kirtanias, katha-kaars and panthic speakers enunciating the Gurmat principals and Gurbani.

The Gurdwara...

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Seeking a Place for Sikhs On Campus

October 26, 2009

Author: Gretchen Hoffmann

Source: The Daily Princetonian

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2009/10/26/24269/

Earlier this fall, Kanwal Matharu ’13 was on his way to class when he recognized the defining garb of a fellow Sikh as he passed by Karambir Khangoora ’10. “I saw [Khangoora] with his turban, and I literally ran up to him and said, ‘Hi, my name is Kanwal, and I’m a Sikh. Do you know where the nearest gurdwara [...

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Local Hindu Community Observes Diwali Holiday

October 25, 2009

Source: News-Press

http://www.news-press.com/article/20091025/NEWS0103/91024060/1005/ACC/Local-Hindu-community-observes-Diwali-holiday

Members of Southwest Florida’s Hindu community lit up the night Saturday in Lehigh Acres with a Diwali celebration.

More than 100 people, many with roots in the West Indies and South America, where Hinduism is widespread, danced, sang, enjoyed a fashion show and...

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El Sobrante Sikh Temple Granted Expansion

October 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: KCBS

http://www.kcbs.com/El-Sobrante-Sikh-Temple-Granted-Expansion/5489965

One of the first Sikh temples in the Bay Area is about to grow by 70,000 square feet, after Contra Costa supervisors approved the expansion project in El Sobrante after years of debate. 

Members of the Sikh community left the board chamber satisfied Tuesday after winning a unanimous vote from county supervisors in...

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