Hinduism

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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Hindu Temple Near Maricopa Draws Worshippers from Afar

May 24, 2008

Author: ADAM GAUB

Source: Casa Grande Dispatch

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19718072&BRD=1817&PAG=461&dept_id=68561&rfi=6

Devotees came from across the globe, finding their way down Arizona 347 and through the rural lands south of town to the newest home for worshippers in the Hindu religion.

The grand opening ceremony - or Prana Pratishtapana -...

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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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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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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

[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 against malaria, advice on breastfeeding and nutrition...

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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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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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First Hindu-Jewish Summit Report Available

May 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2008/5/14.shtml#3

The World Council of Religious Leaders has released the final report of the first Hindu leadership summit and meeting with Jewish leaders in Delhi last year. The report (18MB in size) can be downloaded at the URL above until May 21, 2008.

[http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=batch_download&batch_id=TDJaZ281bWdlcEkwTVE9PQ]

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USC Makes Historic Appointment of Hindu as Dean of Religious Life

May 16, 2008

Author: University of Southern California, Press Release

Source: Fox Business News/PR Newswire

http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/usc-makes-historic-appointment-hindu-dean-religious-life/

The University of Southern California has named religious leader and scholar Varun Soni as Dean of Religious Life, marking the first appointment of a member of the Hindu faith as primary spiritual leader of an American university...

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Hindu Parents Pull out Kids

May 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Howrah

http://howrah.org/india_news/12472.html

Refusing to make their children wear turbans to school, nearly a hundred Hindu families of Sangrur district have decided to withdraw them from the Akal Academy at Cheema village.

The school management had recently made turbans, like those worn by Sikh boys, a mandatory part of the daily uniform for all students studying in Class 6 and above.

Several Hindu parents,...

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An Innovative Approach to Hindu-Muslim Dialogue

May 16, 2008

Author: Mudassir Rizwan

Source: Two Circles

http://www.twocircles.net/2008may15/innovative_approach_hindu_muslim_dialogue.html

55 year-old Syed Abdullah Tariq runs an Islamic group based in Rampur, a town in western Uttar Pradesh, that focuses on dialogue with Hindus. An engineer by training, he was one of the chief disciples of the late Maulana Shams Naved Usmani, a noted Islamic scholar who had also a deep knowledge of...

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