Hinduism

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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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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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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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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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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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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Resentment Against Movie “The Love Guru” Broadening Quickly

April 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: American Buddhist Net News

http://www.americanbuddhist.net/resentment-against-movie-love-guru-broadening-quickly

Censure of the upcoming Hollywood movie "The Love Guru" over the signals of its denigrating Hindu traditions is mushrooming in both Hindu and non-Hindu circles.

Supporting the movement spearheaded by prominent Hindu and Indo-American leader Rajan Zed, various Hindu...

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Sikhs Take out Anti-Indian AD in Washington Times

April 10, 2008

Author: Amarjit Singh

Source: Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/4011/2008-04-10.html

Dozens of Sikh organizations joined together and published an advertisement in the Washington Times, containing an open letter addressed to the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the United States. It appears under the banner of "Sikhs appeal to the Chinese Ambassador to the United States”.

The letter...

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Hindu American Foundation Advocates for Malaysian Hindus at Congressional Briefing

April 8, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_malaysian_briefing.html

The Hindu American Foundation Director of Public Policy, Ishani Chowdhury, testified on recent events in Malaysia at a briefing held by the Congressional Task Force on International Religious Freedom (TIRF) today on Capitol Hill. Entitled "Matters of Life and Death in Malaysia: Does...

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Krishna’s Advice to the Hero Arjuna: The Army’s First Hindu Chaplain Explains how the Mahabharata can Comfort Soldiers

April 5, 2008

Author: Carla Powers

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3684066.ece

As Hindu chaplain to the British Army since 2005, one of Acharya Krishan Kant Attri’s most crucial tools is the Bhagavad Gita.

“I use it all the time,” says the 45-year-old pandit, or Hindu priest. When Hindu recruits bound for Iraq or Afghanistan come to him, worried about going to a war zone and the...

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The Love Guru Invites Hate from Hardline Hindus

April 3, 2008

Author: Chidanand Rajghatta

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/The_Love_Guru_invites_hate_from_hardline_Hindus/articleshow/2921303.cms

"His karma is huge," say the promos, but his take on the Hindu dharma is offensive, say the critics. Stand by for yet another flaming controversy on religion and free expression.

Weeks before the formal release of comedian...

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