Hinduism

HAF Celebrates Adoption of Diwali Resolution in U.S. Senate

November 15, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_sen_res_299.htm

WASHINGTON, DC (November 15, 2007). Senate Resolution 299, recognizing the “religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali,” passed unanimously on November 14, 2007 in the U.S. Senate. Nearly identical to the House Resolution 747 that passed in the full House of Representatives on October 29, 2007, the senate...

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Ceremony Opens Montclair's First Hindu Temple

November 15, 2007

Author: Neil Nisperos

Source: Daily Bulletin

http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_7422735

MONTCLAIR - In a ceremony steeped in symbolic ritual and centuries-old tradition, the first Hindu temple in the city's history opened Friday.

Paramahamsa Nithyananda, a noted Hindu swami, led the ceremony at the 24,000-square-foot Nithyananda Vedic Temple and Vedic Sciences University at 9720 N. Central Ave.

Diwali to be Celebrated in House of Commons

November 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/House_of_Commons_to_celebrate_Diwali/articleshow/2536889.cms

Over 80 Parliamentarians, several Cabinet Secretaries and 200 multi-faith leaders are expected to attend the sixth Diwali celebration in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

The event, hosted by Parliamentarians from all three major parties in partnership...

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Hindu Nationalists Take Power in Indian IT State

November 12, 2007

Author: Y.P. Rajesh

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20071112-0422-india-state-bjp.html

India's opposition Hindu nationalists took power in a southern state on Monday for the first time, hoping it would boost the morale of its supporters ahead of a series of key provincial polls.

The swearing-in of the Bharatiya Janata Party...

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Diwali Greetings Received From Cross Section of Religious and Community Leaders

November 11, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_diwali_greetings_07.htm

Washington DC (Nov 11th 2007) - As Hindu Americans celebrated their most popular festival, Diwali, greetings poured into the offices of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) from members of the U.S. Congress, interfaith religious groups and several community leaders. Diwali, or Deepavali as it is known in Sanskrit, will be...

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Brown Describes Diwali as Wonderful Inclusive Festival

November 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/003200711101024.htm

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown described Diwali as "a wonderful inclusive festival" as thousands of enthusiastic Hindus and Sikhs in Britain celebrated the Indian festival of light last night.

In a message telecast on different channels on Friday night, Brown said "I am delighted to send my warmest greetings to everyone in our...

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Pakistan PM Greets Hindus on the Occasion of Diwali

November 9, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Pakistan/Pakistan_PM_greets_Hindus_on_the_occasion_of_Diwali/articleshow/2529760.cms

Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has greeted Hindus on the occasion of Diwali and said the government is determined to safeguard the rights and interests of minority communities.

In a message...

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Students Keep Tradition Lively

November 9, 2007

Author: BARBARA KARKABI

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nb/katy/news/5287471.html

Ask the young students at the DAV School what they like best about Diwali and their answers come fast.

"Fireworks!" several shout, giddy with anticipation of the Hindu holiday they will celebrate today. "Dancing! Sweets. Lights. Decorations."

But they also know the story behind the festival of lights, which is...

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KZN Premier Wishes Hindus a Blessed Deepavali

November 8, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BuaNews/AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200711080931.html

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sbu Ndebele has wished all Hindus a happy and blessed Deepavali.

Deepavali is a Hindu festival celebrating the victory of good over evil. The word Deepavali is a Sanskrit word meaning an "array of lights."

Throughout the province and the world, Hindus will celebrate this joyous and auspicious festival on Friday...

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Indonesians Driven Out of Jagannath Temple

November 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Indonesians_driven_out_of_Jagannath_temple/articleshow/2525609.cms

Three Indonesian nationals, who had entered the Sri Jagannath Temple here, were driven out of the shrine on Wednesday morning by the priests and handed over to police, who later found them to be Hindus.

The three, including two...

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Religious Center Helps Families to Spread Hindu Values

November 6, 2007

Author: Irene Sege

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2007/11/06/spiritual_growth/

ANDOVER - Dozens of children, some in traditional tunics and others in jeans and T-shirts, sit in neat rows on Indian rugs in the multipurpose room of the Chinmaya Maruti Hindu center. Adults, most of the women wearing saris, sit in chairs behind them. Facing a shrine to Hanuman, the monkey deity, they...

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Hindus Set to Celebrate Festival of Lights

November 6, 2007

Author: DORIAN BLOCK

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/2007/11/06/2007-11-06_hindus_set_to_celebrate_festival_of_ligh.html

In a Hindu temple inside a west Bronx apartment on the Grand Concourse, dozens of the faithful will don their most colorful saris and shiniest jewelry on Friday to join the 2 million Hindus in the nation celebrating the five-day holiday of Diwali....

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