Hinduism

Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji Broadcasts Launched on First American-Punjabi Channel

November 5, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/5D2DD5BE89F4BC498725738A00596B08

The kickoff for television broadcast across the US for the new Gurdwara Lecture Series with archival footage of Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, also known as Yogi Bhajan, begins this weekend. The JusPunjabi cable television station whose broadcast studio is located in New York City, USA, has scheduled the...

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Vatican Wishes Hindus Well for Diwali Festival

November 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: EarthTimes

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/136619.html

The Vatican Monday urged religious tolerance in a greeting for the Hindu festival of Diwali which many of the estimated one billion followers of the world's oldest religion will celebrate on November 9. The message titled "Christians and Hindus: Determined to Walk the Path of Dialogue", was signed by the head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious...

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Construction Starts on Berlin's First Hindu Temple

November 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Spiegel Onlinie

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,515011,00.html

Among the many diverse religious groups in the German capital Berlin are around 6,000 Hindus. However, unlike the city's many Christians, Muslims and Buddhists, Berlin's Hindus have had no central place of worship -- until now.

Construction works starts Sunday on Berlin's first Hindu temple with a religious ritual and...

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Another Malaysian Hindu Temple Demolished

October 30, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

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Datuk A.Vaithilingam, President of the Malaysia Hindu Sangam issued this press release today:

The Malaysia Hindu Sangam is gravely shocked at the sudden demolition of Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Taman Karuppiah, Shah Alam. This has happened suddenly when the Mayor of Shah Alam ordered the temple to be demolished today because of a Court Order. It is most disturbing that the former Chairman of the temple is the late YB Dato' K. Sivalingam who passed...

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Diwali Resolution Passes by Overwhelming Margin in House of Representatives

October 29, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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Washington, DC (October 29, 2007). Leaders of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) were jubilant late today as a bill recognizing "the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali" passed in the full House of Representatives by a mammoth margin of 358 to 0. House resolution 747 was introduced jointly by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Jim McDermott (D-WA) and with its passage becomes the first bill to ever pass the...

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Sikh Temple Invites Prominent Hindu Chaplain Zed

October 29, 2007

Author: Rajan Zed

Source: Mediaforfreedom.com

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In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Reno Sikh Temple invited the prominent Hindu chaplain Rajan Zed to read the historic prayer during its Sunday service, which he recited in the United States Senate in July last.

Amolak Singh Powar, President of Reno Sikh Temple, in his welcoming address, listed various projects undertaken by Zed to bring communities together through interfaith dialogue. He...

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Hindu Festivities Illuminate the Capital

October 29, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article2759401.ece

Thousands of small lanterns illuminated Trafalgar Square yesterday as the capital celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of light.

Diwali on the Square, a free event organised by Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, featured traditional and contemporary dance performances, sari-wearing demonstrations, Sikh martial arts...

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Hare Krishna Lifestyle Wins over Initially Reluctant GLC Participants

October 23, 2007

Source: The Post

http://www.thepost.ohiou.edu/Articles/Culture/2007/10/23/21865

Pushing the strange yellow and red foods around their plates, the students whined and grumbled — “This food is gross,” “It’s weird here,” “I’m hung over.” These complaints could have come from any freshmen over lackluster dining hall food on a Saturday afternoon.

But the food was traditional Indian fare, not burgers....

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Hindu Claim City High School Land

October 23, 2007

Author: Ephraim Kasozi

Source: allAfrica.com/The Monitor

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THE Hindu Union Association in Uganda has said the controversial piece of land that has been claimed by City High School is its graveyard.

The Union, run by Asians living Uganda, says earlier reports that the land belongs to the school are untrue. "The above plot has been property of the Association as children's cemetery since 1954," the union vice chairman, Mr Shukla Mukesh, said in a...

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US Gets First Indian State Governor

October 21, 2007

Source: Inquirer.net

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WASHINGTON--The son of Punjabi immigrants won an election in Louisiana, becoming the first Indian-American US state governor, media reports said Sunday.

Piyush "Bobby" Jindal, 36, a Republican member of the House of Representatives, is also the first non-white to hold the post since the 1870s and the nation's youngest governor, said The Advocate newspaper in the state capital Baton Rouge.

Jindal won 53 percent of the...

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After 18 Yrs Hindu Festival Dusshera to Be Celebrated in Kashmir

October 20, 2007

Author: Fayaz Wani

Source: News Blaze

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The Hindu festival of Dusshera will be celebrated in violence hit Kashmir by Kashmiri Hindus after 18 years.

Kashmiri Hindus enmasse migrated from Kashmir in the 1990s after violence broke out.

Dussehra is also known as Vijaya Dasami, because of the victory of Ram over Ravana. On this day Lord Rama killed the great demon and king of Lanka, Ravana.

A Kashmiri Hindu...

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Hindu Celebrations a Flaming Good Night Out

October 15, 2007

Author: GARETH EDWARDS

Source: Scotsman.com

http://news.scotsman.com/edinburgh.cfm?id=1646732007

A SPECTACULAR display of fireworks and giant flaming effigies brought thousands of people onto Calton Hill last night.

Organisers estimated that more than 2500 revellers attended the show, held to mark the Hindu festival of Dusshera.

Three giant effigies - representing the evil king Ravana and his two henchmen - were set ablaze,...

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