Hinduism

A Hidden Temple Grows in Ashland

October 14, 2007

Author: Lisa Kocian

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/10/14/a_hidden_temple_grows_in_ashland/

There's a modest stone marker and a belt of trees that separate the Hindu priests from the everyday traffic on Route 135. It's enough to isolate a ceremony completely from the rest of life in Ashland.

One rings a small bell, and several devotees join him in chanting. The...

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Dallas Conference Explores Key Hindu Issues

October 14, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

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DALLAS, TEXAS, October 14, 2007: What happens when 200 men and women, all sharing a profound love of Hindu dharma, meet for three days in East Texas, site of John Kennedy's assassination deep in the Bible Belt? The fifth annual Human Empowerment Conference (HEC) concluded here today. The 200 spiritual and community leaders, scholars, academicians and activists attended the intense, three-day conclave, examining some of the most pressing issues facing the...

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Fiji Sanatan Launches Diwali Edition 2007

October 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu Press International

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The second ever Diwali Edition of Sanatan Samachaar, a registered newspaper of Shree Sanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji. According to Editor Shalendra Prasad, the print edition is now rolling in the press and will be released on Friday October 20. "Since the electronic file was complete, we thought it would be wise for us to release the edition online one week ahead of the print copy," Mr. Prasad...

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Spain's Andalucia Region to Help Develop Varanasi

October 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WebIndia123

Wire Service: IANS

http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20071013/792283.html

Spain's autonomous Andalucia region is to assist Unesco in preserving the cultural heritage of the Hindu holy town of Varanasi and to ensure the development of its urban areas on scientific lines.

"Andalucia is famous for its Islamic heritage cities of Seville and...

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Film Award Honours 'Hug Guru'

October 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7043185.stm

Actress Sharon Stone has presented India's famous female guru, Mata Amritanandamayi, with an award for her humanitarian work.

Amritanandamayi, also known as Amma, is best known for blessing her devotees with a hug.

Stone presented the spiritual leader with the prize in Paris at human rights film festival Cinema Verite.

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Hindu Group Wins Harry Potter Row

October 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7041863.stm

A court in Delhi has rejected a claim for breach of copyright brought by lawyers acting for the company behind the Harry Potter films.

The ruling means a group in Calcutta building a huge model based on the school for wizards in the Harry Potter books can complete their work.

The huge replica was being made as part of celebrations...

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Hindu Student Council Meets in Pennsylvania

October 9, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2007/10/16.shtml#2

NEW JERSEY, October 9, 2007: Hindu Student Council members from all over the country gathered at the University of Pittsburgh for the 2007 Annual Meet to jump start the school year with a fresh perspective of what it means to be a member of HSC and what it means to be a Hindu-American. Every year the annual meet brings together chapters from all over the country, and members from all parts of...

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Indian Ganesha Festival in Seoul: A Classic Example of Cultural Interaction

October 6, 2007

Author: Dr. Prashant Pawar

Source: The Seoul Times

http://theseoultimes.com/ST/?url=/ST/db/read.php?idx=5665

Most of the Indians who visit Korea get experience of getting alienated by Korean Community. Some feel it is because of language problem, some feel it social discrimination. However, the experience of the Ganesh festival which was conducted on this Sunday (Sept. 16, 2007) at Seoul National University gave a classical example of cultural...

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Concourt Allows Hindu Pupil to Wear a Nose Stud

October 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SABC News

http://www.sabcnews.com/south_africa/crime1justice/0,2172,156990,00.html

The Constitutional Court has ruled as discriminatory, a decision by a Durban school to prevent a Hindu pupil from wearing a nose stud.

The case, which started in the Equality court in 2004, finally drew to a close today. The ruling has implications on the implementation of codes of conduct for schools...

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Hindu Sacked Over Nose Stud Wins Back Job

October 5, 2007

Author: Jonathan Petre

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/10/05/nhindu105.xml

A Hindu woman sacked from her job at Heathrow last month for wearing a nose stud as a religious symbol has been reinstated.

Amrit Lalji, 40, had worked in the VIP lounge of Terminal One for more than a year before she was fired for wearing the tiny stud.

But yesterday her union said...

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Push for Gandhi Monument Gaining Support among Nevada Clergy

September 29, 2007

Source: bignewsnetwork.com

http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=286551

Nevada, Sept.29 : The push for Gandhi monument in the state capital Carson City and Gandhi statues in Las Vegas and Reno is gaining more support among Nevada clergy.

According to Rajan Zed and Gene Savoy Jr., coordinators of Gandhi Monument Council of Nevada, this issue was discussed at the interfaith clergy luncheon held at Unity Ministry of Reno on Thursday and it received widespread support.

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