Hinduism

Overwhelming Support for First Hindu Prayer in US Senate

August 6, 2007

Source: Scoop Independent News

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00167.htm

The first Hindu prayer in the United States (US) Senate by chaplain Rajan Zed on July 12, which was protested from the gallery, is receiving overwhelming support from religious, political, and scholarly quarters.

Senator Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, in a release, said, "The Hindu prayer opening the Senate this month was a historic milestone for religious tolerance and diversity in...

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Vandals Desecrate Temple by the Sea

August 5, 2007

Author: HERMAN ROOP DASS

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,61829.html

VANDALS desecrated the landmark Sewdass Sadhu Hindu Temple by the Sea in Waterloo, Carapichaima, smashing murtis (depictions of Hindu gods), piling up the pieces in the centre of the temple and attempting to burn them.

The vandals also destroyed carpets, electrical wiring, lights, glass windows and concrete pillars.

The cost to repair the damage and...

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Crisis Between Kazakh Government and Hare Krishna Community

August 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Turkish Weekly

http://www.turkishweekly.net/news.php?id=47279

The Kazakh government has been in conflict with the Hare Krishna community since last fall, when Almaty Oblast officials decided to demolish houses belonging to Krishna followers living on the outskirts of Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty.

Houses Being Demolished

An outcry by international human-rights organizations and Krishna communities...

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Hindu Chaplain Protested in US Senate, Honored in Nevada

August 2, 2007

Source: PunjabNewsline.com

http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/view/5128/57/

RENO(NEVADA) USA: Nevada clergy, drawn from various religions, Wednesday came together in support of fellow Nevadan chaplain Rajan Zed, whose historic first Hindu prayer in United States (US) Senate in Washington DC on July 12 faced protest shouts from visitors gallery.

Catholic, Protestant, Latter Day Saints, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Bahai clergy honored him with a grand reception...

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Hindu Groups Ask '08 Hopefuls to Criticize Protest

July 27, 2007

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/27/AR2007072700206.html

U.S. Hindu organizations are urging presidential candidates to denounce the protesters who disrupted the Senate as the first-ever Hindu opening prayer was being delivered this month.

Ante Nedlko Pavkovic, Katherine Lynn Pavkovic and Christan Renee Sugar -- identified in...

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Hindu Temple Funding Doesn't Cover $300,000 Rebuilding Debt Created After Arson

July 27, 2007

Author: Kevin Werner

Source: Mountain News

http://www.hamiltonmountainnews.com/hmn/news/news_842071.html

Representatives of the Hindu Samaj Temple received $17,000 from the provincial government, last week, but they are still waiting for further financial help to eliminate their $300,000 debt created when they had to rebuild their new temple [which] was destroyed after a 2001 arson.

"We have not given up (to receive) the capital...

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Monks See 'End' of Shambo Fight

July 24, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/6912767.stm

Monks at a Carmarthenshire multi-faith community say they are "pretty much at the end of the road" in their legal fight to save Shambo the bullock.

The Welsh Assembly Government has also ruled out the possibility of another skin test on the animal.

The Friesian at Skanda Vale, which has tested positive for bovine TB, is again facing slaughter after an...

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Hindu Day Camp Transmits Religious Traditions

July 22, 2007

Author: Neela Banerjee

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/07/22/news/camp.php

ANNANDALE, Virginia: The first hour at the Chinmaya Mission day camp unfolds as at any other camp. Children shriek through tag, while a few others play Uno.

But by 9 a.m., the grammar-school-age campers are sitting down, their attention focused on a long-haired Indian man in the front of the room, Swami Dheerananda, the mission'...

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Harper Hails Opening of Grand Hindu Temple

July 22, 2007

Author: Matthew Coutts

Source: National Post

http://www.canada.com/cityguides/toronto/story.html?id=c6590c00-b4cc-44f0-a7ee-f2813cdee93e&k=95728

TORONTO — An estimated crowd of 8,000 helped celebrate the opening of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, a grand Hindu temple in Toronto Sunday.

A marching band played and children danced their way down the aisle behind a delegation of Canadian...

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Ashes Scattered In UK's Ganges

July 20, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sky News

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1276292,00.html

A river on Tyneside could become Britain's answer to the Ganges as the place for people to scatter the ashes of their loved ones.

Gateshead Council has designated part of the River Derwent for Sikhs and Hindus to carry out the ceremony, believing that by immersing ashes into flowing water they will be sent to heaven.

A...

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Nepalese 'Goddess' is Reinstated

July 19, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6907007.stm

A 10-year-old girl who is worshipped as a living goddess in Nepal has had her title reinstated after defying tradition and visiting the US.

Temple authorities at her home town say that she will not be stripped of her title because she is willing shortly to undergo a "cleansing" ceremony.

Sajani Shakya was one of the three most-revered Kumaris,...

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Hindu American Foundation Highlights Plight of Hindus in South Asia at Congressional Human Rights Caucus Briefing

July 18, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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

Washington, D.C. (July 18, 2007) -- In a first of its kind, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) was invited by the House of Representatives Congressional Human Rights Caucus to testify at a briefing on human rights in South Asia yesterday. The briefing, held at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill, was co-sponsored...

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