Hinduism

For Many Hindus, Home Worship as Integral as Time at Temple

June 16, 2007

Author: Brian Long

Source: The Knoxville News Sentinel

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It is estimated that, worldwide, there are approximately 800 million adherents of Hinduism, a number more than twice the population of the United States. Locally, about 300-500 Hindu families live and worship in the Knoxville area, each adding its own unique and vibrant complement to the collage of faiths and traditions composing the Knoxville religious community....

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Warm Welcome for Lord Venkateswara

June 16, 2007

Author: Sandi Dolbee

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20070616-9999-lz1c16shiva.html

The Shiva Vishnu Temple in Mira Mesa wrapped up a five-day festival on Sunday welcoming its newest arrival – a likeness of Lord Venkateswara, also known as Balaji.

In Hinduism, Venkateswara is a form of the deity Vishnu, the sustainer of the universe.

Such installations...

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Call for Declaring Nepal the Hindu Nation

June 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Nepalnews.com

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Some Hindu activists from Nepal, America, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Trinidad and Guyana who gathered in New York city on June 10 have demanded revision over the decision of the eight parties to declare Nepal secular instead of the Hindu nation.

Bharat Keshar Simha, the former army general and supporter of the former direct rule of King Gyanendra, was the chief invitee of the programme.

Vijay K...

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Completion of $2 Million Hindu Facility Celebrated

June 10, 2007

Author: Natalie Hull

Source: Killeen Daily Herald

http://www.kdhnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=16498

After more than seven years, construction of the Hindu Temple of Central Texas officially is finished, a cause for celebration this weekend with a dedication called a Kumbhabhishekam to mark the occasion.

The Kumbhabhishekam began early Friday morning with various ceremonies and will continue until this evening.

"(This) celebration is to...

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Depiction of Hindu Deities in US Magazine Draws Ire

June 9, 2007

Source: The Times of India

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NEW YORK: The June issue of a popular US magazine that allegedly depicts Hindu god Ganesha holding an alcoholic beverage in each hand and Hanuman in an obscene pose has drawn the ire of many Hindus in the country.

Hindus in the US believe the illustration, appearing in the Stuff magazine, is defamatory to their religion. The illustration, penned by Jason Johnston, accompanies a general...

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Religious Worker Visas are Unfairly Denied to Hindus — Hindu American Foundation Asks for Changes to Immigration Regulations

June 6, 2007

Source: The Hindu American Foundation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 6, 2007) – The legal advisory team of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) recently submitted extensive comments to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding proposed changes to the religious worker (R-1) visa program. After consultation with other Hindu institutions and temples including the Council of Hindu Temples of America, Saiva Siddhanta Church and Hinduism Today magazine, the...

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Belgian Firm Withdraws Garment Offensive To Hindus

June 5, 2007

Source: NewsPost India

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Tuesday 05th of June 2007--A Belgian garment company has apologized and withdrawn from circulation an undergarment with the picture of a Hindu goddess, following strong protests from the Indian community here.

The Brussels-based firm DOD, in an email to news agency INEPNEXT, said Monday: 'We are very sorry for having offended you (Indian community), but not being conscious of the origin of the picture, we didn't do it on purpose.

'Of course all these items will...

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New Hindu Temples in Atlanta, Toronto

June 3, 2007

Source: The Times of India

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NEW YORK: Two beautifully carved marble temples depicting Indian heritage and civilization will be inaugurated in Atlanta in the United States and Toronto in Canada by a Hindu spiritual leader.

Pramukh Swami Maharaj, 85 and head of the Gujarat based Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), is visiting the US and Canada from June 10 to Sep 28 to mark the...

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Dalits the Only Community to Tame Hindu Militant Groups

May 29, 2007

Author: Shahid Raza Burney

Source: Arab News

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MUMBAI, 29 May 2007 — A campaign by a coalition of hardcore Hindu militant organizations to stop the mass conversion to Buddhism of over 150,000 Dalits from 42 nomadic tribes on Sunday came to an end with Hindutva organizations forced to face defeat. The...

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