Hinduism

British Hindus Commended for Their Contributions to English Society and in Alleviating Global Poverty

May 28, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

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LONDON, ENGLAND, May 25, 2007: A conference organized by Hindu Aid at the Swaminarayan Hindu Temple in Stanmore was attended by over 150 Hindus, multi-faith and charitable organizations along with representatives from the Development Education Association (DEA) and Department for International Development (DFID), the news release reported. The highlight of the event was to commend British Hindus for their contributions to English society and abroad....

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NZ Premier Flayed for Attending Hindu Meet

May 27, 2007

Source: Bahrain Tribune

Wire Service: IANS

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New Zealand’s Prime Minister Helen Clark has been criticised for attending a conference organised by the Hindu Council of New Zealand in Auckland last week. The group is alleged to have strong anti-Muslim views and links with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a Hindu radical outfit.

Sapna Samant, a filmmaker who attended the conference, claimed Muslims were condemned during...

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Hindu Temples Experiencing Visa Denials for Priests from India

May 26, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

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KAUAI, HAWAII, May 26, 2007: HPI has learned that up to a dozen temples in the United States have recently had R-1 (religious worker) visas for priests denied at the American consulates in India. This is in addition to the recent denial of visas for sthapatis (temple architects) and silpis (temple master craftsmen). These denials are coming in instances where previous applicants with the same qualifications and documentation were granted the R-1....

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Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and Tobago

May 25, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

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TRINIDAD, May 25, 2007: Indian heritage day will be observed as a national holiday on Wednesday May 30. On May 30, 1845, the Fath Al Razak docked in the Port of Spain harbor in Trinidad and Tobago with 225 adult passengers on board. The passengers were immigrants from India who had come to the British colony to work in the sugarcane plantations after the abolition of African slavery. They had spent 103 days on sea during the arduous and dangerous journey...

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Queen Meets Hindu Leaders At New Temple

May 25, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

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BRADFORD, UNITED KINGDOM, May 25, 2007: The Queen was presented with a burgundy shawl--a perfect match to her outfit--after she opened a US$6 million Hindu temple in Bradford. The Queen was greeted by Swami Gopal Sharan Devacharya. The gift was presented after she unveiled a plaque at the Bradford Hindu Temple which will be one of the largest outside London once it opens later this summer. Local residents gathered outside to watch her arrive with the Duke...

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Hindu American Foundation Condemns Hyderabad Mosque Bombing

May 25, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

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Minneapolis, MN. (May 25, 2007) – The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) condemned last week’s bombing of the 17th century Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, India in a statement released today. The explosion killed 11 people, and injured dozens. At least five more were killed by police in subsequent riots in the city.

Hyderabad is a city of 9 million, 40 percent of whom are Muslim. No group has claimed...

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Hindu to Chair St. Olaf College Religion Department

May 25, 2007

Source: Hindu Press International

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NORTHFIELD, MINNESOTA, USA, May 25, 2007: This fall Professor of Religion Anantanand Rambachan will chair the St. Olaf Religion Department -- making him the first non-Christian in the 133-year history of the college to hold the post. Rambachan spoke recently about what his appointment means for the future of St. Olaf College as well as his passion for fostering dialogue between the world's major religious traditions, whether...

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Hindu Temple Fosters Values

May 22, 2007

Author: Vern Barnet

Source: The Kansas City Star

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You are a Hindu priest in Kansas City. What brought you here? What do you do? And can you help me sort out various terms for religious leaders?

I put such questions to the two priests at the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center in Shawnee. The temple began in 1991, and its growth now requires plans to expand the building.

Shastri Rajendra Pandya and Seshasai Rompicharla come from priestly families in...

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'Hindu-Muslim Marriages Illegal'

May 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

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KUALA LUMPUR: Islamic authorities in Malaysia insist they were right in detaining a Muslim woman who was living with her Hindu husband as their marriage was illegal under the country's laws.

Officials of the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) raided the home of a truck driver Magendran Sababathy on April 28 and took away his wife...

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US Based Hindu Chaplain Reads Hindu Prayer at Nevada Senate Session

May 8, 2007

Source: Punjab Newsline Network

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N[E]VADA (USA): History was created when Rajan Zed, Director of Interfaith Relations of Hindu Temple of Northern Nevada, Public Relations Officer of India Association of Northern Nevada, and a Hindu chaplain, read ancient Hindu prayer/blessing in Sanskrit at the opening of the Nevada State Senate session here Monday.

This is the first time any Hindu prayer is delivered in the Nevada...

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Dayton Area's Second Hindu Temple Dedicated

May 7, 2007

Author: Thomas Gnau

Source: Dayton Daily News

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HUBER HEIGHTS — It began with a Hindu family's prayers in the privacy of their Springfield home in the early 1980s.

It culminated this weekend in the dedication of the Dayton area's second Hindu temple, off Bellefontaine Road. The first temple, in Beavercreek, was dedicated in 1985.

In between was the journey of a lifetime for Chirag Patel, a Hindu believer...

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