Hinduism

Hindu Society Temple 'A Dream Come True'

March 14, 2007

Author: DAN SCANLAN

Source: Florida Times-Union

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/031407/ner_hindu.shtml

Right now it's workers who occupy the new building on Greenland Road, welding door frames, plugging in air-conditioners and preparing to lay carpet on the shiny concrete floor in the spacious sanctuary.

But beginning Wednesday, March 21, hundreds of members of the Hindu Society of Northeast Florida will...

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Blaze, Traditions Color Festival

March 10, 2007

Author: MINDY CAMPBELL

Source: The Leaf Chronicle

http://www.theleafchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070310/LIFESTYLE/703100316

As Hiral Patel walked around a giant bonfire, her face was illuminated by the glowing blaze despite the frigid temperatures and inky dark sky.

The 11-year-old Indian Hindu had the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of her culture when she participated in the "...

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Hindus Protest the Possible Destruction of the Ancient Bridge Ram Setu

March 9, 2007

Source: Yahoo News

http://in.news.yahoo.com/070309/43/6d1wg.html

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Hindu groups are stepping up protests against the likely razing of an ancient bridge in the narrow sea between India and Sri Lanka due to a shipping project, saying it will be unfair to do away with something of such heritage and religious value.

The Ram Setu or Adam's Bridge, a chain of limestone shoals 48 km long that once linked Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu with Mannar in Sri Lanka's...

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CAIR Announces $10K Video Contest to Promote Mutual Understanding

March 9, 2007

Source: Arab American News

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WASHINGTON - The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said it will offer two $5,000 prizes for videos up to one minute long that are the most effective in promoting interfaith understanding and communicating the contest theme of "Let the Conversation Begin."

"Our video contest theme is a reflection both of CAIR's mission and of our belief that people of all faiths in America and around the world must begin talking to...

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Hindu Americans Expose Online Hate in Latest Report

March 6, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

[hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_hate_report.htm]

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 6, 2007) – Internet websites promoting religious hatred and intolerance towards Hindus and Hinduism are proliferating, and this trend has adverse long-term consequences for the Hindu American community, according to the latest report released by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) today. Entitled Hyperlink to Hinduphobia: Online Hatred, Extremism and Bigotry Against Hindus, the publication argues that...

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Hindu Student Faces Religious Trials Solo

March 6, 2007

Author: Millie Tolleson

Source: The Appalachian

http://theapp.appstate.edu/content/view/2163/43/

Upholding religious traditions in college can be hard, but being one of only a few practicing the same religion makes it even tougher.

Smeeta A. Lavani practices Hinduism and has found fewer than a handful of other Hindus at Appalachian State University.

“I am from Raleigh where there is a huge Indian population. I had a culture...

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Revived Hindu Club Hopes to Reach out to the Community

March 6, 2007

Author: Anya Bergman

Source: The Justice

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Students created a new club last month to showcase the traditions of Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism to the entire community.

The Hindu Club, which had not been active recently, was renamed Namaskar, which is an Indian greeting, by new club leadership. Co-presidents Kamolika Roy '09 and Nithya Setty '09 said...

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Colorful Religious Indian Celebration in Pines Features Prayers and Powders

March 5, 2007

Author: Juan Ortega

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-choli05mar05,0,7305940.story?coll=sfla-news-front

PEMBROKE PINES · Shaving cream dripped off his hair and nose. Purple and red powder smeared his face.

But Kush Shah, 20, of Pompano Beach, was actually having a joyful religious experience. He was one of about 200 adults and...

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Holi Away From Home

March 5, 2007

Author: Vijay Dutt & Pramit Pal Chaudhuri

Source: Indians Abroad

[hindustantimes.com/news/5967_1944913,001600060011.htm]

Britain: Though Britain’s anti-pollution laws are strict and the nippy, drizzly weather a spoilsport, the NRIs in Britain manage to say rang barse with a strong dash of nostalgia.

Surprisingly, however, the celebrations are low-key in Little India (Hounslow and Southall).

But in Leicester, over a thousand people, including British MPs and officials, gather at...

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California State Board Of Education Changing Regulations For Instructional Material

March 4, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

[hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_california_hearing.htm]

FREMONT, CA (March 4, 2007) - The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) recently won its lawsuit against the California State Board of Education (SBE) on the grounds that illegal procedures were being used in the adoption of instructional materials, namely sixth grade social studies textbooks, for use in California public schools. The court found that the regulations used currently by the SBE were not in compliance with the...

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Activists Protest in Nepal's Capital Demanding Reinstatement of Hindu Nation Status

March 4, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

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KATMANDU, Nepal: Hindu ascetics and activists protested in the Nepalese capital on Sunday to urge the government to reinstate Hinduism as the state religion and reverse its decision to declare the country a secular state.

About 200 protesters, including ash-smeared saffron-clad holy men known as sadhus, demonstrated in front of the central secretariat building which...

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Caribbeans Celebrate Holi in Big Way

March 3, 2007

Source: Indian News Service

Wire Service: IANS

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Georgetown, March 3 (IANS) As in India, Holi is also celebrated with great enthusiasm in the Caribbean -- where it is better known as Phagwah.

Indians who went to the Caribbean as labourers in the 19th and early 20th centuries took along the festival to Guyana, Surinam and Trinidad. Phagwah has become one of the important festivals in Guyana and...

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Hindu River Offerings Cause Ripples

March 3, 2007

Source: THE MISSISSAUGA NEWS/Torstar Network

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Adrienne Duff noticed them three years ago, drifting in a Brampton branch of the Credit River. Clusters of flowers, plastic statues, coconuts - some still wrapped in plastic - even jewellery and money.

"We started receiving calls from landowners, not just on Fletcher's Creek but also in the main Credit area," said Duff, a watershed-monitoring specialist with Credit Valley Conservation.

The mystery was traced to...

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