Hinduism

Hindus in Canada Celebrate Shivratri

February 16, 2007

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Hindus_in_Canada_celebrate_Shivratri/articleshow/1626806.cms

VANCOUVER: Devout Hindus have taken their religion and culture to far off shores and Shivratri is no exception. The Indian community in Hamilton, Ontario has been busy in the run-up to this important festival.

Since the past seven days, Hindus living across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have thronged...

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Crowd Celebrates Opening of Hindu Center

February 12, 2007

Author: Tony Plohetski

Source: Austin American-Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/02/12/12temple.html

In 2001, a group of Austin Hindus decided that the city's fast-growing Indian population needed a worship and community center and began rallying the community for donations.

On Sunday, they opened it to more than 1,000 people.

The center, which features traditional Indian...

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Hindu Mom Founds Nonprofit

February 9, 2007

Author: Lea Blevins

Source: Tri-Valley Herald

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PLEASANTON — If you spend all your time helping others — both in your own community and in other parts of the world — it might be hard to find time to help yourself.

But Prabha Duneja has made it possible.

Pleasanton resident Duneja, 60, is founder and president of the Geeta Society, which promotes both local cultural understanding and world peace.

Duneja grew up in...

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"Public Schools--Why We Don't Fight More," a Commentary by Charles C. Haynes

February 7, 2007

Author: Charles C. Haynes

Source: Statesman Journal/Gannett News Service

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200670206023

Americans aren’t shy about invoking their First Amendment rights - especially over issues of religion and values in public schools.

Over one 10-day period in January, I heard from Wiccans in North Carolina upset about school Internet filters filtering out information on the...

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Hindus Find New Home for Growing Community

February 5, 2007

Author: Jean Torkelson

Source: Rocky Mountain News

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A growing Hindu community last week purchased 4 1/4 acres in Centennial and plans to build a 12,000- square-foot temple there.

"Our desire is to build a spanking new temple," said Satish V. Kumar, who represents more than 1,200 families who attend the Hindu Temple of Colorado.

The group paid $500,000 in cash for the land, located at 7200 S. Potomac St., next to...

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Hindu Council Organizing Indian Cultural Festival

February 5, 2007

Source: Coastweek

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Coastweek - - Hindu Council of Kenya Mombasa has organized a cultural programme to commemorate the 58th Republic Day of India.

The programme comprises of dances featuring various festivals of India and an unique fashion show depicting the traditional dresses worn by different states in India on Friday, 2nd February, 07, at the Mombasa Lohana Mahajan at 7.30 pm.

Hindu Council Of Kenya Mombasa Chairman Praful Shah explains: "India is a land of festivals.

"...

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Hindu Temple in Pakistan to Come Alive after 59 Years

February 3, 2007

Source: EarthTimes.org/Indo Asian News Service

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/26832.html

Lahore, Feb 3-- Katas Raj, the ancient temple complex in Pakistan that finds mention in Hindu and Sikh scriptures, will reverberate to 'bhajans' (devotional songs) for the first time since partition of the subcontinent 59 years ago.

A three-day festival, Jigrattan, beginning Feb 14, is being organized in consultation with India after former deputy prime minister...

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Hindu American Foundation Responds to Assertions in India Abroad Letter

February 2, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation

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A letter by a reader, P. Thomas, was published in India Abroad, January 5th, 2007. The writer asserted that the newspaper was publishing a large number of positive articles and reports on Hindus and Hindu-American organizations, and that those reports did not inform readers about the nature and culture of Hindu-Americans, and the agendas of Hindu-American organizations. The writer targeted the Hindu American Foundation in...

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Ganesha: God of All Things

February 2, 2007

Author: Lavina Melwani

Source: Little India

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Just starting a new job, buying a new car or embarking on a new relationship? The surefire recipe for success is simple: first get Sri Ganesha's blessings on the project. In fact, nothing in the Hindu world begins without appropriating the approval of Sanathana Dharma's beloved elephant-headed God, the son of Shiva and Parvati.

Who doesn't know Ganesha? His image is everywhere from temples to...

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Harmony Lessons of Hindu Festival

February 2, 2007

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/6322593.stm

The largest single gathering of people on Earth could hold the secret to how big communities can live together in harmony, according to researchers.

Psychologists have completed a three-year study into the 30 million strong Kumbh Mela - a Hindu festival in Allahabad, Northern India.

It involved experts from St Andrews, Dundee and Lancaster...

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Board Wary of Temple's Parking Accommodations

February 1, 2007

Author: Chris Gaetano

Source: Sentinel

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK - The township Zoning Board continued to deliberate on a Hindu temple proposed for Route 27 in Kendall Park during the Jan. 25 meeting.

The temple is being proposed by an organization called Bharat Sevashram Sangha of North America, which is described by the applicant's attorney, Rosalind Westlake, as "a form of very traditional Hinduism." If approved, it would be the only temple for...

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