Hinduism

A Hindu Marriage in Spartanburg

February 28, 2006

Source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal

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On February 28, 2006 the Spartanburg Herald-Journal ran a feature article on the wedding of Monica and Sumit Patel. The Hindu Temple outside of Boiling Springs was bustling with activity Saturday morning in preparation for the wedding of Monica Patel and Sumit Patel. Monica's family and friends worked for several days to get everything ready for the big day... The first pre-wedding ritual was the Ganesh Puja. The...

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Friends of South Asia View Textbook Edits Accepted as "Victory"

February 28, 2006

Source: FOSA Press Release

http://www.friendsofsouthasia.org/textbook/FOSACACPressRelease_022806.html

On February 28, 2006 a Friends of South Asia Press Release reported, "The intense struggle over the content of Indian history in California textbooks ended yesterday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the special committee of the California State Board of Education [SBE] voting unanimously to overturn a majority of contentious changes proposed by Hindu...

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Plans for Hindu Shrine Abandoned After Opposition Launched Website and Letter-Writing Campaign

February 27, 2006

Source: Courier News

http://www.c-n.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060225/NEWS/602250302

On February 27, 2006 the Courier News reported, "An application to build a Hindu shrine in the borough has been withdrawn, days after it spawned an anonymous website and newsletter campaign opposing its construction... Lloyd Tubman, attorney for the Nori Foundation, which had proposed the shrine, confirmed Friday that the application was withdrawn because of...

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California Textbook Debate Seen As First Major Test of Hindu Political Clout in the US

February 27, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hindu27feb27,0,5072695.story?coll=la-story-footer

On February 27, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "When Abhijit Kurup began learning about Hinduism at his Claremont middle school, he could barely recognize his own religion. Textbooks portrayed the 6,000-year-old tradition as a religion of monkey and elephant gods, rigid caste discrimination and oppression of...

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Hindu Council Begins Food Distribution Program in Public Schools

February 27, 2006

Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

http://www.kbc.co.ke/story.asp?ID=35288

On February 27, 2006 the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation reported, "The Hindu Council of Kenya has embarked on a school-feeding programme targeting public schools in drought-hit areas in the country. The programme that started two weeks ago in Kijiado, aims at retaining pupils in schools despite the ravaging famine in several parts of the country. Addressing recipients of part of the 300 tones of high...

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White Foreigners Banned from Visiting Hindu Temple

February 27, 2006

Source: AsiaNews

http://www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=5501

On February 27, 2006 AsiaNews reported, "High caste Hindus in Nepal have banned White foreigners from entering Kathmandu's Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath (God of animals) despite government’s efforts to turn it into an important tourist attraction. On Sunday, some half a million Hindus flocked to the temple for the Hindu festival of Shivaratri. A handful of foreign tourists mingled amongst them tried to join...

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Maha Shivaratri Celebrated as Public Holiday

February 26, 2006

Source: Deccan Herald

http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/feb262006/finearts1311172006224.asp

On February 26, 2006 the Deccan Herald reported, "Abha Sharma travels to Mauritius and is lured by chants of ‘Bam bam bhole,’ as she discovers that Maha Shivaratri is celebrated with equal fervour in this foreign land. When the Shiva temples in India echo with the chaste chants of “Om Namo Shivaih” and ardent devotees make a...

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Hindu Group Offers Reward for Killing Artist Who Draws Obscene Hindu Deities

February 24, 2006

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060224-023529-6738r

On February 24, 2006 United Press International reported, "An Indian Hindu group is offering a reward to anyone who beheads artist M.F. Hussain, who likes to produce obscene paintings of Hindu deities. The Hindu Personal Law Board said Hussain is as guilty of demeaning Hindu deities as a Danish cartoonist was when he drew cartoons portraying the...

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Faith Schools to Educate About Other Religions

February 23, 2006

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,173-2053482,00.html

On February 23, 2006 The Times reported, "Faith schools are to be instructed to teach pupils about other religions besides their own. Leaders from the Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist faiths have signed a joint statement backing the teaching of an awareness of the 'tenets' of other faiths in schools. The declaration, made jointly with the Department for...

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Sai Mandir, a Shrine to Sai Baba, to be Established as Pilgrimage Site

February 23, 2006

Source: Courier News

http://www.c-n.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060223/NEWS/602230302

On February 23, 2006 Courier News reported, "To some, Millstone Borough may see like an unlikely destination for worshippers of a 19th century Indian saint... With less than 500 residents and smaller than a square mile, the government still largely operates with citizen volunteers, often working from their homes, and by sharing or contracting services with...

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Hindu Forum Protests Film’s Portrayal of Lord Shiva and Whisky Ad Featuring Goddess Durga

February 21, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4735198.stm

On February 21, 2006 BBC News reported, "A French comedy film showing the Hindu god Lord Shiva being torn up has drawn criticism from a UK Hindu group. Ramesh Kallidai of the Hindu Forum of Britain said Les Bronzes 3: Amis Pour La Vie showed a 'blatant denigration of Lord Shiva'. The film's distributor, Warner Brothers, was not available to comment. A Greek advertisement depicting Goddess Durga...

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Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and Quakers in San Antonio Call for Education, Dialogue

February 21, 2006

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA022106.03B.Islam_education.ceac6ee.html

On February 21, 2006 the Express-News reported, "The continuing controversy over cartoon depictions of the prophet Mohammad in Danish newspapers is not a clash of civilizations but 'a clash of the uncivilized,' a group of religious leaders declared here Monday in announcing a new Islam education campaign.

They...

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