Hinduism

Malaysian Hindus Celebrate Thaipusam Festival in Penang

February 8, 2006

Source: Bernama

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/state_news/news.php?id=179319&cat=nt

On February 8, 2006 Bernama reported, "More than 500,000 people, including foreign tourists, are expected to throng the Arulmigu Balathandayuthabani Temple near the Botanical Gardens here on Saturday in conjunction with the Thaipusam celebration. Temple Chairman Chandra Kanthan said Wednesday the large number of people was anticipated because the...

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Group Says Removal of Cross from School's "Hot Cross Buns" Was "Nonsensical"

February 7, 2006

Condemnation of Cartoons of the Prophet by the Hindu American Foundation

February 7, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation press release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_muslim_cartoon.htm

On February 7, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation press release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) condemned today a collection of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed that were first published by a Danish newspaper... 'Though as Americans we are committed to freedom of speech and expression, cartoonists...

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Christians Concerned Hindu Festival in Gujarat May Turn Violent

February 7, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4690586.stm

On February 7, 2006 BBC News reported, "Hundreds of thousands of Hindu faithful are making their way towards the tribal-dominated Dangs district in the western Indian state of Gujarat for a newly-discovered pilgrimage. Many in the minority Christian community in the region are on tenterhooks. Some hardline Hindu groups, including the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) and the VHP (Vishwa Hindu Parishad or...

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First Hindu Temple Opens in Indiana

February 6, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060206/NEWS01/602060397

On February 6, 2006 The Indianapolis Star reported, "With the symbols of their God in place, Hindus who joyously celebrated the statues' arrival Sunday can today begin regular worship in the new Hindu Temple of Central Indiana. 'This is the only temple in the whole state of Indiana,' said board chairman Girdhar Ahuja, one of hundreds who...

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"Acting on Faith" to Be Shown at "Dissent" Film Festival at Univ. of Louisville

February 6, 2006

Source: University of Louisville

http://php.louisville.edu/news/news.php?news=517

On February 6, 2006 the University of Louisville reported, "The University of Louisville will offer a six-week film festival and discussions focusing on the importance of dissent in civic and cultural life.

The 'Season of Dissent Film Festival' will offer short films, feature films and documentaries in Floyd Theater at U of L’s Swain Student Activities Center. The festival is...

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Groundbreaking Held for Hindu Temple in Apple Valley

February 5, 2006

Source: Daily Press

http://www.vvdailypress.com/2006/11391594838247.html

On February 5, 2006 the Daily Press reported, "More than 12 years ago, a small group of High Desert residents began their quest to build their own religious gathering place, a dream that came closer to realization Saturday at the Krishna Valley Temple's groundbreaking ceremony.

In the past two years, the hope for a place to worship locally became more realistic [with] funds being raised...

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Expansion Plans Approved for Ashland Hindu Temple

February 1, 2006

Source: Metro West Daily News

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=120793

On February 1, 2006 the Metro West Daily News reported, "Town Planner Steve Kerlin is drafting conditions to guide a planned four-year construction project at one of the largest Hindu temples in New England. [On Thursday] the planning board approved the plan for expansion of Sri Lakshmi temple at 117 Waverley Street. Members expect to ratify...

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UK Supports Hindus in Moscow Temple Controversy

January 29, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1391009.cms

On January 29, 2006 The Times of India reported, "Britain is to throw its weight behind its Hindu community's vocal campaign against Russia's alleged harassment of the country's 100,000 white, Slav Krishna-bhakts and 30,000 other Indian-Russian Hindus. British foreign minister Douglas Alexander has told parliament the UK will discuss Russia's alleged harassment at a EU summit...

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Hinduism Finds a Place in Western Culture

January 28, 2006

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/eastern-faith-finds-a-place-in-everyday-western-life/2006/01/27/1138319450075.html

On January 28, 2006 The Sydney Morning Herald reported, "Hinduism is the predominant religion of India but in the global spread of eastern religions it has been Buddhism that has found a firm foothold in the spiritually barren lands of the West. But as...

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Indianapolis Hindus Get First Full-Time Priest at Opening of New Temple

January 28, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060128/LIVING/601280382/1007

On January 28, 2006 The Indianapolis Star reported, "Local Hindus will have more to celebrate than the opening of their new temple next week [the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana]. Their colorful rituals will be led by their very own priest -- the first full-time spiritual leader the Hindu community here has ever had. Since the...

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