Hinduism

Hindu American Foundation Meets with Members of Congress, Justice Department

October 30, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_hafdiscussgovt.html

On October 30, 2005 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) ended its two-day second annual Government Outreach and Leadership Conference on October 27, 2005. The conference included meetings with several members of Congress, the Justice...

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Hindu American Foundation Expresses Outrage Over New Delhi Bombings

October 30, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_outrageddelhiattack.html

On October 30, 2005 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed outrage over the bomb blasts in New Delhi, India last night that have already killed 61 people and injured hundreds. Timed to precede the Hindu...

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New York Hindu Community Grieves Over New Delhi Bombings

October 30, 2005

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/nyc-indi1030,0,2073890.story?coll=ny-top-headlines

On October 30, 2005 Newsday reported, "Members of the Hindu community in the city and on Long Island expressed deep sadness, mixed with grieved resignation, at the carnage in Saturday's series of explosions in New Delhi. At least 65 people were killed and scores were injured in the coordinated explosions at two markets crowded with...

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Hindus in Dayton Celebrate Diwali

October 29, 2005

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/life/content/life/daily/1029faith.html

On October 29, 2005 the Dayton Daily News reported, "The pearl-white Hindu Temple of Dayton... looks like a scaled-down Taj Mahal. It stands in stark contrast to the modern, luxury condos stacked like children's blocks inside the Brookstone Hills housing complex in Beavercreek. Prior to entering the temple, visitors are urged to pass under the elaborately...

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Connecticut Hindus Keep Diwali Traditions Alive

October 29, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/features/lifestyle/hc-diwalli1029.artoct29,0,6418185.story?coll=hc-headlines-life

On October 29, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "Growing up in Mumbai, India, Beena Pandit [a Hindu living in Connecticut] remembers the sights and sounds of the Hindu holiday of Diwali, a time of celebration that marks the year's end... Re-creating the experience of Diwali for her...

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Saraswati Devi Mandir Opens at Hague Front

October 29, 2005

Source: Stabroek News

http://www.stabroeknews.com/index.pl/article?id=34477339

On October 29, 2005 the Stabroek News reported, "The Hague Front Saraswati Devi Mandir was recently declared open by Pandit Yoganand Ramnarain of Queens, New York. Construction of the mandir complex commenced almost three years ago mostly from numerous fund-raising activities and funds donated by devotees, mandirs and businesses of the New York area. A press release from the USA...

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Diwali Celebrated the World Over

October 28, 2005

Source: National Geographic

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/10/1028_051028_diwali.html

On October 28, 2005 National Geographic reported, "On Tuesday, fireworks and festive lights will brighten the moonless night as an estimated billion followers of the Hindu religion around the world celebrate Diwali, the festival of light.

Diwali may be news to many U.S. residents, but 'it is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the...

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Diwali Lights To Dazzle Leicester

October 26, 2005

Source: Newindpress

http://www.newindpress.com/

On October 26, 2005 Newindpress reported, "On Sunday, a total of 6,000 bulbs will be switched on to mark the beginning of glittering Diwali celebrations along the Golden Mile on Belgrave Road, mainly inhabited by Asians of Gujarati origin. Amidst milling crowds of over 100,000, the garland of lights will be switched on by Ramanbhai Barber, president of Shree Sanatan Mandir temple, and his wife, Khushman. The Leicester City Council has spent...

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Police Trained to Respect Religious Differences in Domestic Violence Cases, Raising Concern

October 25, 2005

Source: Herald Sun

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,17026063%255E2862,00.html

On October 25, 2005 the Herald Sun reported, "Police are being advised to treat Muslim domestic violence cases differently out of respect for Islamic traditions and habits. Officers are also being urged to work with Muslim leaders, who will try to keep the families together. Women's groups are concerned the politically correct policing...

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Diwali Celebrations Light Up Johannesburg

October 24, 2005

Source: IANS

On October 24, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "Traffic came to a standstill on South Africa's busiest freeway as a celebration related to Diwali in the heart of the city's cultural and art hub attracted more than 10,000 people Saturday. The 'Newtown Diwali Festival' proved to be a huge success, as Zulu dance came combined with Kathak and Bharatanatyam. Performers in flowing, colorful costumes presented a unique fusion of Indian elegance and traditional African imagery where the guitar found a place next to the mridingam. Making the...

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New Gurdwara Inaugurated in Rockville

October 24, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/B60340F73C893B4D872570A600617B6F!OpenDocument

On October 24, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "[This past Sunday], Sikhs of the Washington area thronged the newly built gurdwara in the outskirts of nation’s capital in the city of Rockville, Maryland. [An audience of] 1000... Sikh men, women and children participated very proudly in the...

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Hindu American Strives to Keep Tradition Alive

October 24, 2005

Source: Tri-Valley Herald

http://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/localnews/ci_3146510

On October 24, 2005 the Tri-Valley Herald ran a feature article on Mihir Meghani, an Indian-American whose parents moved to Philadelphia 35 years ago from Gujarat in western India. "The 33-year-old Fremont resident is founder and president of the Hindu American Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy organization created two years ago by a group of second-generation Hindu...

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