Hinduism

Tensions Between Sikhs and Hindus Faring Well 20 Years After Uprisings

March 16, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3733271.stm

On March 16, 2005 BBC News reported, "Times change. The verdict in Canada following the destruction of an Air India jumbo jet over the Atlantic in 1985 is a reminder of the extent of Sikh militancy in India at the time. Several thousand people died in nearly 10 years of militancy - and India's Sikhs effectively became alienated from mainstream society. In a series of events that that...

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Area Hindus Gather for Worship in Lutheran Church

March 15, 2005

Source: The Argus Leader

http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050315/NEWS/%20503150317/1001

On March 15, 2005 The Argus Leader reported, "[Siouxland India Cultural Association], a nonprofit association meets once a month in the former Immanuel Lutheran Church, which had moved to a new location a few years earlier. Last year, the Indian association bought the empty building, which stands two stories high and holds a...

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Cornell Hindu Dance Team Celebrates Spring Navratri with Performance

March 14, 2005

Source: The Cornell Daily Sun

http://www.cornellsun.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/03/14/423538edb335e

On March 14, 2005 The Cornell Daily Sun reported, "the sound of beating of dandiyas, and lively folk music resonated under a canopy of vibrant colors Friday evening in the Straight Memorial Room, where the Cornell Raas Team held its annual celebration of Spring Navratri. The evening began with an Indian prayer ceremony or puja, led by the Hindu Student...

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Former Air Force Colonel Now Hindu Convert

March 14, 2005

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2005/03/14/findrelig.DTL

On March 14, 2005 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "as a former colonel in the U.S. Air Force, Kirby Knox is accustomed to giving orders as much as following them. These days, however, he's willingly surrendering to a guru as part of his spiritual practice. Knox, a 53-year-old physician who received his medical training while in the military, is a...

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RSS Calls for an End to Minority Status of Christians, Muslims

March 11, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=43082

On March 11, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "The RSS on Friday said Muslims and Christians in India could not be treated as minorities as they have not come from outside the country and called for an early end to ‘minorityism’. Addressing the Akhil Bharat Pratinidhi Sabha, the highest policy making body of RSS...

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Hindu Students Council Meeting in Atlanta Success

March 11, 2005

Source: Hindu Student Council Press Release

http://www.hscnet.org/press-release/meet2005/

On March 11, 2005 a Hindu Student Council Press Release reported, " 'By doing selfless service, one attains spiritual growth.' Dr. G.V. Raghu, founder of the Hindu Temple of Atlanta, gave this message that was echoed throughout the 2005 Annual Meet of the Hindu Students Council (HSC), held in Atlanta, GA on March 4th-6th. Over 80 participants from 26 universities came from all over the...

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First American Woman Ordained as Hindu High Priest in Varanasi

March 11, 2005

Source: The Times of India

Wire Service: IANS

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1049213.cms

On March 11, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "Perhaps for the first time, an American woman has been ordained a high priest in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi. Saima, renamed Laxmi Devi Chalanda Sarvanandmayi Ma, was declared 'Mahant Mahamandleshwar' or chief priest, according to a report appearing in a Varanasi...

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Muslim Woman Builds Hindu Temple

March 9, 2005

Source: The Times of India

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On March 9, 2005 The Times of India reported, "In a refreshing case of communal harmony, a Muslim woman has built a Hindu temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva, which was opened on the occasion of Maha Shivratri on Tuesday. Noor Fatima, who laid the foundation for the Shiva Temple, claimed that Shiva had visited her in her dream, prompting her to build the temple. Although Fatima's faith strictly prohibits idol worship, she decided to...

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Hindu Temple in Atlanta Celebrates Mahashivratri

March 8, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1270856,00410010.htm

On March 8, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "as we prepare for the easiest and the zestiest 'fasts' of all in the Hindu calendar, the Mahashivratri celebrations on March 8, Atlanta's religious centres prime themselves for the conviviality that the day espouses. Of these, the Hindu Temple of Atlanta is probably at the forefront. The temple, located in the relatively serene...

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US Hindu Organization Accuses India’s VHP of Casteism

March 6, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1268776,00050001.htm

On March 6, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "A US-based Hindu organisation has accused the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) of 'casteist practices' at a mass conversion campaign in Etah in Uttar Pradesh last month. Navya Shastra, the organisation which boasts of scholars and priests 'dedicated to fostering the spiritual...

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