Hinduism

Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Tsunami Victims Held in New Delhi

January 2, 2005

Source: Central Chronicle

http://www.centralchronicle.com/20050102/0201011.htm

On January 2, 2005 Central Chronicle reported, "Heads of various religions gathered here today to offer joint prayers for the victims of Tsunami tragedy. Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Zorastrian and Jew leaders took part in an interfaith prayer meeting held at Gandhi Smriti Bhavan and expressed solidarity and empathy with thousands of affected people. The religious heads said people of every...

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Pittsburgh Hindu Temple Holds Tsunami Prayer Vigil

January 2, 2005

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/trib/pittsburgh/s_289010.html

On January 2, 2005 the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported, "When he learned about a service for tsunami victims and survivors Saturday at Sri Venkateswara Temple in Penn Hills, Sanjay Jambekhar decided to make the trip from Cleveland. 'I've always wanted to visit, and I thought today would be a good day,' Jambekhar said. 'So many of...

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Hearing Scheduled for New Hindu Temple in Billerica

January 1, 2005

Source: INDIA New England News

http://www.indianewengland.com/news/2005/01/01/Community/Hearings.Planned.For.New.Hindu.Temple.In.Billerica-830785.shtml

On January 1, 2005 INDIA New England News reported, "a little more than 10 years ago, Tej Tanden chanced upon some real estate on the banks of the Concord River in Billerica that was selling at a reasonable price. He bought the 10 acres not knowing, at...

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Survivors Take Refuge in Holy Places--Temples, Mosques, Churches

December 31, 2004

Source: The Mercury News

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On December 31, 2004 The Mercury News reported, "Amid the devastation of earthquake and tsunami, dazed refugees and weeping mourners seek solace - and shelter - on holy ground. Muslims across the ravaged northern coast of Sumatra crowded into debris-littered mosques Friday for their final prayers of the year, the stench of rotting corpses hanging over them. Buddhists in Thailand carried their dead to temples for cremation. Tens...

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Tsunamis Challenge Faith of Many South Asians

December 31, 2004

Source: Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/10538253.htm

On December 31, 2004 the Kansas City Star reported, "Not only did the tsunami drown southern Asia; it challenged its soul. When the waves washed over India's coastal villages Sunday, thousands of pilgrims to a Marian shrine were washed away while paying homage and attending mass. Bodies were scattered and buried in the sand, and the shrine suddenly became a morgue...

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Detroit Hindu Temples Prepare to Send Tsunami Relief to South Asia

December 29, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/nation/0412/29/A01-44476.htm

On December 29, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "Troy resident Chandrachoodan Narayanan spent Tuesday contacting friends and relatives in India to find out how his temple could help. The people he could reach in the area ravaged by the killer tsunami Sunday told him they need just about everything. 'They need, naturally, shelter, clothes, food,' said Narayanan, 63, a member of...

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Interfaith Service for Tsunami Victims Held in Nebraska

December 29, 2004

Source: KETV

http://www.theomahachannel.com/family/4032305/detail.html

On December 29, 2004 KETV reported, "At least 150 Omahans gathered Tuesday night to grieve and marshal help in the wake of the Asian tsunami. An interfaith prayer service at the Hindu Temple focused on victims of the disaster. Many people at the prayer service had a direct connection to the disaster. Some lost friends or family and some are still waiting to find out... Hindus, Muslims and...

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Local Pittsburgh Religious Groups Aid Tsunami Relief Efforts

December 28, 2004

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04363/433495.stm

On December 28, 2004 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "The tidal waves that swept from South Asia to East Africa Sunday morning have riveted the attention of every major relief agency -- and may bring new attention to relief efforts by minority communities in the United States. V. Velpari of Monroeville could picture the devastation in southeast India even before he saw it on satellite...

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Tsunami Relief Efforts Could Shed Positive Light on U.S. Immigrant Groups

December 28, 2004

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04363/433495.stm

On December 28, 2004 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "The tidal waves that swept from South Asia to East Africa Sunday morning have riveted the attention of every major relief agency -- and may bring new attention to relief efforts by minority communities in the United States...The Tamil Nadu Foundation will be collecting relief funds...The Sri Venkateswara Temple in Penn Hills is...

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Britian to Recruit Hindu Chaplain for Military

December 23, 2004

Source: Express India/Press Trust of India

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=39929

On December 23, 2004 Press Trust of India reported, "Britain plans to recruit a civilian chaplain to the armed forces from the Hindu community with a starting salary of 26,002 pounds per annum. The successful applicant will have an office in, and be administratively attached to, a major military establishment reasonably accessible from their home, a British Defence...

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