Hinduism

Controversy Over Wigs Made of Hair Shorn in Hindu Rituals Has Little Impact on Business

July 14, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/14/international/asia/14hair.html?pagewanted=all

On July 14, 2004 the The New York Times reported, "A majority of Hindus, who make up 85 percent of India's billion-plus population, have their heads shaved at least once in a lifetime as prescribed by Hindu scriptures, and much of India's hair exports, which totaled $62.5 million last year, come out of the customary Hindu tradition of...

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Hindu Temple Event Promotes Interreligious Understanding Among Children

July 12, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times/Indo-Asian News Service

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5967_881166,001600060001.htm

On July 12, 2004 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "South African children got a glimpse of Hindu rituals and the rationale behind them at a temple here in an event aimed at fostering cross-cultural understanding. Children of devotees at the Swaminarayan Temple joined many others, including some invited from homes in Gauteng, to share the...

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Inter-Religious and Inter-Ethnic Weddings on the Rise in U.S.

July 6, 2004

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/features/2004/07/06/weddings.html

On July 6, 2004 the Courier Journal reported that , "For more and more American couples, the standard wedding is fast being replaced by ceremonies with deep family meaning that incorporate the couple's ethnic heritage.couples, the standard wedding is fast being replaced by ceremonies with deep family meaning that incorporate the couple's ethnic heritage... The...

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New Hindu Temple in Pittsburg, CA

July 4, 2004

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/9078613.htm

On July 4, 2004 Contra Costa Times reported, "East Bay Hindu Community Center Inc. opened June 12 in a former Pittsburg church with prayers and support from dozens of believers who came from as far away as Stockton for the ceremony... The School Street building will double as a community center catering to area Hindus, offering a variety of recreational and educational...

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Muslim and Hindu Cyclist Duo Ride to Promote Religious Tolerance and Address Social Ills

June 28, 2004

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/lf/2004/06/28/stories/2004062802050200.htm

On June 28, 2004 The Hindu reported, "Two young Bangladeshi bicyclists are out on a mission to make the world a better place to live in. And they have chosen to travel to 178 countries not in jazzy-looking and technologically advanced motorcycles but on their Chinese manufactured bicycles to send a message across. Meet Kamal Kumar Saha and Mohammad Kamal Hossain -- both aged 25...

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"Outsourcing" Religion to India: Catholic, Hindu, Sikh Rituals

June 22, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3829161.stm

On June 22, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Is nothing sacred? The hard-nosed commercialism that has spawned a boom in international business outsourcing is catching on in the religious world. In the West, there is a growing shortage of holy men of all religions, and the costs of spiritual services are on the rise. An opportunity, then, for India, where high-quality, low-cost 'religious outsourcing'...

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Vivekananda's Visit Remembered

June 21, 2004

Source: NWI Times

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2004/06/21/news/porter_county/c65

On June 21, 2004 NWI Times reported, "On a winter day in 1894, a train dropped off a lone Hindu monk in the area where Von Tobel Lumber is now located. Finding no on there to meet him, Swami Vivekananda made his way to a nearby hotel at the site of what is now The Franklin House tavern. He later met up with his host and was taken to the nearby Memorial Opera...

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