Hinduism

Camp Joins Summer Fun With Teaching Hindu Faith

July 21, 2009

Author: Neela Banerjee

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/21/us/21hindu.html

The first hour at the Chinmaya Mission day camp unfolds as at any other camp. Children shriek through tag, while a few others play Uno.

But by 9 a.m., the grammar-school-age campers are sitting down, their attention focused on a long-haired Indian man in the front of the room, Swami Dheerananda, the mission’s Hindu teacher, or acharya....

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Hindus, Muslims Willing to Tie the Knot Outside Their Religions

July 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Breaking News 24/7

http://blog.taragana.com/n/hindus-muslims-willing-to-tie-the-knot-outside-their-religions-114539/

An increasing number of Hindus and Muslims are willing to exchange wedding vows with people of other faiths, according to researchers.

A Monash University research has shown that 10 per cent of Hindus have married out of their faith, along with 8 per...

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US Fans Perform Hindu Rites for Michael Jackson

July 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economic Times

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ET-Cetera/US-fans-perform-Hindu-rites-for-Michael-Jackson/articleshow/4799383.cms

'King of Pop' Michael Jackson was paid a unique tribute at a temple here when a group of fans flew in from US to conduct special rituals and prayers for the pop icon in the Hindu tradition.

Three Jackson fans...

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A Hindu Temple Where Muslims Also Pray

July 19, 2009

Author: Asit Srivastava

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/health/a-hindu-temple-where-muslims-also-pray_100220052.html

A temple dedicated to Hindu god Shiva in a village here counts many Muslims among its devotees. Not only do they take part in some rituals but also donate for community feasts during every festival.

The Pataleshwar temple is in Bambhrauaa village of...

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UK Hindus Plan to Work for Climate Protection

July 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200907191021.htm

Hindu leaders in the UK have pledged to work together for long-term plans aimed at environment conservation.

The religious leaders have decided to set a benchmark for using a range of products and services. The measures include creating awareness through endorsement of traditional food and promotion of sustainable lifestyle.

These...

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Ocala Exhibit Spotlights Paintings, Statues Of Hindu 'Good-Luck God'

July 18, 2009

Author: Renee Lee

Source: The Gainesville Sun

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20090718/ARTICLES/907179928/1004?Title=Ocala-exhibit-spotlights-paintings-statues-of-Hindu-good-luck-god-

Ganesh is among the most well-known and worshipped deities in Hinduism.

Ganesh paintings, statues, ornaments and other decorations can be found in many Indian homes....

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Diverse Coalition Supports American Indian Kindergartner’s Right to Freely Exercise His Religion

July 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WebWire

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=99117

The ACLU’s fight to stop a Texas school district from punishing a five-year old student for wearing his long hair in braids as an expression of his American Indian heritage and beliefs has drawn support from a diverse group of American Indian tribes and scholars, religious freedom organizations and representatives of a variety of faith traditions.

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Reconsecration, With Bells, Saffron And Elephant

July 13, 2009

Author: Anne Barnard

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/14/nyregion/14temple.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

An expectant crowd had gathered, dressed in tropically colored saris and dhotis — mango, teal, violet and saffron — that stood out against the beige and pale green houses of a quiet street in Flushing, Queens.

“Make way!” someone shouted, and the crowd parted to reveal...

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Hindu Spiritual Caregivers In the Netherlands Are Now Official

July 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules/xpress/hindu-press-international/2009/07/10/hindu-spiritual-caregivers-in-the-netherlands-are-now-official/

Hindu spiritual care providers will now be officially commissioned by the government to work in prisons. The Hindu Council has been made responsible for assigning Hindu...

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Hindu American Foundation Welcomes Burger King's Swift Removal Of Offensive Ad

July 9, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/node/313

Burger King Corporation, the international fast food chain, ceding to demands made by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and its supporters, swiftly removed a Spanish advertisement campaign offensive to Hindus late yesterday. The print advertisement, which according to Burger King official was running in only a few restaurants in Spain as an -store...

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Indian Guru Visits Frisco to Celebrate Hindu Temple Opening

July 8, 2009

Author: Jessica Meyers

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/070809dnmetfrtemple.3dfa9b0.html

Rarely does North Texas receive blessings from an Indian guru. So when Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji said the region had "good vibrations," temple construction began in Frisco.

Almost two years later, the first stage of the Karya Siddhi...

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Plan to Build Hindu Temple In Franklin Scaled Back to Comply With Ordinance Restrictions

July 8, 2009

Hindus Suggest Interfaith Prayers At Michael Jackson's Public Memorial Service

July 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sentinel

http://www.worldsentinel.com/articles/view/108847

Hindus have suggested interfaith prayers at the public memorial service for entertainment icon Michael Jackson, reportedly planned to be held on July seven in Los Angeles.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, suggested that as Michael Jackson belonged to the whole world and he did provide "joy" to the citizens of...

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Hindus Laud Cleveland Museum for Acquiring $4 Million Lord Shiva Statue

July 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sentinel

http://www.worldsentinel.com/articles/view/108854

Hindus have applauded prestigious Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) in Ohio (USA) for acquiring 10th century Hindu god Shiva statue for four million dollars.

Hailing CMA for this acquisition, acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged the major museums of world to acquire more Hindu sculpture and art; dedicate...

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Company Removes Lord Ganesha's Image From Beer Bottle, Apologises

July 5, 2009

Author: Sudhir Kumar

Source: SamayLive.Com

http://www.samaylive.com/news/company-removes-lord-ganeshas-image-from-beer-bottle-apologises/637789.html

The American beer company, which published Lord Ganesha image on label of beer bottle, has apologised, removing image of Lord Ganesha from the label of beer bottle and Internet.

Lost Coast Brewery, an American Beer Company, published Lord...

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