Hinduism

City Mayors to Inaugurate Hindu Festival

May 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

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Mayors Ralph Becker, Kent Money and JoAnn Sehgeni will inaugurate the "Chariot Festival" or "Rathothsava" and Annual Day Celebrations of Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple (SGHT) and India Cultural Center on May 30 at the temple premises in South Jordan.

The event is free and open to the public between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The Rathothsava is a pageant when Hindus pull a colorfully decorated wooden chariot...

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More Delays for Crawley Hindu Temple

May 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sussex Express

http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/496/More-delays-for-Crawley-Hindu.5308611.jp

More devastating delays have hit the finances for Crawley's new Hindu temple.

The problems facing the building currently being built off Ifield Drive have been caused because Indian stonemasons due to start work at the site around seven weeks ago have not been allowed into the country – and...

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Destroyed Hindu Statues Buried, Vandals Forgiven

May 25, 2009

Author: Esme Murphy

Source: WCCO

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Three years after statues of Hindu deities were smashed by vandals, the statues were buried in a ceremony at the Maple Grove Temple.

Among those attending the ceremony were the two young men who committed the acts.

Tyler Tuomie and Paul Spakousky were sentenced to five years probation and are having to pay $48,000 each in restitution. Still, they were welcomed at the ceremony Monday.

At the...

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Rare Ceremony Consecrating New Hindu Temple In Bucks

May 24, 2009

Author: David O'Reilly

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20090524_Rare_ceremony_consecrating_new_Hindu_temple_in_Bucks.html

A part of Bhoo Devi was still a tub of mud last week.

But as two priests crouched on the floor Thursday, scooping out the mud and shaping it - here a hand, there a foot, now a face - it took on the coarse, dark contours of a...

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Hindus Teach Forgiveness Lesson to Temple Vandals

May 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WCCO

[wcco.com/local/hindu.temple.forgiveness.2.1015849.html]

The reckless destruction of a Hindu Temple in Maple Grove in April 2006 was a crime that infuriated the community. Hindu sculptures were toppled, windows were broken and 125 holes were punched into the walls.

In all, there was about $300,000 in damage, not to mention the loss of priceless artwork, but from the wreckage came the chance for the Hindu community to demonstrate how they value love,...

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Hindu Temple Proposed In Jefferson County Now On Hold

May 20, 2009

Author: Marc Lourdes

Source: stltoday.com

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Plans to build a Hindu temple, education center and more than 100 housing units on almost 140 acres off Byrnesville Road are on hold.

A rezoning hearing for the project scheduled in March has been postponed indefinitely at the request of the developers.

At issue: whether the property should be rezoned from large-lot residential, under which lots have to be...

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Hindu Temple Celebrates Expansion

May 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Hundreds of people celebrated the ground-breaking of a $7.8-million expansion of the Canton Hindu Temple with special prayers and ceremonies.

Several Hindu priests conducted Vedic rites during the three days known as Bhoomi Puja that started Friday evening and were set to end Sunday night. Hindu leaders from across the country gathered...

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Hindu Temple Celebrates 24th Anniversary

May 17, 2009

Author: Meredith Moss

Source: Dayton Daily News

[daytondailynews.com/lifestyle/ohio-churches-religion-faith/hindu-temple-celebrates-24th-anniversary-123244.html]

Gopi Dewan remembers the days when eight Hindu families met in one another’s homes and dreamed of having their own temple someday.

That dream was realized 24 years ago when the first Hindu Temple in the state of Ohio was dedicated in Beavercreek and Gopi’s husband, Amrit Dewan, became the first president.

Over the years, the...

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Will Review Its Hinduism Article

May 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu Press International

[hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/5/16.shtml#1]

After a detailed letter exposed the flaws of their article on Hinduism, Encyclopeadia Britannica announced it will revise it while "strives for balance in all subjects." The letter was written by Amit Raj Dhawan, an electrical engineer by profession and a Hindu.

In his expose, Dhawan wrote, "Britannica has misrepresented the concept and message of Hinduism, and Hindu values have been disparaged....

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Pakistan's Religious Minorities Report Violence

May 13, 2009

Author: Kathy Gannon

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/8505630

Fauzia Abrar had finally gotten her crying baby to sleep when screaming men pounded on the steel doors of her home in the mostly Christian slum in the port city of Karachi.

Suddenly she heard shots, and the screaming grew louder: "Long live Taliban! Death to infidels!"

The men forced their...

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Hindus Praise Pope's Espousal Of Interfaith Dialogue

May 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Catholic

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Welcoming Pope Benedict’s reported affirmation of the importance of interreligious dialogue in the pursuit of peace in Jerusalem yesterday, Hindus have urged him to take the lead in organizing one.

Serious and honest interfaith dialogue was the need of the hour, Hindu leader Rajan Zed pointed out in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, and...

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Groundbreaking for New Hindu Temple On Tap

May 10, 2009

Author: Tony Bruscato

Source: Hometownlife.com

[hometownlife.com/article/20090510/NEWS03/905100449]

Nitin Desai of Canton Township can vividly remember October 1986, when interest in building a Hindu Temple in Canton gained some steam.

“I still remember the day, a committee with about 30 people meeting in my house,” Desai said. “We only thought we'd have a small group of people and needed a small hall.”

After using the Plymouth Cultural Center and other facilities, a small temple hall...

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British Hindu Vows Fight for Open-Air Cremation

May 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

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Davinder Kumar Ghai, a devout British Hindu whose plea to be cremated in the open was turned down by Britain's high court, has vowed to continue his fight, saying the final rites of Hindus "must be done with dignity".

The high court on Friday ruled that open-air funeral pyres are illegal in Britain.

"It looks like a...

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