Hinduism

Ancient Rites Survive On Indonesia's Bali Island

April 26, 2009

Author: Presi Mandari

Source: France24

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.france24.com/en/20090426-ancient-rites-survive-indonesias-bali-island

Bali's rapid development as a tourist destination has transformed the island's culture, but in the isolated village of Trunyan the dead bear witness to centuries of unbroken tradition.

The proud people of Trunyan don't cremate or bury their dead...

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28 Hindu Temples to Be Relocated In Malaysia

April 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/003200904211451.htm

Malaysian government has said that 28 Hindu temples, which are currently situated on disputed land around the national capital, will be relocated by next month.

The caretakers of 28 temples have agreed to relocate to several locations provided by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Deputy Federal Territories Minister M Saravanan said....

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Hindu Baccalaureate Service Revives Ancient Traditions

April 20, 2009

Author: Jane Tors

Source: Nevada News

http://www.unr.edu/nevadanews/templates/details.aspx?articleid=4998&zoneid=15

A unique Hindu Baccalaureate Service was held at the University of Nevada, Reno on April 11. A Tilak or religious mark was applied on students’ foreheads and the graduating students touched the feet of a Swami or monk to seek his blessings.

Swami Vedananda, a well-known Hindu monk from...

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Another Round Of Hearings Set for Hindu Temple Project In Bridgewater

April 19, 2009

Author: Nyier Abdou

Source: The Star-Ledger

http://www.nj.com/news/local/index.ssf/2009/04/another_round_of_hearings_set.html

It's nearly five years since the Sri Venkateswara Hindu Temple appeared before the Bridgewater board of adjustment seeking a large-scale expansion of its prosperous temple.

A previous expansion of the temple -- a 10,000-square-foot construction of a religious processional walkway, had...

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India's All-Important Muslim Vote

April 19, 2009

Author: Suvojit Bagchi

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7998819.stm

The Indian government's "war against terror" may cost the Congress party dearly in the election.

Arrests and alleged extrajudicial killings of Muslim youths have angered many in the Islamic community.

"People in power have branded us as terrorists and used us as a vote bank, this cannot go on," said the all-powerful cleric of Delhi's Jama...

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Armed Forces Hindu Conference Welcomes Personnel

April 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Army News

http://www.army.mod.uk/news/13807.aspx

Hindus from the three armed forces gathered at Birmingham's Shree Geeta Bhawan temple, Birmingham, on Wednesday 8 April, to hear speakers from their own and other faiths at the annual Armed Forces Hindu Conference.

Organiser Armed Forces Hindu Chaplain Acharya Krishan Kant Attri welcomed guests and representatives from each of the services, who addressed the audience and...

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BAPS Celebrates Swaminarayan Jayanti And Ramnavami

April 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Journal

http://www.indiajournal.com/pages/event.php?id=6658

The atmosphere of bhakti surrounding the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was enhanced on April 5 by an evening of bhajans, folk dances, thought-provoking discourses, and inspirational skits as devotees of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Sanstha celebrated the 228th birthday of Bhagwan Swaminarayan founder of the Sampraday.

Idols of Akshar and Purushottam...

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Hindu Mantras In Sanskrit Opened City Council Meet In Nevada

April 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Web Newswire

http://www.webnewswire.com/node/451302

City Council of Sparks, one of the fastest growing city of Nevada (USA), reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures for the first time today since its formation in 1905.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before Sparks City Council today after sprinkling holy water from river Ganga (in India)....

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Sydney Veda Patasala Celebrates Its First Anniversary

April 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/4/15.shtml#1

The first anniversary of Sydney Veda Patasala was grandly celebrated with more than 150 people attending to hear, participate and appreciate Vedic chanting. An initiative of Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia, the Sydney Veda Patasala was started in 2008 under the guidance of Swami Vigyananand, Joint General Secretary, VHP. Children from four Patasala...

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Religious Rift Tears At Orissa Communities

April 13, 2009

Author: Chris Morris

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7996827.stm

Hundreds of people have gathered in the darkness in the town of Raikia.

Candlelight flickers across their faces as they sit quietly on the floor. They chant and pray as a priest leads them in worship.

For Christians, Easter is a time of hope. But in Kandhamal, deep in the interior in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, hope is in short supply....

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Hindu Woman Priest Named to Obama Faith Council

April 9, 2009

Author: Sunita Sohrabji

Source: India West

http://www.indiawest.com/readmore.aspx?id=1065&sid=1

Anju Bhargava, one of the handful of Hindu women priests in the U.S., has been appointed to the advisory council of President Barack Obama’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Obama announced the creation of the new office Feb. 5, and had named Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, based...

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