Hinduism

Hindus Urge USA Authority to Add More Religious Holidays

April 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Newstrack India

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/83131

Hindus in New Jersey have urged the State Department of Education in USA to add nine more Hindu festivals, including Durgapuja, to its “List of Religious Holidays Permitting Pupil Absence From School”.

Indo-American Hindu scholar Rajan Zed, in a statement today, said that Hinduism was rich in festivals and festivals were very dear to Hindu...

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Thai-Cambodia Border Tensions Ease

April 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Aljazeera.net

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/04/200945225216681914.html

Tensions at the Thai-Cambodia border which flared last week have eased, Thailand's prime minister says.

"The tension, which resulted from a misunderstanding, has eased," Abhisit Vejjajiva said in his weekly television broadcast.

The statement comes after Thai and Cambodian military...

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Ram Navami Celebrations At the House Of Commons Highlight Hindu Acceptance In UK

April 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/4/5.shtml#1

The birthday of Lord Rama was celebrated at the House of Commons on Monday, as the Members' Dining Room was turned into a Mandir for the afternoon. Over 200 invited guests sang bhajans and watched Aarti performed by two young children, as Hindus from many different traditions celebrated the festival beneath the flag of Lord Hanuman.

The fifth annual...

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Hindu Baccalaureate Service In a Prestigious American University

April 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/entertainment/hindu-baccalaureate-service-in-a-prestigious-american-university_100175610.html

Hindu Baccalaureate Service (Dikshant Utsav), held for the first time in Western USA at prestigious University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) in May last, will be held again on April eleven next.

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Hindus & Jews Want Restructuring Of Prayers At UK Parliament

March 31, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/entertainment/hindus-jews-want-restructuring-of-prayers-at-uk-parliament_100173444.html

Hindus and Jews have asked the United Kingdom to re-evaluate the matrix of opening prayers in its Parliament, which probably date back from 17th century.

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman; and Rabbi...

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Hindus Celebrate Ram Navmi

March 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2009/3/28.shtml#1

From March 27 to April 3, Hindus worldwide will be gathering at their respective temples and in small groups known as Mandalis to observe the auspicious festival of Ram Navmi to celebrate the birth of Lord Rama.

Rama is believed to be the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to Vaishnavites, He descended on earth around 10,000 years ago to...

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Hindu Festival Blooms Brightly In Spanish Fork

March 28, 2009

Author: David Burger

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/News/ci_12021504

More than 15,000 people celebrated the arrival of spring Saturday afternoon at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, and more than 15,000 spent Saturday evening in the shower, washing, rinsing and repeating.

And repeating.

And repeating.

The Hindu congregation welcomed the community to partake in Holi, the Festival of Colors, where the highlight...

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Hindus Laud New Zealand Police for Launching Guide to Major Religions

March 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Web Newswire

http://www.webnewswire.com/node/450676

Hindus have commended New Zealand Police for launching a guide to practices of major religions of the country.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that this 60-page publication titled “A Practical Reference to Religious Diversity” provided a wonderful resource to the members of police force to effectively do their...

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Princeton University to Host First-Ever Hinduism Week

March 27, 2009

Author: Arthur J. Pais

Source: Rediff India Abroad

http://news.rediff.com/report/2009/mar/27/princeton-university-to-hold-first-ever-hinduism-week.htm

Princeton, one of America's eight Ivy League universities and widely regarded as one of the world's leading universities, is creating history.

For the first time, the New Jersey-based university which was founded in 1746 and where Albert...

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Week Of Events Focuses On Hinduism In 21st Century America

March 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News at Princeton

http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S23/79/32S35/index.xml?section=announcements

A weeklong celebration of Hindu culture and religion featuring lectures, performances and yoga demonstrations will be held Saturday to Sunday, March 28-April 5, at various campus locations. The celebration is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required to attend...

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Hindu Fights for Pyre 'Dignity'

March 24, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7960489.stm

A Hindu man has told the High Court he wants to die "with dignity" and not be "bundled in a box", in a case to retain open-air cremations.

Davender Ghai, 70, a devout Hindu, wants to overturn a Newcastle Council decision preventing funeral pyres being held in line with religious practice.

Mr Ghai insists that the process is essential to free the soul...

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A New Hindu Temple for Germany

March 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Spiegel Online

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,614948,00.html

Mosques in Germany tend to get the headlines, but the country is becoming more religiously diverse in other ways too. A Tamil group in Hanover has built a new Hindu temple, which was purified by a fire ceremony on Sunday.

The largest Hindu temple in northern Germany opened in Hanover on Sunday with a fire ceremony that...

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Helsinki Museum Removes Word "Hinduism" From Photo

March 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Scoop Independent News

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0903/S00351.htm

Heeding to the demand of infuriated Hindus in various parts of the world, the word "Hinduism" has reportedly been removed from the controversial photograph of nude man on display at a renowned Helsinki (Finland) museum.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded this protest, has appreciated this step of the government run Kiasma...

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