Jainism

Celebrating the Hindu Festival Of Lights

November 9, 2009

Author: Neel Madhukar

Source: The Emory Wheel

http://www.emorywheel.com/detail.php?n=27650

Lord James W. Dooley made a surprise appearance Friday night in the Cox Hall Ballroom, as he joined in on the traditional high-energy Indian bhangradance during Emory’s celebration of Diwali.

The Hindu Students Association (HSA) held its annual Diwali event to celebrate the traditional Hindu holiday also known as the Festival of Lights...

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Carleton Shines With Hindu Festival Of Lights

October 31, 2009

Author: Arika Garg

Source: Carleton News

http://apps.carleton.edu/news/features/?story_id=582988

On Sunday, October 18, Carleton commemorated the Hindu “festival of lights,” Diwali, with a celebratory event held at the Severance Great Hall. The event featured a keynote address by guest speaker Suhag Shukla, co-founder of the Hindu American Foundation, followed by vocal and dance performances by members of DESI (Dedicated to the...

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New Centre for Houston's [US] Jain Community

October 31, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Ahimsa Times

http://www.jainsamaj.org/magazines/october-2009.htm

New Jain centre 'Preksha Meditation Center' built on 6,000-square-foot is due to open at Housten. Over $2 million raised entirely from voluntary donations has been spent in the construction. The facility's main room features a 3,600-square-foot cardinal-pyramid meditation hall, shaped to enhance the meditation experience. Beginning with only 40 followers...

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Religions Call for Climate Action

October 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8333250.stm

Leaders from across the UK's religious communities have said there is a "moral imperative" to tackle global warming.

Leaders from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Baha'i, Jain and Zoroastrian faiths called on G20 nations to cut greenhouse gases.

They said climate change posed a "very real threat to the world's poor"....

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Local Hindu Community Observes Diwali Holiday

October 25, 2009

Source: News-Press

http://www.news-press.com/article/20091025/NEWS0103/91024060/1005/ACC/Local-Hindu-community-observes-Diwali-holiday

Members of Southwest Florida’s Hindu community lit up the night Saturday in Lehigh Acres with a Diwali celebration.

More than 100 people, many with roots in the West Indies and South America, where Hinduism is widespread, danced, sang, enjoyed a fashion show and...

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South Asian Students Team to Celebrate Diwali

October 19, 2009

Author: Amy Julia Harris

Source: The Stanford Daily

http://www.stanforddaily.com/cgi-bin/?p=1034540

The Old Union courtyard was awash in saris, food, candlelight and music Sunday night as hundreds of students celebrated the Hindu holiday of Diwali.

This year, four of Stanford’s most prominent South Asian organizations — the Hindu Student Council, Sanskriti, the Stanford India Association and the dance team Basmati Raas — pooled...

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Hindus In Golders Green Give Money, Food And Blood for Diwali

October 18, 2009

Author: Tristan Kirk

Source: Times

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/4689056.Hindus_in_Golders_Green_give_money__food__and_blood_for_Diwali/

A Hindu temple in Golders Green has celebrated Diwali this weekend by encouraging its members to give blood.

The Shree Swaminarayan Temple, in Finchley Road, opened its doors for the annual festival of light, in which Hindus are encouraged to give...

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GTA Hindus Let Lights Shine

October 18, 2009

Author: Tom Godfrey

Source: The Toronto Sun

http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2009/10/18/11438616-sun.html

Hindus across the GTA are celebrating Diwali, a festival of lights, that marks the beginning of a new year for believers of the world's oldest religion.

Toronto-area temples were filled last night as worshippers celebrated an end of the old and beginning today of a new year in the Hindu calendar.

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Hindu Celebration Diwali Sheds Light On Goodness

October 16, 2009

Author: Annysa Johnson

Source: Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/features/religion/64652562.html

Fireworks will brighten the night sky over the Hindu Temple in Pewaukee on Saturday night, its interior ablaze in light, as more than a thousand people gather for Diwali, the annual celebration of light over darkness, of goodness over evil.

"It's meant to arouse the light within," said Lakshmi Bharadwaj, who teaches sociology and...

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