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How Hindus Grew into Second-Largest Faith in Arizona & Delaware

July 4, 2014 Ashadha Shukla Paksha Saptami, Kaliyug Varsha 5116 Every ten years, the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies conducts a nationwide religion census, cataloging the number, location, and growth of adherents to organized religions across the country. … Continue reading

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US Hindus protest goddesses depiction at Seattle show

March 12, 2014 Phalgun Shukla Paksha Dwadashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 Nevada, Mar 12 (IBNS) A US based Hindu group is concerned at the depiction of Hindu goddesses in the “House of Thee UnHoly” adult in nature burlesque show in Seattle (USA), … Continue reading

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Hindu Temple of Florida welcomes all peace seekers in Tampa

February 26, 2014 Magha Krushna Dwadashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 Situated among North Tampa homes and businesses, the Hindu Temple of Florida stands out as an architectural achievement. The temple, built in 1996, stands about 60 feet tall and has traditional … Continue reading

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New York City Mayor urged to include Diwali as school holiday

February 23, 2014 Magha Krushna Navami, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 The Diwali Coalition highlighted importance of the festival for the city’s Hindu, Jain and Sikh communities. A broad-based coalition of about 40 organisations and temples from New York City has asked … Continue reading

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Hindu students struggling for prayer space at Brandeis University?

February 15, 2014 Magha Krushna Pratipada, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 Nevada, Feb 12 (IBNS) US Hindus have asked for a permanent prayer room at Brandeis University (BU) in Waltham (Massachusetts, USA). Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) … Continue reading

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US Hindus feel abandoned over no Diwali holiday

February 5, 2014, Magha Shukla Saptami, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 Nevada, Feb 5 (IBNS) The US-based Hindu community is reportedly heartbroken over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio not declaring Diwali as a school holiday despite all out efforts by them. … Continue reading

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Growing awareness and appreciation in US about Hindu American community and its roots

November 2, 2013 Ashwin Krushna Chaturdashi/Amavasya, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 In 2009, Barack Obama became the first US president to personally host a Diwali ceremony at the White House, bowing before a Hindu priest and lighting a diya. In the following years, too, the … Continue reading

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Hate mongers target Hindu identity in California, USA

October 5, 2013 Ashwin Shukla Pratipada, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 JALANDHAR: After Sikhs, even Hindus seem to be at the receiving end of racists in US. A Punjabi-origin coach and board member of baseball’s Sutter Buttes Little League in Yuba City … Continue reading

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How a church in Maine became a Hindu temple

September 24, 2013 Bhadrapad Krushna Shashthi, Kaliyug Varsha 5115   Except for the sign outside, you wouldn’t likely suspect that the old Universalist church in a suburb of Portland, Maine, is now a Hindu temple. It still has that classic … Continue reading

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50 years after King, hidden racism lives on

September 8, 2013 Bhadrapad Shukla Trutiya/Chaturthi, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed out loud of an end to racism. Fifty years since, it’s still here, though arguably more relegated to the private sphere than it was … Continue reading

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