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Australia’s biggest Durga Hindu temple opens

Official Logo: Sri Durga Temple, Rockbank, Australia

Its construction reportedly started about five years back. Pre-opening ceremonies, called Pran Pratishtha Program, from November 24 to 30, include Shobha Yatra, Kailash Yatra, poojas, mantra jaaps, havans, kathas, pravachans, ahuti and bhajan-kirtan; and free food will be available for the visitors everyday starting 11 am.












$3.2 million Hindu temple launched in Ontario

Swastika It symbolizes Harmony, Lord Ganesh ha...

Swastika It symbolizes Harmony, Lord Ganesh has it on his right hand. Differs from other uses of swastika by the four dots inside each of the four arms. Also, it is always drawn with the four inner arms at 0, 90, 180 and 270 degrees on the compass, unlike other inscriptions where the inner arms are in the form of an 'X'. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Known as Hindu Mandir Windsor, this 14,000 square-foot building has reportedly been raised with donations from the area community and is said to be about three times larger than the old temple.








Hindus laud Mozambique for Diwali Holiday

English: Rangoli, decorations made from colore...

English: Rangoli, decorations made from colored powder, is popular during Diwali. සිංහල: Rangoli, decorations made from colored powder, is popular during Diwali. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mozambique grants Diwali holiday to Hindu employees.





Hindus concerned at temple vandalism in Ontario

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English: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hindus are highly concerned after reports of vandalism of Shri Ram Dham Hindu Temple in Kitchener in Ontario (Canada).



Arkansas Capitol Commission received Hindus’ formal request for Hanuman statue

Hanuman, the perfect devotee of Rama visualise...

Hanuman, the perfect devotee of Rama visualised as a singer of bhajan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hindus have sent a formal request to Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin in his capacity as Chairman of the Arkansas State Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission for “permission to erect a privately funded statue of Lord Hanuman in Arkansas State Capitol grounds in Little Rock”.




Good words from Cricketer Irfan Pathan for Actor Irrfan Khan

Irfan Pathan at Adelaide Oval

Irfan Pathan at Adelaide Oval (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The two have represented the country on the global space and have made India proud by excelling in their respective fields. It is great to see a cricketer shower such applause on an actor for his caliber.














Hindu prayers sought in British schools

The current practice of collective worship focused on and favoring one religion was unfair and discriminatory to Hindu children, children of other religions and no-faith; distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stressed in a statement in Nevada today.



Julia Haque Shilu Passes Away

Julia Haque

Julia Haque Shilu wife of late Aminul Haque passed away recently on last Tuesday at a city hospital.



What to do for Diwali: "Diwali Delights" at Malad (w)

Diwali Sweets

Diwali is a festival enjoyed by both rich and poor, big or small. People buy Diya’s, burst crackers, decorate flowers, sweets etc in large quantities.Sweets are gifted to friends and families.



Rakshak Kali Puja Kolkata to Open with Message of Religious Tolerance in India

English: Richa Sharma at Kung Fu Panda 2 Premi...

English: Richa Sharma at Kung Fu Panda 2 Premiere.
Photo: FilmiTadka. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kolkata, Nov 8 (Washington Bangla Radio): Chaitali Das of Rakshak Foundation, Washim Kapoor and Starguide will host an evening with celebrities and government officials to spread the message of religious tolerance in India.



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