Hinduism

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, Hindu worshippers stand in queues outside the Sabarimala temple, one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, in the southern Indian state of Kerala. India's ruling party and the main opposition are both supporting a protest to keep females of menstruating age from entering the temple, in what some political observers say is a bid to shore up votes ahead of next year's general election. The country's Supreme Court had on Sept. 28, 2018, lifted the temple's ban on women of menstruating age, holding that equality is supreme irrespective of age and gender. (AP Photo/ Hareesh Kumar A S, File)
October 19, 2018 - 2:44 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Dozens of Hindu priests have joined conservative protesters to block women of menstruating age from one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, defying a ruling from India's top court to let them enter. The priests on Friday threatened to stop rituals and prayers in hillock...
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Hindu women favoring barring women of menstruating age from entering the Sabarimala temple scan vehicles at Nilackal, a base camp on way to the mountain shrine in Kerala, India, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. The historic mountain shrine reopens Wednesday the first time after India's Supreme Court lifted the ban, holding that equality is supreme irrespective of age and gender. Devotees have been protesting against the verdict demanding that the customs and rituals of the temple should be protected. (AP Photo)
October 17, 2018 - 5:06 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A temple in southern India that's one of the largest Hindu pilgrimage centers in the world is set to open its doors to females of menstruating age following a ruling by the country's top court. Some 1,000 police officers cleared protesters from the vicinity of the Sabarimala temple...
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Hindu women favoring barring women of menstruating age from entering the Sabarimala temple scan vehicles at Nilackal, a base camp on way to the mountain shrine in Kerala, India, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. The historic mountain shrine reopens Wednesday the first time after India's Supreme Court lifted the ban, holding that equality is supreme irrespective of age and gender. Devotees have been protesting against the verdict demanding that the customs and rituals of the temple should be protected. (AP Photo)
October 17, 2018 - 3:23 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A temple in southern India that's one of the largest Hindu pilgrimage centers in the world is set to open its doors to females of menstruating age following a ruling by the country's top court. Some 1,000 police officers cleared protesters from the vicinity of the Sabarimala temple...
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In this grab made from video provided by KK Productions, rescuers pull out passengers from a bus that fell into a gorge in Jagtiyal district of Telangana, India, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The bus was carrying pilgrims from a Hindu temple in the hills of south India when it plunged off a road killing several people (KK Production via AP)
September 11, 2018 - 7:17 am
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A bus carrying pilgrims from a Hindu temple in the hills of south India plunged off a road Tuesday, killing at least 45 people, officials said. At least 25 others were injured. The driver lost control as he tried to avoid another bus on the crowded road leading from the...
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Map locates Jagtial, India, where kills at least 23 people; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;
September 11, 2018 - 5:39 am
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A bus carrying pilgrims from a Hindu temple in the hills of south India plunged off a road on Tuesday, killing at least 45 people, officials said. At least 25 other people were injured. The driver lost control as he tried to avoid another bus on the crowded road leading from...
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September 11, 2018 - 4:52 am
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A bus carrying pilgrims from a Hindu temple in the hills of south India has plunged off a road, killing at least 23 people, officials say. At least 27 other people were injured. The driver lost control as he tried to avoid another bus on the crowded road leading from the...
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September 11, 2018 - 4:38 am
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Officials say a bus carrying pilgrims from a Hindu temple in the hills of south India has plunged off a road, killing at least 23 people. More than 20 others were injured. Narendar, a local official who uses only one name, says the driver lost control as he tried to avoid...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left wearing white, and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah follow the hearse carrying the body of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as they move towards the cremation site in New Delhi, India, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Thousands of people are paying homage to Vajpayee as his body is taken to his Hindu nationalist party's headquarters before cremation on the banks of the Yamuna River. Vajpayee, 93, died on Thursday in a New Delhi hospital where he was being treated for a kidney infection and chest congestion. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
August 17, 2018 - 8:45 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of Indians gathered Friday as the funeral pyre was lit for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who was respected across the political spectrum. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the mourners who walked under a hot sun behind a flower-...
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July 01, 2018 - 8:56 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a group of Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 10 people. Gen. Ghulam Sanayee Stanekzai, the police chief of Nangarhar province, said five others were wounded in the attack, which targeted the...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2015, file photo, Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism, delivers a prayer from Sanskrit scriptures before the Idaho Senate in Boise. The spiritual leader from Nevada is expected to deliver the first-ever Hindu prayer in the Oklahoma Senate Monday, April 30, 2018, part of an interfaith effort in a Legislature that has faced some criticism for its lack of religious diversity. (Kyle Green/Idaho Statesman via AP, File)
April 28, 2018 - 10:29 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A spiritual leader from Nevada will deliver the Oklahoma Senate's first Hindu prayer, part of an interfaith movement in a Legislature in the Bible Belt that has faced criticism its lack of religious diversity. Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, will...
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