Hinduism

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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India’s lower caste Dalits hold bow and arrows and shout slogans during a nationwide strike in Ahmadabad, India, Monday, April 2, 2018. Violence has erupted in several parts of north and central India as thousands of dalits, members of Hinduism's lowest caste, protest an order from the country's top court that they say dilutes legal safeguards put in place for their marginalized community. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
April 02, 2018 - 6:26 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Violence erupted in several parts of northern and central India on Monday as thousands of dalits, members of Hinduism's lowest caste, protested an order from the country's top court that they say dilutes legal safeguards put in place for their marginalized community. Caste...
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A Balinese traditional guard called "pecalang" patrols a normally busy Ngurah Rai International Airport during the "Nyepi" or the Day of Silence in Badung, Bali, Indonesia, March 17, 2018 in Badung regency, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesia's normally bustling Bali has shut down social media, turned away flights and shuttered all shops for a Day of Silence that marks New Year on the predominantly Hindu island. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)
March 17, 2018 - 9:11 am
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's normally bustling Bali has shut down social media, closed the airport and shuttered all shops for a Day of Silence that marks New Year on the predominantly Hindu resort island. "Nyepi" began at 6 a.m. Saturday, emptying streets and beaches for 24 hours except for...
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A Balinese man is hit with flaming coconut leaves during the fire fight ritual called 'Lukat Gni' before Nyepi, the annual day of silence marking Balinese Hindu new year in Klungkung, Bali, Indonesia, Friday, March 16, 2018. Bali's annual Day of Silence is so sacred that even reaching for a smartphone to send a tweet or upload a selfie to social media could cause offense. This year it will be nearly impossible to do that anyway, all phone companies have agreed to shut down the mobile internet for 24 hours on Saturday during the holiday that marks the New Year on the predominantly Hindu island. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
March 16, 2018 - 8:18 pm
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's normally bustling Bali has shut down social media, turned away flights and shuttered all shops for a Day of Silence that marks New Year on the predominantly Hindu island. "Nyepi" began at 6 a.m. on Saturday, emptying streets and beaches for 24 hours except for...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2010 file photo, a Balinese traditional security guard called "pecalang" patrols the empty Kuta beach, a famous tourist spot on the island, during "Nyepi" or the Day of Silence in Bali, Indonesia. Bali's annual Day of Silence is so sacred that even reaching for a smartphone to send a tweet or upload a selfie to social media could cause offense. This year it will be nearly impossible to do that anyway. The head of the Bali office of Indonesia's Ministry of Communications, Nyoman Sujaya, said Tuesday, March 13, 2018 that all phone companies have agreed to shut down the mobile internet for 24 hours on Saturday during the holiday that marks the New Year on the predominantly Hindu island. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati, File)
March 13, 2018 - 6:20 am
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Bali's annual Day of Silence is so sacred that even reaching for a smartphone to send a tweet or upload a selfie to social media could cause offense. This year it will be nearly impossible to do that anyway. The head of the Bali office of Indonesia's Ministry of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally in Bangalore, India. Modi's Hindu nationalist party appears likely to end the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeast Indian state and consolidate its position in two other states in provincial elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, FIle)
March 03, 2018 - 7:38 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party ended 25 years of uninterrupted communist party rule in a northeastern state and consolidated its position in two other states in key provincial elections. Saturday's impressive win is expected to boost the prospects of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally in Bangalore, India. Modi's Hindu nationalist party appears likely to end the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeast Indian state and consolidate its position in two other states in provincial elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, FIle)
March 03, 2018 - 12:51 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party on Saturday ended the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeastern state and consolidated its position in two other states in key provincial elections. An impressive win is expected to boost the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally in Bangalore, India. Modi's Hindu nationalist party appears likely to end the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeast Indian state and consolidate its position in two other states in provincial elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, FIle)
March 03, 2018 - 9:53 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party on Saturday ended the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeastern state and consolidated its position in two other states in key provincial elections. An impressive win is expected to boost the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally in Bangalore, India. Modi's Hindu nationalist party appears likely to end the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeast Indian state and consolidate its position in two other states in provincial elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, FIle)
March 03, 2018 - 9:19 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party on Saturday ended the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeastern state and consolidated its position in two other states in key provincial elections. An impressive win is expected to boost the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally in Bangalore, India. Modi's Hindu nationalist party appears likely to end the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeast Indian state and consolidate its position in two other states in provincial elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, FIle)
March 03, 2018 - 7:19 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party appeared headed Saturday to ending the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeastern state and consolidating its position in two other states in provincial elections. An impressive win is expected to...
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