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October 22, 1989 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Matshyendra and Mathura Singh led a life of comfort and some position in their native Nepal. Surrounded by family and friends, the couple lived on the pension that Matshyendra earned after 28 years as an accountant for the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Singhs said they never would have considered leaving their home in the capital city of Katmandu, in the shadow of the Himalayas, were it not for their son Majendra.
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January 2, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of Hindus started 1999 with their own brand of fireworks Friday, feeding food to a Hindu fire god and praying for blessings in the year to come. The temple was sweet with incense and filled with the effigies of two dozen Hindu deities festooned with silk scarves and strings of lights. Hindus follow their own lunar calendar, but celebrating the Gregorian new year has become tradition for many Indians throughout the world ever since British colonial rule.
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January 2, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of Hindus started 1999 with their own brand of fireworks Friday, feeding food to a Hindu fire god and praying for blessings in the year to come. The temple was sweet with incense and filled with the effigies of two dozen Hindu deities festooned with silk scarves and strings of lights. Hindus follow their own lunar calendar, but celebrating the Gregorian new year has become tradition for many Indians throughout the world ever since British colonial rule.
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February 19, 1998 | JON STEINMAN
Two Glendale teenagers pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges they repeatedly vandalized a local Hindu temple by spray-painting racial slurs, profanity and swastikas on the building, authorities said. The names of the suspects, who were arraigned in Los Angeles County Juvenile Court in Pasadena, were not released because of their ages. Each is 16.
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February 19, 1998 | JON STEINMAN
Two Glendale teenagers pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges they repeatedly vandalized a local Hindu temple by spray-painting racial slurs, profanity and swastikas on the building, authorities said. The names of the suspects, who were arraigned in Los Angeles County Juvenile Court in Pasadena, were not released because of their ages. Each is 16.
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September 11, 2000 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They began arriving at the Swaminarayan Hindu temple in Whittier at 6:30 a.m., as the waking sun broke through the morning mist. Thousands of Indian devotees from San Diego to Seattle, from Orange County to Oregon, flocked to the temple Sunday for the rare chance to see their spiritual leader, Pramukh Swami Maharaj. The 78-year-old Hindu guru is head of the Swaminarayan sect, one of the fastest-growing Hindu denominations in the country.
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October 22, 1989 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Matshyendra and Mathura Singh led a life of comfort and some position in their native Nepal. Surrounded by family and friends, the couple lived on the pension that Matshyendra earned after 28 years as an accountant for the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Singhs said they never would have considered leaving their home in the capital city of Katmandu, in the shadow of the Himalayas, were it not for their son Majendra.
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