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March 16, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A delegation of more than 200 Hindus sought a meeting with Universal Studios executives Monday to express concern over what the group considers to be derogatory depictions of Hindu deities in the action television series "Xena: Warrior Princess." Although the Los Angeles delegation was rebuffed, executives of the studio, which owns and distributes the show, said a separate group of Hindus met Monday with the "Xena" producers in New Zealand, where the show is taped.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2008 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
Hindu nun Pravrajika Saradeshaprana, dressed in a saffron robe, blew into a conch shell three times, calling to worship Hindu and Episcopal religious leaders who joined Saturday to celebrate an Indian Rite Mass at St. John's Cathedral near downtown. The rare joint service included chants from the Temple Bhajan Band of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and a moving rendition of "Bless the Lord, O My Soul" sung by the St. John's choir.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2001 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To mark the Hindu New Year of 2058, more than 2,000 of the faithful gathered on Friday at Valley Hindu Temple to light ritual fires, recite prayers for peace and offer food to Lord Krishna. Followers of the religion worldwide celebrate the New Year on the fourth day of the five-day festival of Diwali, also known as the festival of lights. Three services were held at the temple on Roscoe Boulevard on Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2006 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Shivani Shodhan is busy with her graduate studies in public health in Virginia, but she was back home in Southern California Sunday for an event she didn't want to miss with her family: the celebration of the Hindu New Year and Festival of Lights. Shodhan, a 21-year-old from Canoga Park, was one of the thousands of Hindus in Southern California who gathered at homes and in temples for the occasion.
NEWS
November 5, 1999 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Pope John Paul II arrives in India today for a weekend visit, he will greet a Roman Catholic community under siege for allegedly pushing its religion too hard on the rest of the country. There may be only 17 million Catholics in India, compared with 800 million Hindus, but leaders of several hard-line Hindu groups are demanding a papal apology for what they describe as a coordinated campaign by foreign missionaries to force thousands of Hindus to convert to Christianity.
WORLD
September 23, 2010 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
In a last-minute move that a litigant said could be politically motivated, India's Supreme Court decided Thursday to delay a lower court's verdict in a case between Muslims and Hindus over who has the right to a controversial religious site. The verdict in the 60-year-old case was due Friday but will now be put off until at least Tuesday. At issue in the contentious case is whether Muslims or Hindus own the land under the 16th century Babri Masjid mosque in Uttar Pradesh state.
NEWS
November 3, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
India plunged deeper into religious conflict Friday as police opened fire on mobs of Hindus attempting a second assault on a disputed mosque in the holy city of Ayodhya, and dozens more clashes erupted between Hindus and Muslims throughout the country. At least 30 people were killed Friday, bringing to more than 250 the total killed in the spiral of religious violence that began nearly a week ago.
WORLD
May 2, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Islamic militants have killed 35 members of Kashmir's Hindu minority, police said Monday, days ahead of a planned meeting between the divided region's political separatists and India's prime minister. In one village, militants disguised as soldiers coaxed residents from their homes and then gunned down 22 of them -- the single deadliest attack by Islamic rebels in Kashmir since a 2003 cease-fire between India and Pakistan, police said.
WORLD
November 16, 2002 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
In an elaborate ceremony of prayer and animal sacrifice, thousands of Balinese Hindus gathered Friday to drive away evil and purify the site where 191 people died last month in a car bombing. The islanders asked for forgiveness, prayed for the victims of the attack and expressed hope that visitors from around the world will soon come back to their homeland. "No more blood and tears in Bali," Indonesian Welfare Minister Yusuf Kalla told the crowd.
WORLD
September 26, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Indian troops stood by for deployment in the western state of Gujarat today as Hindu groups called for a nationwide strike over an attack on a temple that left at least 32 people dead. The World Hindu Council, a group tied to Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, led the call for the strike.
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