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Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has given a call to all the Hindus of New Jersey to come forward and wholeheartedly support volunteers making efforts to introduce Diwali as a holiday in New Jersey’s Millburn Township School District (MTSD).

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of

Hindus have come out in support of Jews in asking France to change the name of its “Death to Jews” (La Mort aux Juifs) hamlet, about 60 miles from Paris.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said it was shocking to learn that such a village name existed in

A Hindu temple, Manav Mandir Temple Brevard, is having elaborate and traditional three-day opening ceremonies from August 15-17 in Suntree community of Brevard County Florida (USA), about 25 miles from Kennedy Space Center.

Its grand opening rituals, titled Pranpratistha Kumbhabhishekham, include

Hindus are urging City of Los Angeles to immediately replant the similar pine tree in its Griffith Park in memory of fellow Hindu Beatle George Harrison as the original planted in 2004 reportedly died in June.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged Los

Hindu Temple & Heritage Hall of Toledo in Sylvania (Ohio) is holding a grand three-day Murti Pratishta Mahotsava (idols consecration festival) on August 7-8-9.

Ceremonies will include a grand procession through city streets complete with dances, chanting, music, dhol (large drum), kalash

Hindus also want worldwide religious certification like Jewish Kosher and Muslim Halal foods, referring to food and drinks fit for consumption by Hindus.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Hindus took their diets very seriously and food played a

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville (New Jersey, USA), currently under construction, will reportedly be spread over 162 acres and be ready in 2017 with an estimated cost of over $150 million.

“Mandir Mahotsav”, a series of celebrations and ceremonies to inaugurate this intricate

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