Guruvayurappan Temple of Brampton in Canada receives building permit

Guruvayurappan Temple of Brampton in Canada has reportedly received the building permit from the City of Brampton in Ontario, which it calls “a long and difficult process”.

According to Temple President Dr. P. Karunakaran Kutty, the “construction is to begin in early October”. Temple has reportedly raised about $1.8 million and is seeking more donations.

This Temple is proposed to be built in accordance with ancient Hindu Shilpa and Agama Shastras; plans to accommodate Sree Kovils for Guruvayurappan, Ganapathy, Sastha, and Devi; and hopes to be “a pillar of social cohesion, aside from being the spiritual epicenter for the Hindus of North America”.Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged the governments of Canada, Ontario and Brampton to simplify the seemingly stringent building permit process for religious centers and offer assistance through the process so that devotees could practice their respective faiths freely.

SURREY, B.C.: The Vedic Hindu Cultural Society ordered to hold election in Supreme Court ruling

Surrey Hindu temple ordered to hold election in Supreme Court ruling

Published: October 4, 2014

SAM COOPER
VANCOUVER DESI

There will be a court-ordered election at Surrey’s largest Hindu temple on Sunday, after a B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled members were wrongly terminated in 2012.

The Vedic Hindu Cultural Society near Bear Creek Park in Surrey has been torn by internal power struggles and court battles for years.

Leaders have battled over society finances and accounting, and traded accusations of gender discrimination and defamation, according to court documents.

Princeton University math professor Manjul Bhargava wins the Fields Medal

Canadian-born professor wins math’s highest honour

A 39-year-old Canadian-born mathematician has won a prestigious award often described as the Nobel Prize in math.

By:  Staff Reporter, Published on Thu Aug 14 2014

A 39-year-old Canadian-born mathematician has won a prestigious award often described as the Nobel Prize in math.

Princeton University math professor Manjul Bhargava, who was born in Hamilton, received the Fields Medal on Wednesday in Seoul.

The medal, which is math’s highest honour, was first awarded in 1936 and was named after another Canadian mathematician — John Charles Fields, who was also born in Hamilton.

TORONTO: CBSA allows Hindu priests to avoid female officers

‘The request is offensive to me as a woman,’ Pearson airport border guard tells CBC

CBC News Posted: Aug 07, 2014 3:59 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 07, 2014 7:13 PM ET

Canada Border Services Agency managers at Toronto’s Pearson airport allowed a small group of Hindu priests to avoid screening by female border guards to comply with their religious beliefs, CBC News has learned.

A CBSA officer, outraged that such a request would be considered, spoke exclusively to CBC News about what happened at Pearson’s Terminal 3 on the evening of Monday, July 28. Fearing she could be disciplined for speaking out, the officer spoke on the condition that her name and identity be withheld.

Ron Banerjee ‘s radio interview on Quebec Charter of Values

Radio interview with Ron Banerjee on Jim Richards

Canadian Hindu Advocacy

Ron  Banerjee expresses his views on the Quebec Charter of Values

http://www.canhindu.com/jimquebecvalues.mp3

Surrey: Two male vandals shatter windows of Hindu Lakshmi Narayan Temple with baseball bat decorated with Sikh symbols

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Members of a Surrey temple are putting their place of worship back together after vandals shattered their windows with a baseball bat.
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Members stunned after vandals smash windows of Surrey temple
CTV BC: Surrey temple’s windows smashed by vandals
Members of a Surrey temple are putting their place of worship back together after vandals shattered their windows with a baseball bat.

CTV British Columbia
Published Sunday, June 23, 2013 5:47PM PDT
Last Updated Sunday, June 23, 2013 6:54PM PDT

Members of a Surrey temple are putting their place of worship back together after vandals shattered their windows with a baseball bat.

Security cameras rolled as two men, each with bats in hand, walked toward the Lakshmi Narayan Temple on 140th Street sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Shortly after, a cloud of dust – presumably from a smashed window below – floats into the air before the men are seen disappearing into the night.