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Hindu leaders meet to promote religious values

india Updated: Jul 21, 2009 09:14 IST

With the aim of promoting better understanding of Hinduism, a group of Hindu religious leaders from North America held a meeting in Virginia this weekend.

The meeting, held at the Durga Temple of Virginia near here, was inaugurated as per Hindu tradition by blowing of the conch, recitation of auspicious verses, lighting of an oil lamp and recitation of Vedic mantras.

The discussion was organised by the ‘Form for Hindu Awakening´.

Participants of the meeting made thought provoking speeches, PowerPoint presentations and videos on maintaining a Hindu identity, Hindu practices like visiting a temple, the spiritual science underlying them and preserving various challenges faced by Hinduism today such as the threats to the existence of the ancient Rama Sethu bridge between India and Sri Lanka.

In a statement, forum said it is planning more such meets in other parts of the US.