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Hindus greet Baha'is and others on Naw-Ruz

Nevada , Fri, 11 Mar 2011 ANI

Nevada, March 11 (ANI): Hindus have sent early greetings to Baha'i and other communities world over for upcoming Naw-Ruz, which falls on March 21.


Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, expressed warmest greetings on Naw-Ruz, wishing that it brought joy, happiness, blessings and cheer to all.


Rajan Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that all religions should work together for a just and peaceful world. Dialogue would bring us mutual enrichment, he added.


Naw-Ruz, the Baha'i New Year coinciding with the spring equinox, marks the first day of spring and the end of the Baha'i Faith's annual 19-day fast and is one of the nine holy days when work is suspended. Baha'is usually gather for prayer, celebration, music-dance and sunset dinner. Naw-Ruz is an ancient Persian festival celebrating the "new day".


Said to be youngest of the world's independent monotheistic religions, Baha'i Faith, founded in Iran in 1844, has over five million followers. Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.(ANI)


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