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Geeta Sharma and Hansa Muni, Clip 7: Sri Ganesha Chaturthi: an annual nine-day celebration

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Geeta Sharma and Hansa Muni interviewed by Natalie Milbrodt

Date:

Time Period: 1970 - 2010

Description:

Sri Ganesha Chaturthi is an annual nine-day celebration to honor Ganesh which takes place in September. Hundreds of devotees attend and there is singing, dancing, and music. A statue of Ganesh is placed in a chariot which circles around the Temple and through the neighborhood. Although the chariot is moved by a motor, the devotees hold on to ropes attached to it as though they are pulling it. During the procession, Indian business owners make offerings as the chariot passes.

Location:

Locations discussed: Flushing, Queens, NY

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