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Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20550
Description: The Mohans discuss their son and daughter. Their daughter is married with a family, but is not religious. Their son likes to come to their temple when he is in New York and feels attached to it. Their ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20597
Description: The Mohans discuss their experiences as immigrants in the United States including the process of convincing those around them of their abilities. They describe proving their English language skills to ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20635
Description: Mrs. Mohan states that the devotees consider sound vibrations from the mantras important because they bring life to new statues of deities. This sound sound energy is produced during the 9 day festiva ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20546
Description: Mr. Mohan states that during the 1970's, immigration was difficult unless you were a high level working professional. Eligible family members would sponsor each other to get green cards. Now this has ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20587
Description: Mrs. Mohan states that when she moved to the United States she wanted to preserve her traditions by continuing to wear a sari and bindi. People asked her a lot of questions about her style of dress. W ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20629
Description: The Mohans used to speak to their son and daughter only in Tamil when they were young. They are proud of their native language its history. Radhika believed that if she did not speak in Tamil to them, ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20593
Description: The Mohans describe the 9-day festival, Sri Ganesha Chaturthi, when the temple's goal is to reach 400,000 chants. On last day, the deity is taken in a chariot around the neighborhood and down Main St ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20477
Description: Radhika and P. Ramaswamy Mohan are Indian-American members of the Ganesh Temple who are active in the Temple Committee and as a Temple Trustee, respectively. They offer rich descriptions of the temple ... More
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