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    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:20532
    Description: The Sri Ganesa Chaturthi festival takes place September 3, for 9 days in honor of the Hindu god Ganesh. On the last day, a metal alter for Ganesh is decorated and placed on top of a chariot. The chari ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:20466
    Description: Ganapathy Padmanabhan is the public relations officer for the Ganesh Temple. He describes his daily duties at the temple and his deep involvement with the community there. Ganapathy first moved to the ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:20625
    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 plac ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:20634
    Description: Geeta Sharma and Hansa Muni are friends who came across the street from the Hindu Society's senior center after their meeting to speak with Natalie Milbrodt in the basement of the Ganesh Temple where ... 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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