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Authors: Uma Mysorekar
Date: 2010
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:20849
Description: American Hindu leader and educator, Dr. Uma Mysorekar was a practicing obstetrics and gynecology doctor for over 30 years and had offices in Flushing and Elmhurst, Queens. She decided to leave her pra ... More
Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16068
Description: Ashini describes a variety of classes and activities available through the Ganesh Temple where she and her family have been devotees her whole life. She describes her participation in music classes in ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20507
Description: Dr. Uma Mysorekar slowly phased out her successful OB/GYN practice to take on increasing responsibility at the Ganesh Temple in Flushing, Queens, the largest Hindu temple in the United States (by numb ... 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 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20551
Description: Dr. Uma Mysorekar practiced for over 30 years and had offices in Flushing and Elmhurst, Queens. She decided to leave her practice in order to give back to the community. She had been involved with the ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20541
Description: Dr. Uma Mysorekar states that it is uncommon for a women to be president of a temple. She describes that to be a president you do not have to be a priest, but you have to have administrative skills an ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20490
Description: Dr. Uma Mysorekar discusses the expansion of Ganesh Temple.
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20473
Description: Dr. Uma Mysorekar discusses the number of employees working and living at the Ganesh Temple, and the benefits they receive. She describes their properties in the Flushing area that encompass the templ ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20588
Description: Dr. Uma Mysorekar describes how the relationship between the Ganesh Temple and the local Flushing community has improved over the years. People from the area started to visit the temple and ask about ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20619
Description: Ganapathy provides public relations services for the temple and lives nearby in housing provided by the temple. Even on days off, he prefers to spend time at the temple with other devotees rather than ... 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