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    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: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
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