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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: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: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: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: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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