Ganapathy Padmanabhan interviewed by Natalie Milbrodt

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Date: Time Period: 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20621
Description: The Ganesh Temple is the largest one in the area, but not in comparison to places where it is easier to obtain bigger property. It is difficult to keep expanding in the Flushing area. The temple is th ... 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:20559
Description: The cafeteria at the temple serves vegetarian food and is open to the public. People travel from long distances to experience it. Some come to worship first and then to eat. It is also where offerings ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20612
Description: Ganapathy's daughter attended John Bowne High School from the 10th-12th grade, from 1979-1982. Growing up in the area, she had many Indian and Chinese friends. He explains that she lived for a time in ... 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
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