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Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16073
Description: Ashini describes music and dancing at the Ratha Yatra procession during the Sri Ganesha Chaturthi festival. She describes the different instruments musicians play and the improvisational nature of the ... More
Authors: Aaron Slaughter
Date: 1993
Type: color photograph
Identifier: aql:21135
Description: A photograph taken during an outdoor festival in Rochdale Village featuring David Dinkins (in blue tie), Jesse Jackson (in red/black tie), Councilman Thomas White Jr. (in light grey suit) and Councilm ... More
Date: Time Period: 1991-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:27848
Description: Ms. Hong remarks that New York has many immigrant groups that compete to bring their traditions and cultural events to the city. In the past Korean Americans in Queens would celebrate the large Korean ... 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 - 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
Date: July 11 2015
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:20300
Description: My Baryo, My Borough at The Pilipino American Literary Festival, a Pilipino American Unity Progress, Inc. Kwentuhan event, which was co-sponsored by the Fordham Creative Writing Department.
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