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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: 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: 2010
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:20773
Description: June 2010 newsletter (volume 33-10, number 1N) produced by the Hindu Temple Society of North America. Contains information about temple events and services as well as stories featuring staff and devot ... More
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Authors: Uma Mysorekar
Date: December 2010
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:20842
Description: This photo was taken on the day of temple president, Uma Mysorekar's interview for the Queens Memory Project. She discusses the construction efforts underway on the temple and what it has meant to the ... 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: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16067
Description: Ashini discusses the positive developments she has witnessed in Flushing over time including the expansion of the Ganesh Temple and changes to local businesses.
Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16076
Description: Ashini describes how the Ganesh temple used to be a church. She talks about the various religious institutions in the neighborhood, reflecting on the diversity there. It is something she is aware of s ... More
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
Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16072
Description: Ashini grew up speaking Tamil at home, and describes it as her first language. She also takes classes at the Ganesh Temple. Outside home, she speaks English.
Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16069
Description: Ashini volunteers at the summer camp of the Ganesh Temple. The age range of kids is 5 to 15. She has a lot of experience doing volunteering because she has been at the temple a long time. They do arts ... 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:20550
Description: The Mohans discuss their son and daughter. Their daughter is married with a family, but is not religious. Their son likes to come to their temple when he is in New York and feels attached to it. Their ... 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