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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: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: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
Authors: James Wrona
Date: September 12 2010
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:19540
Description: Devotees make offerings of fruit and flowers at the procession called Ratha Yatra, or "Car Festival" with many hundreds of Hindu devotees through the streets of Flushing, Queens. The Ratha Yatra marks ... More
Authors: James Wrona
Date: September 12 2010
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:19552
Description: In Flushing, Queens, many hundreds of Hindu devotees make their way through the streets during the Ratha Yatra, or "Car Festival". The procession marks the climax of the annual nine-day festival calle ... More
Authors: James Wrona
Date: September 12 2010
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:19550
Description: In Flushing, Queens, many hundreds of Hindu devotees make their way through the streets during the Ratha Yatra, or "Car Festival". The procession marks the climax of the annual nine-day festival calle ... More
Authors: James Wrona
Date: September 12 2010
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:19539
Description: In Flushing, Queens, many hundreds of Hindu devotees make their way through the streets during the Ratha Yatra, or "Car Festival". The procession marks the climax of the annual nine-day festival calle ... More
Authors: James Wrona
Date: September 12 2010
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:19556
Description: Signage at a procession called Ratha Yatra, or "Car Festival" with many hundreds of Hindu devotees through the streets of Flushing, Queens. The Ratha Yatra marks the climax of the annual nine day fest ... More
Authors: James Wrona
Date: September 12 2010
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:19538
Description: Music and dancing at the Ratha Yatra procession ("Car Festival") held in Flushing, Queens. The Ratha Yatra marks the climax of the annual nine-day festival called Sri Ganesa Chaturthi, held to celebra ... More
Authors: James Wrona
Date: September 12 2010
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:19557
Description: In Flushing, Queens, many hundreds of Hindu devotees make their way through the streets during the Ratha Yatra, or "Car Festival". The procession marks the climax of the annual nine-day festival calle ... More
Authors: James Wrona
Date: September 12 2010
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:19549
Description: Devotees make offerings of fruit and flowers at the procession called Ratha Yatra, or "Car Festival" with many hundreds of Hindu devotees through the streets of Flushing, Queens. The Ratha Yatra marks ... More
Authors: James Wrona
Date: September 12 2010
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:19548
Description: In Flushing, Queens, many hundreds of Hindu devotees make their way through the streets during the Ratha Yatra, or "Car Festival". The procession marks the climax of the annual nine-day festival calle ... More