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Authors: Shavetta Gupta
Date: Time Period: 2000s & 2010s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19484
Description: In the summertime, Shavetta and her family frequently walk to their temple, which is fourteen blocks away. She compares the temples in Queens to the ones in India. She also talks about the clothes on ... 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: 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: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
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20490
Description: Dr. Uma Mysorekar discusses the expansion of Ganesh Temple.
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20473
Description: Dr. Uma Mysorekar discusses the number of employees working and living at the Ganesh Temple, and the benefits they receive. She describes their properties in the Flushing area that encompass the templ ... 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: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: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: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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