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Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20496
Description: Geeta and Hansa state that the Ganesh Temple is a close community, like a family.
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:20591
Description: When the Mohans first moved from India, there were not many Indian shops in Flushing, and they used to go to Jackson Heights. Now shops on Main Street in that were Indian-owned have been bought by Chi ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20629
Description: The Mohans used to speak to their son and daughter only in Tamil when they were young. They are proud of their native language its history. Radhika believed that if she did not speak in Tamil to them, ... 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
Authors: James Wrona
Date: September 12 2010
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:19547
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: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:19553
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:19542
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:19551
Description: Devotees sing and chant in the procession called Ratha Yatra, or "Car Festival" held in Flushing, Queens. The Ratha Yatra marks the climax of the annual nine-day festival called Sri Ganesa Chaturthi, ... 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
Authors: James Wrona
Date: September 12 2010
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:19554
Description: This banner led 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 ... More