NAPERVILLE - On a Sunday afternoon in Naperville, a Chicago suburb, 30 Indian-American students pay close attention while the teacher explains the battle on the tenth day of the Kurukshetra war - in the ancient epic tale of the Mahabharata -- in which Bhismapitamaha is grievously wounded by Arjuna’s arrows. The children, aged four and half years to 14, listen as the teacher, Ajay Jain, narrates the story, illustrating it with slides.
BY DEVIKA C. METHA
LOS ANGELES, CA - Dr Jasvant Modi, is a humanitarian and compassionate human being, who is often seen at community events in a white shirt with contrasting ties, plain glasses framing a serene face and a personality that spreads peace. Born in India, Modi moved to US in 1975 after finishing his medical studies in Ahmedabad,
ATLANTA, GA - Over 10,000 children and youth between the ages of 8 to 22 participated in the BAPS Youth Convention from July 1 to 10 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel here. The 10-day event was built around the topic of `Moksha’ as life’s greatest pursuit that generates unwavering happiness to be experienced here and now. This broad theme led to a social conversation around “Moksha Now”, a theme that carried throughout the convention.
RIVERSIDE,CA - The Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir organized a essay competition and a Saraswati puja for children have on June 17. The kids expressed their view on Hinduism and Hindu culture. The Mandir also organized a summer camp from June 18 to 22 for children between 4 to 14 years,who learned all about Indian culture and tradition. STEM activities were also a main part of the camp and become a popular among the kids.
SAN FRANCISCO,CA - Sikh Heritage Symphony performed at the 15th Biennial Berkeley Festival and Exhibition here. The symphony presented North Indian classical raagas on Sikh heritage instruments at the Trinity Chamber of Concerts at Berkeley on June 9. With a mission to revive the richness of music tradition related to raagAs and string instruments in Sikh music, the symphony played Raagas on instruments the Rabab, Dilruba, Taus,
CHINO HILLS,CA- Community members of all ages and their families came out to support the annual BAPS Charities Walk Green 2018 here on June 2.2018 marks the third year that the annual BAPS Charities walkathon will benefit The Nature Conservancy and its effort to conserve land and water on earth to sustain life for upcoming generations. BAPS Charities will contribute $165,000, an equivalent of planting 130,000 trees,
BY A STAFF REPORTER
NORWALK, CA -Hundreds of devotees thronged the Radha Krishna Mandir, popularly known as Norwalk temple, for the brick laying ceremony of its new building, on June 10. The ceremony was preceded by Shila Puja held at the temple premises where a large number of devotees gathered to participate in a joint religious ceremony.
BY EARTH SHAH
BUENA PARK, CA – The Jain Center of Southern California hosted a three-day “Amrit Varsha” event here filled with mediation, singing, and teaching by Revered Master Anandmurti Gurumaa from May 11 to 13. Enlightening discourses were held at the main hall of the Center with over 500 people in attendance throughout the weekend.
BY A STAFF REPORTER
LOS ANGELES,CA- Highlighting the enrichment of the precious planet we call home, Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan celebrated annual Earth Day on April 29 in Orange County.. Attendees from throughout Southern California attended the insightful event and experienced the divine essence of Vedas through Vedic chanting.
WASHINGTON,D.C.- Heads of several countries with a sizeable Hindu population, chief ministers of states, top corporate honchos and religious leaders are scheduled to attend the second World Hindu Congress or WHC in Chicago in September, organisers of the event said on Apr 30. Billed as the biggest-ever gathering of the who’s who of the Hindu community across the globe, the World Hindu Congress from September 7 to 9 is being...