AMRITSAR - Fireworks display and the newly-installed LED lighting marked the celebrations of "Bandi Chhor Diwas" and Diwali as thousands of devotees flocked to the Golden Temple complex here on Thursday. The complex, where the holiest of Sikh shrines "Harmandir Sahib" is located, was illuminated with LED lights, giving it an all-new look. The fireworks display duration has been shortened since last year owing to environmental concerns.
BY DEVIKA MEHTA
NORWALK,CA-The Southern California chapter of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh celebrated a special Raksha Bandhan event with US elected officials and community leaders at the Sanatan Dharma Temple here on Sept 23. The gathering saw the involvement of key dignitaries including US Congressman Ed Royce,
SEATTLE,CA-Bellingham in Whatcom County of Washington State saw racial riots on September 4, 1907, when early Indian, Japanese and Chinese workers were forced to leave. A mob of some 500 local White people attacked them, scattered their belongings, and forced them out. Sikh historian Seema Sohi, who got her doctorate from the University of Washington and wrote a book about these riots, ‘Echoes of Mutiny’,
LOS ANGELES,CA-Kaur and Singh Academy of Los Angeles,a local non-profit organization that teaches children music, kirtan, Punjabi, and Gurmat Studies won third place in the 11th Annual International Hemkunt Keertan Darbar competition on July 26. Over 40 teams competed in an International Keertan Darbar hosted by the Hemkunt Foundation in Sacramento. Teams from the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada represented...
BY SONAM MIRPURI
ORANGE, CA - The Hindu American Foundation held its first fundraising gala titled “Celebrating the Success of Hindus in America” on August 6 at the residence of Vandana and Ravi Tilak here. - The Foundation is a non-profit advocacy organization which works to impact a range of issues that have affected and continue to affect the...
TORONTO,CA- Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada attended the 10th anniversary celebrations of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir here on July 22. The celebrations took place in the presence of Mahant Swami Maharaj, the current spiritual leader of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha.The celebrations were attended by thousands of devotees from across Canada and around the globe.
BY A STAFF REPORTER
PACOIMA,CA-The Ujjaldidar Foundation set up in memory of S. Ujjaldidar Singh who passed away on July 28, 1993 memorialized his short life by holding the 24th Annual Children’s Day at Khalsa Care Foundation on July 28 with Sikh children from age 7 to 20 taking part in various activities vying for beautiful trophies and recognition.
BY DEVIKA C.MEHTA
LOS ANGELES, CA - Zoroastrians of the Indian subcontinent, also known as Parsis, came together on July 4 with Farhang Foundation to unveil a new public art installation in Santa Monica - the Freedom Sculpture - which many hope will be a beacon for the world. The step was taken by Farhang Foundation to celebrate the diversity of...
BY DEVIKA C. MEHTA
NORWALK, CA - Hosanna International Church held a healing concert led by Pastor Vijay Benedict and his son Reuel Benedict on June 24 and 25 here. The event was organized to pray for needy people and those who are fighting different kinds of diseases. At the event, Pastor Vijay and Reuel led the gathering in worship through...
BY DEVIKA C. MEHTA
BREA, CA -Siddhivinayak temple here on June 24 held a musical evening in remembrance of Founder Dr Usha Dinkar Hardas on her fifty death anniversary. Hardas passed away on June 22, 2012. She was the Dean of Nagpur Medical College and an eminent Hindustani classical singer. Paying tribute to her teacher, Surabhi Dhome,