CHINO HILLS,CA - A glittering array of twinkles filled the night as traditional candles or ‘divos’ were lit by devotees. Offering his prayers to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, Mahant Swami Maharaj, guru and President of BAPS, prayed for devotees around the world for continued personal, and professional growth in this new year. He used the occasion of Diwali to remind individuals and families about the importance of leading spiritually-centric lives, grounded in strong values and increased attachment to God.
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NORWALK, CA – Indo American Senior Heritage hosted their annual Diwali gala at Sanatan Dharma Temple, here on Nov 15 with around 300 in attendance. President of IASH, Jiten Patel welcomed all guests and dignitaries. Emcee for the evening was Jagdish Purohit, Vice President of IASH. The entertainment started with a devotional prayer by Mosami Shah followed by...
NORWALK,CA - Gujarati Society of Southern California (GSSC) had an exciting evening filled with Diwali celebrations at the Sanatan Dharma Temple here on Nov 11. Three outstanding singers of Gujarat kept the guests entertained. They were the family of Shyamal & Gargi with their daughter Megha Bhatt. Shyamal and Gargi captured the audience of more than 200 guest with their melodious voices never heard before in Los Angeles. Their selection of Bollywood songs were from the years 1960 to 1990.
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ORANGE, CA - Rajput Association of America celebrated Diwali at Tandoor Cuisine of India here. The program started with puja and arati followed by distribution of prasad to all. Kewal Kanda, trustee of Rajput Association, welcomed everyone and thanked them for their participation and continued support. President Rajinder Dhunna introduced his team of officers and...
NORWALK,CA- Sanatan Dharma temple here had a great Navratri celebration from Oct 9- 19 organized by the Hindu Matiya Patidar Samaj; Bhakta Samaj, Carson; Bhakta Cultural Center, Norwalk; and Gujarati Society of Southern California. More than 500 people were in attendance every day.Well known local singer Preetysha & Samir kept the dancers on their feet. Attendees wearing traditional attire danced with zeal, joy,
BELLFLOWER, CA - Shriji Mandir celebrated Raas Utsav on Oct 14, at Shriji Mandir Haveli here accompanied by artists Jayshree Gohil, Nipa Desai, Suresh Bhatt on dhol and Kiran Sampat on key board. About 300 people participated in the Raas Garba dressed up in beautiful traditional clothes. At the end, prasad was served to all.
TORRANCE, CA – The Sri Panchamukha Hanuman Temple and Religious Academy’s 10 day long Ganesha Utsav celebration culminated with the immersion ceremony on Anantha Chathurdashi. The festivities were led by the temple’s chief priest Pandit Narasimhacharya Cherukupally. Maha Ganapathi vishesha puja and arati were performed daily over the 10 days. In addition, the temple performed Ganapati homam,
At the Siddhivinayak temple here, the divine atmosphere was created with pujas, chanting of holy verses and bhajans. After the Vigneshwara puja, during the main chaturthi puja, an abhishekam – a holy bath with a mixture of yogurt, milk, ghee, honey, and sugar - was performed with the chanting of Ganesha Atharvashirisham and...
On Monday, September 1, the birth of Lord Krishna was celebrated with great fervor by the Radha Krishna Mandir, here. The oldest Hindu temple, on the West of Mississippi, and the third oldest temple in America, Radha Krishna Mandir celebrates each and every Hindu festival on the same day of the actual festival,
IRVINE,CA - Rakshabandhan, which is traditionally a celebration of the bond between brother and sister, was extended further to the community by the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA, in the name of Universal Oneness Day. Irvine Nagar shakhas-Netaji Shakha, Krishna Devraya Shakha and Niveditha Shakha, celebrated the Utsav and honored firemen and police officials on Rakshabandhan Utsav on Aug 26 with about 135 people in attendance.