Post Tagged with: "Hindus"

Varanu Sahabir, right, prepares music for services at the Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir Hindu temple in Richmond Hill. (Photo by Michael Shain via Queens Chronicle)

Breaking Barriers at a Queens Hindu Temple

Caribbean, Queens, Religion, South Asian, Women November 6, 2018 at 11:01 pm

Varanu Sahabir is one of the first women pandits, or Hindu priests, to lead a mainstream congregation in Little Guyana, reports Queens Chronicle.

Aeilushi Mistry preparing to place lamps onto the East River at the Aarti Lamp Ceremony, Brooklyn Bridge Park (Photo by Nathan Haselby via BKLYNER)

A Hindu Lamp Ceremony in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Religion, South Asian August 7, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Lamps were placed onto the East River during the annual Aarti Hindu Lamp Ceremony at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Aug. 5 hosted by artist Aeilushi Mistry, reports BKLYNER.

Srinivas Kuchibhotla (Image from Remembering Srinivas Kuchibhotla Facebook page)

South Asian Americans and Hate Crimes

Immigration, Muslim, South Asian March 7, 2017 at 6:21 pm

A political scientist discusses recent crimes against South Asian Americans in News India Times.

Observing a Monthlong Hindu-Nepalese Festival

Observing a Monthlong Hindu-Nepalese Festival

Featured Posts, Religion, South Asian, Traditions, Voices' Picks February 19, 2016 at 11:36 am

In Ridgewood, Queens, a Nepalese-Hindu traditional festival is observed for one month.

Trump lighting the lamp in Humanity United Against Terror event in Edison, New Jersey. (Photo by Mohammed Jaffer/SnapsIndia)

Some Came for the Bollywood Show, Others for Trump

Elections 2016, Metro Area, South Asian October 18, 2016 at 6:54 pm

While not everyone who attended the Bollywood-themed “Humanity United Against Terror” event in Edison, New Jersey, turned out to see Trump, those who did tell Desi Talk why they support the Republican candidate for president.

(Photo via News India Times)

New Temple for Hindus on LI

Long Island, Religion, South Asian October 12, 2016 at 4:08 pm

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, a 50,000-square-foot temple, has opened its doors in Melville after many years of work, reports News India Times.

Ranju Batra, head of the campaign for the Diwali stamp (center, left of the Air India Maharaja), with husband Ravi Batra (far right) and representatives from Air India. (Photo by Mohammed Jaffer-SnapsIndia via The Indian Panorama)

First-Ever Diwali Stamp Celebrated

New York, South Asian October 11, 2016 at 4:23 pm

At a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Indian Consulate in New York, the Diwali stamp, in commemoration of the Hindu festival of lights, was officially unveiled, reports The Indian Panorama.

At the rally on Dec. 5, from left to right: Indo-Caribbean artist and activist Simone Devi Jhingoor, Public Advocate Letitia James, MOIA Commissioner Nisha Agarwal and Indo-Caribbean community advocate Vishnu Mahadeo (Photo by Anand Mohanlall via Sadhana Facebook page)

#WeAreOne Protests Hindu Flag-Burning

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Queens, Religion, Voices' Picks December 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Politicans and community leaders gathered in Woodhaven to protest the Hindu flag-burning that occurred in front of the home of an Indo-Caribbean family.

At the recent "collective" bratabandha in Queens. (Photo via Everest Times)

The First ‘Collective’ Bratabandha for Young Nepalese in NYC

Queens, South Asian, Traditions July 27, 2016 at 9:57 am

A significant rite of passage for young Nepalese was conducted in Queens recently, Everest Times reports.

South Queens panel discussion on the consequences of Hindu offerings in Jamaica Bay (Photo by Domenick Rafter via Queens Chronicle)

Practicing Puja in Jamaica Bay

Culture, Environment, In the News, Queens, South Asian July 2, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Environmentalists and Hindu leaders in South Queens met recently to discuss ameliorating the impact of ritual offerings made in Jamaica Bay, Queens Chronicle reports.

(Photo by Gwynne Hogan/Voices of NY)

Rainbow of Temples Grows in Queens

Culture, Demographics, Featured Posts, Queens, Religion, Voices' Picks November 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

A myriad of houses of worship infuse the borough with sites more common worlds away.

A wounded goddess Lakshmi from the Abused Goddesses campaign. (Photo by Taproot, India, via Women's eNews)

Images of Hindu Deities Join Art and Activism

Culture, Manhattan, Religion, South Asian October 30, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Two New York-based artists of Indian descent recently put on display images of Hindu deities, mixing art and activism. Their work separated the Hindu goddesses from religious rites and invited universal attention and appreciation, reports Women’s eNews.

Indians Urge Postal Service to Issue Diwali Stamp

Indians Urge Postal Service to Issue Diwali Stamp

Culture, In the News, Religion, South Asian July 19, 2013 at 12:49 am

The Indian community has filed an online petition asking the Postal Service to issue a stamp commemorating the Hindu festival of lights, reports local Indian and South Asian publications. The decision is expected on July 28.

Shoppers at South Asian stores in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Zachary Korb, Creative Commons Licence)

Crime, City’s Economy Concern South Asian Voters

Elections 2013, In the News, Politics, South Asian June 27, 2013 at 7:04 pm

The city’s finances, budget cuts and security are some of the top issues for the city’s South Asian voters, most of whom remain undecided, reports News India Times.

Hindus Turn a Midtown Corner into a Festival of Color

Hindus Turn a Midtown Corner into a Festival of Color

In the News, Manhattan, Religion, South Asian, Traditions April 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm

A corner of Midtown Manhattan was awash in color and Bhangra music as hundreds of Hindus congregated for their yearly Holi celebration. The Dag Hammarskjold Park hosted the fourth New York edition of the festival of colors on March 31.