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The Successful Transmission of the Pustimarga Sampradaya from Its Country of Origin to the United States

Written by Shilpa Lakhani   I have discovered that the goal of field work is to reveal and report the distinctive characteristics of the subject material. With a primarily immigrant, religious group such as the Vaishnavs of Holliswood, Queens, it … finish reading The Successful Transmission of the Pustimarga Sampradaya from Its Country of Origin to the United States

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A Sectarian Form of Hinduism in the American Diaspora

Written by Derek Mitchell: May 8, 2003    The establishment of Hindu religious life in the diasporic setting has often involved a degree of unification, summarization, and adaptation. By this I mean that as Hindus set up temples and societies … finish reading A Sectarian Form of Hinduism in the American Diaspora

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Egalitarian Aspects of the Sri Guru Ravidas Sabha

Written by Maryellen Dougherty: May 2003 We see mansions painted and whitewashed with ornamented doors. They were constructed to give pleasure to the heart, and through love and regard for worldly things, but they shall fall to ruin. So the … finish reading Egalitarian Aspects of the Sri Guru Ravidas Sabha

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Selfless Service Aims to Bring Solidarity and Awareness at the Shri Guru Ravidas Sabha of New York

Written by Anamika Arora Concise History of Sikhism Sikhism is one of the youngest religions of India. It is a religion about 500 years old. It was founded in Punjab, India in the early sixteenth century by the spiritual thinker … finish reading Selfless Service Aims to Bring Solidarity and Awareness at the Shri Guru Ravidas Sabha of New York

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The Sri Guru Ravidas Sabha

Written by Rovika Rajkishun: March 18, 2003 Introduction             The Sri Guru Ravidas Sabha, like many other places of worship in Queens, NY, is unidentifiable by the structure or the outlook of the building. Except for a banner outside that … finish reading The Sri Guru Ravidas Sabha

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Preserving “Authentic” Practices of Yoga and Incorporating Aspects of Hindu Philosophy at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

Written by Purvi Dave: May 2, 2005 Introduction In mainstream American society, yoga has become a growing trend, with an increasing variety of styles and techniques being offered to “suit individual needs.”[1]  Due to the popularity of this practice in … finish reading Preserving “Authentic” Practices of Yoga and Incorporating Aspects of Hindu Philosophy at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

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Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

Written by Purvi Dave: May 2, 2005   History The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center of New York City was founded in 1959 by Swami Vishnu-devananda, a disciple of the renowned yoga teacher, Swami Sivananda.  Swami Vishnu-devananda came to the west … finish reading Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

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The 16th Annual Phagwah Parade: An Expression of Indo-Caribbean Identity in New York City

Written by Jessie Thisell: May 2, 2005 Introduction The Phagwah Parade is a celebration of the Hindu holiday Phagwah, also known as Holi.  In general, the name Phagwah is used by Indo-Caribbeans and the name Holi is used in Northern … finish reading The 16th Annual Phagwah Parade: An Expression of Indo-Caribbean Identity in New York City

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The Phagwah Parade

Written by Jessie Thisell: April 10, 2005   The Holiday: Phagwah or Holi The parade celebrates the Hindu festival called Phagwah by Caribbean Hindus, a festival known typically as Holi in North India, where it originated.  The festival is named … finish reading The Phagwah Parade

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Youth in the Ganapati Temple

Written by Gauri Saxena: May 4, 2005 Children of immigrants must make difficult decisions every day regarding their identity, lifestyles, and values—are they to reflect the cultures of their parents’ homelands, the country in which they were born and/or raised, … finish reading Youth in the Ganapati Temple

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