Oye! News from South Asians Abroad
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (CMI), said to be world's largest children's museum, in partnership with National Geographic, is displaying a statue of Hindu Lord Ganesh in its current Sacred Journeys exhibition.
This Lord Ganesh statue was custom made for the Museum and shipped from
In a remarkable interfaith gesture, to “celebrate the landmark papal visit to Philadelphia”, Free Library of Philadelphia is displaying a 64-foot Hindu “Bhagavata Purana” scroll (ca. 1750-1800).
Its “Sacred Stories” exhibition, till January 30, is also showcasing a leaf illustrating the
Devi Parashakthi Ma (Eternal Mother) Temple in Pontiac (Michigan, USA) has formally inaugurated its Rajagoupuram, a richly decorated 54-foot granite monumental tower recognizing 520 deities and containing “intense divine energy”.
Crafted by a group of shilpis (artisans) over about three
Hindus are highly concerned after reports of vandalism of a Hindu shrine in Blanchisseuse village (Trinidad and Tobago), defacement with human filth and destruction of statues of deities and other property.
There were reports of defacement of another Shiva Lingum also in the country.
The 39th Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival, claimed to be the “largest Indian classical music festival outside of India”, will be held in Ohio (USA) starting March 23.
This Festival includes celebrity artists in various concerts, bestows various music and dance awards, organizes
Guruvayurappan Temple of Brampton in Canada has reportedly received the building permit from the City of Brampton in Ontario, which it calls “a long and difficult process”.
According to Temple President Dr. P. Karunakaran Kutty, the “construction is to begin in early October”. Temple
Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple of Devotion & Understanding opens in Seberang Jaya, (Penang, Malaysia) on August 29.
First of its kind in Malaysia, this about 10 million Malaysian Ringgit octagonal-shaped multi-storey unique temple established by International Society for Krishna