Hindu Community

The Hindu Community is one of nine active faith groups supported by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. Manju Sharma is the Hindu Advisor.

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Hindu Community

The Hindu Community is one of nine active faith groups supported by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Manju Sharma is the Hindu Advisor. 

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Upcoming Events (6)

Raksha Bandhan

Mon, Aug 19, 2024

Raksha Bandhan (tying on protection) is a festival in which married and unmarried girls and women tie amulets on the wrists of their brothers for protection against evil.

Sri Krishna Jayanti

Mon, Aug 26, 2024

(Also called Janmashtami) celebrates the birthday of Krishna, the eighth of the 10 incarnation of the Hindu God Vishnu. Krishna is considered the preserver of the universe and is one of HinduismÕs...

Navaratri begins

Thu, Oct 3, 2024

Navaratri is a nine night festival that honors the Mother Goddess in all her manifestations, including Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. It is a festival characterized by worship and dance. The...

Navaratri

Fri, Oct 4, 2024

Navaratri is a nine night festival that honors the Mother Goddess in all her manifestations, including Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. It is a festival characterized by worship and dance. The...

Navaratri

Sat, Oct 5, 2024

Navaratri is a nine night festival that honors the Mother Goddess in all her manifestations, including Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. It is a festival characterized by worship and dance. The...

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Vaisakhi (Solar New Year)

Sun, Apr 14, 2024

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The first day of the solar year, Vaisakhi celebrates the harvest. It is especially important in North India. Vaisakhi, as a Hindu festival, is celebrated in several different ways across different...

Holi

Mon, Mar 25, 2024

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A religious spring festival celebrated by people throwing colourful powder and coloured water at each other. Holi is dedicated to Krishna or Kama.

Mahashivaratri

Fri, Mar 8, 2024

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Dedicated to Shiva, one of the major deities to whom Hindus direct their devotion. The night before the feast, Hindus recite texts, sing, and tell stories in honour of this God whose dynamic cosmic...

Vasanta Panchami

Wed, Feb 14, 2024

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A North Indian celebration, Vasanta Panchami is associated with Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning and with Lakshmi, Goddess of Wealth.

Diwali/Deepavali or Deepawali or Tihar (Hindu, Jain, Sikh, and Buddhist celebration)

Sun, Nov 12, 2023

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A very popular festival known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali (Deepavali/Deepawali/Tihar in Nepal) is dedicated to the Goddesses Kali in Bengal and Lakshmi (the Goddess of Wealth) in the rest of...

Dassehra

Tue, Oct 24, 2023

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(Vijay Dasami) celebrates the victory of good over evil: of Lord Rama over the demon Ravan, and the Goddess Durga over a demon. It follows the nine-day celebration of Navaratri (nine nights) and...

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