About the Author:
Priyanka Ramlakhan is a student of Vedanta Philosophy under the tutelage of Swami Jyotirmayananda and is presently completing a Master’s Religious Studies. Learn more about her
by visiting her blog at www.aspiretoyou.com.
Diwali Going Beyond Traditional Identities for a New Religio-Spiritual Perspective By: Priyanka Ramlakhan, MPA
Author by Priyanka Ramlakhan For a Hindu celebrating Diwali in the West, images of diyas, rangoli, and mithai are conjured accompanied by the sweet melody of bhajans. For most Indians belonging to the diaspora, Diwali is not only an observance marked by merriment, but also a powerful means of identity formation, critical to preserving cultural heritage. Indians who have immigrated …
Bright colors, tasty treats, watergun fights, music, dancing and of course the lighting of the sacred fire. This is how we know the festival of Holi has come. For Hindus everywhere the coming of spring brings us the possibility of rebirth, new opportunities and an opportunity to engage in childlike fun. On Saturday, March 10th, 2012 Broward Chapter of World …