Sadhana commemorates the sad occasion of the 12th anniversary of the Gujarat massacres, which coincides this year with the holy festival of Maha Shivratri when Hindus all over the world pray to Lord Shiva to conquer the evil in the world and bestow peace.
As a grassroots organization of progressive and faithful Hindus based in the United States, we call on all people of faith including Hindus and Muslims, to combat religious extremism and religion-motivated terrorism, and instead insist on truth, peace and justice.
Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
OM Shan'ti Shan'ti Shan'ti
May the Lord bless the whole world with eternal peace and goodwill.
Peace peace peace
For Immediate Release:
New York, NY (February 21, 2014) - A coalition of almost 40 New York City organizations and temples urged Mayor Bill de Blasio to include Diwali alongside the new proposed public school holidays for Eid and Lunar New Year. The Diwali Coalition of NYC's letter, sent to the mayor earlier this week, highlighted the importance of Diwali for the city's Hindu, Jain, and Sikh communities and asked the mayor to take into consideration the significant number of the city's public school children who celebrate this festival.
"Diwali is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in our community,” said Diwali Coalition of NYC member, Dr. Uma Mysorekar, President of the renown Ganesh temple in Flushing, Queens. "For Hindus, Diwali celebrates the victory of good over evil and is a time for families to come together to pray for the well-being of all. We hope the Mayor will take our community's request to heart and include Diwali among the new public school holidays."Read more...