August 31st 2007 was an important day for the Residents of Rochester, MN. Do you know what it was? Yes, it was the beginning of Hindu Heritage Family Camp at Caledonia.
Adventure began right from the time of driving to the camp site with all the detours. After registering their names, all the 110 participants had excellent Indian food and then prepared themselves for breaking the ice through interactive games. Every one decided to rest and get ready for the next day’s activities.
HSS Mundelein Balagokulam visited Manor Care, Nursing in Libertyville , IL on Sunday Oct 28, 2007. Mundelein Balagokulam has introduced social awareness among young American Hindu children.
Vijayadashami was celebrated in its true spirit in Seattle on Oct 28th, 2007. 135 swayamsevaks from four shakhas in the Seattle area, namely Bellevue shakha, Sammamish shakha, Maple Valley shakha, and Yuva shakha did ‘seemollanghan’ (crossing the borders) on the day. Wonderful, enthusiastic pradarshans (performances) and festive saha-bhojan (collective meal) were the salient features of the celebration.
Vijayadashami, being one of the most auspicious days for Hindus, is celebrated with great fervor all across India, and many parts of the world. It comes as the finale of the nine-day festival, Navaraatri. It assumes historical significance in the wake of the fact that Lord Rama defeated the demon king, Ravan on this day. Vijayadashami is a festival of victory because it is resplendent with many inspiring episodes reflecting the victorious culmination of deeds of valor, signifying the victory of forces of righteousness over those of wickedness.
Sacramento November 10 2007, Hindu organizations around greater Sacramento celebrated Diwali in a unique and meaningful way along with Loaves and Fishes (local organization which provides food and shelter to homeless) at Sacramento . For first time Hindu community of Sacramento got together to celebrate Diwali along with local community.
For the second consecutive year, Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) announces offering (“yagna”) of one million Sun Salutations, known as Surya Namaskar, to create awareness among the people of the world about Yoga and its advantages in achieving a healthy body, mind and spirit.
TATTVA is an international online monthly magazine, published by Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh's Hindu YUVA. Starting with the December 2007, Tattva will be released on a new website at www.hinduyuva.org/tattva-blog . Unlike its past issues which used to be in pdf, future issues will be published in an innnovative blog format.