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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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