The above photo was taken at Eastern High School at a recent recital of traditional dancing of India. Most of the Indian community in attendance worships at the nearby Triad Hindu Temple, located at 2424 Huffine Mill Road. The temple's mission is to serve the Hindu community and to promote culture through religious, social and educational programs. Members of the temple celebrate holidays together. The temple offer children's programs so that the youngest generation, likely born in the USA, are socialized into the traditions of their ancestors. Puja, bhajans, and holiday celebrations are just a few of the events taking place regularly at the temple.
Above, Ganesha (elephant), known as the remover of obstacles, is honored at the beginning of rituals and ceremonies-- in today's instance, the dance recital. Natarajah, the Lord of Dance seen above, is an incarnation of Shiva dancing around an aureole of flames. For the young ladies dancing last week, their pantheon of gods must have been watching over them, for the recital was outstanding.
Happy Sacred Sunday where we at GDP endeavor to share the religious diversity of the Greensboro community.