Indian Association of New Mexico is celebrating Diwali the festival of lights.
When: Saturday November 17th 2012 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM map
Tickets available at local Indian Restaurants, Bombay Spice, India
Bazar and Subway (Walmart @ Wyoming and Academy).
All seats assigned and Indian food will be available for purchase.
For further information contact:
Padma Shukla 505-306-9624 Writu Tandon 505-918-0598 Sona Wigh 505-291-8172
Alok Jain 505-797-4703
MAHA SHIVRATRI :
WISH YOU A HAPPY SHIVRATRI
We will be celebrating Maha Shivratri Place :
Hindu Temple. 8418 Zuni Rd. SE (map)
Date : Sunday, 26th, February, 2012
Time : from 10:30AM to 1:30 PM
To Sponsor Contact : Sameer Roy (259-9669)
Maha shivratri : The hunter pulled leaves from the tree and threw them to the ground, hoping to attract some deer. One deer came. It spoke to the hunter, telling him of his family who would worry when the deer did not return home. The hunter took pity of the deer and kindly let it live. The hunter resumed throwing leaves from the tree and continued to do so all night. Unknown to the hunter there was a Shiva linga under the branch he was sitting on. The leaves fell on the linga and as they were his favorite, they pleased Lord Shiva. The next morning Lord Shiva appeared to the hunter and gave him the blessing of wisdom. From that day the hunter gave up meat and spent his life doing good works. This is why Hindus do not eat meat on Maha Shivarati. It is thought that those who fast on the evening on Maha Shivaratri will please Lord Shiva and also be granted a blessing.
Celebrating the most precious Hindu festival Pongal by HINDU TEMPLE SOCIETY OF NEW MEXICO
Date : Sunday January 22nd 2012
Time : 11:00am to 02:00pm
Place : HTSNM Building
8418 Zuni SE (SW Corner of Zuni and Utah)
Albuquerque NM 87108 (map)
Read more: Pongal 2012