Hindu Organization of Long Island

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Resources

Presentations History of Hindu India
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Other Useful Websites

www.vivekananda.org
The Vivekananda Vedanta Network is an online project sponsored by the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston. Our objective is to make Swami Vivekananda's ideas and insights easily accessible online. As part of this objective, we also provide information for understanding Vedanta as a field for deep study as well as a method of personal practice.

www.hindujagruti.org
Global Organization promoting awareness,providing educational resources and reporting on important events/incidents related to Hindus around the world

www.hinduismtoday.com
Hinduism Today was founded January 5, 1979, by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. It is a nonprofit educational entity which informs and inspires Hindus worldwide and people interested in Hinduism  Read More

 Mandirs

QUEENS
American Sevashram Sangha
153-14/20 90th Ave.
Jamaica, NY 11432
Swami Vidyananda Maharaja
(718) 523-7515

Arunachala Ashrama
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi Center
6612 Clyde St.
Rego Park, NY 11374
(718) 575-3215
Email: ashrama@arunachala.org

LONG ISLAND
Bhavani Shankar Mandir
1064 Suffolk Ave,
Brentwood, NY 11717

Maha Shiv Mandir, L.I.
610 Laurelton Blvd,
Long Beach, NY 11561

Shiv Uma Ganesh Mandir
Bldg Site 91 Commercial Blvd,
Central Islip, NY 11722
Priest : Ramsundar Gobin Read More

Priests
Pandit Ashok Vyas
917-573-7775
panditvyas@yahoo.com

Dr. Devbala
43-49 Smart St
Flushing NY 11355
718-886-1525
e-mail: vedicsatsang.com

Brahmachari Darshan
718-454-1203

Jayesh Bhatt
718-888-1086
Hindi Gujarati; All rites

Nikhil Trivedi
718-897-2267
Hindi; All rites but funeral

Pandit Dubey (Guyanese)
516-872-1722
English; All rites

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Stores Selling Religious Articles
Queens
Butala Emporium Inc.
37-46, 74th Street,
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Phone: (718) 899-5590
Fax: (718) 899-7889
Website: www.indousplaza.com

Gangeez
418 South Broadway Hicksville,
NY 11801
Phone: (516) 938-1675

Hindu Temp Gift Shop
45-57 Bowne Street,
Flushing, NY11355
Phone: (718) 460-8484

House of Dipali Inc
24912 Hillside Avenue,
Bellerose, NY 11426-2147
Phone: (718) 343-3700
Website: www.dipali.com

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Speakers on Hindu Dharma
  1. Dhira Chaitanya
  2. Jyothi Gandhi
  3. Krishnan Ramaswamy
  4. Narinder Kapoor
  5. Rathi Raja
  6. Sangeeta Kulkarni
  7. Sunil Modi
  8. Uma Mysorekar
  9. Urmila Shivaram
  10. Mala Gupta
  1. Jaishree Subramani
  2. Pavana Reddy
  3. Indu Shivaram
  4. Vishwa Adluri
  5. Rajeev Malhotra
  6. Bhavani Shrinivasan
  7. Brinda Kosuri
  8. Geetha Kumar

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Recommended Books
  1. The complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism by Linda Johnsen available at Amazon.com
  2. Hindu Dharma by Mohandas K. - Books.arshavidya.org
  3. Daddy am I a Hindu? by Ed. Viswanathan available at Amazon.com
  4. Hindu Dharma basics and beyond by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam - Books.arshavidya.org   Read More
Educational Institutions

YOUNG INDIAN CULTURE GROUP:
Founded in 1993, this is a school dedicated to teaching Indian-American children on Long Island about their religious, cultural and linguistic heritage. With over a 120 children, ranging in age from 4 to 18, the classes are held every Saturday at the Herricks Community Center.
Classes offered: Indian Heritage, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Yoga, Light Classical Music, Carnatic Music, Sanskrit, Gita, Rangoli, Mehendi, Resource center, outreach programs.
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Weddings

Friendship is the essence of Vedic marriage. There are many types of Vivaha or wedding in the Hindu Tradition. The Wedding of Shakuntala and Dushyantha is a gandharva - vivaha, a marriage by mutual consent, without any wedding ceremony.
The most common wedding is vaidika-vivaha, also known as the brahma-vivaha. In this wedding a number of guests are invited. Everyone present is a witness to the wedding including brahmanas(priest), agni(fire). Your heart and mind are witness the wedding. Finally saksi or atma is also a witness to the wedding. The marriage is coming together of two pilgrims journeying towards the same destination. Swami Dayananda Saraswati    Read More

Funerals

SOME THOUGHTS ON HINDU FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS IN THE LONG ISLAND AND METROPOLITAN AREAS
It is prudent to be aware of the laws and financial implications of death and funerary arrangements, particularly since many people do not plan for deaths in the family. This section will explain and consider Hindu funeral arrangements and their relationship to legal and financial concerns in the Long Island and metropolitan areas.  Read More