Celebrating Ganesha’s Birthday
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
7:00 PM–8:30 PM
The elephant-headed Hindu deity Lord Ganesha is beloved for his ability to remove obstacles for his followers. Across the Himalayas, different communities worship him in diverse and beautiful ways.
Celebrate his birthday, a holiday known as Ganesh Chaturthi, at the Rubin with India Home’s seniors, who will present songs, chants, and rhythmic dance from India and Nepal. Join in the singing and observe a demonstration of the “visarjan” or water immersion ritual that is central to Ganesh Chaturthi in some cultures. The program will be introduced by Tashi Chodron, the Rubin’s Assistant Manager of Himalayan Cultural Programs & Partnerships, and Vandana Vyas, Program Coordinator for India Home.
India Home is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of the Indian and larger South Asian senior citizen immigrant community. Started in 2007 by a group of healthcare professionals, India Home provides social, psychological, recreational, and spiritual services in a culturally sensitive environment.
Member Tickets: $15.20