Ishanaa Nidhi Rambachan

Ishanaa Nidhi Rambachan began researching Indo-Caribbean Hindu templesA Hindu temple will be called a mandir in northern parts of India or a koyil in the south. There are many styles of temples and temple-complexes, but most temples are laid out according to precise dimensions and proportions and erected to be the symbolic ... in Minnesota while a senior at Eastview High School. Although the subject of Asian migration to the United States has received much academic attention, the communities of Hindus in the United States are not limited to South Asian origin. A significant proportion of the Hindu diasporaA Greek word first used in the Hellenistic period, Diaspora refers to the “dispersion” of Jewish communities living in countries other than Israel. Today, the term Diaspora is also used to describe other religious communities, living apart from their ... in the United States is from Fiji, Mauritius, South Africa, East Africa and the Caribbean. Rambachan conducted research on the Indo-Caribbean TemplesA temple is a house of worship, a sacred space housing the deity or central symbol of the tradition. The Temple in Jerusalem was the holy place of the Jewish people until its destruction by the Romans in 70 CE; now the term “temple” is used by th. Ref... in the Twin Cities, focusing on the Gayatri MandirA Hindu temple will be called a mandir in northern parts of India or a koyil in the south. There are many styles of temples and temple-complexes, but most temples are laid out according to precise dimensions and proportions and erected to be the symbolic ... (Brooklyn Park), VishnuVishnu is one of the great Gods of the Hindu tradition. He is known in the Vedas and comes to be famous as the Lord who pervades the entire universe. He is Supreme but wholly auspicious, only occasionally displaying the dark side that is embraced by Shiva... Mandir (Minneapolis), Milan Mandir (Eagan) and Satyam Mandir (Minneapolis). These communities practice a unique form of Hinduism“Hindu” was originally a word given by the Greeks, then the Persians, to the land and peoples beyond the Indus or “Sindhu” River. The term “Hinduism” came into common use only in the 19th century to describe a complex and dynamic pattern of li... and are largely influenced by the duration of their time outside of India and long adaptation to Western culture. Through observation and interview at the mandirsA Hindu temple will be called a mandir in northern parts of India or a koyil in the south. There are many styles of temples and temple-complexes, but most temples are laid out according to precise dimensions and proportions and erected to be the symbolic ... themselves and community events, she collected information regarding the history, leadership and nature of the organizations. Rambachan observed community interaction and the influence of socio-economic status on worship. She noted the use of English in worship as well as materials used. Through journeying to the Hindu TempleA temple is a house of worship, a sacred space housing the deity or central symbol of the tradition. The Temple in Jerusalem was the holy place of the Jewish people until its destruction by the Romans in 70 CE; now the term “temple” is used by th. Ref... of Minnesota, she contrasted its practices with those in the Caribbean temples. Rambachan also traveled to the Caribbean during the summer and connected worship in Indo-Caribbean temples to their roots in this part of the world. Dr. Anantanand Rambachan was the faculty sponsor for this research.

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