Growth of Hinduism in North America

October 1, 2002

Source: Hinduism Today

On October 1, 2002 Hinduism Today published a paper by Dr. Vasudha Narayanan that stated, "Hindus have made the land of the Americas ritually sacred in at least four ways: composing songs and pious Sanskrit prayers extolling the American state where the temples are located; identifying America as a specific dvipa or island quoted in the sacred texts; physically consecrating the land with waters from sacred Indian and American rivers; and literally recreating the physical landscape of certain holy places in India, as in Pittsburgh or Barsana Dham, Texas."