NYC Hindus Celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi

September 24, 2004

Source: PBS

On September 24, 2004 PBS provided a report on the Hindu celebration of Ganesha in Flushing New York. In the report PBS spoke with Professor S. N. Shridhar of the State University of New York at Stony Brook who was reported saying, "every Hindu has a personal god, a favorite god. There is no particular rational justification for choosing this god or that. But Ganesha is a god that is chosen by almost everybody because he is the remover of obstacles. One of the most popular celebrations for Hindus around the world: Ganesha Chaturthi, the birthday last Sunday (September 19) of the elephant-headed god Lord Ganesha. Hindus honor thousands of deities, described as many manifestations of one god."