Involving Hindu Pandits and Purana preachers like Bedanidhi Subedi, Sitaram Adhikari and Phalguna Pokhrel, an eight-day-long Srimad Bhagawat Mahapurana has begun in Charlotte of North Carolina from Dec. 25.
Organized by a local religious society of the resettled Bhutanese, HariSang Kritan Mandali, the Purana is expected to pass a message for global peace and educate younger generation on importance of preserving age-old culture and tradition resettled Bhutanese are with.
“The holy event is also aimed at spreading message of peace in the community, and praying for the salvation to the known-unknown departed souls belonging to all the relatives of fellow Bhutanese across the globe. Life is precious, is another message Purana going to reach to the minds of resettled Bhutanese , hinting to increasing number of post-resettlement suicide cases in the United States”, said Kamal Dhimal, the chief organizer.
According to Dhimal, resettled Bhutanese from various cities of North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Ohio and New York have been attending the event.
“We are happy to see a large number of community people getting involved to make Purana a successful event. Their supports have been overwhelming as well,” Dhimal added. He also expressed his hopes that the event would help generate some funds for establishing a community center in Charlotte, NC.
Arrangements have been made to view entire purana session online from 8 am to 8 pm (EST) until Jan.1, according to the organizers.
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