Source: October Declared as Hindu Heritage Month in Several U.S. States, Cities » INDIAWEST | Author: India-West Staff Reporter

Several states and cities across the U.S. have declared October as National Hindu Heritage Month, including the cities of Irvine, Anaheim, and Riverside in Southern California.

In Irvine on Oct. 19, 31 Indian American Hindus, on behalf of several Hindu groups, received a city proclamation designating the month as Hindu Heritage Month in Irvine.

On the occasion, several speakers spoke on Hinduism, said a press release, including Divya Prabha, a representative from the Hindu Sevak Sangh, who eloquently shared the Sanskrit shloka “Vasudeva Kutumbakam,” which means “the whole world is one family.” She also offered a second concept, “Sarve bhavantu sukhinah, sarve santu niramaya,” which means “May all humans be happy, healthy and prosperous.” Finally she spoke of “Seva,” which means serving humanity,” Prabha was quoted as saying in the release.

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