Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (World Hindu Council of America) and Hindu American Foundation (HAF) volunteers worked together to get HHM/HAAAM Proclamations. List of proclamations is provided at the end.
The celebration started with the receipt of HHM/HAAAM Proclamation (the first in the USA) by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. It was subsequently followed by the mayors of the three counties in Southeast Florida – Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami – Dade. This trend continued with suburban city mayors and officials, who also declared the month of October as HHM/HAAAM without hesitation and unequivocally gave their unanimous approval.
There were many celebrations at several Hindu Mandirs in Southeast Florida during month of October, e.g., Navaratri, Dussehra, Poojas, Prayers and Satsang.
International Hindu University (IHU) is an online institution offering courses in Hindu Philosophy, Spiritual care, Yoga Education, Ayurvedic Studies, and Performing Arts (www.hindu.university). As part of service (seva) to global community, IHU offers free educational sessions on a myriad of informative and illuminating topics.
South Florida Hindu Temple (SFHT)’s culture is one of inclusiveness and celebrates festivals from all corners of India. A Weekly schedule includes: Rudra Abhishekam, Hanuman Chalisa, Lakshmi ma puja, Ma Saraswati puja, monthly havan. Beyond its overwhelming architectural beauty, it also is a place where Education is valued. Children from all corners of India come together in the most appropriate of learning environments to learn the values and principles of Sanatan Dharma. The program is in English and the focus is on Character Education straight from our scriptures.
South Florida Hindu Temple goes beyond religious and education programs. The temple is constantly buzzing with cultural activities throughout the week and not just during festivals.