Western Nevada College (WNC) will have unique Multi-faith Baccalaureate Service on May 20 in Carson City in the US, a first in its 41 plus years of existence. Hindu religious statesman Rajan Zed, a co-organizer of this service, alongwith Douglas Diversity Student Club of WNC; clergy belonging to Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha'i and Native American traditions will bless the graduates with their respective prayers in this Service. Dance and music will form part of this ceremony and a representative of non-believers will also address the Service.
Sree Venkateswara Temple of Cleveland in Richfield Village in Ohio in the US is opening on a seven-acre lot with elaborate seven-day celebrations starting May 22. Besides Lord Venkateswara (Balaji) as main deity; its Sanctum Hall will also include the deities of Vighneswara (Ganesha), Sreedevi (Lakshmi), Bhudevi (Andal), Garuda and Anjaneya (Hanuman). Other Temple features include community hall, classrooms, kitchen, etc. Besides worship, Temple will also hold special events.
'Yoga: The Art of Transformation', termed as 'world's first exhibition of the visual history of yoga', will be held at Smithsonian in Washington DC, the world's largest museum and research complex, from October 19 to January 26 next.