Passage to India, minus the passport

  • Updated: August 3, 2014 - 10:43 PM
hide

Sriya Yemireddy, 11, left, and sister Samni Penmatsa, 11, enjoyed a moment watching other dancers before their own dance performance. Sunday was "Cultural Heritage Day" at the Hindu Temple of Minnesota in Maple Grove. Activities included dance and musical performances, henna decorations, Rongoli (sacred ancient symbols to welcome Hindu deities), plenty of food and student projects. Folks could also visit the temple. On Oct.18, the Hindu community will celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, at the Minneapolis convention center. ] David Denney ddenney@startribune.com STAR TRIBUNE 080314 Maple Grove , MN SAXO 127581

Photo: Photos by David Denney • ddenney@startribune.com,

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

Sriya Yemireddy, 11, and her sister Samni Penmatsa, 11, waited for their turn during dance performances Sunday during Cultural Heritage Day at the Hindu Temple of Minnesota in Maple Grove. At right, Srishti, 3½, did Rangoli, a folk art creating sacred symbols to welcome Hindu deities.

The day’s activities also included musical performances, henna decorations, plenty of food and student projects. Sushumna Aggarwal, president of the Hindu Society of Minnesota, said the event came about after members of the local community expressed interest in India’s culture. For more photos, go to startribune.com/galleries.

  • related content

  • Srishti, 3 1/2, does Rangoli Sunday afternoon. Sunday was “Cultural Heritage Day” at the Hindu Temple of Minnesota in Maple Grove. Activities included dance and musical performances, henna decorations, Rangoli (sacred ancient symbols to welcome Hindu deities), plenty of food and student projects. Folks could also visit the temple. ] David Denney ddenney@startribune.com STAR TRIBUNE 080314 Maple Grove, MN SAXO 127581

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Who is your favorite Gophers head coach?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close