Ganesh Chaturthi Field Trip in Peoria, Illinois – Fall 2019
Hindu YUVA at Illinois Wesleyan University, 9/8/19:
Hindu Yuva IWU organized a field trip to the Hindu Temple of Central Illinois for the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. This was one of the multiple field trips that the Interfaith group on campus does, with the theme of this year being “community.” Students outside of Interfaith and Hindu Yuva also joined. The field trip consisted of participating in the Visarjan celebrations, learning about the basics of Sanatan Dharma and Ganesh Chaturthi, eating a traditional Maharashtrian meal, and getting a tour of the Mandir. The students had an amazing experience and loved the enthusiasm of the Hindu community, especially the exciting naras yelled by the young children.