Hindu touch to Baccalaureate Service in US
Published on May 05, 2015 17:20:20 PM
One of the most distinct baccalaureate services in the world was organized at University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) in USA on May 3, 2015.
"Eighth Annual Hindu Baccalaureate Service of UNR (Dikshant Utsav)” blessed the graduates in the traditional Hindu style. It started with lighting of the lamp before the statue of goddess Sarawati, applying tilak (religious mark) on forehead, reading of Gayatri mantra, key note addressed by a swami, a Mormon choir, classical dance of India based on shlokas, lightening of traditional lamps and blessing through a Cherubic Hymn.
Many religious leaders belonging to various religions like Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Native American, Baha’i Muslim also recited prayers in different languages, in order to shower blessings upon the students.
The event was organized by Universal Society of Hinduism (USOH) in collaboration with UNR Indian Student Organization.
Profound Hindu monk Swami Vedananda from California blessed upcoming graduates with wisdom from Vedas, Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita and ancient scriptures.