The Patterson Community Center was the site of the Greater Akron Hindu Sewa Sammittee's observance of the Annual Women's Festival, Teej, on Saturday, August 26, 2017. This festive day is celebrated in the monsoon.
On this day women commemorate the mythological event for the purification of the body, mind, and soul. They endeavor to entangle their thoughts with the divine power in order to lead a righteous life. Other effects of this festival are that it revives their childhood memories, strengthens relationships among friends and families, and creates a platform for personality development, entertainment, and social harmony. This festival is celebrated in Bhutan, Nepal, and some parts of India. Teej is intended to strengthen the relationship between married couples: women pray for the long life of their husbands, and husbands feel special and reciprocate by being more loving and caring towards their wives.
The following candid snapshots capture some of the Akron event. One of the notable awards was presented to Narad Timsina, priest and community elder (he is speaking in third row:right picture)
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