USF World News

Diwali Celebration
October 12, 2011

The Center for India Studies supported the Hindu Student Council in its celebration of Diwali at the Patel Center auditorium. Students recited the Gaytri Mantra, prayed to the Goddess at an elaborately constructed altar where 26 different food items were placed as a ritual offering to the deity. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Gurleen Grewal, director of the USF Center for India Studies.