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Philadelphia's Rajasthani community celebrates Gangaur at Bharatiya Temple

This year’s event was conducted and organized by the Philadelphia Rajasthani Mandal (PARAM).

All images- Ravi Murarka

Rajasthan's important Gangaur Festival was grandly celebrated by the Rajasthani community of Philadelphia at Bharatiya Temple in Philadelphia,United States.

The celebrations, led by temple president Nand Ji Todi and trustee Ravi Murarka, was attended by Varun Jeph, Deputy Counsul General of India in New York, Prem Bhandari, president of Rajasthan Association of North America (RANA) and about 300 to 400 Rajasthani families.

Traditional cultural activities, performances, local and folk dances, and Rajasthani delicacies were part of the festivities. Indian government's millet initiative was also promoted at the event, with the families pledging to observe Monday as millet day in their homes.

‌Rajasthani kids born in America prepared millet dishes and showcased the health benefits of the coarse grain which greatly impressed Prem Bhandari, a news release noted.