Senior Friendship Group Chicago Hosts a Dazzling Diwali Celebration

Experience of Culture, Spirituality, and Community Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: The Senior Friendship Group Chicago marked the joyous occasion of Diwali with a vibrant celebration on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at Golf Maine Park District, 8800 W Kathy Ln, Niles, IL . The festivities, which spanned from 9 am to 4 pm, brought together members and guests for a day filled with cultural delights. The event commenced with a delightful breakfast featuring an array of Diwali delicacies, including Ghooghra, Cholafli Mathiya Farsi, Puri Chawanan, tea, and coffee. The beautifully adorned venue, embellished with exquisite depictions of Ganapatidada and Lakshmi Mata, was a testament to the meticulous efforts of Meghna D Vora, who orchestrated the enchanting decor. President Harshadbhai Parekh extended heartfelt Diwali and New Year wishes to all attendees, outlining the day’s program. A collective Aarti of Ganapati Dada and Lakshmi Mata, performed by both members and guests, set a spiritual tone. Smita Parekh presented prayers of Sarva Dharma and Mayurashtakam, adding a divine touch to the celebration. In a special segment, November birthdays were celebrated, including the festivities for Sunilbhai Shah. The entertainment quotient soared as Jeetendraji, Amitbhai, Pratibhaji, and Ritaben Shah showcased their musical talents, creating […]

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Humble tribute to Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad ji,

भगवान श्रीकृष्ण के अनन्य उपासक, ‘श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता’ के ज्ञान को आधुनिक विश्व की चेतना से जोड़ने वाले मनीषी, इस्कॉन के संस्थापक श्रील भक्तिवेदांत स्वामी प्रभुपाद जी की जयंती पर उन्हें विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि! Humble tribute to Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad ji, Manishi, who connects the knowledge of ‘Shrimad Bhagwadgeeta’ to the modern world consciousness of ISKCON, founder of ISKCon!

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Anuttama Dasa, the Global Director of Communications for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, “Urged world leaders to take responsibility to bring the change” at Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: Chicago hosted the largest gathering of the Parliament of the World’s Religions at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL with a representation of 212 world religions and 95 countries. The convention was from Monday to Friday, August 14 to 18, 2023 drew a lot of religious leaders who discussed social issues that plague the planet. The convention has its historic roots tied to Chicago where it began in 1893 and then again reconvened in 1993. The parliament aims at bringing the world’s religious and spiritual communities to create a better world. The convention creates a unique platform for the most inclusive interfaith dialogue and draws the wisdom and richness of traditions to address world problems. This year’s theme was “A Call to Conscience: Defending Freedom and Human Rights” and the program began with a colorful parade of faiths. Anuttama Dasa, the global director of communications for the International society for Krishna consciousness said, “The world Parliament of religions is a wonderful event because it gives a chance for people of all different religious persuasions, spirituality’s, different countries, different traditions to come together and learn from each other.” He also said, “A […]

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The message of Interfaith Actions

Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: The message resonates with clarity and conviction: We must join hands, unite, and safeguard the religious rights of all faiths. The Parliament of World Religions (PoWR) has traversed a remarkable journey since 1893. The 1893 Parliament of the World’s Religions brought together 400 men and women, representing 41 diverse religious traditions. It was during this momentous gathering that Catholicism and Judaism gained recognition as significant American religions, and the luminous traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism were unveiled to the Western world. In the contemporary landscape, where the specters of religious fanaticism and state-sanctioned alienation loom large, the initial tableau of the plenary challenges our reality. The camaraderie among individuals from Mexico, China, and India on the dais extends a warm invitation to stakeholders of faith, beckoning them towards a realm of peace, harmony, and genuine discourse on pressing matters. Chicago’s atmosphere was electric, and Mayor Brandon Johnson astutely proclaimed, “In this moment, seeking refuge solely within scriptures and holy texts falls short; it is essential to exhibit the most magnificent creation and power of humanity – the act of love.” PoWR 2023 resounded as a summons to conscience. The central theme was the defense of […]

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The Hare Krishna’s bring 5000 year old tradition to Bud Billiken parade

Asian Media USA © Chicago IL: The Bud Billiken parade is the largest Afro-American parade and the second largest parade in America next to the Rose parade. It is celebrated to honor black history and also inspire the youth to begin the next school year. Billiken is a guardian angel, a patron saint of children in Chinese mythology. The parade was initiated by Robert S. Abbott who is known as the father of black journalism. This year marked the 94th celebration of this parade. The Bud Billiken Parade is more than a procession of bands and floats marching down King Drive, it’s a commemoration of our past and a celebration of our future. Every summer since 1929, “The Bud” has united African-Americans throughout the city of Chicago in music, dance, food, and laughter. It’s one of the only spaces where we can openly and emphatically praise the historic roots that plant us into the South Side of Chicago. This year parade was on Saturday August 12, 2023 at   E 35th St & Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Chicago, IL 60653 Throngs of people flocked together as the floats paraded down Martin Luther King Jr. drive. The parade traditionally begins in […]

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The First Quranic Museum in Chicago

Asian Media USA ©Chicago IL: International Institute of Islamic Medicine and Science (NIIMS) takes great pleasure in announcing the opening of the "Rare Quranic collection of Antique Qurans and Quranic Manuscripts to NIIMS Museum/Library, in Rolling Meadows, Chicago IL Some pieces are as old as 600 years! Some of them are the oldest historic Qurans in the United States. This collection includes almost a 100 Qurans and Quranic manuscripts, all written by hand and some of them on bamboo, palm trees and leather!!! NIIMS becomes the first Library in the nation to acquire this valuable treasure. The Quranic collection and priceless Quranic Manuscripts which are now put on display at the NIIMS Museum. We are honored to have these on display at the NIIMS Museum. support this amazing project now by donating now! Photographs and Press release by: Asian Media USA             Suresh Bodiwala ChairmanAsian Media USACell: 847-420-4789    E-Mail: Copyrights ©: Asian Media USANo one shall download or otherwise duplicate the graphics, images, press release and written content from the PDF without our express written permission. Likewise, no one shall reuse the aforesaid things, as the same are the intellectual property of the Company, we hereby reserve all rights Disclaimer: Asian Media USAAsian Media USA press releases are event oriented and [...] » Read more