California Hindus Pray for Peace on Diwali

November 17, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On November 17, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that to celebrate Diwali "more than 2,000 of the faithful Valley Hindu Temple to light ritual fires, recite prayers for peace and offer food to Lord Krishna...After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the temple hosted a candlelight vigil and peace rally, temple officials said...'Even though our origin is in India, we have adopted this country as our home,' Kadam Shodhan said before the ceremony. 'We pray that the New Year will bring peace and prosperity to this country.'