Thousands Gather to Hear Hindu Epic

June 30, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On June 30, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "more than 1,000 Hindus have gathered each day for more than a week at the Fairplex in Pomona to hear Ramesh Oza tell the story of Lord Rama's life." Ramayana is "an ancient epic that is fundamental to Hindu belief and culture...The story can take up to 30 days to tell...Hearing the story reinforces messages of respect and helps direct listeners to inner serenity."