Manju Sharma is our Hindu Advisor.
SHRI (Students of Hinduism Reaching Inward) was founded by a group of dedicated Mount Holyoke students in 2001. Today, we have our own prayer room in Eliot House where students from all faith groups gather for weekly prayer and discussion on Thursdays from 4:30–5:30 pm.
Our aim is to create awareness about Hindu customs in the Five College community. We organize various Hindu festivals during the academic year. In the Fall, there is Navratri (Nine Nights) and Diwali (Festival of Lights), which commemorates the return of Lord Ram to his capital Ayodhya after defeating Ravan the king of Lanka. Diwali celebrates the victory over evil. In the Spring we celebrate Holi, a festival of colors to celebrate the beginning of Spring.
We have a group of committed students who aim to create a welcoming community and an atmosphere of a home away from home.
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