Dec 17, 2012

Cleveland Shiva Vishnu Temple holds vigil for Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Shiva Vishnu Temple in Cleveland, Ohio
 Greater Cleveland Shiva Vishnu Temple conducted a prayer vigil in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.  The group of Hindu priests from this Hindu temple in Northeast Ohio chanted Sanskrit mantras including the one below from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad and this was followed by a minute of silence by about 100 devotees in the temple.

Asato Ma Sadgamaya Mantra in Sanskrit

Asato Ma Sadgayama
Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya
Mrytor Ma Amritamgamaya

Asato Ma Sadgamaya Mantra English Translation

Lead me from Untruth to Truth
Lead me from Darkness to Light
Lead me from Death to Immortality

Photo Credit: Indrajit Mukherjee

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