Louisville declares ‘Sanatana Dharma Day’


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Louisville, KY

The city of Louisville officially declared September 3 as ‘Sanatana Dharma Day.’ Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg recently attended a re-consecration ceremony at the Hindu Temple of Kentucky, where the official proclamation on September 3 was read by his deputy, Barbara Sexton Smith.

“I was honored to attend the Mahakumbhabhishekam ceremony at the Hindu Temple. The rituals performed to renew and restore the temple hold great cultural importance. Our office has officially declared September 3rd as ‘Sanatana Dharma Day’,” Mayor Greenberg wrote.

The event was attended by several spiritual leaders and dignitaries including Chidanand Saraswati, president of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh; Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and Bhagawati Saraswati along with Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman among others. Previously, July 20 was declared as the ‘Encyclopedia of Hinduism’ day in Kentucky by former Louisville mayor Greg Fisher.

Recently, a row erupted over Tamil Nadu minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Udhayanidhi Stalin’s remark on Sanatana Dharma, triggering a controversy in India.

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