Center for South Asia Weekly Lecture Series: Tracy Pintchman, Professor, Religious Studies, Loyola University of Chicago
The Hindu Goddess Comes to Michigan: Breaking Boundaries, Making Home
Thursday, March 12, 2020
206 Ingraham Hall
This talk explores the translocal dynamics of a North American Hindu Goddess Temple, the Parashakthi Temple, in Pontiac, Michigan. The talk will highlight ways the Parashakthi Temple’s discursive and ritual practices fashion a type of religiosity that is rooted in Indian Hindu popular goddess traditions but recreates such traditions for the temple’s American context.