• Hinduism in Pittsburgh

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan

in The Life of Hinduism

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780520249134
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940079 | DOI:
• Hinduism in Pittsburgh

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This chapter, on the impressive temple to Vishnu as Ventakesvara (Lord of the Venkata Hill) in Pittsburgh, describes what it took to transplant this major deity from the hills of Andhra Pradesh to Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. It concludes with some observations about the cardinal features of Hinduism as understood not just in Pittsburgh but in the American Hindu diaspora at large, and also notes the conviction that Hinduism is a tolerant religion.

Keywords: Vishnu; Ventakesvara; Hinduism; Pittsburgh; American Hindu diaspora

Chapter.  7356 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Hinduism

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