Hindu community comes together to celebrate October as Hindu Heritage Month

September 27, 2021

In a few days, Hindus in North America will unite to celebrate the month of October as Hindu Heritage Month. Hindu Students Council is excited to be part of this joint effort, and we applaud all of the state governments that have formally recognized October as Hindu Heritage Month.

Hindu Heritage Month is a collaborative initiative between all of the leading Hindu organizations across North America. October, as Hindu Heritage Month, will showcase the beauty of our Hindu heritage and recognize the important contributions that Hindus have made throughout history to our local communities in the US, Canada, and beyond.

“The American experience is all about sharing and learning each of our unique cultures, traditions, and histories,” says Arnav Kejriwal, President of Hindu Students Council. “We get to see so many communities tell their unique stories in the course of a dedicated history and awareness month, and I am ecstatic about the prospect of seeing the Hindu American community offering our own stories in return.”

As part of Hindu Heritage Month, Hindu Students Council and Mission Bindi are hosting the second annual World Bindi Day on October 7th, the first day of Navratri. World Bindi Day is an initiative launched by Archita Nemalikanti, a high school student and member of Chinmaya Mission Boston, who founded Mission Bindi in 2020.

“World Bindi Day is a day when we all Hindus show our solidarity in recognizing, preserving and celebrating Bindi – the fundamental icon of our Hindu identity,” remarks Archita. “The Bindi symbolizes the resilience and growth of the Hindu community for thousands of years, in spite of all of the hardship and struggle that our ancestors faced.

This Navratri, with blessing from Devi, along with Hindu Heritage month, let’s rekindle this age-old tradition.”

Many US states have formally recognized October as Hindu Heritage Month in recognition of the growing impact that Hindu Americans are making to our local communities. Texas, Georgia, New Jersey, Ohio, and Florida have issued proclamations and more are expected in the lead up to Hindu Heritage Month.

To learn more about Hindu Students Council, visit www.hindustudentscouncil.org.

To learn more about Hindu Heritage Month, visit www.hindumonth.org.

To take part in World Bindi Day, visit www.missionbindi.com/world-bindi-day-2021.