University Chapel Hour: Saraswati Puja


A program for this event is available for download below; a video is available through the link above and to the right.

This performance was filmed on two BetaSP tapes which were digitized in 2019 and joined together by IWU archives staff. The tapes were titled "Hindu Classical Dance."


This worship of Saraswati, Hindu Goddess of learning and the arts (using Odissi dance liturgy) was sponsored by the Hindu Student Association. It took place on September 13, 2000.

Tonushree Jaggi, Harvard University '01, performs this religious ceremony during Chapel Hour. IWU Chaplain Denny Groh '61 speaks at the beginning of this event. For the benefit of audience members, Professor of Physics Narendra Jaggi narrates the ceremony as his daughter performs.


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