Many pray for peace at Hindu temple

More than a hundred people gathered to pray for peace at a Hindu temple in East New York.

More than a hundred people gathered to pray for peace at a Hindu temple in East New York. (6/19/16)

BROOKLYN - More than a hundred people gathered to pray for peace at a Hindu temple in East New York.

Sunday wrapped up 21 days of fasting and prayer as part of Karagam Puja, a ceremony of faith healing.

The tradition was passed down from India and made its way to Guyana where the founder started the temple organization, Shri Maha Kali Devi Mandir Inc.

The temple on Van Siclen Avenue is dedicated to teaching universal peace, compassion and tolerance.

The organization is also encouraging devotees to donate in any way they can to help families of those killed in Orlando. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

At least six people have been arrested and 1 Six arrested, 4 more sought in Coney Island gang assault video
Senior Samuel Langshteyn received a cochlear implant when 2 Best of Brooklyn: Hearing-impaired student performs in play
VIDEO: News conference on annual Denim Day 3 VIDEO: News conference on annual Denim Day
News 12 viewers took to Facebook to discuss 4 The Buzz: 8-year-old wanders out of charter school, found walking along train tracks
Funeral today for FDNY firefighter William Tolley from 5 Funeral set for FDNY firefighter killed in the line of duty

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE