The Georgetown University Hindu Students Association
The GU HSA is an active organization on campus that strives to create an environment in which students can practice and explore Hindu traditions and spirituality. We serve as a resource for all members of the Georgetown community who are interested in learning about the Hindu tradition.
Some of our major events include Navratri Garba, Diwali Puja and Dinner, MahaShivratri Puja, Holi, and Hanuman Jayanti.
If you have any questions about the Hindu services and activities on campus, please contact the Interfaith Coordinator, Lisa Pannucci, at email@example.com.
Services and Events
Hindu Students Association
Sundays at 5 PM
Makóm (Leavey Center, next to Cosi)
When: Sunday, April 7th
1:30pm Puja Prayer - White Gravenor Steps
2:00pm Festival of Colors - Copley Lawn
[Rain Date: April 21st]
March 20th officially marked the beginning of spring (even if the weather has a little catching up to do given our expectations of spring). This means that it is almost time to celebrate one of the most exhilarating Hindu holidays of the year: Holi!
For those who have not played, the “festival of colors” is a holiday that brings together those of all ages to throw colored powder and water at each other to celebrate the beginning of a new season.
Holi is both culturally and religiously significant. On one hand, it marks the end of winter and the coming of spring, demonstrated through the abundance of color, joy and festivities. In a religious context, Holi tells the story of young Prahlad’s extreme devotion and piety to Lord Vishnu. Some additionally treat it as a celebration of Radha’s great love for Krishna. It is generally celebrated on the last full moon day of the lunar month to signify the end of the winter season.
Regardless of what kind of role Holi plays in your life, we’d love to have you join us on April 7th on Copley Lawn for the puja that will precede the event, the actual festivities, a little food to help you reenergize and what we guarantee to be a blast!