Welcome to Yale University's Hindu Community!

The Yale Hindu Students Council is a group of students at Yale University that aims to bring Hindu culture and traditions to campus and to develop awareness of Hinduism within the Yale and New Haven community. We organize the annual Yale Diwali Pooja and a variety of other cultural events throughout the course of the year. Our events are open to all, meant to promote an exchange of ideas on religion, and are above all educational.

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10th Annual Yale Diwali Pooja

Join us for a prayer to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights!  The pooja (prayer) will consist of meditation/prayer and singing of Hindu hymns. Dinner, sparklers, and dance performances will follow. All are invited to attend!

Weekly Meetings

The weekly HSC prayer/discussion meetings, while having a prayer component, are themed and address issues pertaining to Hinduism. The purpose of these seminars is primarily educational, and they are open to the public.  We wish to provide a forum for cultural and religious exchange and lively debate on the role of the Hindu religion in our lives.

Other Events

Besides the annual Yale Diwali Pooja in the fall, HSC holds several other events throughout the year, including a Holi celebration in the spring, Spring Semester Kickoff Banquet, temple trips, and more.


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