The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, you may remember, created an outdoor circle for Pagans in 2010. The academy continues to include religious minorities, hosting their first Hindu service in September. I read about it this past weekend while learning more about the holiday of Navratri but didn’t want this lost at the bottom of last week’s Faith Forum.
It was officiated by members of the Sri Venkateswara Temple of Colorado for the holiday of Sri Ganesha Chaturthi, the observance of the birth of the god Ganesha. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles, so Hindu members of the academy found it particularly heartening to hold this service at the beginning of the academic year.