Prayers in US follow terror attacks in India
UNDATED (AP) _ Indian-American and Hindu communities across the
U.S. are trying to understand the rash of violence in India's
Some tried to find solace in prayer. New York City Mayor Michael
Bloomberg joined worshippers at the Hindu Temple Society of North
America in Queens for a service to honor the dead and injured.
He said, ``As New Yorkers, we know the toll that terrorism takes
all too well.''
The Durga Temple, a large Hindu temple in northern Virginia, was
open for prayers on Thanksgiving Day, though no special services
are planned until members return from holiday travel.
In Irving, Texas, Rajyam Rao went to the D/FW Hindu Temple
Society ``to say a little prayer,'' as she puts it. She was born in
Mumbai and used to work across from the Taj Mahal hotel, which was
She says she's both sad and shocked.
According to census figures, there are about 2.5 million people
of Indian descent in the United States.