UNDATED (AP) _ Indian-American and Hindu communities across the U.S. are trying to understand the rash of violence in India's financial capital. 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 attacked. 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.