hinduheritage 102021SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Tom Cullerton (D- Villa Park) co-sponsored a measure to declare October 2021 as Hindu Heritage Month in Illinois. The resolution was adopted by the Senate Wednesday.

“Illinois has a thriving Hindu population, and it is great that we are recognizing the important contributions they bring to our society,” Cullerton said. “Illinois’ diversity is definitely something to be celebrated, and this month we are doing just that.”

Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world, with over 6 million followers across the nation including over 250,000 in Illinois. October includes Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday and Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, making it a significant month to people who practice Hinduism.

The Hindu community has 38 temples in Illinois. The temples serve as a place of fellowship and cultural events.

“I hope everyone takes some time this month to consider on the contributions of Hindu people in our state and beyond,” Cullerton said.

Illinois joined nine other states to declare October 2021 as Hindu Heritage Month when the Senate adopted Senate Resolution 545 this week.

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