Sashi Kejriwal. Dallas, TX
Hindu Vivah is an effort by the Hindu Community to provide options for Hindu singles to marry within the fold, for the purpose of having spiritual, philosophical and cultural compatibility. Hindu singles do not get exposed to like-minded singles, because of job pressures and the lonely lifestyle of city life. Also, regular interaction is often limited to their own kind (province/language/profession etc).
Most Desi dating programs in the west do not respect the desire of most Hindu singles to marry within their fold, and thus there are practically none that cater exclusively to Hindu singles. It is common to find region/province/language based dating programs, but few or none cater to the pan Hindu identity. Hindu Vivah attempts to close that gap and caters to Hindus from all over the world, irrespective of country of origin, language, caste, race, age, etc. HV uses the format of ‘Round Robin’ where one meets everyone in attendance for 3-5 minutes, followed by a one-hour free mingling of all attendees. It has chapters in NY, NJ, DC, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Atlanta, Bay area and Raleigh, with an aim to grow internationally.
HV events are free of cost to its attendees, all its expenses are met by donors and are fully volunteer run. At our events, we encourage our Hindu singles to explore others without any bias, by encouraging use of first names only.
HV requests help from other cities, and with needed resources. The growth of HV will help the Hindu diaspora become more vibrant
About the presenter…
Sashi Kejriwal is an entrepreneur from Dallas Texas. Along with like-minded Hindu friends, he helped register Hindu Vivah as a Corporation in 2016. Sashi has been involved in Mandir management, establishment of Ekal chapter in Dallas, helping with World Association for Vedic Studies and its activities, holding of academic conferences on Hinduism studies, help towards betterment of academic education about Hinduism in the west, fundraising for various charities, generally motivating fellow Hindus to be more responsive to their communities needs, establishment of infrastructure for supporting Hindu refugees, etc.