By Hilda Charlton

Heartfelt thanks is extended to the directors and trustees of The Hindu Temple Society of North America in Queens, New York, for allowing Skanda to fulfill his request to hold a Skanda-Jyoti Puja on the full moon of each month at the temple.

Grateful thanks to Pam Makie for the cover design, David Crismond and Linda Tokarchuk for the cover photography and to Carl Odelman for photographs taken at the Hindu Temple.