Hindu temple opens in Lubbock, Texas

Hindu temple of Lubbock in Texas reportedly held a grand opening on September 10 with ancient Hindu rituals.

Opening ceremonies included various poojas and havans, kalasha sthapana, panchamrutha abhishakam, astothara, aarthi, etc; with priest Murali Manohar presiding over the rituals. Bhoomi-pujan of the temple was held on April 2, where Radha-Krishna is the presiding deity, reports suggest.

This non-profit temple, on a three-acre plot, besides worship services, also plans to organize activities for children. It will be open over the weekends, on major religious festivals and during sponsored events. It has “No shorts or sleeveless tops” policy. Temple leaders include Lakhu Rohra, Piyush Mittal, Mitesh Patel and Kamlesh Patel.

Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents. There are about three million Hindus in USA.

Source: Merinews