Hindu temple plans take shape in Auckland

A new Hindu Temple and community centre will be key to linking West Aucklanders with the local Indian community, says the president of the Shri Ram Mandir Charitable Trust.

About 500 people witnessed the ground breaking and blessing ceremony at the site of the future community centre and temple on Brick St in Henderson.

The trust’s president Pravin Kumar aims to build a place where people can pray in the temple and learn about Indian culture as well as creating a place where the community can congregate regardless of race or religion.

The two-storey building will include a temple and hall on the top floor and a community centre on the ground floor. The basement will be a parents room.

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