Hindus in New Plymouth see need for city temple

When a young Indian child asked if Krishna was Jesus’ righthand man, the president of New Plymouth’s Indian Community knew it was time the town got a Hindu temple.

New Plymouth’s Indian community has doubled in size in the past three years.

Despite the city’s Indian population being 60-70 per cent Hindu and 10-15 percent Sikh and the minority Christian and Muslim, the town has a mosque and plenty of churches but no Hindu temple, New Plymouth Indian Community president Ashwani Kumar said.

He said the influx was a result of the oil and gas industry boom attracting Indian skilled migrants. Continue reading

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