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Hindu temple of atlanta

Hindu temple of atlanta

Hindu temple of atlanta

Sri Vedic Shala is a Hindu temple in Atlanta that offers educational and spiritual opportunities and classes to its members and the community, and is a center for inter-faith activities and discussions. It also hosts a large number of Hindu and Buddhist events and functions, including prayer services and mandalas. The temple changed its name from the Shala to Sri Vedic Shala in 2016.

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Opened in August of 2007, the majestic Atlanta mandir (temple or Hindu place of worship) is actually part of a network of traditional Hindu temples built across the world. The stones used in the making of these temples were carved in India, and simply shipped off to be put together on site like a giant Lego set. The mandir is built out of over 34,000 individual pieces of Italian Carrara marble, Turkish limestone, and Indian pink sandstone. Before being sent to the states, artisans etched surreal intricate designs, reliefs, and statues into the rock, so it was ready to go by the time it made it to American shores. Even more surprisingly, the temple was put together using a workforce of volunteers who donated over a million cumulative man hours. (Source: www.atlasobscura.com)

“This beautiful temple of Sri Hanuman Mandir located at 390 Cumming Street Suite B, Alpharetta, GA 30004. Place of worship for Hindus and all those who follow Sanathana Dharma. Sri…” more (Source: www.yelp.com “Temple is the place where people go for worship, peace and this is the place you will find the same. Well organised and feels like you are attached with your roots. Plenty of free…” more (Source:www.yelp.com))

After initial deliberations and after visiting Nashville temple which was then located in a small house, a decision was made to proceed with the project. They thought they each can contribute $10,000 and they can accomplish this goal, happily pray and provide a place of worship for our community and our children. Nativity? You bet. They searched for land and looked at five different pieces of land. Decided on current property because of its elevation and proximity to highways and biways. Fifteen of us bought the land from Mrs Jewel P. Quinn for the temple. The land was zoned for temple, thanks to philanthropic minded chairman honorable Charles Griswell and his excellent team of county commissioners. (Source: www.templepurohit.com)

Set off from the main city confines, the Hindu Temple of Atlanta in Riverdale is a place of extreme religious significance for Indians and spiritualists as well. Constructed in 1990, the Temple is reminiscent of the magnificent South Indian style of temple architecture and you can offer prayers at its two temple complexes for Lord Balaji and Lord Shiva aside from smaller shrines for other deities. You can attend the morning and evening prayers at the Temple and revel in the traditional atmosphere among other devotees. The canteen of the Temple is particularly known for its Indian-style food and you can also take home the Prasad from there. The temple administration is also accommodating to non-Hindus and will let you visit the Temple with prior permission. (Source: www.triphobo.com)

In the late70’s a small group of like minded people pondered about having a temple in atlanta. Drs.S.P. Reddy, B.K. Mohan, Shailendra and Hari Upadhyaya met on a few occassions and felt that there should a temple in Atlanta. In 1982 (on new year’s eve) during post dinner chat at Dr. Vanapalli’s house several members heard each others’ views. Drs. Vanapalli, S.I. Naidu, I.J. Reddy and S.K. Naidu agreed to join in the effort. A quiet campaign commenced and Drs. Aruna Prasad, Raghava Reddy, Dronavalli, Mani, Kulkarni, Palghat Mohan and Kuppuswamy were on board. After initial deliberations and after visiting Nashville temple which was then located in a small house, a decision was made to proceed with the project. We thought we each can contribute $10,000 and we can accomplish this goal, happily pray and provide a place of worship for our community and our children. Naivity? You bet. We searched for land and looked at five different pieces of land. Decided on current property because of its elevation and proximity to highways and bi ways. Fifteen of us bought the land from Mrs Jewel P. Quinn for the temple. The land was zoned for temple, thanks to philanthropic minded chairman honorable Charles Griswell and his excellent team of county commissioners. (Source: templesinindiainfo.com)

 

 

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