Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan is going to convert a church into the temple of Hindu God Hari in the Portsmouth of Virginia seems like Hindus are always known for their so gods and their rituals. Therefore get a fell of own culture and custom, this organisation buy this 30 years old church to build a temple.
A 30-year-old church in Portsmouth, Virginia, in the US, is going to change into a Swaminarayan Hindu temple. So the prana pratistha (sanctification) ceremony for the icons will organize once the congregation is build up as a temple. Hinduism is one of the largest growing religion across world.
It is the 6th church in the US and the ninth over the world to transform into a Swaminarayan temple by Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan situated in Maninagar, Ahmedabad.
Aside from Virginia, houses of worship in California, Luiseville, Pennsylvania, Los Angeles and Ohio in the US have been transforming into shrine by the order. Additionally, in the UK, two holy places have been rebuild into London temple and Bolton near Manchester. The group has additionally procured a 125-year-old property in Toronto, Canada.
Bhagwatpriyadas Swami, disclose that under the direction of Purshottampriyadas Swami. The ethereal leader of the Sansthan, the 30-year-old church was starts to rebuilt into a Swaminarayan temple.
“Relatively few changes would be made in the congregation at Portsmouth, as it was at that point an otherworldly place of another confidence. This would be the principal shrine for Haribhakts in Virginia,” Bhagwatpriyadas Swami says.
Gujraties in Virginia
The Swaminarayan shrine sources noted that Virginia has an expected populace of 10,000 Gujaratis. In which most of them hailing from North Gujarat, Charotar in Central Gujarat and Kutch. The whole church is spread more than five sections of land with 18,000 sq feet. It has an expansive stopping place that can suit 150 four-wheelers. The congregation has purchased at an expense of $ 1.6 million.
Above all shrine can be a new year gift from Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. For all the Hindu community of Virginia. Now the followers can offer their prayer and gifts to the god with their all heart. It will be the first Temple of God Hari in Virginia.