BAPS Hindu temple in Melville in New York recently celebrated its grand opening in October

BAPS which is also known as Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Samstha is indulged in the creation of Hindu temples all across the world

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BAPS Temple, Atlanta, Wikimedia Commons

New York, November 2, 2016: BAPS which is also known as Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Samstha is indulged in the creation of Hindu temples all across the world. Their temples are a magnificent amalgam of top-notch architecture and unconditional religious faith of Hindus. BAPS is one of the largest communities that live in the US.

According to New York Real Estate Journal, on October 9, the first BAPS temple has been inaugurated in Long Island, Deshon Drive to honour the contribution made by the Hindu community that resides in Long Island.  H2M has worked hard to build a temple which can demonstrate the boundless devotion of the Hindu community. H2M is a design firm that involves designers, architects, engineers, surveyors, and scientists.

The BAPS monks carry out their duties with utmost dedication and sincerity. They make the temple a very healthy place for all the devotees. The BAPS temples have gained a special place among people mainly because of the respectful way in which the BAPS monks keep the wooden idols preserved here when they are shipped from India. The idols are made with lots of detailing. The aim of an idol is to provoke spiritual feelings inside a human and to keep him focused, and the idols that are present in this temple are the epitome of craftsmanship.

As per the senior Project manager of H2M, the budget that was allotted for the construction of the temple was unrealistic, but with the collective efforts of the volunteers, H2M workers, and BAPS, the project has been an enormous success. It has instilled a sense of pride among all the workers.


The biggest contribution is made by the Hindu community, as they have engaged in the construction of the temple selflessly. It was a motivating factor for the workers to see the volunteers getting actively involved in the construction process, and it sped up the work. It is through their incessant support and generosity that such a fine temple could be constructed. Due to the unconditional nature of work, the Hindu community refuses to measure the temple in terms of money.

Earlier, the Long island Hindu Community used to go to the temple present at Flushing, Queens, but the temple was not up to the mark. It’s tiny building and a need for constant improvement made it an unsatisfying holy place for the devotees. The opening of this grand temple in Long Island has certainly made it easier for the devotees to follow their faith.

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As more and more Indians are scattering across the world, the respective countries are making great efforts to honor their faith and religious sentiments. It’s a big achievement for NRIs to have their contribution recognized on such a level. The construction of BAPS temple is another example of how the NRI community is making great efforts in the overall development of the world. The BAPS temple has made the Hindu community of Long Island feel acknowledged.

by NewsGram team

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