10,482 sq ft Colossal Hindu temple Sri MahaPeriyava Manimandapam likely to be built in Central Jersey

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Central Jersey, April 11, 2017: A hearing on a proposal to construct a temple for Sri MahaPeriyava will be held on Wednesday.

The Sanatana Dharma Foundation Inc. has lodged an application to which the Planning Board, at 7 p.m will hold a public hearing to construct a 10,482-square-feet Hindu temple, Sri MahaPeriyava Manimandapam, on a 10-acre property off Route 202.

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Skillman based Sanatana Dharma Foundation, Inc., in Somerset County, had bought the property, it was previously reported.

Rajan Zed, a Hindu activist has stated in a statement he “commended efforts of temple leaders and area community towards realizing this Hindu temple.”

He further mentioned “it was important to pass on Hindu spirituality, concepts and traditions to coming generations amidst so many distractions in the consumerist society” and said he “hoped that this temple would help in this direction.”

The temple will organize weekly services, as well as serve as a sacred gathering place, a site for holding Vedic and religious events, and a place to strengthen bhakti, a devotional worship aimed on one supreme deity, according to nj.com report.

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The foundation’s trustees, which intend to have such a temple in all major cities, include, Mahesh Krishnamoorthy, Narayanan Krishnaswamy, Shivagiri Nallicheri, Srinivasan Natarajan, Shivakumar Nathan, Suriyanarayanan Subramanian and Aarthi Suriyanarayanan. Funds are being raised to erect additional temples.

– prepared by Sabhyata Badhwar. Twitter: @SabbyDarkhorse