Nevada (US), June 18 (ANI): A magnificent 3-million dollar Hindu Temple in The Woodlands (Texas, USA), which reportedly took about six years to complete, is celebrating Prathishta Mahotsavam and Kumbhabishekham from June 17-19.
These elaborate celebrations at Hindu Temple of The Woodlands, whose tagline is "A center for culture and devotion", include Vishwaksena Aaradhana, Ganapathi Puja, bhajans, kirtans, Deepa Prajwalana, Anugyan, Vishwaksena Aaradhana, Vaastu Puja, Mrut Sangrahanam, Vaastu Homam, Ankurarpanam, Raksha Bandhanam, Kalasha Sthapana, Chathursthana Archana, Agni Sthapana, Shayyadhivasam, Venkateswara Suprabhatam, homams, Cow Puja, Vimana Kalasha Puja and Sthapana, Netra Unmeelanam, Ratnadhivasam, Yantra Sthapana, Bimba Sthapana, Ashta Bandhana, Punyahavachanam, Nadi Sandhanam, Mahalakshmi Puja, Deepa Sthapanam, Shodhasanyasam, Mata-ki-Chowki, Vimana Kalasha Yatraa Daanam, Vimana Kumbhabhishekam, Praana Pratishta Homam, Praana Pratishta for Murthies, Maha Poornahuthi, Pradhana Kumbha Yatraa Daanam, Maha Abhishekam for Murthies, Maha Prokshanam, Kumbhabhishekam, Deepa Aradhana, Theertham, Kalyanothsavam, Dandiya Raas, etc.
Idols of Lord Ganesha, Lord Venkateswara, and Lord Shiva are being installed during these ceremonies using Hindu rituals, as prescribed in the ancient Agama Shastras. Lakshmi and Radha-Krishna idols will reportedly be installed in the coming months.
This 8.35-acre Temple claims to preserve "the ancient spiritual and cultural heritage of India in a contemporary setting" and will have yagna facilities, classroom and library space, a large lobby and a kitchen.
Meanwhile, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA), applauded efforts of Temple management and The Woodlands and surrounding area community for this wonderful Hindu temple complex.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that it was important to pass on Hindu spirituality, concepts and traditions to coming generations amidst so many distractions in the consumerist society and hoped that this new temple would help in this direction.
He stressed that instead of running after materialism; we should focus on inner search and realization of self and work towards achieving moksh (liberation), which was the goal of Hinduism. (ANI)