LAFAYETTE: Bharatiya Temple & Cultural Center (BTCC) of Greater Lafayette in West Lafayette, Indiana, has completed traditional installation of statues of Hindu deities.
BTCC, which formally opened in 2012, now reportedly has statues of Shiv-Parivar, Vishnu-Parivar, Venkateswara-Parivar, Ram-Parivar, Radha-Krishna, Ganesh, Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kartikeya; in addition to Navagrahas.
BTCCGL was formed to provide a gathering place for members of the Indian community of Greater Lafayette to celebrate cultural as well as religious festivities. The facility is open to everyone, irrespective of race or faith, and the temple provides a place of worship for religions of Indian origin.
Besides daily aarti, BTCC; whose mission includes “To promote friendship and goodwill among people of all religions”; also conducts festivals, havans, yoga, meditation, discourses on Bhagavad-Gita, cultural programs, Bal Vihar and Bhangra classes, community lunches, charitable activities, etc.
Bhavin Shah, Surya Dwadasi and Padma Subramaniam are President, General Secretary and Treasurer respectively of BTCC whose goal includes providing “avenues for religious, humanitarian, cultural and educational resources to the community”.
Hinduism is the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about one billion adherents. There are about three million Hindus in USA.
India Post News Service