Quebec’s temple $1.75 mn expansion project

Quebec temple
Hindu Mandir Quebe
Quebec temple

India Post News Service

Quebec Hindu-Mandir in Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Quebec, Canada) is planning a $1.75 million expansion project that will include a large multi-purpose hall, classrooms, etc.

The temple was opened in 1998 with the primary aim of meeting “the spiritual, ritual, ceremonial and social needs of Hindus” and “besides being a place of worship and spiritual guidance, this Mandir was intended to act as focal point for the community and a place of congregation”. It currently serves about 4,000 devotees and opens daily at eight am.

Besides worship services, this two-storey temple also conducts culture, religion and arts classes; runs camps; holds programs for seniors and participates in various charitable activities. Its services and its Sunday service are followed by a complimentary community lunch. It offers various services, including “Jaagran”, which costs $1151.

Acharya Dharampal and Pandit Vimlesh Jha are the priests. Subhash Khanna, Kul Khurana and Mohinder Gulati are Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary respectively of the Trust while Rajesh Kapoor, Devi Pathak and Deepak Lal are President, Vice-President and Secretary respectively of the Board.

Welcoming this move on the part of temple management, Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism, said 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 temple would help in this direction.

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