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The Bharatiya Temple of Lansing is located at 955 Haslett Road, Haslett, Michigan 48840 (see Directions). Its inauguration on March 12, 1994 marked the beginning of a new era for the Hindu community in the greater Lansing area and was the culmination of 12 years of effort by the first group of Trustees of the Temple (see History). The objectives of the Temple, as set down in its Constitution, are as follows:
Establish permanent Hindu deities (Rama Parivar, Shiva Parivar, Radha-Krishna, Balaji, Ambadevi) in the main sanctum;
Perform various religious activities such as traditional Puja, Bhajan, Satsang, Havan, and Arati;
Preserve the Hindu identity (religion, culture, and traditions) for future generations;
Promote Indian culture and values;
Provide humanitarian services to the local and world community;
Promote study and understanding of all religions of the world;
Develop and maintain harmonious relations among all faiths of the world.
These pages show the progress made on all the above fronts. For a comprehensive guide to most aspects of the Temple, in the form of questions and answers, please see Q and A. For detailed reports on activities since 1998, see the Annual Reports linked from Publications.
In the second half of 1994, five groups of deities (see Deities) were brought from India and placed in the Temple sanctum. The consecration (Maha Prana Pratishta) of these deities, a once-in-a-lifetime event for any temple, was celebrated during June 10-14, 1998 and was a deeply satisfying event for all participants; during this ceremony, the deities were installed in seven sanctums designed by acclaimed architect Muthiah Sthapathi and built under his direction by a crew of skilled workers. In November that year, three shikharas (towers) were installed on top of the building over the sanctum area. The completion of this phase of the temple construction was celebrated with the performance of Shikhara Kumbhabhishekam, the ceremony of worshipfully showering the Kalasha (sacred pot) atop the central shikhara with holy water from Kumbhas (pots), on June 26-27, 1999. Consecration of the planetary deities, the Navagrahas, was celebrated as a 3-day event during Independence Day Weekend 2006 (June 30 - July 2, 2006).
|Address 1||955 Haslett Rd. Haslett, MI|
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