Meanwhile, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, applauded efforts of temple leaders and area community to realize this Hindu temple complex.
Rajan 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 temple complex would focus in this direction. Zed 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.
Besides India; SSVG also has temples in USA, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. SSVG also runs Shree Swaminarayan Agyna Upasana Satsang Mandal-USA.
Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents. There are about three million Hindus in USA.
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