Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged Malaysian Prime Minister Dato' Sri Mohammad Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak to provide government funding to this temple complex, thus adding to the diverse cultural heritage of Putrajaya. Malaysian Hindus should also come forward with donations for the building, Zed added.
Zed 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 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.
Zed also commended Perbadanan Putrajaya for dutifully following its "Vision 2015", which includes fulfilling the "spiritual needs of (its) residents, workers and visitors", by approving the Temple. Zed urged Perbadanan Putrajaya and its President Tan Sri Dato' Seri (Dr) Aseh bin Hj. Che Mat to extend wholehearted support to the Temple during its construction process also so that it could develop into a befitting monument for the beautiful city of Putrajaya.
Besides the sanctuary, Temple also reportedly plans to include multipurpose hall and a learning/research center for educating the public about Hinduism. Putrajaya Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Devotees' Association, with Datuk R. Kanagaraja Raman as President, is behind this proposed Temple.
Putrajaya, whose tagline is “The Garden City”, is a planned city located south of Kuala Lumpur which serves as Malaysia’s federal administrative center. It is home to the Millennium Monument and office and residence of the Prime Minister.
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