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 new temple would help 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.
Bielefeld has another Hindu temple also named as Sri Kalyana Thiru Murugan Temple.
Founded in 1214, Bielefeld in North Rhine-Westphalia state of Germany, is celebrating its 800th jubilee this year. Known for Sparrenburg Castle, it has a university and prominent people associated with it include film director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau and actor Rolf Kanies. Pit Clausen is the Mayor.