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Posted by Vishva News Reporter on August 20, 2004

CHICAGO USA veDik mNDir (TEMPLE)
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veDik ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING
A WORLD CLASS WONDER

FROM HINDUISM TODAY: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, August 9, 2004:

The following two summaries are from the Chicago Sun Times and the Chicago Tribune, the city's leading papers, on the same event, the dedication of the new Hindu temple:

Hindus in Chicago have a good reason to rejoice.

A US$15 million dollar temple now graces the area, and Readers Digest has called the edifice a world-class wonder.

Affiliated with the Swaminaryan BAPS sect, 82 year-old Sadhu Vishwamurtidas says, "The temple is even more beautiful than I could have imagined. That which we have not achieved in past thousands of [spiritual] births we have achieved in this very birth."

The article elaborates, " Situated on 38 acres amid animal topiary and splashing fountains, the ornately carved two-story temple is Bulgarian limestone on the outside and Italian marble on the inside.

It is topped by 16 domes and has 151 pillars, five pinnacles and four balconies. The 12,000-ton structure was assembled from 40,000 pieces of stone, carved in India and shipped here in 400 containers."

Local politicians attending the opening of the temple expressed their appreciation to the Indian community for their contributions professionally and economically.

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For thousands of Hindus in the United States, a temple in Bartlett was transformed through age-old rituals into holy ground Sunday morning.

"Before the ceremonies, it was just a structure, an architectural beauty," BAPS Shree Swaminarayan devotee Uttam Dubal said of the building, part of a $15 million, 27-acre BAPS complex in Illinois. "Now the spirit of God has been invoked, and it becomes a mandir," or "temple," in Sanskrit.

The elaborately carved limestone building was consecrated during traditional inauguration ceremonies led by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the sect's spiritual leader. Swami traveled to the U.S. to inaugurate the recently completed BAPS temples in Houston and Bartlett, said Sheetal Shah, a BAPS media volunteer.

During the consecration, Swami Maharaj invoked the spirit of God into richly costumed images of Radha-Krishna and other Hindu Deities as thousands watched via a video feed in a large tent on the grounds.

The Bartlett and Houston buildings are the only BAPS temples in the U.S. to be built from scratch according to guidelines of Vedic scriptures, said BAPS media volunteer Harish Patel.

Rising nearly eight stories and boasting 16 gold-topped domes, the Bartlett mandir covers more than 22,000 square feet and was assembled from more than 40,000 pieces of limestone and marble carved by artisans in India.

Under construction for 16 months and built by volunteer labor, it represents more than 2.5 million hours of service on the part of 1,700 BAPS devotees from the U.S. and abroad, according to estimates.

Dubal said the BAPS worship services attract 600 to 700 people from the Chicago area on a regular basis.

 



There are 3 additional comments.

#1 Posted by anita on 10/9/2005
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#2 Posted by anita on 10/9/2005
dear sir, Need to highlight you that there is person of yr gurajati nation in Chicago
and is call by a name MR Kirti Metha who think of himself only and great about whether he is or not. He is greaterest cheater, liars and like to play with people lifesby raping them and leaving then on the road.This kind of person is not suitable for yr Gurajati Society. The reason for writing to you sir, because u are the right places to get help.
Another thing can you help to get a legal advisor to file a case against this person.
i thanks you in advance, pls spread around a word to gurajati society what kind of person Kirti is.



#3 Posted by anita on 10/9/2005
dear sir, Need to highlight you that there is person of yr gurajati nation in Chicago
and is call by a name MR Kirti Metha who think of himself only and great about whether he is or not. He is greaterest cheater, liars and like to play with people lifesby raping them and leaving then on the road.This kind of person is not suitable for yr Gurajati Society. The reason for writing to you sir, because u are the right places to get help.
Another thing can you help to get a legal advisor to file a case against this person.
i thanks you in advance, pls spread around a word to gurajati society what kind of person Kirti is.



 

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