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Robbinsville Home To Magnificent New Hindu Temple

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The awe-inspiring new Hindu Mandir or Temple in Robbinsville, New Jersey is drawing a lot of attention. This magnificent structure is only sixth of its kind in North America. Thousands of Hindu faithful's are already on-hand for this weekend's temple inauguration which will involve age-old rituals, storytelling, food and celebration.

Construction Coordinator Yogi Trivedi discussed the intricacies of this incredible building and what it means to those who visit.

“The spirit of the sacred deities is brought into the sacred images, it is invoked, and then those images are not just statues or idols or just stone. They're actual embodiments of the God, of the deity,” he explained.

The Mandir is buzzing with activities where workers are applying finishing touches and youngsters are practicing their spiritual dances. The Mandir itself is a marvel of Italian marble. It was carved by Indian craftsmen, all according to spiritual guidelines, sent block by block to New Jersey to be built. Sachi Construction worker Rohit Patel said it was all done in the spirit of service so highly valued in Hinduism.

“That's what makes this thing happen because no amount of money can do this kind of work. I think it's the dedication and the true spirit of the people and that's what we all work for. Nobody looks at what time of day when it comes to doing the work,” he said.

The price of this structure is close to $18 million and it's estimated that five-million-man-hours have been put into the construction of the building, most of that by volunteers.

 

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