Minnesota Hindu Temple

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Title

Minnesota Hindu Temple

Subject

Christianity, Maple Grove

Description

Since 1979, the Hindu Society of MinnesotaÕs only mandir, or temple, was located in a refurbished church in north Minneapolis, a location far too small to support the needs of the growing Hindu community. The story of the Maple Grove temple is a long and complicated one. Temple leaders first met with officials of several Minneapolis suburbs in the late Ô80s to discuss a location for the new temple. Today, Hindu society leaders often note that the templeÕs location meets the requirements of the v_stu __stra, which requires temples be placed on an elevated rectangular piece of land facing east and surrounded by water. The Maple Grove land, purchased in 1998, is bordered by two creeks, has a large pond and is surrounded by woods and corn fields.

Creator

Colin MacArthur

Publisher

Religion Department (Carleton College)

Date

3/25/12

Format

Still Image

Type

.jpg

Identifier

MG_HinduTemple.jpg

Coverage

Maple Grove, MN

Citation

Colin MacArthur, “Minnesota Hindu Temple,” Religions in Minnesota, accessed September 22, 2017, http://religionsmn.carleton.edu/items/show/900.