Buddhist Blessings for New Hindu Temple Site in Berlin

March 11, 2008

Author: Janaka Perera

Source: The Buddhist Channel


Sri Lankan Buddhist monks on Mahasivarathri Day March 7 blessed a site situated in Berlin, Germany, on which is planned the construction of Europe's second largest Hindu temple.

The proposed temple's custodians are Indian Hindus who have received land in the city of Berlin free of charge from the German Government for building the Temple. Since no Hindu priests are presently living there, the founding members invited two Sinhala bhikkus currently residing in the Berlin Buddhist Vihara or Das Buddhistische Haus (The Buddhist House in Frohnau, Berlin) continental Europe 's main Theravada Buddhist temple to officiate at the foundation stone-laying ceremony.