Flowood Hindu Temple Gets Facelift, Undergoes Expansion

January 13, 2006

Source: Clarion Ledger

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On January 13, 2006 the Clarion Ledger reported, "In a year, a team of designers from India have transformed the Hindu temple off Old Fannin Road [in Flowood] from a blocky, unassuming building into an architectural work of art with intricate sculptures and delicate, flowing lines. But their work has only begun. By August 2007, an equally elaborate new temple will be serving the area's Hindu community, with the old temple converted into an activities center. Last week, a Jackson construction crew was preparing the soil for the foundation of the new Hindu temple. Behind them, designers from India were working on decorative window frames for the existing temple... The artists already have been working for a year on the 6,000-square-foot existing temple, which offers a preview of the type of work the new temple will feature... The existing temple is being used as a place of worship through the construction. It serves about 700 Hindu families in the metro area."