Hindu Temple's Idols Auctioned Off In Norcross

April 26, 2010

Author: Andria Simmons

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The only clue that a Hindu temple once stood at 5900 Brook Hollow Parkway in Norcross is a tattered sign hanging above the portico.

The last of the sacred statues, elaborate wood carvings and other furnishings that once adorned the Hindu Temple of Georgia were stripped out of the building Monday. New owners are renovating the facility they bought at a foreclosure sale in December.

Bidders snapped up about 100 statues of deities an auction Saturday, along with other property sold to satisfy the temple's outstanding debts.

The temple claimed to have $9.4 million in assets and $15 million in liabilities when it filed for bankruptcy in October. The assets auctioned Saturday were valued by the temple at $4.5 million. The sale brought in about $89,000.