Hundreds Gather to Mark Anniversary of Hindu Mandir

June 30, 2008

Author: Corrinne Hess

Source: The Daily Herald

Lake County's Hindu community celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Hindu Mandir temple over the weekend with traditional dance, food and guests some believe were delivered by God himself.

Anniversary celebrations culminated Sunday after three days of religious and cultural programs.

"This is our dream come true," said Shashi Mehta of Libertyville, president of the India Cultural Association. "It has been a challenging year, but the temple is doing the job it was supposed to do for the community."

More than 500 people attended the celebration over the weekend. The highlight of Sunday's program was a visit from five students from SRMAB, or Shree Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind, in Bangalore, India.