Indian Author Writes Book on Hindu Temples in the US

January 5, 2006


On January 5, 2006 reported, "The temple is a place where God may be approached and where divine knowledge can be discovered. Whether in India or abroad, staunch Hindus do make a point to visit a temple. [The] [r]esult of [this is that] many Hindu temples have come up in [the] USA, but no Indian has ever made any attempt to write a book on the [subject] so far. Few books available in the market are authored by foreigners. In a first ever attempt an Indian Mr. Panchapakeshan whose pride was hurt authored a book 'Bharat Rekha in America', a ready beckoner of Hindu temples in USA. The [book] is being released today on the eve of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2006 by Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Mr.Oscar Fernandez in a function organized for the purpose here in city at Hotel Viceroy. 'The book is a tribute to the two million strong Indian communities in USA,' informed Mr. Panchapakesan, 65, [a]uthor of the book. 'USA has more temples than we can imagine. But very few know about them as we never had a single source of ready beckoner... There were few books but they were all written by foreigners. Hurt by the national pride that no Indian ever made an attempt to write the book I embarked on this initiative.'"