Lord Ayyappa Temple in South Africa

May 6, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India


The devotees of Lord Ayyappa in South Africa can now have darshan of the Lord with an Ayyappa temple being consecrated in the capital city of Pretoria.

Senior official of the Pretoria Bhajanai Mandram, Raj Kolapan, said priests from India officiated the consecration ceremony, which was attended by devotees from all over South Africa.

The temple was the realisation of the efforts of the Hindu community, he said.

"Devotees now have an institution to achieve spiritual balance, a gift to humanity made possible by the generosity of devotees worldwide", he said.