Members of Hindu Temple Plan Large New Cultural Center

March 27, 2001

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On March 27, 2001, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that in Lilburn, Georgia, "followers of the Hindu faith are planning to build an ornate worship center that would be the largest of its kind in the Southeast and one of the largest outside India." The center will "include a community center, a clinic, youth education center and a prayer building." The temple that is rebuilding in Lilburn "has about 900 members but attracts as many as 5,000 to 6,000 worshippers on special holidays...About 50,000 people from India or of Indian descent live in metro Atlanta."