New Hindu Temple in FL

June 12, 2004

Source: The Ledger

On June 12, 2004 The Ledger reported, "As Hinduism establishes a place of worship in Polk County, the still-unfinished Swaminarayan Hindu Temple received a visit from Swami Chidanand Saraswati of Rishikesh, India, on May 29. Saraswati's visit was a source of great excitement for the 80 people who gathered at the temple, a former warehouse surrounded by warehouses on Lakeland's west side. The group included a few curious Westerners, but the rest were first- and second-generation Indians."