Salt Lake City's Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple Adorned with 21-foot Tower

September 2, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_2997222

On September 2, 2005 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "The tower on [The Sri Ganesha] Hindu temple [in South Jordan] is designed to look like a mountain, reaching higher and higher toward the gods... This weekend, resident priests Satish Kumar and A.R. Krishnan will perform all prescribed Vedic religious ceremonies related to the consecration of a Hindu tower - purification ceremonies, blessings and prayers to guardian and nature deities, welcoming them to dwell on the tower. After 28 days of special prayers and chanting, the priests will perform more rituals to protect and sanctify the tower and offer special prayers to the guardian deities. They will ceremoniously bathe the tower with sacred waters."