Sikh, Hindu Temples to Open In Twin Cities

December 2, 2010

Author: Rose French

Source: The Minneapolis Star Tribune

For years, Twin Cities Hindus and Sikhs practiced their faith in cramped basements or private homes because there were few public worship spaces.

But as their numbers have grown, so have their worship options. Plans to open two more temples are signs of the communities' growing population and prosperity.

The Sri Venkateswara Hindu temple opening next spring in Edina is expected to be about half the size of the towering, 43,000-square-foot Minnesota Hindu Temple in Maple Grove, considered the largest Hindu temple in North America.

The Sikh temple is scheduled to open this month in a building that formerly housed a church in Bloomington.