Sri Pramukh Swami Dedicates New Temple in Houston, TX

July 26, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On July 26, 2004 The Houston Chronicle reported that, "about 175 volunteers who came from as near as Sugar Land and as far as India [helped to construct] the limestone and marble BAPS Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, a Hindu temple built by the Swaminarayan sect in Fort Bend County, TX... On Sunday, more than 6,000 people packed into the temple and an adjacent building to witness the faith leader, His Divine Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, consecrate the carved stone deities that will reside in the temple... The consecration was the highlight of the 14-day Festival of Inspirations that began with Pramukh Swami's arrival Tuesday and will end August 2."