Grand Opening for Crawley Hindu Temple

May 26, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: This is Crawley

A new Hindu temple has officially opened after almost a decade of planning and work.

The Sanatan Mandir, based at the Apple Tree Centre in Ifield, held its opening ceremony at the weekend.

The £4 million temple is the largest in the South East and worshippers took part in Pran Patishta, a three-day grand opening ceremony.

Bharat Lukka, trustee of Gurjar Hindu Union, which runs the temple, said: "We had a tremendous turnout. More than 3,000 people arrived on Sunday."