Hindu Devotees of Sai Baba to Build New Florida Temple

December 6, 2003

Source: St. Petersburg Times


On December 6, 2003 St. Petersburg Times reported that "Hindus plan to build a worship center at the Florida Shirdi Sai Center on S Pleasant Grove Road. The 4,500-square-foot domed temple should be finished in May, said Ila Patel, the center's president... Sai Baba is a branch of Hinduism. The devotees of Sai Baba worship Shirdi Sai Baba, an Indian philosopher who lived from the mid to late 1800s, and also Shatya Sai Baba, the religious leader who lives in India." There are already several Hindu temples in Florida, including the Hindu Temple of Florida in Carrollwood, near Tampa, and temples in Orlando and in Davie, in Broward County.