Source: Lansing State Journal
On February 8, 2004 the Lansing State Journal reported, "The Meridian Township Board is expected to decide this month whether to approve a 4,140-square-foot expansion to the Bharatiya Temple to meet religious standards. The Hindu and Jain temple, at 955 Haslett Road, needs an addition because the current building doesn't meet the requirements of the religion's scriptures, members say. 'It means a lot to people who believe in this,' said Ved Gossain, a member of the temple's board of trustees. 'Right now, I think it would be like, for some people, going to a church that doesn't have a cross.'"