New Hindu Temple to Open In Holbrook

October 21, 2009

Author: Lane Lambert

Source: Wicked Local Dedham/GateHouse News Service

Anyone who strolled past the former Friendly’s on South Franklin Street on a recent late afternoon might have wondered what they heard from an open window.

To the drone of a harmonium and pop of a mridanga drum, a group of adults and youngsters energetically chanted a Hindu mantra:

“Radhe Krishna Radhe Krishna.”

Krishna Krishna Radhe Radhe!”

Radhe shyam Radhe shyam

Shyam shyam Radhe Radhe!”

Where Supermelt sandwiches and Fribbles were once served, the South Shore’s Hindu community will be dedicating a new worship center Sunday. It will be only the second one in this area, and among the few in the country devoted to Radha, one of the principal female deities in the Hindu pantheon.