Source: Hindu Press International
On July 27, 2006 Hindu Press International reported, "Author K. Panchapakesanand and U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina, jointly released 'Bharat Rekha in America,' a guide to 53 Hindu Temples in 33 American states. In his welcoming address, Congressman Wilson lauded the efforts of Mr. Panchapakesanand for publishing such an outstanding book which will help the Hindu Community in America. In his address, the author highlighted the two objectives of the book. First to be a directory of Hindu temples in the United States and secondly to help strengthen the socio-cultural bridge between the peoples of the USA and India. Mr. Panchapakesanand's next project is to publish a world directory of Hindu temples, which he says would be the first of it kind."