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Catholic School Converting To Hindu Temple In Pennsylvania

A former Catholic school building is reportedly being converted to a Hindu temple in Steelton ( Pennsylvania, USA ). PENNSYLVANIA R...

A former Catholic school building is reportedly being converted to a Hindu temple in Steelton (Pennsylvania, USA).
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Reports suggest that the 24,490 square-feet building complex, which used to house Prince of Peace Parish School in Steelton, has been purchased for $575,000 and it would be turned into BAPS Hindu Temple, where BAPS stands for Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, an international socio-spiritual Hindu organization with its roots in the Vedas.

Meanwhile, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada  today, applauded efforts of temple-project leaders and the area community to realize this Hindu temple complex.

Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that it was important to pass on Hindu spirituality, concepts and traditions to coming generations amidst so many distractions in the consumerist society and hoped that this temple would focus in this direction. Zed stressed that instead of running after materialism; we should focus on inner search and realization of Self and work towards achieving moksh (liberation), which was the goal of Hinduism.

The Catholic school, which fell under the  Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg where Joseph P. McFadden is the Bishop, reportedly closed due to financial reasons and this sale will help the parish finances. Dhanji Mistry is one of the temple project leaders.

By BAPS http://www.baps.org/

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