Hindu Temple of Minnesota

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Hindu Temple of Minnesota (HSMN)
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
Location
LocationMaple Grove
StateMinnesota
CountryUnited States
Hindu Temple of Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Hindu Temple of Minnesota
Location in Minnesota
Geographic coordinates45°08′47″N 93°30′40″W / 45.146346°N 93.511142°W / 45.146346; -93.511142Coordinates: 45°08′47″N 93°30′40″W / 45.146346°N 93.511142°W / 45.146346; -93.511142
Architecture
CompletedJune 2006
Website
www.hsmn.org

Hindu Temple of Minnesota is a Hindu Temple located in Maple Grove serving the over 40,000 Hindus in the Minneapolis Metropolitan Area. It has a floor space of over 43,000 square feet, making it one of the largest Hindu temples in the United States.[1] It has the capacity to accommodate up to 5,000 people at one time.

History[edit]

The Hindu Temple had its first major renovation in 1979 under the direction of Mr. Arun Shirole, and the first statue of Ganesha donated by Drs. Kumud & Sashikant Sane was installed in 1983. [2] Many statues continued to be donated in subsequent years. The Hindu Temple was vandalized in April 2006 during a $9 million Temple construction to build 21 mini temples.[3] Currently, the temple is planning to develop adjacent 60 acre agricultural land for community use such as senior housing, condos, staff quarters, school solar energy farm and a yoga retreat center.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hindu Mandir The Hindu Temple of Minnesota". Minneapolis Northwest. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Hindu Society of Minnesota > About HSMN > Our History". www.hindumandirmn.org. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  3. ^ Crann, Tom (14 July 2006). "Hindu Temple rises from a Minnesota Cornfield". mprnews. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Hindu Temple has Big Plans for 60 acres in Maple Grove". Star Tribune. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2018.

4. ^ https://hindumandirmn.org/Home/HSMWiki/tabid/64/Default.aspx?topic=Building+Hindu+Temple+in+Minnesota