MONTREAL: The Hindu-Mandir in Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Quebec) is reportedly planning to launch $1.75 million expansion project in the near future.
It will include a large multi-purpose hall, classrooms, etc.; reports suggest. According to reports, this temple was opened in 1998 with the primary aim of meeting “the spiritual, ritual, ceremonial and social needs of Hindus” and “besides being a place of worship and spiritual guidance, this Mandir was intended to act as focal point for our community and a place of congregation”. It currently serves about 4,000 devotees and opens daily at 8:00 am..Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada, has commended efforts of temple leaders and area community towards expansion of this temple.
Besides worship services, this two-storey temple also conducts culture, religion and arts classes; runs camps; holds programs for seniors; and participates in various charitable activities. All are welcome to visit and attend its services and its”Sunday”service is followed by a community lunch. It offers various services, including “Jaagran”.Acharya Dharampal and Pandit Vimlesh Jha are the priests. Subhash Khanna, Kul Khurana and Mohinder Gulati are Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary respectively of the Trust; while Rajesh Kapoor, Devi Pathak and Deepak Lal are President, Vice-President and Secretary respectively of the Board.”