A Home for Ganesha: Construction Starts on Berlin's First Hindu Temple
Berlin's 6,000 Hindus are to finally get their own place of worship. Construction work begins Sunday on the temple, which will be the second-largest in Europe.
A model shows what the temple will look like when it is finished.
The temple is being built by the Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple Committee and will be dedicated to the Hindu god Ganesha. The construction, which will cost 850,000 to build and is financed entirely by donations, will have a 17-meter-high ornamental tower decorated with sculptures. Stone masons are coming all the way from India specially to carry out the work.
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