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Bowling Green Hindu Temple Holds Groundbreaking and Officially Opens

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – City leaders and members of Bowling Green’s Native American community gathered to officially celebrate the grand opening of the Hindu Temple on Scottsville Road.

The idea for the temple was born three years ago, and covetousness kept delaying it.

A temple representative said the efforts were due to Nick Patel, the society’s president.

On Friday, the mayor alongside city and state officials held a ribbon cutting to signify the inauguration.

Those who had the temple arranged tours and also celebrated the occasion with food.

“It’s a temple for the community. I think you know, Indian culture is very inclusive and often what we forget is that we try to play, it’s your culture, it’s your culture, it’s my culture. But you know, it’s not like that and that’s what today’s ceremony proved, I don’t think we could, I don’t think there’s a better description for it. Today’s ceremony was to show everyone that, you know, this temple is for the community,” says Disha Patel, Nick Patel’s daughter.

The celebrations continue throughout the weekend, on Sunday there will be a procession from Greenwood High School to the temple where the deities will be taken on a “carriage” to the temple.

The Hindu temple is located at 6085 Scottsville Road.

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