RENO. Nev. (Sept. 23, 2016) — Shree Umiya Mataji Mandir has reportedly been established in Foxboro, Mass.
Kaushik D. Patel is the temple president. Harshad Patel and Vijaykumar Patel are vice presidents. Raj is the priest. All are welcome to this temple.
Umiya Mataji is described as “mother goddess of the universe” on its website. There is a Shree Umiya Mataji Mandir in Macon (Georgia, USA) and Shri Umiya Mataji Sansthan in Unjha (Mehsana district, Gujarat, India).
According to reports, the Sanskar Culture Society bought an industrial building for $4.1 million and then converted it into the temple, which opens daily and caters to about two hundred families in the region.
This temple aims to provide “an outlet for cultural, educational, social, religious & spiritual needs” of the community members; keep the culture alive and guide the youth. It plans to offers Gujarati and Hindi language classes, activities for youth and seniors and volunteers for the community activities.
Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism based in Nevada, said in a statement Friday, that he commended efforts of temple leaders and area community for realizing this Hindu temple. Zed 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 help in this direction.
Zed said 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.