The Hindu community in Exeter is fund-raising to build a giant temple in the city, set to be “the biggest in Europe”. The £5 million plan includes a huge, ornately carved temple similar to the giant temple in Neasden, London - but even bigger. “In all, we are looking for a site of four acres,” said Exeter property developer Prem Sivlal, who is spearheading the project.
Sharanabasaveshwar Rathotsava was celebrated with religious fervour here on Friday. Tens of thousands of devotees turned up to witness the famous car festival, which marked the 195th death anniversary of the saint-philosopher Sharanabasaveshwar. The day also marked the peetarohana of the Sharanabasaveshwar Samsthan by the eighth Peetathipati of the Samsthan Poojya Dr Sharanabasavappa Appa.
Going to temples to pray and seek blessings or on festive occasions for rejoicing etc. has become synonymous with the Indian way of life. To put it simply, people cutting across religions in our country love visiting temples and places of worship. But did you know, that there's a lone example of a temple in India which people are scared to visit?