Construction is reportedly continuing on large two-storey Hanuman Mandir of Greater Chicago in Glenview (Illinois). According to reports, construction is expected to wind-up in 2016 on this 37,200 square feet white-marble and glass temple on a 3.98 acres lot; which is said to include fountains, tall glass dome and tall sikhras. Besides sanctuary, it will also include a community center for various cultural, educational, social and spiritual programs.
Meanwhile, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, commended efforts of temple leaders and area community for realizing this Hindu temple complex.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that 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 new temple would help in this direction. Zed stressed 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.
Mandir has announced various Sunday School programs, including Indian languages, Bhagavad-Gita, yoga, religion and culture, etc. Lord Hanuman, greatly revered and worshipped in Hinduism, is known for incredible strength and was a perfect grammarian. Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents. There are about three million Hindus in USA.