Long Island’s first BAPS Hindu temple, to open in Melville, marks ‘big moment’ for faithful

A Hindu swami blesses a steel girder at


The first building constructed specifically as a Hindu temple on Long Island is rising in Melville and is set to become the religious focal point for a large portion of the region’s growing Indian and Hindu community.

The temple heralds “a big moment for Hindus” on the Island, said Indu Jaiswal, a longtime community activist from Garden City who predicts it will become a “cultural landmark.”

Source: newsday.com