Asian Scene- New Shiv Temple Opens, 23rd July, The Star

23 Jul

Kenya is a country of diverse cultures and there is several worship places located all over. This time a grand temple for the Hindu God, Lord Shiva was inaugurated in Kibigori and there was a four-day celebration held from 12th to 15th July. The project was initiated and executed by Sri Kamal Shah and Vaishali Shah of Shrivedant Foundation and the ceremonies rituals were presided over by Acharya Yashwant Maharaj from Nairobi. The temple has an international touch whereby the deities were specially sculpted by master artisans from Jaipur, India.

There were over 700 participants and the procession began from Kisumu passing the temples of Jalaram and Brahma Samaj, with bhajans by ISCKON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) and Sanatan Hindu Union Temple. Members of the Hindu Council of Kenya Committee graced the occasion including Mr Radhupati Shetty, Chairman of Swami Vivekananda 150th birth centenary committee in Nairobi. At the end, the temple was christened with a new name Kamleshwar Mahadev Shiv Temple. 

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L to R Vaishali Shah, Pandit Yashwant Maharaj from Nairobi CGHU Temple L to R Vaishali Shah, Sri Kamal Shah Pundits from Various Institutions carry out Prayers

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