Toronto (Scarborough) – Murugandi Pillayar Kovil
Place Category: Hindu Temples
SASKATOON TEMPLE HISTORY
Shri Lakshami Narayan Temple, located at 107 La Ronge Road, Saskatoon, constructed during 1984-85 was formally inaugurated on March 31, 1985. The Temple is a beautifulspecimen of Hindu architecture that has adorned the landscape of Saskatoon.
The Hindu Society has been exploring the Saskatoon Temple expansion for several years now. Over the past two years this has assumed a greater urgency since our community has grown appreciably – from a congregation of around 30 members
Also known as Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple built in Hindu style of architecture and located in Saskatoon, largest city of Saskatchewan, it was inaugurated in 1985 but its planning went as far as 1969 and community gatherings and festivals were reportedly held in homes, hotels and churches before its existence. Besides being a place of worship, this Temple also holds wedding ceremonies, prayer meetings, memorials, music events, yoga and language classes, spiritual discourses, meditation sessions, workshops and seminars, and talks by visiting scholars. It also participates in various multi-faith and charitable activities and organizes an Annual Vegetarian Banquet; and is continuing its Reflections of Hinduism lecture series besides monthly Sri Rudram chanting; and planning to launch Silent Meditation sessions.
Raj Dhir, Anu Kashyap, Sunil Sohani and Heena Desai are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively of The Hindu Society of Saskatchewan which runs this Temple. About 10,000 Hindus reportedly live in the area and numbers are growing every year