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Place Category: Hindu Temples
Sri Ganesha Temple, Berlin
Welcome to Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple Berlin
It has been a long desire of the Hindu community living in Berlin to build a Ganesha temple. This idea materialised in June 2004 with the support of Bezirksamt Neuköln, who generously offered sites on which a temple could be built. A suitable site was found and chosen on the fringe of the public park “Hasenheide” neighbouring the Neue Welt Criteria for the selection of the site were,
a) Availability of enough space for the project.
b) Favourable connections to public transport system of Berlin.
c) Sufficient parking space with good integration into the neighbourhood, specially the Park Hasenheide. The Hindu community members formed an a ssociation as Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple e.v. with an aim to carry out the construction, maintenance of temple and cultural/community centre. The association is registered in Berlin as e.v., in the year 2006, and is also recognised by the Finance authorities of Germany, as a charitable organisation (Gemeinnüzig).
Location of Temple:
Sri Ganesha Hindu temple will be situated in the heart of Berlin city called “Hasenheide Park” in Neuköln district of Berlin. The Hasenheide Park has peaceful environment surrounded by lush greenery. Moreover, the location of temple has excellent connection to the public transportation (Underground Rail and Bus); sufficient parking space and a good integration with the locality.
A project report on the construction of the temple had been worked out in detail in the year 2005 and 2006 with the close co-operation of respective institutions and agencies. The layout of the temple hall will be 18 x 18 meters in the fundamental outline and 6 metres in height. The temple will be built as per the guidelines of Vedic and Agama sastras in a traditional colourful manner. The entrance of the temple will be an 17 meter high Raja Gopuram, facing the road (Hasenheide) which will be richly decorated with deity icons. The second Gopuram, a Vimana Gopura, will be elevated above the temple hall marking the shrine of Sri Ganesha, the main diety.
Request for Financial Support:
To bring this temple construction project to reality, we kindly request your generous donations. Any size of donation is welcome and will be highly appreciated. We assure that all donated funds will be utilized strictly for the construction of Hindu temple in Berlin. Please remember that donation made to Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple Berlin is tax deductible. Once the donation is received we will avail you necessary (official) documents for the deduction of taxes of your obligation.
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