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Grand Hindu Temple inaugurated in Madagascar’s capital

Antananarivo [Madgascar], July 26 (ANI): A grand Hindu temple was inaugurated on Tuesday in Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar, a very large island located in the Indian Ocean with a population of over 26 million.

Devotees poured in at the opening ceremony of the temple which witnessed unveiling of statues of various Hindu deities, aarti and the singing of devotional songs.

 

madagascar_hindu-templeIndian Ambassador to Madagascar and Comoros Abhay Kumar graced the occasion, local media reported.

Speaking on the occasion, president of the Hindu Samaj Sanjeev Hematlal said that the opening of the grand temple is a matter of great pride today for the Hindu community in Madagascar.

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There are over 20,000 people of Indian origin, mostly from Gujarat, who are settled in Madagascar.

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