News
News
News
Title
:
osman-mir-weaves-magic
Channel
:
indiandownunder
Paper
:
indiandownunder
Date
:
2018-07-04
Description
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For a migrant living away from homeland a place of worship is not just somewhere he or she goes to pray, it is a link that connects him or her to the motherland that he or she has left behind. Often it is a seat of learning where children go to learn the mother-tongue, the arts and culture, it is a place where the family meets new people and ties new knots of friendship, it is a place to find comfort and solace in bad times and a place to go and share the joys and express gratitude for their successes. The Western suburbs of Sydney were not so densely populated with Hindu migrants from the Indian sub-continent when Australia’s first Hindu Temple – Sri Mandir came into being in Auburn in 1977. But over the years, the surrounding suburbs became the heart of all Indian activities. Thus the temple now needs a larger space and the committee has been planning some expansions.