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Sri Venkateswara Temple of North Carolina

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Sri Venkateswara Temple of North Carolina

Religion
AffiliationHinduism
Location
LocationCary
StateNorth Carolina
CountryUnited States
Geographic coordinates354805N 784819W / 35.801388N 78.805369W / 35.801388; -78.805369 Coordinates : 354805N 784819W / 35.801388N 78.805369W / 35.801388; -78.805369
Architecture
Completed2009
Website
www .svtemplenc .org

Behind ranch homes in quiet suburban neighborhood, ornate South Indian Temple is rising from ground. Sri Venkateswara Temple stands in sharp contrast to modest, uninspiring architecture that surrounds it. But it speaks to aspirations of many in Triangle's growing Hindu community. Well - educated and prosperous, local Hindus want to reproduce here North Carolina grandeur and minutely detailed artwork of Indian Temple architecture. Now numbering estimated 21 000, Triangle's Indian community has doubled in size since 2000, and Hindus among them are intent on practicing their faith with all proper trappings. To celebrate opening, Temple leaders have invited as many as 10 000 guests, including US politicians, to opening ceremony and consecration May 24 - 28. Highly ritualized event expected to cost 1 million. Idea Is Not Just To Throw Lavish Parties. Temple consecrations are holy events that many Hindus may never occasion to witness. It gives US sense of identity, because there was not place like this before, says Durga Nagulpally of Raleigh, software engineer. During ceremony, 9 - foot, 2 - ton statue of Sri Venkateswara will be instal on altar in its own special niche, called sanctorum. Sri Ventakeswara is powerful form of Vishnu, supreme God, preserver and protector of world. During ceremony, statue will be dressed in vibrant textiles with adornments made of silver, gold and copper, all from India. Priests will orchestrate devotions. Eight smaller deities will also be instal during ceremony. Hindus believe there are many paths to God, says Afroz Taj, director of Center for South Asian Studies, collaborative that includes Duke, NC State and UNC - Chapel Hill. They believe in one God that can many forms.

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History

Starting in 1988, there was growing demand by South Indians in Research Triangle for alternative South Indian style Temple. Only Hindu Temple In Area Was Eclectic Hindu Temple In Morrisville. In July couple bought 2. 8 Acres of Land in undeveloped plot of land in Cary. On Jan 1999, Bhoomi Puja was held to purify and allow construction to begin. In 2002, Cary approved land to be zoned for building of Hindu Temple. Three years later, plans and design for SV were finalized and by 2007, construction begin. In April 2009, Temple was completed and on May 29 2009, Prana Pratishtha, ceremony dedicated to inviting deitys to live in Temple, was held and Hindu Temple was opened following day. Opening Ceremony Of SV Temple Was Attended By Over 10 000 Guests, Including Several Politicians. During ceremony, 9 - foot, 2 ton, statue of Sri Venkateswara, form of Vishnu, was instal along with 18 other deities. Total Cost Of Ceremony Was Over 1 Million. Governor Roy Cooper signed Diwali Proclamation at SV Temple North Carolina in 2017. In 2019, Cary will buy Nancy Jones House, oldest building in Cary, from SV Temple, NC for 100 000 dollars and is currently in process of relocating it off of Temple Grounds. Reason For Buying It Was To Preserve It For Historical Preservation.

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No time to waste

National Register Nomination For Nancy Jones House Identifies Three Areas Of Property's Historic Significance: Architecture, Communications And Politics. Relevant Historical Period Is 1800 - 1899. Architectural Significance: fine example of vernacular Federal architecture, Nancy Jones House, built around 1803, is also oldest remaining house in Cary area. Politics: stagecoach stop and tavern was visited by number of political dignitaries, including President James K. Polk, eleventh US President, as well as former North Carolina governors John Branch, John Motley Morehead and William Alexander Graham. National Register Nomination states, it seems likely that, on one occasion or another, practically all state governors in mid - nineteenth century stopped at Jones House. Perhaps greatest claim to fame for Nancy Jones House comes from popular legend that is not without controversy. Legend holds that in 1838, governors of North Carolina and South Carolina met at tavern. After quickly consuming their first servings of apple peach brandy, they wait for their second round to be serve. During that time, North Carolina Governor Edward Dudley was heard to say, It been damn long time between drinks! We can only imagine how mortified proprietor Nancy Jones have been! Now, for controversy. Famous quotes have also been attributed to several different politicians at number of other locations, including home of prominent banker in Columbia, South Carolina; banquet in Raleigh; and Old White hotel, predecessor to Greenbrier resort, in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Controversy And Various Versions Are Set Out In 1938 Article In Cambridge Sentinel Of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more about history of Nancy Jones House here.

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