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Shri Ganesha Hindu Temple
Title : Shri Ganesha Hindu Temple Shri Ganesha Hindu Temple
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Creator : Moore, Brian, photographer
Date of creation : 2005
Format : Photograph
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The Hindu Society of South Australia held its first meeting in August 1985, with the specific aim of establishing a temple in Adelaide. Consequently, in 1986 the second Hindu Temple in Australia was opened in a former Christian church at Oaklands Park. In 1988 the first fulltime temple priest, Adchayamoorthy Kurukkal, was appointed. Fifteen years later the building was extensively reconstructed, using drawings by the Indian architect Shri S. Nagarajan, under engineer Mr Rajalingam, the designer of the Sydney Murugan Temple. The temple was dedicated to the elephant-headed god, Shri Ganesha, and opened by Premier John Olsen on 10 March 2001.
Related names :

Kurukkal, Adchayamoorthy

Nagarajan, Shri S.

Olsen, John Wayne

Rajalingam, Mr

Hindu Society of South Australia

Shri Ganesha Temple (Oaklands Park, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 2005
Place : Oaklands Park (S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Ahwan, Lauren. 'Touch of Hindu culture for Marion', Guardian messenger, 21 March 2001, p. 5
Bilimoria, Purushottama. The Hindus and Sikhs in Australia, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1996
Stone, Kelly. 'Opening of first Hindu temple fulfils a dream', The Advertiser, 9 March 2001, p. 10
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