Six-foot ornate statues of Hindu deities are reportedly planned to be installed at the front of Sri Thurkkai Amman Temple-Nottingham in Beeston (Nottinghamshire, England).
A Planning Application is currently pending with Broxtowe Borough Council on this issue, which reportedly included covering the brick wall with fiber glass material and putting up traditional Hindu statues made in India.
Meanwhile, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, commended temple leaders and area community for efforts at beautifying this temple.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that it was important to pass on Hindu spirituality, concepts and traditions to coming generations amidst so many distractions in the consumerist society and hoped that this temple would help in this direction. Zed stressed that instead of running after materialism; we should focus on inner search and realization of Self and work towards achieving moksh (liberation), which was the goal of Hinduism.
This temple, launched in 2012 in a renovated church hall, reportedly opens everyday and conducts morning and evening poojas and all are welcome. Sivapalan Krishanand is one of the co-founders.