Old church hall in Beeston in England is being converted to a Hindu temple. Sri Thurkkai Amman Temple is being created out of a former church hall in Beeston Rylands, which will reportedly officially open on April 8, 2012.
Meanwhile, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, applauded efforts of temple-project leaders and Beeston and surrounding area community to realize this wonderful Hindu 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 new temple complex would focus 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.
Beeston in the borough of Broxtowe is suburb of Nottingham in East Midlands. It has one of the highest concentrations of pubs-per-person in United Kingdom. Prominent people associated with Beeston include singers Anne Briggs and Edwin Starr, actor Richard Beckinsale, and fashion designer Sir Paul Smith. Milan Radulovic is Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council while Jacky Williams is Mayor of Broxtowe.