Introduction to Sanatan Hindu Sanskar Kendra
Living in Lafayette area has been a wonderful experience for many of us. With its unique culture, festivals and food it has earned its place in US. As you all know apart from enjoying cajun culture, we (Indian Community) also actively participate in sharing Indian culture to the Lafayette community. With a strong Indian association in town, we manage to host and participate in various activities around the year.
We also have a active Hindu community in town such as Sanatan Hindu Sunday School, Gujarti Samaj and Purna Vidya for kids. We organize spiritual events around the year such as Janmastami, Ganesh Chaturdi, Sivarathri, Ramanavami, Holi, Ugadi and Navarathri. We have seen active participation and devotion of our friends and family in such activities.
Inspite of all these, we miss a Hindu temple in Lafayette area. We have to travel more than an hour to the nearest temple. We seldom miss opportunities to show devotion and serve the almighty in various occasions due to far of distances. Many such opportunities include pradakshanam, archana, abhishekam, satsang, bhajans, yagna and many more. Whether its a new year, birthdays, anniversaries or festivals lack of having a spiritual place is felt by many of us for many years.
Many discussions were initiated in the past to address this issue and with evolution of ideas from past and a vision for the future, a spiritual organization called “Sanatan Hindu Sanskar Kendra” (SHSK) was formed this year (2013). This organization mission is to build a Hindu Temple in Lafayette area.
Santan Hindu Sanskar Kendra is a Louisiana state approved non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. The organization with its 5 board members have initiated discussions to find prospective Trustees for the organization. The board members have planned one on one discussions with many of the prospective members to be a part of board of Trustees for the next two years.
Board members introduced this organization on August 17th and 28th of 2013 to a group of active supporters of this cause. To accomplish the mission, SHSK needs to be adopted by the members of the Lafayette Hindu community.
SHSK is actively seeking membership dues from prospective members in coming months. A nominal annual fee of $100 per person is required to be a member. A registered member will be eligible to elect the board of trustees to build the organization. There is also an option to become a lifetime member by contributing $5000.
With all your support and help, we believe that the mission of bringing up a Hindu temple in Lafayette area will soon come true. Don’t miss this great opportunity of this history making event of building a great Hindu temple in Lafayette. Please contact current acting board members on how you can be a part of this wonderful opportunity. Please find the attached membership form along with this email.
The current acting volunteering board members.