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Gaborone Hindu Temple
This Hindu Temple is at the capital city of Botswana, namely, Gaborone. It is
popularly known as the 'Hindu Hall'. It is situated
behind the 'caltex' filling station, that is located adjoining the 'Maru-a-Pula
How to go:
The major location in the city of Gaborone is the Main Mall. From there, one
has to proceed towards the circle leading to the
Princess Marina Hospital. Then, proceeding further straight from that circle,
must reach the 'Mosque circle'. At that circle, one
must take the left turn and proceed straight to the Maru-a-Pula robots. On the
way, one will see the big hotel by name, 'Gaborone
Sun' on the right hand side. At the Maru-a-Pula Robots, one must turn right and
take the immediate first left turn, adjoining the
caltex filling station on the right hand side. Then, one must take the first
right turn there. The first building on the right
hand side is the 'Hindu Temple' with the 'Aum' Symbol overhanging the roof of
the building. It is very easy to locate and everyone
knows its precise location, since this is the only Hindu Temple in Gaborone.
At the entrance to the Hindu Temple, is located the 'Navagraha Temple', with the
deities of the 9 planets. Immediately adjoining
thereto, is the 'Lord Shiva Temple' with a 'Shiva Lingam' at the centre, which
is surrounded on the sides by the idols of Lord
Subrahmanya, Goddess Mother Parvati, and Lord Ganesha.
On the inside of the wall of the Shiva Temple, there is a small cavern, which
couches one idol of Lord Shiva, Mother Parvati, with
Lord Baby Ganesh and Lord Baby Subrahmanya on their laps.
There is also a 'Nandi' facing the Shiva Lingam.
Inside there is a big Hall. Upon the dais, there are idols of Lord Rama, Mother
Sita, Lakshmana and Lord Hanuman. There is also an
idol of Lord Shiva. There are also idols of Lord Subrahmanya, with those of His
Divine Consorts, Valli and Deivayanai. There are
also the idols of Lord Venkateshwara, with those of His Divine Consorts, Mother
Lakshmi and Mother Padmavati.
The Hindu Temple will be open from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Poojas are performed for all the installed deities in the morning as well as in
Maha Shivarathri, Rama Navami, Dassahra, Diwali etc.
All the major Hindu festivals are observed in this
temple. This include
- mahaa Shivaraathri
- nava rAtri (dasara)
- rAma navami
Contact Information :
Mr. Subramanian, the Temple Priest.
Ph: (00267) 352933 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This information is courtesy of Mr. Shankar.
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