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Hindu Temple Of Greater Springfield Breaks New Ground

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scenes from the ground-breaking/an architect's rendering of the temple to be built

Over the weekend, members of the Hindu Temple of Greater Springfield prepared for their new temple with "Bhoomi Puja" ceremonies - meant to help break new ground and appease positive energies while honoring the earth.

The temple is now based in a small house-like building on the edge of Chatham. Plans are to build a new 8,5000 square-feet temple on the property. Rachel Otwell visited the weekend's events and spoke with Ramaa Raghuraman and Durga Gorantla for this interview:

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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