Sylvania in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hindu Temple and Heritage Hall
The Hindu Temple of Toledo was established in 1981 for the growing Hindu and Jain communities in northwest Ohio. Religious functions were initially held in a house located on a 15-acre property purchased in 1983. The Temple, designed in a Hindu-American style, was dedicated in August 1989. In 2000, the Temple underwent an expansion of 6000 square feet to the Heritage Hall area. Deities, Ganesh, Krishna, Radha, Vishnu, Laxmi, Rama, Sita, and Mahavir, are housed in the Temple. The holy structure is a living legacy of peaceful co-existence among religions and cultures.
Followers perform prayer, Murti Pujas, meditate, practice in Havan Yagnas, and chant ancient Vedic Mantras. The temple community believes in religious harmony by respecting all religions and encourages co-existence through the principle of "Live, Let Live and help others to Live." The unique strength of Hinduism and Jainism is their flexibility and diversity. The ultimate goal, in both religions, is to attain Moksha (Enlightenment) by living a virtuous life. The Heritage Hall provides an opportunity to share ethnic and cultural heritage with the local community.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 41.608′ N, 83° 43.324′ W. Marker is in Sylvania, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from King Road north of Wicklow Woods Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located on the grounds of the Hindu Temple, between the front of the building and the parking lot, very near the front entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4336 King Road, Sylvania OH 43560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Toledo and Western Railway Company (approx. 1.7 miles away); Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Harroun Family Barn (approx. 1.9 miles away); Centennial Terrace and Quarry / Fossil Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sister City Garden (approx. 1.9 miles away); 1858 Railroad Depot (approx. 1.9 miles away); 1850 Barn (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sylvania Heritage Museum (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sylvania.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 25, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.