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Solar Powered Hindu Temple Sets Sustainable Example

Posted By Mahesh Basantani On July 10, 2008 @ 4:02 pm In Architecture,Renewable Energy,Solar Power | 1 Comment

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Spirituality seems to be taking a green course. The world’s largest solar kitchen [2] has been installed by the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University [3] and Academy for a Better World [4]. And now a Hindu religious and cultural center in California has taken significant steps towards sustainability including running on solar power, reducing energy consumption and a plethora of planting trees. Currently under construction, this religious meeting place is being built as a place of love, peace and harmony, and protecting the environment is part of the vision.


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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and Cultural Center [5] is scheduled to open in the summer of 2008, under the aegis of the BAPS organization [6]. Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) is [7]a large socio-spiritual Hindu organization, with 3,300 centers and 55,000 volunteers worldwide. The organization attempts to address spiritual, moral and social challenges and issues faced by the world. And, the center is poised to set another wonderful example of sustainability by a religious organization.


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/10/hindu-temple-to-run-on-solar-power/

[2] world’s largest solar kitchen: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/17/world%E2%80%99s-largest-solar-kitchen-in-india-can-cook-upto-38500-meals-per-day/

[3] Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University: http://www.bkun.org/index.html

[4] Academy for a Better World: http://www.brahmakumaris.org.in/about.htm

[5] BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and Cultural Center: http://chinohillshindumandir.org/

[6] BAPS organization: http://www.swaminarayan.org/

[7] Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) is : http://www.swaminarayan.org/introduction/index.htm

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