A Richmond Hill Hindu temple installed a 50 foot statue earlier this week.
The temple, Vishnu Mandir, installed a statue of Lord Hanuman on July 2 accompanied by installation ceremonies. Present for the event was well-known Hindu preacher, Morari Bapu.
According to the temple, Lord Hanuman is greatly revered and worshipped in Hinduism and is known for incredible strength.
Established in 1979, Vishnu Mandir serves as a spiritual temple, but also runs the Canadian Museum for Indian Civilization showcasing Hinduism, Anand Bhavan Seniors’ Home, Academy of Learning & Montessori School, Global Care Outreach Program in Guyana, a Bal-Vihaar program, Sangeet Academy for promoting India’s music and dance, and Lakshmi Sabha Women’s Club for enrichment of women. In the summer, the temple offers summer camps and yoga classes.