San Martin, CA – Cloudy skies, pouring rain and a flooded parking lot did not prevent the Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc (VVGC), San Martin’s Hindu Temple, from having their Grand Inauguration Ceremony on Dec. 11, 2022.
Devotees and volunteers arrived in sarees, kurta tops and veshtis to participate in the dedication of the main worship hall, the Kalyan Utsav, and to see all the deities finally installed.
A Rainbow of Good Luck
Morgan Hill City Councilmember Rene Spring congratulated the crowd on the beautiful temple. He mentioned noticing a rainbow right behind the main hall when he parked.
“Where I come from this is a sign, this is a good sign. This is a sign of hope, this is a sign of better days to come.”
Ganesh Shasthry, founder of the Center, was happy to have finally inaugurated the main hall. “This is for the community, people can come and have darshan and get blessings from the lord.”
A Place of Peace
VVGC will next focus on building a commercial kitchen as well as obtaining a horse chariot and cow cart for the enjoyment of younger visitors, said Shasthry.
Revathi Sriram, a long time temple volunteer and MC for the inauguration ceremonies, greeted visitors and answered questions after the puja and speeches ended. She was there when the temple was just an idea almost 20 years ago.
“We welcome everyone,” said Sriram. “It’s a place of peace.”