Father of the temple-building movement in North America Alaggappa Alagappan, No More

published on November 3, 2014

Alaggappa  Alagappan – The father of temple building movement in North America passed away . Founder of Hindu Temple society of North America ; dedicated the first  Ganapathi temple in 1970 in Queens in a site once occupied by Orthodox church.

By the time of his death, on Oct. 24 at the age of 88, Mr. Alagappan, a retired United Nations official who lived in Queens, had become “the father of the temple-building movement in North America,”

Click here to Read NYT Obituary

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  1. Veeci Reply

    November 3, 2014 at 12:06 am

    May Alagappan Sir’s soul rest in peace.
    It is a pleasant thing to note that there are people living in foreign countries working for the spreading of hindu culture and hindu religion. Although Alagappan Sir’s demise at the age of 88 is quite natuaral, considering the great service he has done to hinduism, I feel his sad demise will result in inestimable loss to Hinduism of North America. Let us pray God that his soul may rest in peace.

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