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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