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Group wants to build Hindu Temple in Albany

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A sign of the growing Indian population in Southwest Georgia, a Hindu congregation wants to build a place to worship in Albany.  A group of Hindu's appeared at the Dougherty County Commission meeting Monday.

They want to build a Mandir, that's a worship center, on Cordele Road. The nearest one is in Perry. Another is in Atlanta. Navin Patel says the growing Indian population here needs a place to gather.

He said, "I would say three or four years ago, there were only 50 families and now, there are close to 100 families right here in Albany, so it's growing and with this center in Albany, our experience is that a lot of other Indian families will be moving in Albany." The county commission will vote on whether to allow the new Hindu Temple to be built on December 21st.

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