First Ram Temple Opens In Mexico
NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – Corresponding with the grand temple opening ceremony in Ayodhya, the city of Queretaro in Mexico got its first temple dedicated to Lord Ram with its ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony being performed by an American priest.
The idols were procured from India and the ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony was attended by people from the Indian as well as the Mexican community, the Indian embassy said.
According to Indian embassy data, the Indian community in Mexico is small, numbering about 8000 with about one-third of them in Mexico City, and the rest spread in Guadalajara, Monterrey, Cuernavaca, Queretaro, Cancun, etc.
While the bulk is formed by IT professionals, others comprise executives of Indian and international companies, academicians, and businesspersons mostly in the pharmaceuticals, textile, and garment business.
In 2016, an ‘Indian Association of Mexico (IAM)’ was registered locally, which commands good membership and support of the community, according to the Indian Embassy.