US: Maryland gets its first Afghan Hindu temple

ANI | Updated: Apr 17, 2018 22:16 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 17 (ANI): On the occasion of Vaisakhi, the Afghan Hindu community organised the opening ceremony of their first temple in Maryland, United States.

Afghan Hindus are a small community and the DC Metropolitan area is home to around 300 Afghan Hindus and Sikhs.

The opening ceremony of AsaMai Hindu Temple of Washington Metropolitan was also attended by Afghanistan's Ambassador to the United States, Hamdullah Mohib, who along with his team received a warm welcome, the Afghan Embassy at the US stated on Monday.

The envoy congratulated the Afghan Hindu community of the area on the opening of their first temple and expressed his desire to establish close relations with the Afghan Hindu community.

He also offered Afghan embassy's support to the community when needed.

The Hindus and Sikhs of Afghanistan constitute a small minority in their homeland too. (ANI)

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