Construction to begin on Greenwood Sikh Temple

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Construction is expected to begin this fall on a new Sikh temple in central Indiana after several delays.

A Sikh congregation that has been worshipping in a modified house in Greenwood plans to break ground in September on an 11,000-square foot temple that is expected to cost about $1.7 million.

The Daily Journal reports the group has proposed at least three site plans for the temple over the past five years. Greenwood senior planner Bill Peeples says the plans changed each time the group changed leadership and delayed the project.

The congregation has 400 to 500 members who gather weekly for Sunday services in a nearly 4,800-square-foot house. Construction committee member Chanchal Singh says the house doesn't always have enough space for worshippers in its main gathering area.

Information from: Daily Journal 

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