TOPEKA, Kan. — The Hindu community in Topeka is planning to move into its first temple in the city.

The Topeka Hindu Temple Committee says it acquired a building that previously held the Topeka Scottish Rite organization.

Sam Nimishakavi, president of Topeka Hindu Temple Inc., said Monday the temple will give Topeka’s Hindu community a place of learning and reverence. He says the community wants to educate its children and society in general about Hindu culture and values.

He says the Hindu community has dreamed for generations of having a temple in Topeka to provide a place of worship for future generations.

Currently, Hindus travel from Topeka to a temple in the Kansas City suburb of Shawnee to worship.

An opening date for the Topeka temple hasn’t been set.

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