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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Temple shrine dream come true for Northwest Hindus

Milk is poured on the main deity, Prasanna Venkateshwara, carved from black granite in India, before installation at the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center in Bothell. The main priest, Satyanarayana Acharyulu Narayana, left, leads the purification ceremony. For thousands of Hindus, the consecration of a temple shrine in Bothell recently was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.