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Hindu temple in west Forsyth holding weekend celebration
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Forsyth County News

WEST FORSYTH — A local Hindu temple will hold a celebration this weekend to mark the 100th birthday of its founder.

From 4 to 6:15 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the Chinmaya Mission of Alpharetta is marking Swami Chinmayananda's birth centenary, including a rhythm performance at 4980 Pittman Road in west Forsyth.

The event is open to the entire community. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

“The Yuva Rhythm show is spiritual and devotional program put on by our youth and they’re doing it in celebration of the centenary birth anniversary of the person who founded the Chinmaya Mission,” said Devangi Desai with the temple. “The goal really is to spread knowledge of Hindu religion of people of all faiths.”

Guest speakers Saturday include Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills and Joyce Flueckiger, director of graduate division of religion at Emory University. On Sunday, the speakers include James McCoy, president of the local chamber of commerce, and Nagesh Singh, consul general of India in Atlanta.

“We’re really excited to be able to put this on,” Desai said. “Chinmaya Mission is really happy to be in Cumming and in Forsyth County and we look forward to contributing and supporting and being active in the county with our youth and community service projects.”

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