North America’s first and largest Jain-Hindu pilgrimage center, Siddhayatan Tirth, has thrown open its gates to welcome devotees at Windom in Texas. Hundreds of people congregated recently to witness the historic opening of the 11,000 sq ft Jain-Hindu Temple situated in Siddhayatan Tirth, which is spread across 60 acres of land.
Besides pilgrims from India, people from Dallas, Houston, New Mexico, Canada and California attended the recent opening ceremony of the holy place.
The meditation park and its temples are perfect platforms for the people of Dallas and Fort Worth, and the US to know more about the culture and tradition of the Jain-Hindu communities, says Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
The opening function witnessed stellar Indian classical dance and music performances staged by artists of Nrithyarpanam Academy of Performing Arts, Raveendra Seetharam Sri Ram Music School, Srilaya Dance Academy and Dallas Natyalaya. It may be noted that Siddhayatan Tirth is a non-profit spiritual, cultural and educational organization founded by Acharya Shree Yogeesh at Windom in Texas in 2008.
The holy spot houses miniature versions of many pilgrimage centers, including Kailash Mansarovar, in India. Interestingly, Siddhayatan Tirth has earned the sobriquet ‘Spiritual Disneyland’.
It takes four hours to complete a comprehensive tour of Siddhayatan and the place of worship offers various courses based on spiritualism and yoga to devotees.