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Hindu Temple in Vancouver Island, Canada

The small Hindu community in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada has a beautiful temple in Central Saanich called the Hindu Temple of Victoria. Interestingly, the Hindu temple was an old Anglican Church. The Hindu community members purchased the church and renovated the building. But still the temple retains the look of a church, perhaps indicating that God is same everywhere.The Hindu Temple of Victoria has deities of Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshman, Hanuman, Lord Krishna, and Radha. In July 2007, Goddess Saraswathi and Balak Nath were added.More details about the Hindu temple at Cultra Avenue in Central Saanich on Southern Vancouver Island can be found here.

Young Prahlada on the Modes of Devotion to Lord Vishnu

To hear the names, praises and stories of Lord Vishnu and chant them To remember Him, to wait upon Him To offer worship and salutation to Him To dedicate one's actions to Him To cultivate friendship with Him To offer one's own body as well as one's dependents and belongings to HimIf devotion is practiced by a man as something already offered direct to Lord Vishnu, I reckon that devotion to be the highest form of learning.(Vishnu appeared as Narasimha to save young Prahlada from his evil father.)