THE HINDU temple in Leamington is set to undergo a transformation.
The Shree Krishna Mandir temple and community centre on High Street will undergo a major facelift.
after planning permission was granted by Warwick District Council.
The ambitious and striking plans include a upper floor being added to better serve the already thriving community hub which hosts a variety of events.
Dharamveer Awesti, chairman of the Shree Krishna Mandir, said “We are delighted as a community to have this opportunity to renew our beloved temple.
“We are planning to run religious activities, cultural classes, physical activities, language classes, music classes and activities for the elderly and youth, activities open to all.
“We couldn’t have done this without the support of the community, and we are grateful for the support from our friends at the local town, district and county councils as well as our MP.”
New Leamington mayor Nick Wilkins welcomed the plans saying they would be a benefit to the whole community.
Coun Naveen Tangri said the plans would also improve the visual appearance of the area.
“As ward councillor I have worked with the temple executive committee, trustees and architects and have been involved in building the plans.
“The Mandir facilitates the successful celebration of religious festivals like Diwali and promote good relations with all religious places in Warwick like the Gurudwara (Sikh Temple), churches and mosques.”
And Coun Mini Mangat, said the proposal would have a “huge positive impact” on the community.
“The Mandir will make a significant contribution to community life. The Hindu community and its place of worship has many positive already established relationships with other multiple faith – and non-faith – communities within the district.’’