Moncton is now having its first Hindu temple

In the heart of Moncton, a city known for its vibrant culture and welcoming community, a groundbreaking initiative has come to fruition, marking a milestone in the city’s history and its journey towards inclusivity. Spearheaded by a tireless and visionary effort, the establishment of the first Hindu temple not only signifies a monumental achievement but also embodies a beacon of hope and unity for a growing community.

Three years ago, the idea of having a dedicated place of worship for the Hindu community in Moncton was a dream. This dream, nurtured by relentless determination and an unwavering commitment, has now become a reality. The journey to this momentous achievement was no small feat. I gathered volunteers to make it happen. It required a massive effort, a testament to the power of community, and a single-minded pursuit of a goal that seemed daunting at the outset.

Moncton, with its unique geographical challenges, has often found it difficult to retain newcomers. The city’s vibrant Indian community, the fastest-growing newcomer population, faced a significant barrier without a place of worship. With 70% of Indians identifying as Hindu, along with many from the UAE, Nepal, and Mauritius sharing the same faith, the absence of a Hindu temple was felt deeply. This temple is not just a building; it’s a cornerstone for community, culture, and continuity.

The establishment of the Hindu temple in Moncton is a strategic boon for the city. It stands as a symbol of Moncton’s commitment to diversity and integration, addressing the need for a cultural and spiritual home for Hindus. This temple is expected to play a pivotal role in enhancing the retention rates of Indians in Moncton. Given the family and community-oriented nature of Indian culture, where extended family circles are integral, the temple offers a place for the community to gather, celebrate, and perform rituals and events that are essential to their faith and way of life.

The significance of this temple extends beyond religious worship; it represents a critical step towards the integration of newcomers into the broader Moncton community, encompassing Dieppe and Riverview. It fosters a sense of belonging and connection among the Hindu community, while also inviting others to learn and participate in its rich cultural traditions.

This achievement has not gone unnoticed. Featured in a CBC interview, the story of the Hindu temple’s opening in Moncton highlights the immense effort and dedication behind this initiative. It serves as an inspiring example of what can be achieved when a community comes together to fulfill a common dream.

Tune in to my CBC Interview Hindu Temple opens in Moncton

Check this story Moncton’s Hindu community opens first temple in city

Ketan Raval
Working for Let's Nurture Canada,Founder Moncton Cares Rotarian, Planning And Advisory Council Member For City of Moncton, Board of Director for New Brunswick Business Immigrant Association. Global Shaper from World Economic Forum, BNI Member. Investor, Business partners, have successfully failed, have failed fast. Supporter of all good, Friends of many, Son of few, Father of two ,Husband of One. Spending free time in writing, reading, watching sports. Love to spend time with good people instead of smart people