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Daniel Andrews visits Sankat Mochan Temple

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By SAT News Desk

Melbourne, 1 December: The Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews today had a first-hand experience of Indian hospitality laced with spiritual vitality and devotion. He was on a visit to the Sankat Mochan Temple, Huntingdale with Member for Oakleigh, Steve Dimopoulos, MP, where they were welcomed by Mr. Arvind Srivastava, Mrs. Sunila Srivastava along with an array of devotees.

The guests were taken around the temple premises and the Premier took a keen interest in it and inquired and listened to the plans to improve facilities at the place of worship. Aarti was performed and the Premier honored with the traditional shawl by the temple priest.

Addressing the august gathering Mr. Srivastava detailed the Hindu spiritual traditions and the various activities of the Sankat Mochan Temple.

Hon. Daniel Andrews in his speech said, “I was delighted to visit the Sankat Mochan Temple and see the fantastic work it does as one of the best supporters of our local Indian community.”

He advised the Sankat Mochan Samiti (the committee that runs the temple) to wisely and in detail draw up the plans for the temple’s expansion which would help the State government to look into the matter.

The Premier then mixed with the devotees and posed for pictures while having Indian snacks.