Massive Expansion Complete At San Jose Sikh Temple

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A Sikh flag.

A Sikh flag.

SAN JOSE (KCBS) – Thousands were on hand Sunday in San Jose for the re-opening of a greatly expanded Sikh temple.

The San Jose Sikh Gurdwara, considered the largest and most expensive in the United States, has undergone a $20 million expansion. The new additions included a prayer hall, vegetarian kitchen, classrooms and apartments.

Many who were in attendance said they had been waiting for this day for quite some time and are glad to finally have the main temple open.

KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:

Located in the Evergreen Hills of San Jose on 40 acres of land, the first phase of the project was completed in 2004.

Although Sunday was the grand opening celebration, several more events are planned throughout the rest of April.

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