The Hindu Temple of Central Texas will host the grand opening of its meditation hall (Dhyana Mandapam) Saturday afternoon and evening in Temple.

The event -- which is open to the public -- begins with a cultural program of music and dance from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, followed by the official opening of the Dhyana Mandapam from 5-6 p.m. The latter portion will also include the unveiling of 'OM' -- the sacred icon of Hinduism. The unveiling will be done by Temple Mayor Danny Dunn.

After the unveiling, Swami Shivatmananda of Chinmaya Mission Austin will lead a discourse on 'OM.' The conversation will be followed by a Garba (dance) and then dinner from 6-7 p.m.

The Hindu Temple of Central Texas is located at 4309 Midway Dr. in Temple.

Learn for about the Hindu Temple by clicking here.