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DALLAS, TEXAS, July 22, 2001: For over ten years the North and South Indian congregation have worshipped at the Hindu Temple in Irving. Deciding that the building needed to reflect their culture, the devotees expect to spend US$2.1 million dollars in the next few years. The first significant addition is a gopuram in honor of Lord Ganesha. Twelve other Gopurams will be constructed in the future including ones dedicated to Lord Muruga, Vishnu, Brahma, and Lord Siva. Internally, ornate archways are being constructed in front of the temple Murthis. Skilled craftsmen from India (silpis) are transforming the temple into a traditional structure. Other future plans include a youth center, meditation hall and a senior citizen centre.