In tandem with the grand opening ceremony of the temple in Ayodhya, the city of Queretaro, Mexico, as it welcomed its inaugural temple dedicated to Lord Ram. The auspicious ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony, symbolizing the consecration of the deity, was presided over by an American priest.
Imported directly from India, the idols took center stage during the sacred ritual, drawing a diverse gathering of attendees from both the Indian and Mexican communities, as highlighted by statements from the Indian embassy.
The Indian embassy‘s data reveals that the Indian community in Mexico is relatively modest, numbering around 8000 individuals. Approximately one-third of this community resides in Mexico City, while the remaining members are scattered across Guadalajara, Monterrey, Cuernavaca, Queretaro, Cancun, and other locales.
While a substantial portion of the community comprises IT professionals, the diversity extends to include executives from both Indian and international companies, academicians, and businesspersons, primarily engaged in pharmaceuticals, textiles, and garment industries.
The foundation for community cohesion was laid in 2016 with the establishment of the ‘Indian Association of Mexico (IAM),’ locally registered and garnering significant membership and community support, according to insights shared by the Indian Embassy.
As Queretaro embraces its newfound cultural landmark, the introduction of the Lord Ram temple stands as a testament to the unity and shared heritage celebrated by both the Indian and Mexican communities. The ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony not only signifies a spiritual milestone but also serves as a symbol of cultural exchange and harmony in the heart of Mexico.