At the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center in Bothell, “openness” is the key word.
Mani Vadari, chairman of the temple’s Board of Trustees, said the leaders of the temple have two goals: “To be the cultural hub of the Hindus in greater Seattle. And then the second major objective is what we call the temple of temples. We want to be open to everybody. We will have a Jain temple here, we will have a Buddha temple in the other wing when we have room for it, we will have Sai Baba [an Indian saint], and so on.”