We are very sad to inform you that Jairam Kakar passed away in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, today (February 2, 2018). Jairam Kakar hailed from the City of Kabul and was a very prominent member of the Afghan Hindu community. He was 65. Jairam was the president of Jairam Trading Company of Mumbai, India and was one of the pioneers in exporting of Indian goods to the international markets. Jairam is survived by his wife Sharda Kapoor Kakar, sons Jasmin Kakar and Dr. Jaikishan Kakar..., and close family members.
His final funeral rituals & cremation services will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2018 between 10AM - 12:00 PM at:
March Life Tribute Center
7601 Sandy Spring Road
Laurel, Maryland 20707 - USA
In his memory a Choutha Bethak (Parchawni Bethak) will be held on Sunday February 4, 2018 ( same day) between 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at:
The Hindu Temple of Washington Metropolitan
10001 Riggs Road
Adelphi, Maryland 20783 - USA
Phone: (301)-445-2165 or (301)-434-1000
President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan has issued an executive order to expeditiously recover the Hindu/Sikh properties from the illegal occupiers and return them to their rightful owners.
वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ ।
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥
AsaMai Hindu Temple - Washington...
With great pride and happiness we announce that Afghan Hindu Association has selected and agreed to purchase a property in the Washington Metropolitan, USA to establish the AsaMai Hindu Temple for our community in DC/MD/VA (DMV) region.
This effort would have not been possible without the cooperation and efforts of so many of our community members in last few years both in DC/MD/VA region and in NY/NJ. We congratulate the entire community for achieving this much needed milestone.
The selected property is located in Silver Springs, Maryland, USA and is already zoned as a Tax Exempt religious establishment. Please note the following:
Address: 230 Awkard lane, Silver Spring, Maryland
Purcahse Price: $429,000
Building Size: 2,240 square feet with full HVAC
Land: 2.48 acres
Seating Capacity: 80
Property Tax: 0 (Tax Exempt)
The Temple will be managed localy by DMV Committee members currently being represented by Kawal Kapoor, Nitin Mehra & Manoj Kapur with supervision and guidance from the Board & Trustees of Afghan Hindu Association.
Afghan Hindu Association has opened a bank account with Bank of America to facilitate collection of pledges, contributions and donations for purchasing the property and converting it to our Temple.
To date we have received a very enthusiastic support from our community members with contributions from the Association and pledges reaching $240,000. In coming days will be reaching out our community members to contribute towards the establishment of a memorable Temple in the DMV region. Our aim will be to minimize the amount of the mortgage financing, so we hope and request all members to contribute wholeheartedly and provide full support. We expect to finalize the mortgage requirements (if needed) and close on the property by the end of the year.
Please note that we are also reaching the end of 2017 tax year and as you all know all your contributions and donations are fully tax deductible.
As one of our members said "Life is short, make a difference". So let’s make this happen.
Congratulations to all.
Jai Mata Di
AsaMai Hindu Temple in Kabul. The City of Kabul is built around the AsaMai Mountains and a smaller AsaMai Hindu Temple at the peak of the mountains.