Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) -- A new Hindu Temple and Cultural Center will be opening soon in Orangeburg. The former Ford of Orangeburg building will open in March of 2017 as their new event space.

Currently in the last stage of redevelopment, it will include three banquet facilities spread over about 22,500 square feet with seating capacity of about 1,500; providing a gathering place for area Hindus, reports suggest.

A priest with the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center said, "We don't enough space, because we have major festivals on our calendar and on that day, more than 400, 500, 600 people visit the temple and they participate in our festivals."

Hinduism is the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about one billion adherents. There are about three million Hindus in the US.