Calif. gov attends opening of largest US Sikh temple

San Jose, USA - America's largest Sikh temple has opened following a $20 million expansion.

California Gov. Jerry Brown and San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed attended Sunday's open house of the Sikh Gurdwara-San Jose, along with clergy from other faiths. Thousands of Sikhs travelled from around Northern California for the grand opening.

The expansion includes a new prayer hall, classrooms for more than 600 children to attend religious school and apartments for temple priests and visitors.

The San Jose Mercury News reports that Brown praised the community's success.

The governor also vowed to seek justice for two Sikh men who were shot -- one of them fatally -- in a Sacramento suburb last month. Police are investigating the case as a possible hate crime.