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Granite Temple Master Plan Approved!

2021-01-22T19:39:38+00:00

Granite Temple Master Plan Approved by Town Board In a marathon meeting on Tuesday, Dec 15th, 2020, the Town of Rush Planning Board reviewed our detailed plans for the site, utilities, grading, lighting and landscape, and the environmental impact assessment, and provided their approval. Our thanks to our structural engineer Larry Heininger, PE, PMP of Margues and Associates, our architect Ashok Mungara, and various temple construction committee members who put in many long hours to make this possible. LEARN MORE

Granite Temple Master Plan Approved!2021-01-22T19:39:38+00:00

$2.5M: New Milestone Reached in Granite Temple Fundraising

2021-01-22T19:38:40+00:00

$2.5M: New Milestone Reached in Granite Temple Fundraising We are pleased to report that USD 2.5M has now been raised for the new temple! This includes USD 40K from the recent Facebook Giving Tuesday fundraiser as well as USD 1.1M in pledges. This has been possible only with the generous support of our donors, and we are one step closer to our goal of raising USD $15M by 2023. For more information, please visit the Granite Temple page. LEARN MORE

$2.5M: New Milestone Reached in Granite Temple Fundraising2021-01-22T19:38:40+00:00

Updated Master Plan Requested by Town Planning Board

2021-01-22T19:37:15+00:00

Updated Master Plan Requested by Town Planning Board On Oct 20th, 2020, we presented the updated master plan and Phase I plan to the town planning board. We have been asked to provide additional details of the master plan in order to the board to grant approval of the master plan. Once approved, we will be able to break the construction up into phases per our convenience, as opposed to requesting board approval separately for each phase. We are working on updated master plan drawings to present at the town meeting in December. LEARN MORE [...]

Updated Master Plan Requested by Town Planning Board2021-01-22T19:37:15+00:00

New Photos of Carving Work in Tamil Nadu

2021-01-22T19:33:21+00:00

New Photos of Carving Work at Devakottai, Tamil Nadu Although the Covid-19 pandemic has caused some logistical challenges, we are continuing to discuss details of foundation design and the Ganapati temple construction, together with our Houston-based architect and local structural engineers. Discussions are proceeding via video-conference. As Town of Rush planning meetings have been postponed due to Covid-19, our meeting with the Town Board is temporarily postponed. LEARN MORE

New Photos of Carving Work in Tamil Nadu2021-01-22T19:33:21+00:00

New Ganapati Sannidhi

2023-08-22T02:18:29+00:00

New Sri Vidya Ganapati Sannidhi We've signed a contract with Padmasri M. Muthaih Sthapathi to commence carving of the Ganapati sannidhi. The mula Ganapati, which is currently in the inner sanctum, will be moved there. In addition to the Pledge options, new Divine Square Foot and Brick Sponsorships have been introduced, providing an easy way for anyone to help support this noble project. LEARN MORE

New Ganapati Sannidhi2023-08-22T02:18:29+00:00

Pledges Towards Sannidhis Now Being Accepted

2021-01-22T19:24:56+00:00

Pledges Towards Sannidhis Now Being Accepted We are now accepting pledges towards the main temple structures. Those who have filled out the Registration of Interest form earlier are requested to fill out the new pledge form to make a pledge on behalf of yourself, your family or your group. MAKE A PLEDGE

Pledges Towards Sannidhis Now Being Accepted2021-01-22T19:24:56+00:00

Phase I Ganapati Temple Plans Now Complete

2021-01-22T19:20:40+00:00

Phase I Ganapati Temple Plans Now Complete Preliminary plans for the temple property, the granite temple, and Phase I of temple construction – a stand-alone Ganapati temple than then be extended into the full temple – are now available. Phase I is expected to cost USD 1.5 – 2M and your support in the form of pledges, one time or monthly contributions is greatly appreciated. LEARN MORE

Phase I Ganapati Temple Plans Now Complete2021-01-22T19:20:40+00:00

Padmasri Muthiah Sthapati Visits the Temple

2021-01-10T20:22:22+00:00

A Visit from Our Award-Winning Sthapati In June 2017, we organized a visit to our temple by Sri Muthiah Sthapati, a renowned expert in Hindu temple architecture who has designed many Hindu temples around the world. This includes more than 32 temples in the USA, among them the Meenakshi temple in Houston and the Ganesh temple in Flushing, NY. He has received numerous awards and honors including the “Padmashri” by the President of India. He also serves as the Advisor Sthapati for the Government of Tamil Nadu and oversees all official temple projects in the state. Sri Muthiah Sthapati [...]

Padmasri Muthiah Sthapati Visits the Temple2021-01-10T20:22:22+00:00
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