Temple History

The Need to Build a New Temple

It all started in summer of 2005 when few friends who were active in DFW Hindu temple either as Board of Trustees or Executive committee members gathered for chanting Lalitha Sahasranamam at the residence of Mr. Manmadhan and Ms. Radha Nair. Among these friends were Late Dr. K.N.P Krishnaraj, Mr. Rajan Rathnasabapathy, Mr. Magaral Sridharan, Mrs. Rajee Venkatram, and Mr. Manmadhan Nair.

The need for a Hindu Temple in the Plano area for serving the North Texas area was discussed at length. It was agreed that there was a critical mass of Hindus living in this area for building a temple. The concept was discussed with many friends outside and conducted many follow up meetings in the Plano Public Libraries.

The meeting held on September 11, 2005, appointed a committee of ten Volunteers to handle the registration of the Hindu Temple of North Texas as a non-profit Organization and decided Sri Ganesha as the main deity of the Temple.

Temple Opens in Plano

In March 2006, the temple was started at 910 West Parker Road, Suite 340, Plano, TX, just minutes from Highway 75. The temple opened for Hindu religious services with the Prana Prathishtapana of Sri Ganesha and Lord Shiva. In November 2006, Prana Prathishtapana of Sri Murugan with consorts Valli and Devyani was performed. During Summer 2007, Prana Prathishtapanas of several deities were performed – Guruvayur Sri Krishna, Sri Ayyappa, Sri Hanuman, Sri Durga and Sri Venkateswara, along with Sri Devi, Bhu Devi and Parivara Devathas Sri Sudarsana and Sri Garuda.

With tremendous encouragement and support from devotees, 10 acres of land was acquired at 6428 & 6508 K-Ave, Plano, TX.  The location is also less than thirty seconds from the Legacy exit off Highway 75. 

Finding a Permanent Location (10 Acres)

Sri Ganesha Temple’s five-year plan includes construction of a permanent temple and installation of granite idols of the deities, a Learning Center, a Cultural Resource Center and a Kalyana Mantapam. The Ganesha Temple was relocated to 6508 K-Avenue in November 2009 from the Parker Road  location. The deities were carried in a procession from Parker Road to Ave K with great religious fervor.

Ever since 2006, Sri Ganesha Temple has been catering to the religious and spiritual needs of Hindus in North Texas. We always have a minimum of two resident priests, full time Front Desk Coordinators to address the needs of our devotees. This has been an exciting journey of the temple project marked by the tireless dedication and generous support of devotees.