South Indian Style Hindu Temple in Arizona



South Indian Hindus living in Arizona, United States, is building a $1.5 million Hindu temple in South Indian Dravidian style. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is called the Maha Ganapati Temple of Arizona. The temple will also have separate sanctum sanctorum for Lord Shiva, Goddesses Parvathi, Lord Balaji, Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Subramanya and Navagrahas. The groundbreaking ceremony of the temple was held on Thursday, August 23 2007.

The temple will be true to the Dravidian style of temple architecture and will be similar to the temples found in Tamil Nadu, India. The design of the temple is based on the 10th century Chola temples in South India.

The first phase of the temple is expected to be completed in 12 to 14 months. In the first phase, the 7,600 square feet main temple, towers (Raja Gopuram and Vimana structures), sanctum sanctorum (Garbagrahas), parking spaces and roadways will be completed.

More details about the upcoming temple and about sponsoring or donating to the building of the temple can be found here.