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Las Vegas Hindu Temple History, Chronology of Events

Las Vegas Hindu Temple Timings:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Las Vegas Hindu Temple History:

The Las Vegas Hindu Temple was established in April 2001. A group of motivated people in 1994, who had converted Las Vegas into their home, felt the need for a place of worship and practice of Sanatana Dharma in their adopted land. They had already begun to meet in small groups in different houses to carry out the tenders and festivals that are usually held. They met and established a non-profit society called The Hindu Society of Nevada and began raising funds for the land and later the construction of the Temple. The land was purchased from the current site in 1997. The construction of the temple began in 2000 and was completed in 2001. Panditji Gopal Krishna Panchangam was the first priest to perform several ceremonies in the Temple since its inauguration in April 2001. With the years ago, the Navagraha Temple and the Priest Residences were built with generous donations from the Las Vegas community. In 2012, Panditji Brijesh Kumar Raval started bidding at the Temple. The community of Las Vegas continues to grow and in 2016, Panditji Vishnuvardhana Chakrapanachar started working in the temple doing various offers.

Hindu Temple of Las Vegas

Now the temple administration is focusing on turning the courtyard into an event room to celebrate weddings and other celebrations for devotees, complete the sidewalk for additional parking and build a Hanuman Mandir.

The mission of the Hindu Temple in Las Vegas is to transmit an eternal place of worship to future generations to understand Hinduism and Sanathan Dharma. This temple of God will foster the religious, moral and spiritual growth of children and adults based on Hindu and Jain scriptures by celebrating Hindu traditions and preserving Indian culture. It is the moral duty of every devotee to participate and promote the mission of our Temple. Be generous and donate. Your gift will be celebrated for generations …..

Las Vegas Hindu Temple Chronology of Events:

1994: Idea for Temple conceived by members of the Indian Community.

Ad Hoc committee established consisting of Ranjit Jain, Dipak Desai and Jaldeep Daulat.

1995: Hindu Society of Nevada established

By-Laws and Constitution was formed and Tax exempt status obtained

First community fundraiser held in June 1995 that raised $430,000

1996: Extensive search for site. Existing building or land to build new Temple

1997: 5 acres of Land purchased in the Arbors village in Summerlin for $295,000

Temple planning and design committee formed with Pravin Bakrania, Himanshu Shroff and Dilip Trivedi as members

Architect Sashi Patel from Pittsburgh, who had extensive experience designing Hindu Temples was hired by Hindu

Society of Nevada to design Hindu Temple of Las Vegas

1998: Second community fundraiser held on June 7th. Community pledged $300,000

1999: VTN Company of Nevada Engineers and other consultants worked on the Temple infrastructure plans

2000: Traditional ground breaking ceremony (Bhoomi Puja) performed on April 21st according to Hindu scriptures by

Sri Krishnamacharyulu Samudrala, Priest from Maliby Temple in Los Angeles.

A second ground breaking ceremony performed on May 6th by Bhanu Joshi, local priest.

Building Permit issued by City of Las Vegas on May 26th to start construction by General Contractor M.G. Fauci

2001: Order placed for Temple Moorthies (marble statues of Hindu and Jain Gods)

Sri Gopala Krishna Panchangam hired from India to the Panditji at the Temple

Opening ceremonies for Utsav Moorthies Prana Pratishtha on April 27-29

Main Temple Moorthies – Maha Prana Pratishtha on October 26-28

1st Raffle held on September 8th

Jain Prana Pratishtha was held on November 3-4

2002: 1st Anniversary Celebration on April 26-28. Sri Balaji and Sri Lakshman Prana Pratishtha

2nd raffle held on September 7th

2003: 2nd Anniversary Celebration

4th fundraiser held on November 4th

2004: 3rd Anniversary Celebration

4th fundraiser held in August

2005: 4th Anniversary Celebration

Navagraha Mandir Project Construction – Project Manager Gondy Bhaskar Rao

Bhoomi Pooja for Navagraha Mandir was performed on April 30th

5th fundraiser held on September 30th

2006: 5th Anniversary Celebration

Navagraha Mandir Prana Pratishtha on March 31, April 1-2

Prana Pratishtha for Sri Balaji Ornaments – Kiritam (crown) and Vadranam (belt)

6th fundraiser held in September

2007: 6th Anniversary Celebration

Prana Pratishtha for Sri Balaji Ornaments – Abhaya Hastam (left hand), Shanku (horn), Chakra (discuss),

Kati Hastam (right hand), Swarna Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi Necklace – April 28-30

Block wall on East side of Temple completed. Project Manager Rao Gondy

2008: 7th Anniversary Celebration

Prana Pratishtha for Sri Balaji Ornaments – Makara Thornam (garland), Namam (tilak),

Naga Bharanam (snake head bangle), Kanta Bharnam (necklace), padalu (feet) – April 25-27

Phase II Project – Panditji Residence, Basement Hall and Main Temple remodel – Project Manager Rao Gondy

Chandi Havan performed at the Temple for the first time with 9 priests on October 31 – November 1

2009: 8th Anniversary Celebration

Sri Mahalakshmi Homam on April 25-26

Tree Planting Ceremony (Banyan Tree and Bodhi Tree) on June 18

Phase II Project – Panditji Residence, Basement Hall and Main Temple Remodel – completed on August 16

2010: 9th Anniversary Celebration

Sri Lakshmi Narayan Homam

2011: 10th Anniversary Celebration

Sankata Nasana Ganapathi Yanthra Pooja Homam on April 30 – May 1

Spring Mela for 10th Anniversary

Solar Panels Project – $350,000 Grant from NV Energy – Project Manager Rao Gondy

2012: Panditji Brijesh Kumar Raval hired as the 2nd Priest from Ahmedabad, India

11th Anniversary Celebration

Phase III Project – Panditji Residence and Kitchen Upgrade – Project Manager Rao Gondy

2013: Phase III Project – Panditji Residence and Kitchen Upgrade Completed

12th Anniversary Celebration – Sri Chakra Puja

2014: 13th Anniversary Celebration – All Moorti abhishekam

2015: 14th Anniversary Celebrations –

Las Vegas Hindu Temple Address:

1701 Sageberry Dr,
Las Vegas,
NV 89144, USA
Phone: +1 702-304-9207

Las Vegas Hindu Temple Phone Numbers:

Main Temple: 702-304-9207
Chairman: Ram G. Janga 702-274-3630
President: Harish R Nagelly 508-292-5389
Treasurer: Preetha Sanwal 702-235-3544
Secretary: Paresh Joshi 702-498-2439
Manager: Kamlesh Bhartwaj 702-304-9207

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