We are a group of people in Southwest Florida, who believe that Hinduism, the world’s oldest religion, embodies eternal values (Sanatan Dharma) relevant to all individuals who seek answers to life’s problems and mysteries.
In 1990, a group of people started with prayer meetings in individual’s homes. As the community grew, funds were raised for the purchase of land. After much effort land was finaly purchased in 2004 and the group gathered on the land to pray in an outdoor Temple.
Finally in 2008, sufficient funds were raised to begin construction of a 8,500 sq ft Temple. The ground breaking ceremony took place on 20 January 2008, an unusually chilly day for southern Florida.
Thereafter, construction started in ernest and it was decided to install 3 deities : Shiva Parivar, Ganesh and Sri Krishna. Expert Shilpis in India worked on each section of the granite mandaps designed by Padmashree Muthia Stapathi for the deities. The mandaps were then assembled on site. After a 3 year wait the 8,500 sq ft Temple building was finally completed and Pranapratishta / Kumbhaabhishekam took place on 11 June 2011.
Temple Gallery provides gimps of celebration of vibrant festivals. It will take you to the divine experience.Temple Gallery
Hinduism recognises three faces of God : Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the preserves) and Shiva (the destroyer). Lord Shiva is known by many names. As the god of destruction, he is Rudra, (the Red One), as the Lord of Mount Kailash, his Abode in the Himalayas, he is Kailasanathar. As the Ultimate Reality, he is Purusha, or Iswara, himself, as the Lord of the beings, He is known as Pasupatinath, as the consort of Uma, the Mother Goddess, He is known as Umapathi. Partenered by his wife Parvati and worshipped by his children Ganesha and Kartikeya, he became a symbol of the ideal householder to his devotees despite his well known image as the ideal ascetic.Read More
Hinduism is often mistakenly regarded as a religion full of little understood rituals and incantations. However, Hinduism is uniquely important in...Read More