Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple History
HISTORY THROUGH PICTURES
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Parama Pujya Sri Swamiji met with Dallas and Houston Satsang groups on August 11th, Saturday 2007 at Datta Temple, Baton Rouge. Sri Swamiji directed devotees at that gathering to find land in Dallas to build Marakata Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple. This will become the only Marakata (Jade) stone idol in North America/Europe.
THE LAND SEARCH
The search for land began in August 2007 immediately after Sri Swamiji's darshan in Baton Rouge. As the land search began, many thought that the process would take time. However, due to Swamiji's will, the land was found by the end of September and purchased in January 2008. Swamiji had strictly advised that no land should be purchased until all necessary city zonings and approvals were obtained.
The land for the Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple is located in the city of Frisco. Frisco is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation and has grown to 100,000 over the last 10 years. The city is home to a diverse group of people and as mentioned by Sri Swamiji in Baton Rouge, the land is situated next to a church, across from a school, and in the heart of a residential area. Sri Swamiji blessed the land in April 2008 during his short visit to Dallas.
Construction of the 10,000 square ft building, parking lot, boundary wall and road expansion began in September 2008. During the construction phase, a trailer was rented to serve as a temporary Temple for the Hanuman devotees in the metroplex. A beautiful pink Hanuman from Jaipur - beloved by the Trinidad devotees for many years was sent to Frisco by Sri Swamiji - showered blessings upon devotees in the Temple trailer. Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple was also blessed with an enchanting 5ft tall Hanuman sculpture on Friday, April 11, 2008 - just in time for the first Hanuman Jayanti celebrations by the temple.
INAUGURATION OF HANUMAN CULTURAL CENTER
On 3rd July 2009 even as the Construction was in the final stages, Sri Swamiji decided to inaugurate Hanuman Cultural Centre of Sri Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple on this auspicious occasion of Aashaadha Shukla Ekdashi (Popularly known as Saayana Ekadashi or Prathama Ekadashi). Being a Friday of Aashaadha Maasa added importance to the day. Praana Pratishta of Lord Hanuman Idol in the Prayer Hall of the the Cultural Center was performed on 12th July 2009.