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Temple History
Quad City Hindu Temple - Future Plans
Welcome to the Quad City Hindu Temple (QCHT) in Rock Island, IL. The QC Hindu Temple began as an idea in the basement of the house of Dr. Lokanatham Gumidyala, where several Hindu community leaders met on December 2, 2001. A few days later on January 12th, 2002, the first official meeting of the yet-to-be-born Quad City Hindu Temple, several leaders again expressed the need to have a Hindu temple in the Quad Cities.
From those historic meetings, the QCHT evolved into an eight thousand square-foot modern facility with space for prayers and community events. The transformation is marked with several milestones, successes, disappointments, and above all, sheer perseverance. The QC Hindu Temple is a testimony to the strength of willpower of all Hindus and people of other faiths, who contributed generously in countless ways. The 7294 square-foot temple houses multiple deities including Balaji, Radha Krishna, Sita Rama, Narasimha, Siva, Parvathi, Vinayaka and Murugan.
The Grand Opening of the Temple is scheduled for Saturday, April 28th during the Nutana Utsava Murthi Samprokshana ceremonies being held from April 27th to 29th, 2007. We invite you to join the celebrations and receive blessings of God.
The QC Hindu Temple is supported by donations from hundreds of Hindus from all over the world. It has become a reality due to the efforts of dozens of volunteers, who dedicated countless hours to the design, fundraising, construction, and other activities. The Board of the QCHT salutes the volunteers for their devotion. The QC Hindu Temple is dedicated to all people of the world. The QCHT is open and free for all.
The Quad City Hindu Temple is a not-for-profit religious organization registered in the State of Illinois.
Timeline
Jan 2002: A wooded ten-acre lot is selected in Rock Island, IL.
Jul 3, 2002: Quad City Hindu Temple is registered as a NFP with Secretary of State of IL.
Jul 17, 2002: Land was purchased.
Sep 13, 2002: First QCHT fundraising.
Oct 10, 2003: Ground Breaking (Bhoomi Pooja).
Apr 27, 28 & 29, 2007: Grand Opening (Nutana Utsava Murthi Samprokshana).
Jul 30, 31, Aug 1,2 & 3, 2008: Prana Prathishta & Maha Kumbhabhishekam.
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Quad City Hindu Temple
Address: 9801 14th St W, Rock Island, IL 61201 (Near Ridgewood Elementary School)
Phone: 309-787-HIND (4463)
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