Hindus Find New Home for Growing Community

February 5, 2007

Author: Jean Torkelson

Source: Rocky Mountain News


A growing Hindu community last week purchased 4 1/4 acres in Centennial and plans to build a 12,000- square-foot temple there.

"Our desire is to build a spanking new temple," said Satish V. Kumar, who represents more than 1,200 families who attend the Hindu Temple of Colorado.

The group paid $500,000 in cash for the land, located at 7200 S. Potomac St., next to the Broncos training camp, said Kumar, owner of a telecommunications firm who is in charge of fundraising.

He said the community was represented in the purchase by Stephanie Bryant of Huntington Properties.

Now plans will move into high gear to raise $2 million to construct the temple, which is expected to be well over 50 feet high and accommodate hundreds of worshippers every week. Crowds could swell to 800 to 1,000 worshippers on Hindu festival days.