A nearly 15,000-square-foot ornamental temple has been proposed at 1431 Hwy. 109, near its juncture with Old Eatherton Road and Babler Park Drive on a 5.72-acre site owned by the Geeta Ramayan Group of St. Louis. The facility is to be known as the Durga Temple of St. Louis.
According to its website, “the Geeta Ramayan Group of St. Louis is an all-volunteer, non-political, tax-deductible charitable organization registered in Missouri. Its founding members first met in the late 1960s when the Indian population of St. Louis consisted of only a group of students and a few families.”
Today, the group’s Durga Temple’s literature notes that there is a growing number of Indian-Americans residing in Wildwood and surrounding cities. The temple is being proposed to be a primary center of Hindu religious and cultural activities in the St. Louis Metro area.