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Hindu Mandir 16th Anniversary Celebrations

Hindu Mandir of Las Vegas invites you to join the community to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the Hindu Temple and Jain Center of Las Vegas on Sunday, April 30th, 2017

2017 marks the 17th year of Hindu Mandir in Las Vegas and, as usual, please join in an annual ritual to celebrate the Mandir anniversary with family and friends. 

Temple – 16th Anniversary Celebrations on
Sunday, April 30th – Rudra Yantra Puja
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Freshly prepared lunch immediately followed by religious services (around noon)
Lunch provided by the Nevada Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
Location – Hindu Temple and Jain Center of Las Vegas 
1701 Sageberry Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89144 
Phone: 702-304-9207  For further information, Please visit

 For further assistance and sponsoring a special puja on this important occasion, please call Mandir Pandit Ji Brijesh Rawal at 702-480-8392.


Background & Historical Perspective: It was in the early nineties when few early settlers and active families from the Indian community floated an idea of having a Hindu Mandir for the prosperous and growing Hindu community of Las Vegas.  The constructive brainstorming and ideas turned into a dream, which ultimately resulted in embracing a future plan for the local Hindu Mandir.  With that mindset and determination, the Hindu Society of Nevada was registered with the Nevada Secretary of State as a non-profit entity in September 1994.

Mandir Grand Opening Ceremony with then- Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. April 2001

The first community meeting and a fundraiser dinner was held at the Masonic Lodge in mid-nineties.   At the meeting, the attendees had an enthusiasm, passion, and determination to build a first Hindu Mandir in the State of Nevada.  Over 400 excited community members packed the hall and committed the financial and non-financial resources to support and build the Mandir.  Although the tickets were only $50 per person but over $250,000 was committed that evening to move on with the project at the earliest. Seeing the enthusiastic support for the Mandir, the founders’ committee debated on how to acquire land, location and should the community approach BLM for cheap land or just buy the required real estate from the open market.  Around the same time, the master-planned Summerlin development was at the conceptual stage and the current location, 5 Acre (net 4.25 acre), was acquired in March 1997 in the name of Hindu Society of Nevada, for $297,000 from the Howard Hughes corporation as the land was specifically zoned for religious purposes.  

The third fundraiser – a black tie optional dinner – started on the controversial note as the management, especially Dipak Desai, decided to raise the ticket prices to $250 per person.  The fourth, fifth and sixth fundraiser divided the community and the whole event was labeled as for the Physicians, by the Physicians and of the Physicians as the ticket prices were kept at $250 per person with platinum sponsorships going for $10,000.  The last formal fundraiser, held in 2006, brought in over $250,000 on a pretext to build a community center on a vacant land at the Temple.  Architectural drawings were displayed to generate additional donations.  Click here for the last formal (2006) fund raising pictures.  Click here to continue reading….

This year, Mandir is holding a health fair organized by the local chapter of the Physicians of Indian Origin.

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