Client: Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah
Location: South Jordan, UT
Size: 12,000 s.f.
Services: Full architectural & engineering services.
The Temple is the fulfillment of a dream for Utah Hindus to have their own place of worship. In addition it serves as a cultural forum for people of Indian origin in Utah. The motifs in the temple, including walls and towers, reflect the ancient temple architecture of India. It is built on a four acre property recently acquired by the Temple in South Jordan.
The main shrine in the Temple houses the deity of Lord Ganesha. The tower structure above this projects through the roof and reflects the architectural style of temples built in Northern India. Four other shrines in four corners of the main hall house other divinities. An area for Yagna fire ceremonies with exhaust fan hood ventilating system is included. Architectural embellishments and layout of the interior worship areas follow the prescribed laws of Hindu Temple design. The entrance gateway to the complex rises tall and reflects the unique art and architecture of ancient Temple towers in Southern India. The shrines, the vimana, and the gopuram architecture conform to Hindu Temple Architectural Codes, and are verified with the Stapathis.
The Temple is located in the central East-West axis of the property meeting the Hindu Temple Architectural Codes called, Devalaya Vaastu. The building faces east, as per prescribed tradition wherein the rays of the rising sun falls on the main sanctum. Landscaping and décor incorporate the needs of the local area and also create the serene atmosphere of a place of worship and meditation.