History

Date Event
May 6, 1983 First letter sent to community. Click here to read it.
September 2, 1989 First organizational meeting to form a Society to build a Temple.
October 27, 1989 Hindu Society of North East Florida (HSNEF) incorporated
August 22, 1991 Society accorded tax exempt charitable organization status by the IRS
August 29, 1991 First congregation held at the Jewish Community Alliance
May 1, 1994 Park Street,Orange Park property purchased
September 9, 1994 Inauguration of Temple
October 1996 Constitution and Bylaws adopted
January 1, 1997 First elected Board & Executive Committee take office
April 4, 1998 Temple gets a full-time priest
April 30, 1999 Rath yatra to welcome Lord Ganesha
September 12, 1999 Lord Ganesha sthapana
September 16, 1999 10th Anniversary celebration of the Formation of HSNEFL
May 14, 2000 Utsav murthys installed
October 15, 2002 Greenland property purchased.
October 25, 2003 Shilanyas ceremony at Greenland property
March 27, 2007 Greenland Temple inauguration
January 1, 2010 First Executive-Board and Advisory Council take office
March 24, 2011 Adjacent property purchased for Temple expansion
September 22, 2017 Temple welcomes the second ordained full time Priest to better meet the growing needs of the Congregation
March 13-24, 2019 Kumbh Mela Pushkar Utsav Grand Collective worship celebration to mark 12 years of very fruitful years
October 16-20, 2019 Umiya Mataji and Navagraha Idols Pratishtapana
October 23, 2020 New Car Parking Facility Inauguration
March 23-27, 2022 Pratishtapana of Lakshmi and Uma Maheswara Utsava Murthi