Concrete Structure Growing for the Bengaluru India Temple Complex
Concrete work is progressing for the structural walls and floors of the Bengaluru India Temple and multipurpose building. The temple will rise at the north end of the site near the street and trees while the multipurpose building will stand behind it on the south end. The ground floor slab has been poured for the multipurpose building, and the first concrete columns for the superstructure are in place. Work on the temple remains below ground level.
Construction Progress on the Bengaluru India Temple Substructure
Work continues on building the massive substructure for the Bengaluru India Temple and multipurpose building, which has been under construction for 17 months. The project is similar in concept to the Bangkok Thailand Temple that also features a large annex building and an underground parking facility. The multipurpose building in Bengaluru will house a two-level meetinghouse, administrative offices, a distribution center, and patron housing.
Metro Station Added Near Bengaluru India Temple
An updated satellite view of the Bengaluru India Temple site shows the addition of a new metro station that has been under construction. The Garudacharapalya Station is part of Namma Metro (or Bangalore Metro), a rapid transit system serving the city of Bengaluru. The photograph also shows support columns at the rear side of the lot for the substructure of the complex and continued excavations closer to the street.
Site Cleared for the Bengaluru India Temple
A recent satellite view of the Bengaluru India Temple shows the cleared site for the temple and multipurpose building. The stake center and service center that previously occupied the property have been razed and removed. A construction barrier has been erected around the perimeter of the grounds, and heavy machinery is advancing the site preparation efforts.
Ground Broken for the Bengaluru India Temple
On December 2, 2020, Elder Robert K. William, an Area Seventy, presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Bengaluru India Temple. "This day would not have been possible were it not for your diligence and prayers," said Elder William. He added, "With the beginning of the construction and the future dedication of the House of the Lord, this will become a hinge point for India and India will not be the same anymore." The nearly 40,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 1.62-acre site at 2-B Whitefield Main Road, Garudachar Palya, Mahadevapura, Bengaluru. A two-level meetinghouse, administrative offices, a distribution center, and a patron housing facility will also be built on the site.
Ground to Be Broken in December for the Bengaluru India Temple
Elder Robert K. William, an Area Seventy, will preside over a groundbreaking services for the Bengaluru India Temple in December 2020. The 40,000-square-foot temple will be constructed in the Whitefield district on the 1.62-acre site of the India Service Centre and the Bengaluru India Stake Center. In addition to the temple, a two-level meetinghouse, administrative offices, distribution center, and patron housing facility will be constructed on site. In a visit to Bengaluru made by President Russell M. Nelson, less than three weeks after the announcement of the temple, he said: "The influence of the temple will be felt not only by the people here in this particular part of India, but it will bless the people of the entire nation and neighboring nations."
Official Rendering Released for the Bengaluru India Temple
The official rendering was released and location announced today for India's first temple, the Bengaluru India Temple, which will be constructed on the 1.62-acre site where India's Church offices and the stake center for the Bengaluru India Stake are located in the Whitefield neighborhood. The existing buildings will be replaced with the 38,670-square-foot temple, a two-level meetinghouse, administrative offices, a distribution center, and a patron housing facility. Project leaders will soon submit preliminary plans and applications to the local government to begin the process of approval. No date has been set yet for the groundbreaking.
Plans Well Underway for the Bengaluru India Temple
On May 19, 2019, Bishop Dean M. Davies of the Presiding Bishopric and his wife met with members at the stake center for the Bengaluru India Stake where he assured them that plans for the Bengaluru India Temple are well underway. "We hope to share details of the design and location before the end of the year," he said, encouraging members to prepare themselves to attend the temple after it is dedicated.