HINDU TEMPLE OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS              NIRVANA GARDENS                          CITY OF WEST PEORIA 



Directions to Hindu Temple of Central Illinois

Located at 4210 W. Temple Hill Road

FARMINGTON ROAD AND CREEK ROAD TO TEMPLE HILL ROAD INTERSECTION

REMAINS CLOSED

TAKE I 474 to AIRPORT RD EXIT

TURN RIGHT and GO PAST HARMON HWY INTERSECTION TO

CREEK ROAD INTERSECTION

TURN LEFT WHERE IT SAYS ROAD CLOSED;

TEMPLE HILL ROAD IS A MILE FROM THAT INTESECTION 

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Register to sponsor Temple Poojas : 

http://www.hinduheritage.org/event-1969800


Register to schedule Family Sacraments:

 Click here to register 

Temple Facility renting is now made easy

http://www.hinduheritage.org/event-2908041

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LET US MAKE OUR GOD'S HOME DEBT FREE AGAIN/WE ARE 

ALMOST THERE!!

MOOLA VIGRAHA ABHISHEKA FOR LORD GANESHA THIS 

SUNDAY (DEC 1) at 11 AM. 

Greetings!

Namasthe.

The first two phases of our Temple's construction were completed with Temple's Prana Prathistapana in 2005 with a total cost of $1.5 Million and nearly $500,000 debt. The debt was paid off in 2008 thanks to the generosity and commitment by our devotees.

The Temple was debt free for nearly 10 years. 

Major change to our Temple campus was unveiled as 

Temple's Vision 2020 in the year 2009

Nearly 10 years later, we have accomplished all of the elements of Vision 2020 (please see below) with the exception of creating ponds (which will be constructed after the major upgrade to Farmington Road and Kickapoo Creek Road intersection is completed and as part of 

Temple's Vision 2030-to be announced as soon as Temple becomes debt free again!). 

We spent $3 Million on Vision 2020 projects and

we are delighted to announce that our debt is down to $120,000. 

We want to pay off this debt as soon as we can and 

make our God's home debt free again.  

For many years, most of Temple's fundraising has been through volunteering devotees sponsoring Temple Festivals/ Poojas or doing seva to serve food and raise funds. We suggest we continue to do this:

 http://hinduheritage.wildapricot.org/event-1969800/Registration

Each one of us can contribute what we can to make the debt paid off. No amount is small. Please make donations dated by Dec 31 to make year end donations count for tax deductibility. 

If you would like to contribute stocks, please call 309-671-5668 and talk to one of our Priests for further instructions. 

On line donations through Temple's website are welcome. 

Simply drop off a check In Temple's hundi when you visit the Temple 

or mail a check payable to HTCI PO Box 3601, Peoria Ill 61612.

We see 600 devotees read our emails regularly and each were to contribute $200, we can begin the new year debt free!!! 


Sincerely, 

Temple Board of Volunteers


Temple's Vision 2020 has come true

Temple Hill Road

The 3000 feet (.6 mile or 1 Km) long road with curb and gutter and storm inlets on both sides runs from Kickapoo Creek Road to Temple parking lot with beautiful hilly terrain and ravines opened on July 15, 2018. 

With Temple Hill Road officially open, we have installed a gate at Prairie Lane which will be used only for emergency purposes. Temple traffic is bypassing Prairie Lane and thereby returning the neighborhood to pre-temple days as desired by our neighbors.

Ring Road around the Temple and Parking lot 

We now have a paved ring road around the Temple, encompassing the Temple, Yagashala and parking lot.  Also, the L shaped extension of the current parking lot and the larger northern extension are paved are paved to provide enough parking for 315 cars. This is a much needed addition for our special festivals/occasions. 

Temple's Mahadwara addition with Gopuram

The two story addition with Gopuram is finally finished with an arched stairwell with limestone cap. The addition is integrated with Yagashala with added brick stair steps and side walk. The Yagashala is being extended with a brick walkway to the ring road. The new Gopuram with Om Chakra medallions and Gold plated Kalashams complements Sanctum Gopuram. The Sanctum Gopuram has new borders, painted to match Mahadwara Gopuram. 

Sanctum's expansion into Auditorium and Entrance Hall 

The upstairs entrance hall (1000 sq.ft area) is now the home of Jaya and Vijaya. It opens into Sanctum Auditorium, which now with tiled floor is the home of Navagraha Devatas and can host many diverse devotee gatherings. The Jaya/Vijaya hall with its tall tower windows and circle top entrance door and circle top windows is truly Temple's sun room and green room. The hall has panoramic view of Temple grounds including arched stairwell, Yagashala and ring road. 

The lower level hall in the Mahadwara addition  

This hall (1000 sq.ft.) will be used as a multi purpose hall (class room/lecture hall/yoga room/extension of dining area as it adjoins the kitchen). With its independent entrance, this room can host smaller gatherings for family sacraments. 

Improvements to Yagashala and its surroundings

The Bali Peetam and Dwaja Peetam were dismantled and re installed to achieve alignment with the center line of the Temple. This was a much needed improvement. With the mahadwara addition stairwell leading into Yagashala, a drain tile was installed to divert the water from Yagashala and its walls. The old storm water retention pond has been filled and the ring road is in place to surround the Yagashala. Temple's Rath Path now surrounds the Yagashala. Much of the adjacent land has been cleared to develop a beautiful grassy/ timber garden (Niravana Vana) in the near future.     

New 8 inch Water Line

The 8 inch water line that runs from Farmington Road main, under Kickapoo Creek and Creek Road and along Temple Hill Road is now pressurized and connected to fire hydrant by the Temple and a new fire hydrant at Prairie Lane entrance. This brings much needed water pressure and fire protection to the entire neighborhood. The water line has been pressure tested and accepted by PVWD. 

New 10 inch Sanitary Sewer Line  

A 10 inch sewer trunk line has been constructed. It connects to the 72 inch main sewer, runs under the two railroads and across Kickapoo Creek Road and along Temple Hill Road to the Temple.  The sewer has gone through finish testing and has been approved and accepted by GPSD. The lateral to the Temple has been connected to bypass the lift station. This has been a long standing issue with periodic pump failures. This has been a must do project. 

WOW!! Temple's Vision 2020 is finally becoming a reality

We feel truly blessed!!!


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DIRECTIONS TO TEMPLE

FARMINGTON ROAD AND CREEK ROAD TO TEMPLE HILL ROAD INTERSECTION

REMAINS CLOSED

TAKE I 474 to AIRPORT RD EXIT

TURN RIGHT and GO PAST HARMON HWY INTERSECTION TO

CREEK ROAD INTERSECTION

TURN LEFT WHERE IT SAYS ROAD CLOSED;

TEMPLE HILL ROAD IS A MILE FROM THAT INTESECTION 

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SANCTUM

PROGRAMS EVERY DAY


Every Saturday: 11 am Sri Venkateshwara abhishekam

Arathi 1pm 

Every Sunday: 11 am Sri Ganapathi Abhishekam

Mahaveer Arati and Maha Arathi 12 noon 


Mondays: Rudrabhishekam at 7 PM

Tuesdays:Swaminarayana Pooja 6 PM,

Hanuman Chalisa 7:00 PM 

& Karthikeya Pooja 7:30 PM

Wednesdays: Sahasranama for Krishna at 7 PM 

Thursdays: Ramparivar Pooja and

Vishnusahasranama chanting 7PM

Fridays: Lalithasahasranama chanting 7 PM


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DIRECTIONS TO TEMPLE

FARMINGTON ROAD AND CREEK ROAD TO TEMPLE HILL ROAD INTERSECTION

REMAINS CLOSED

TAKE I 474 to AIRPORT RD EXIT

TURN RIGHT and GO PAST HARMON HWY INTERSECTION TO

CREEK ROAD INTERSECTION

TURN LEFT WHERE IT SAYS ROAD CLOSED;

TEMPLE HILL ROAD IS A MILE FROM THAT INTESECTION 

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Feb 1,  2019





 
 




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Street Address: 4224 W. Prairie Lane, Peoria, IL 61604
Mailing Address: PO Box 3601, Peoria, IL 61612-3601
Phone Number: (309) 671-5668
 contact@hinduheritage.org

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