January 27, 2007
Devotees gathered in Atlanta, GA, on Saturday, January 27, 2007, to celebrate the placement of the first stone of the Shikhars (spires) atop the traditional Hindu Mandir under construction. The ceremony took place on this momentous morning in the presence of sadhus, volunteers, and well-wishers from across the southeastern United States. After the pujan of the stones, they were lifted by a crane and installed on the mandir's roof.
This Shikharbaddh Mandir is one of the three structures being built on the site in Atlanta. The construction of a Family Activity Center and Sant Nivas has also begun. With over 75 percent of the mandir already constructed, dedicated volunteers of all ages are working diligently to finish in time for the August inaugural ceremony, which will be in the presence of Param Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj. The dedication to this project is evident in the thousands of man-hours volunteers devote each month.