About the Temple of Light Project

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About the Project
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Time Lapse of Preparing the Foundation

Temple of Light Construction News

The Temple of Light at Ananda Village Will Be…

  • A spiritual power center that will uplift human consciousness
  • The spiritual home for seekers of truth worldwide
  • The fulfillment of Paramhansa Yogananda’s and his disciple, Swami Kriyananda’s vision for Worldbrotherhood Communities
  • A celebration of Ananda’s 50th Anniversary in 2019
  • An example of Paramhansa Yogananda’s inspiration to “immortalize your ideals in architecture”
  • A beacon of blessings for the world

Phases of the Temple

Total: $3,850,000

Phase 1 Planning for the Temple

  • Program development
  • Design options and selection
  • Budget estimates
Phase 2 Laying the Groundwork
  • Building permits
  • Groundbreaking event August 12, 2017
  • Site excavation
  • Site utilities

Phase 3 Building the Temple

  • Foundation
  • Framing the Temple
  • Roofing
  • Iconic blue tiles and cupola
  • Windows and doors
  • Stucco
  • Building utilities

Phase 4 Finishing Touches

  • External and internal finishes
  • Flooring
  • Sidewalks
  • Landscaping
  • Paving
  • Temple Dedication and 50th Anniversary of Ananda, summer 2019