Source: Omaha World-Herald
On July 12, 1999, the Omaha World-Herald reported that ground had been broken for a new addition to the Hindu temple in Omaha, Nebraska. The temple, which is housed in a converted restaurant, will be transformed to look like an authentic Indian temple with two towers and intricately-carved brick. Since the Omaha congregation was first organized in December of 1994, more than 700 names have been added to the mailing list and attendance at Sunday pujas has risen from 25 to 100. The congregation has also just hired a full-time priest, who will arrive sometime this summer and will be able to keep the temple open on a daily basis.