Source: News 8 Austin
On February 24, 2005 News 8 Austin reported, "the Hindu Community has taken a major step to bring a temple to Austin. It took a long time planning and securing money for the land but on Wednesday the ground was broken in East Travis County. The groundbreaking ceremony was three years in the making. But Austin’s 11,000 Hindu families now have 76 acres just north of Austin to build a temple and activity centers... So far they have raised $200,000 for Phase One of the project and they’ll need $550,000 to complete the first part of the project."