Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
On May 29, 2004 Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, "The new Shiva (Siva) Temple in Riverdale drew more than 500 people for installation services on Saturday. After the 90-minute ceremony, worshippers ate and celebrated. Saturday's early morning rain had turned the Georgia red clay and construction sand surrounding the new temple on the hill into a gloppy paste. It squished through the barefoot toes of the more than 650 Hindu worshipers and the curious who had come for a ceremony that few — Hindu or not — would experience again in their lifetime: the consecration and installation of a deity, Lord Shiva (Siva), into a new temple."