Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Of DFW

Temple Projects

Please see the list of projects planned in 2023 and beyond. Thank you for your continued support with your generous and voluntary contributions.

Project 1: Parking Lot Expansion to provide 86 additional spaces

Timeline: By Dec 2023

Estimated Cost: $200,000 (construction, landscaping & permitting fees)

Justification: Currently, the temple has approximately 127 parking spaces (as shown below) including the ones for handicap access and parking on the west of the temple. Given the steady increase in devotees visiting the temple on Thursdays and festival days, we are having to use additional parking located at Republic Title. This is causing a lot of inconvenience to our devotees.

Status: This project has been designed by our architect and site plans have been submitted to the City of Plano for approval. The general contractor for this project has been down selected and project will commence as soon as we receive approval from the City. 

Project 2: New Carport for Vaahana/Vehicle Puja

Timeline: By Nov 2023

Estimate Cost: $15,000

Justification: Currently, our priests are performing vaahana or vehicle puja based on devotee need/request on the west side of the temple parking lot (towards Republic Title building). It becomes challenging to perform this puja during severe weather conditions (cold winters and hot summers months). The proposed carport will have covered space or enclosure (top and sides) to help with weather conditions. 

Status: This project has been designed by our architect and site plans have been approved by the City of Plano. We have recently down selected a contractor for this project and it will be executed soon.   

Project 3: Vasthu Sthanas

Timeline: Dec 2023 to 1Q 2024

Estimated Cost: $60,000

Justification: Back in 2019, during the construction of our new temple, our Vasthu consultant had suggested the installation of 4 specific deities in designated locations for the continued welfare and growth of the temple. Due to other priorities and budget constraints, we were unable to execute this project at that time. 

Status: This project has been conceptually designed by our architect and site plans have been submitted to the City of Plano for their review and approval. Hanuman ji will be placed on the North-West corner (Point #1) with the deity facing east, Dhana Lakshmi ji will be located in the North-East corner (Point #2) with the deity facing south, Ganesha ji will be located in the South-West corner (Point #3) with the deity facing east and Subramanya or Karthikeya ji in the South-East corner (point #4) with the deity facing north. Our Vastu consultant has custom designed these 4 idols back in 2019 and the idols were sculpted in India according to his specifications. We have received these Vastu idols and this project will be launched as soon as we get city approval. 

Other Major Projects in the Pipeline:

  1. Gopuram and Temple Indianization – Estimated Budget = $400,000; Tentative Timeline = 2024
    • Add Shirdi style main gopuram
    • Other required small gopurams
    • Indianization
  2. Prasaadalayam and Community Event Hall – Estimated Budget = $4,000,000; Timeline = TBD
    • Large event hall to host community and cultural events
    • Large kitchen to prepare prasadam
    • Multipurpose hall for dining