Mandir was started at Aston Street by Shri Vishwanath Tiwari in 2004 when he moved to Irvine area from Anaheim Hills due to lack of Mandir in this area. Mandir received great support from devotees and due to lack of space and parking problems, Mandir moved to current building on Reynolds in 2011.
Tiwari ji has lived in Southern California area since 1968. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Masters degrees in Computer Science and Systems Engineering locally. He worked as Project Manager for Bechtel Corporation, Astrodata, Burns & McDonnell, City of Anaheim and City of Glendale. His projects include Fossil and Nuclear Power Plants, Computer Hardware design, Fiber Optics Networks, Geographical Information Systems, SQL Server and Oracle databases. While with Bechtel Corporation, he managed over 200 employees.
Mandir is a non-profit California 501(c)(3) Public Religious Corporation approved by the Internal Revenue Service. All donations are Federal & State Tax deductible. All donations to the Mandir are used for meeting the Mandir expenses only and remain local. These funds do not benefit any individual or organization. Income and Expense statements prepared by qualified accounting professionals are posted regularly at the Mandir. Our Mandir was established in Yugabda 5106 (Year 2004) with a goal of providing a place of worship and serve the needs of Vaidika (Sanatan) Dharma followers. Sanatan Dharma is the oldest religion on earth. Mandir Qualified Pujaris provide necessary religious services. The Mandir is managed by unpaid volunteers. Current makeup and organization of the volunteers is listed under the link Seva Team.