Hindu Temple Of Oklahoma
The India Cultural Foundation (ICF) which is also popularly called by the members as the “Hindu Temple of Oklahoma” was incorporated and established as a non profit organization in 1982 to cater to the religious and spiritual needs of the Hindu community.
Five families donated 10 acres of land in the year 1984 close to I-44/I-35 at Wilshire Boulevard which is easily accessible for devotees living within Oklahoma City metropolitan area and in surrounding states. With generous contributions made by the devotees a 4000sq.ft building was completed in August 1989 with the street address as 7200 N.Coltrane Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73121.
The devotees have decided to have Lord Balaji (Sri Venkateswara Swamy) as the main deity, brought the shilpies (Stone Carvers) from India in the year 1994 and built the five Temples (Sactum Sanctorums) for the deities Balaji, Ganesha, Shiva, Ram Parivar and Radha Krishna.
During the year 1997, ICF acquired 5.11 acres of adjoining land to the north side of the Temple. During the year 1998, a private 6ï¿½ water line tapped to Oklahoma City water line at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Coltrane Road was installed and brought the city water to ICF site and a fire hydrant was installed in front of the then building. Having fire protection at the site allowed for any new construction without having to build a water storage tank at the site.