The Hindu temple of Omaha has been serving members of the Hindu faith from the Omaha, Lincoln, and surrounding areas since 1993. The history of Hindu community in Nebraska dates back to the early 1970\'s when engineers and their families immigrated from India to the Omaha area. These Hindu immigrants initially conducted the practices of their faith in their own homes. In the mid 1970\'s, there was a second wave of immigrants from India to the Lincoln and Omaha area. A majority of these men and women were professionally trained, often as medical doctors. During the past five years, the Hindu community in the Lincoln and Omaha area has continued to grow and these recent Hindu immigrants moving to Lincoln and Omaha are commonly employed in the computer and software industry.
In the early 1990’s, members of the Hindu community decided it was time to organize a central place for Hindu community worship. In November of 1993, the community purchased the building they worship in today. Over the past several years the temple has worked to raise money and the construction of a traditional Hindu temple in Omaha was completed in August 30th, 2004.