In the early seventies, there was a dream among Hindus settled in the Metro Detroit area to set up a self perpetuating eternal religious and cultural organization which could fulfill the spiritual and cultural needs of the Indian community. An initiative towards this goal was taken when a group of about 30 persons gathered on January 25, 1975 at the Northwood Inn, Royal Oak to discuss this possibility. The idea of setting up a Hindu Temple was born during this meeting.
As a result of this meeting, an ad-hoc committee consisting of seven persons was formed and was charged with the responsibility of organizing a fund raising event for this purpose and of drafting an appropriate constitution which could be used as a guidelines to streamline the process of creating such an organization. It was decided that the organization would represent all the good aspects of great Indian heritage and would attempt to foster and promote all aspects of Indian way of life, Indian philosophy and religion.