Ad ID: 2399
Added: February 3, 2021
Location: United States
HCCC was established in 1977 with the goal of offering religious services to Hindu community. In the last 35 years the HCCC has evolved into an established institution as a place of worship with the needed services for the community.
HCCC Historical Information
1977: HCCC was incorporated
1980 – 83: Land acquired in Livermore
1983 – 86: Interim Temple
1984 – 85: Idols donated by Tamilnadu Govt
1984 – 86:
Foundation stone laid by Sri. N.T.Rama Rao.
Shilpis arrive from India and major construction began.
Foundation ceremonies for cultural center by Pdt. Ravi Shankar and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
1986: Kumbhabhishekam in July
1992: Enclosure and roof completed
1992: Rajagopuram and other Gopurams completed
1997: Assembly Hall inaugurated by Livermore City Councilman
Inaugural concert by K.J. Yesudas & Party.
1998: Mahakumbhabhishekam in July
Dakshina Bhoomi purchased
1999: Poorva Bhoomi purchased
2001: Temple Flooring completed
2002: 25th Anniversary Celebrations.
2010: Mahakumbhabhishekam in June
2011: Kanaka Durga Prayer Hall completion
Administrative Building completion
Multi-Purpose Building completion
Assembly Hall Extension in progress
Services Offered by HCCC
Religious Services at temple and devotee residences
Renting of Facilities
Youth and Education
Additional details on the above services are furnished in the subsequent sections.
The participation and support of the devotees keep the HCCC momentum going. The HCCC is sustained by the generosity of devotees.
Devotee feedback on the services and the operational aspects will be well appreciated and helpful in serving the devotee and the community needs.
There are many ways donors contribute such as hundi donation, religious services, annadana program, construction programs, abharanas, abharana account, endowment account, etc.
HCCC greatly appreciates the support and generosity of the donors.
It would not have been possible to build this institution without the dedicated support of many volunteers.
Volunteers play various roles and help in many operational aspects to serve the devotee and the community needs supported by the management and the support staff:
Assisting in event activities
Parking control during major events
Fund raising support
Garland making for the deities
In the front office
In the kitchen
Maintenance & construction support
Each year HCCC management awards Steering Committee membership to the dedicated volunteers as per the HCCC policy.
Priests and Pachakas
Our priests are well versed with the pujas, chanting, Hindu traditions and sampradayas. They speak multiple languages.
Pachakas support the priests with the neivedyam preparation. They also make the laddu and vada prasadam, and annadana food served on the weekends.
The HCCC has 12 priests and two pachakas, are supported by the management, the supporting staff and the volunteers.
Our Priests and Pachakas Details
Includes a Manager, Assistant Manager, front desk staff, maintenance staff and a part-time librarian.
Plays a key role in the day to day operations of HCCC supported by the management.
The supreme body of HCCC. Meets once a quarter.
Elects Board of Directors (BOD) and Executive Committee (EC) members through an election process.
Advises the BOD on the strategic matters.
Reviews and approves the annual budget and the resolutions recommended by BOD.
Board of Directors (BOD):
Consists of nine members headed by a Chairman. Meets once a month or as needed.
Has fiduciary responsibility and oversees the temple operations guiding EC.
Review and approve resolutions recommended by EC.
Review and recommend annual budget proposed by Treasurer to SC.
Executive Committee (EC):
Consists of multiple members headed by a President who is a board member. Meets once a month or as needed.
Each member can opt as a chair of a functional area as per the board approval.
Each chair oversees the assigned functional area tasks and the respective budget.
Treasurer oversees all the financial aspects and the overall budget.
Reviews and approves the operational resolutions.