In January 2002, the Society received a statue of Ganesha, from Gurudeva Satguru Sivaya Subramaniaya Swami of Kauai Monastery. This was considered to be the first step in the conceptualization of building a temple.
Satguru Subramaniaya Swami was initiated into sannyasa by the renowned Siddha yogi and worshipper of Siva, Jnanaguru Yogaswami (1872–1964) of Sri Lanka, regarded as one of the 20th century’s most remarkable mystics.
The Ganesha Statue received from Subramaniaya Swami of Kauai Monastery
Our primary objectives:
the worship of Lord Sri Murugan through our temple.
A brief History
The Sri Murugan Society of Alberta was founded in April 1994, to serve the religious needs and promote the spiritual wellbeing of a growing community of Hindus in Calgary and the surrounding areas. According to the By-laws of the Society, one of the primary objectives of the Society is to “foster, promote and perpetuate the worship of Lord Sri Murugan through the construction and maintenance of a temple” dedicated to the worship of Sri Murugan. The founders believed that Calgary is an ideal place for a Murugan temple as mountains are considered to be the preferred abode of Sri Murugan.