The BeginningThe idea to start Sri Ganesh Temple in Auckland came about from a telephone conversation between two sisters, Ms Jaya Krishnan in Kuala Lumpur and Mrs Pushpa Selvakumar in Auckland.
Mrs Pushpa was disheartened that there was no Vinayagar temple to cater for tamil speaking people. It was her sister Jaya who suggested a Ganesh temple be built in Auckland and she sought the help of her brother in law Selvakumar to start it. With this, the vision to bring Karpaga Vinayagar to Auckland was born. With financial support from Ms Jaya and her business partner Mr Kesavan, Mr Selvakumar founded Sri Ganesh Temple.