It has been a long desire of the Hindu community living in Berlin to build a Ganesha temple. This idea materialised in June 2004 with the support of Bezirksamt Neuköln, who generously offered sites on which a temple could be built. A suitable site was found and chosen on the fringe of the public park “Hasenheide” neighbouring the Neue Welt Criteria for the selection of the site were,
a) Availability of enough space for the project.
b) Favorable connections to public transport system of Berlin.
c) Sufficient parking space with good integration into the neighborhood, specially the Park Hasenheide. The Hindu community members formed an a association as Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple e.v. with an aim to carry out the construction, maintenance of temple and cultural/community center. The association is registered in Berlin as e.v., in the year 2006, and is also recognized by the Finance authorities of Germany, as a charitable organisation (Gemeinnüzig).