Mandir was established in 2004 in Irvine, California by Shri Vishwanath Tiwari.

Tiwari ji has lived in Southern California area since 1968. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Masters degrees in Computer Science and Systems Engineering locally. He worked as Project Manager for Bechtel Corporation, Astrodata, Burns & McDonnell, City of Anaheim and City of Glendale. His projects include Fossil and Nuclear Power Plants, Computer Hardware design, Fiber Optics Networks, Geographical Information Systems, SQL Server and Oracle databases. While with Bechtel  Corporation, he managed over 250 employees.