Hindu temple breaking ground in Pennsylvania

A Hindu temple and community center named “Shanti Mandir” is breaking ground in the Danville area of Pennsylvania on May 15, which is reportedly a million-dollar project. Groundbreaking Ceremony (Bhoomi-Pujan), to honor goddess Bhoomi (Earth), will include Ganesh Puja, Punya Ahvachan (purification process), Navgraha Puja and Maha Aarti. According to reports; the 30-acre site which […]

Hindus concerned at damage to Hindu Temple of Eastern Washington

Hindu Temple of Eastern Washington

Hindu community is reportedly concerned regarding reported damage to Hindu Temple of Eastern Washington (West Richland, Washington). Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was saddening for the Hindu community to hear about such incident happening to Hindu house of worship; thus reportedly causing heartbreak to the hard-working, […]

Plan to convert theater to a Hindu temple recommended in Alabama’s Hoover

The Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission, in its September 14 meeting, reportedly recommended approval of a Hindu temple in a former 38,000-square-foot theater in Hoover (Alabama). This Hindu temple proposal, requested by Pritesh Patel on a property owned by BAPS Birmingham, will now be forwarded to Hoover City Council for final nod. Besides the sanctuary, […]

Hindus concerned at flag burning outside Hindu temple in New York City

Hindus are highly concerned at reports of burning of religious flag installed in front of well-known Shri Tulsi Hindu Temple in Richmond Hill area of Queens borough in New York City. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was shocking for the hard-working, harmonious and peaceful US Hindu […]

Hindu temples in North America opting for taller statues of gods

Hindus have welcomed the trend of installing towering statues of Hindu deities in Hindu temples in North America. With ten Delaware Department of Transportation trucks in the lead, six New Castle County patrol cars, three majestic mounted horse patrol unit; 25 feet tall Lord Hanuman statue was recently greeted at the Delaware state line; according […]

Ground-breaking of $1.2 million Columbus Ganesh Temple in Indiana on August 3

Ground-breaking ceremony of 8,000 square feet Sri Ganesh Mandir in Columbus, Indiana; complete with ancient Hindu rituals conducted by seven priests; will be held on August three. This upcoming Hindu Temple on a two-acre plot is planned to accommodate about 700 devotees on Hindu festivals and other special celebrations/ceremonies. It will include sanctuary with murtis […]

A former church to become Hindu Temple in Pennsylvania’s Lansdale

Lansdale Borough Council in Pennsylvania has reportedly unanimously approved Hindu Temple named Pennsylvania Hindu Temple (PHT) at a former church location. It plans to hold worship services on Saturdays and Sundays for congregants from Lansdale and Hatfield. PHT is a non-profit organization whose “main goal” is to pray to the god “for the prosperity and […]

Hindu Temple opening in Alabama next weekend on a 7-acre plot

A three-day elaborate Grand Opening of a Hindu Temple based on ancient Hindu rituals is scheduled from March 29-31 in West Mobile (Alabama) on a reportedly seven-acre plot of land. Raised by Gulf Coast Hindu Society (GCHS), a religious non-profit organization, this “Gruha Pravesha and Hariahra Parivara Pranaprathista Mahotsavam” (Grand Inauguration of New Temple and […]

Hindu temple complex planned on 17 acres in Massachusetts

Land has been acquired for Sri Shiva Temple in Bellingham (Massachusetts), work on which will start in the upcoming spring, reports suggest. According to reports, it will be built in two phases, and when completed, it will have the sanctuary, community hall, classrooms, staff residences, etc. A stream passes through the temple complex and the […]

Hindus urge Kentucky Governor Bevin to visit desecrated Hindu temple in Louisville

Hindus, appalled by the reports of vandalizing and desecration of Hindu temple in Louisville, are urging Kentucky Governor Matt G. Bevin to urgently visit this temple. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged Governor Bevin to visit the vandalized Shree Swaminarayan Temple Kentucky and meet the dismayed Hindu community in […]

US Hindus appalled at desecration of Hindu temple in Louisville

Hindus nationwide are reportedly dismayed at the reports of vandalizing and desecration of Hindu temple in Louisville (Kentucky, USA). Reports suggest that this vandalism, desecration and apparent hate crime (between Sunday night and Tuesday morning) at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Kentucky resulted in deity image sprayed with black paint, broken windows, walls spray-painted with inappropriate messages […]

Hindu temple with capacity of 7,800 people opens in Massachusetts

A magnificent two-story Hindu temple reportedly covering 40,000 square feet on a 28-acres plot, which claims to accommodate 7,800 devotees, is opening in Groton (Massachusetts) with 12-days of ceremonies ending on October 20. New England Shirdi Sai Temple is designed in traditional style following Vastu Shastra and whose main worship hall can hold 500 congregants, […]

Dakotas to have their first Hindu temple soon

A Hindu temple is planned to open soon in the Tea suburb of South Dakota’s largest city Sioux Falls, which is claimed to be the “first Hindu temple in the Dakotas”. North Dakota and South Dakota, states in the Great Plains region of USA, are spread out in about 147,814 square miles area. There is […]

Hindu Temple breaking ground in Chatham Illinois April 21

Preparations are reportedly on for Bhoomi Puja (ground breaking) for the new about 8,500 square-feet Hindu Temple of Greater Springfield (HTGS) in the village of Chatham (Illinois). Bhoomi Puja is performed to attract the positive energies and to appease the natural elements of the new site while seeking the blessings of Vastu Purush and mother […]

Another Hindu Temple approved in Connecticut

Planning and Zoning Board of the City of Milford in Connecticut has reportedly unanimously approved the proposal to establish a Hindu Temple and Cultural Center in Milford. Besides worship services, it also plans to undertake various cultural activities and community events. The proposed Temple building sits on 1.77 acres, reports suggest. Meanwhile, distinguished Hindu statesman […]

Masonic Temple becomes Hindu Temple in Topeka

Topeka Hindu Temple (THT) has reportedly purchased a building in Kansas capital Topeka, which was formerly a Masonic Temple. According to reports, this building was previously owned by Topeka “Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry”. It will be converted to a Hindu place of worship. Area Hindus, who have been living here since 1960s, […]

A $6 million Hindu temple planned in Connecticut

A Hindu temple is reportedly planned in Manchester town of Connecticut at an estimated cost of about $6 million, and is expected to complete in 2019. Planning and Zoning Commission of Town of Manchester, in its December 11 meeting, reportedly unanimously approved a place of worship to Om Foundation Inc. Construction of this double-storey temple […]

Hindu temple proposed at former church building in Chicago suburb

A Hindu temple is being reportedly planned in a building on about 2.4 acres plot in the Chicago suburb Lake in the Hills, which previously housed a Christian church. This temple, being put forward by Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), plans to open daily and will be used for worship/prayer services, assemblies, ceremonies, […]

Virginia to have 500+ acres Hindu retreat

An over 500 acres of serene and vibrant Hindu spiritual retreat has reportedly been planned near Bowling Green in Virginia (USA), which is expected to open in the summer of 2019. Known as Devasya and run by global charitable group International Swaminarayan Satsang Organization (ISSO), it reportedly plans to spend over $7 million just on […]