Hindu temple planned in Bowling Green, Kentucky

A Hindu worship place is reportedly being planned in Bowling Green (Kentucky). According to reports, City-County Board of Adjustments of Warren County in Kentucky has approved Conditional Use Permit for a religious institution requested by International Swaminarayan Satsang Organization. This temple complex reportedly plans to have a built area of 32,000 square feet on a […]

New Jersey Hindu temple consecrating unique Krishna statue with 19-day rituals

Shri Krishna Vrundavana Hindu temple in Edison (New Jersey) is organizing “Shri Krishna Pratishtapana and Brahma KalashOthsava” from May 28 to June 15; involving ancient rituals, philosophical symposiums and festivities around the consecration of uniquely created Saligrama Krishna statue. It took six months to sculpt this Lord Krishna statue from the Saligrama rock brought from […]

Majestic Hindu temple planned in New Jersey

A grand Hindu temple, Sri MahaPeriyava ManiMandapam, is reportedly being planned in Flemington area of Raritan Township in New Jersey. Raritan Township Planning Board is holding a public hearing on April 12 on “Application for Preliminary and Final Site Plan Proposed Use” of non-profit Sanatana Dharma Foundation Inc. (SDFI) of Skillman on this reportedly 10,482-square-foot […]

Maryland Hindu temple has plans for $20 million expansion with 36’ Hanuman statue

Sri Bhaktha Anjaneya Temple (SBAT) in Ijamsville (Maryland) reportedly has plans for second phase $20 million expansion including another about 51,000 square-foot temple with 36 foot Lord Hanuman statue. According to reports, designs have been finalized for the second phase, which has already been approved, and funds are being raised for it. The existing about […]

Historic renovation of America’s 1st Hindu temple nearing completion in San Francisco

Historic, painstaking and expensive renovation of the magnificent Old Temple in San Francisco, claimed to be “the first Hindu temple in the Western world” and dedicated in 1906, is nearing completion. Old Temple, originally known as Hindu Temple and said to be built within four months, is a part of Vedanta Society of Northern California […]

Hindu temple opening in California’s Santa Clarita in few months

Sri Siddhi Vinayaka Temple Santa Clarita (SSVTSC), where the main deity will be Lord Ganesh, is claiming grand-opening in early 2017. Mission of Sri Siddhi Vinayaka Temple of SSVTSC, a non-profit organization, is “to serve Santa Clarita community by offering a place to worship, practice spirituality, celebrate festivals and cultural activities”. When launched, it is […]

Former car dealership converted to Hindu Temple in South Carolina

A Hindu Temple & Cultural Center (HTCC) is reportedly functioning at a former Ford dealership in Orangeburg (South Carolina), hosting various religious activities. Currently in the last stage of redevelopment, it is planned to open it for public community events during the first few months of 2017. It would include three banquet facilities spread over […]

Hindu temple opens in $4.1 million building in Massachusetts

Shree Umiya Mataji Mandir has reportedly been established in Foxboro (Massachusetts). According to reports, the Sanskar Culture Society bought an industrial building for $4.1 million and then converted it into the temple, which opens daily and caters to about two hundred families in the region. This temple aims to provide “an outlet for cultural, educational, […]

Hindu Temple opens in Texas | Hindu Temple of Lubbock

Hindu Temple of Lubbock in Texas reportedly held a grand opening on September 10 with ancient Hindu rituals. Opening ceremonies included various poojas and havans, kalasha sthapana, panchamrutha abhishakam, astothara, aarthi, etc.; with priest Murali Manohar presiding over the rituals. Bhoomi-pujan of the Temple was held on April two, where Radha-Krishna is the presiding deity, […]

Hindu temple in Indiana concludes installation of murtis

Bharatiya Temple & Cultural Center (BTCC) of Greater Lafayette in West Lafayette (Indiana, USA) has completed traditional installation of statues of Hindu deities. BTCC, which formally opened in 2012, now reportedly has statues of Shiv-Parivar, Vishnu-Parivar, Venkateswara-Parivar, Ram-Parivar, Radha-Krishna, Ganesh, Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kartikeya; in addition to Navagrahas. Besides daily aarti, BTCC; whose mission includes […]

Hindu temple opening in West Virginia

A new Hindu Religious & Cultural Center (HRCC) is opening in Morgantown (West Virginia) on April 30. Grand opening ceremonies, to be held on April 30 and May one, will reportedly include nutan prarambhostav, yatra, murthi sthapana, cultural program, kids’ activities, discourse, etc. Two priests, Samudrala Venkatacharyulu from Pennsylvania and Satyanarayana Sastry from Ohio, will […]

Hindu temple with 22 feet Hanuman opening in affluent Chicago suburb

Hindu temple with 22 feet Hanuman opening in affluent Chicago suburb.. An about 39,000 square foot white-marble Hanuman Mandir of Greater Chicago is reportedly opening in Glenview, an affluent northern Chicago suburb, on April 17. Also known as Shri Hanuman Mandir and Spiritual Community Center, it would unveil an over 22 feet high and weighing […]

N. Carolina Hindu Temple’s Prana Pratishta Mahotsava

N. Carolina Hindu Temple’s Prana Pratishta Mahotsava.. Hindu Society of North Carolina Temple in Morrisville (North Carolina) is consecrating murtis of Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Sudarshana after three-day elaborate rituals concluding on December 20. Called “Prana Pratishta Mahotsava”, it reportedly includes 32 different worship events; including devotees circumambulating around the Temple […]

North Carolina Hindu temple plans moving ahead despite July shotgun blasts at sign

Hindu community seems to be enthusiastic and moving forward with Temple plans despite the sign of planned “Winston Salem Hindu Temple” in Clemmons (North Carolina) was hit with over 60 shotgun blasts in July last. According to Vice Chairman Swami Rajendran, structural plan of the Temple on 7.6 acres plot, first Hindu temple of Forsyth […]

Hindus laud Maine college for “Hindu Temple”

Bates College in Lewiston (Maine, USA), a highly selective residential college, founded by Freewill Baptists in 1855, has a “Hindu shrine”. Applauding Bates for provision of “Hindu shrine” located in its Chase Hall, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, described it as a step in the positive direction. Zed commended […]

Construction continuing on Hindu Hanuman Temple of Greater Chicago

Construction is reportedly continuing on large two-storey Hanuman Mandir of Greater Chicago in Glenview (Illinois). According to reports, construction is expected to wind-up in 2016 on this 37,200 square feet white-marble and glass temple on a 3.98 acres lot; which is said to include fountains, tall glass dome and tall sikhras. Besides sanctuary, it will […]

Venkateswara Temple, Central Ohio opens with Utsava Murthy Prana Prathishthapanam & Venkateswara Kalyanotsavam

Sri Venkateswara Temple of Central Ohio has been formally launched in Powell with four-day long ancient rituals and celebrations. Grand Opening, Utsava Murthy Prana Prathishthapanam and Sri Venkateswara Kalyanotsavam celebrations included various poojas, homams, viniyogams, agnipratishtha, kumbha-abhishekam, etc. Meanwhile, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, commended efforts of Temple leaders […]

Unique $11 million Hindu Hanuman Temple opens in Texas

Frisco (Texas) now has a 34,000 square-foot Marakata Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple, reportedly costing over $11 million. This Temple, which opens daily, besides Hanuman as the main deity, also carries the murtis of Hindu deities Ganapati, Shiva, Rajeshwari, Ram Parivar, Venkateshwara, Dattatreya, Subramanyam, Ayyappa and Nagendra. Its history goes back to 2007 and it conducts […]

Hindus concerned after North Carolina temple sign hit with shotgun blasts

Hindus nationwide are highly concerned after reports of a sign of planned “Winston Salem Hindu Temple” in Clemmons (North Carolina) was hit with over 60 shotgun blasts earlier this month. This comes at the heels of reports of vandalizing of North Texas Hindu Mandir in Dallas around April 13 and vandalizing of two Hindu temples […]