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Greater Baltimore Temple Schedule History


Greater Baltimore Temple Schedule:

Morning: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Evening: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Weekends and all Other National Holidays: 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Greater Baltimore Temple Pooja Schedule:

9:00 AM Temple Opens
9:00 AM to 12.00 noon Sarva Devata Archana and Arathi
12.00 noon to 5:30PM Temple closed
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Rudra Abhishekam (Monday), Hanuman Chalisa (Tuesday), Sri Rama Sahasranama Parayanam (Wednesday), 1st & 4th Thursdays Sri Sai Baba Bhajans (Thursday), 2nd & 3rd Thursdays Sri Krishna Sahasranama Parayanam (Thursday), 1st Friday Sri Lalitasahasranama Parayanam (Friday), 2nd, 3rd & 4th Fridays Devi Puja (Friday)
8:30 PM Temple closes at 8:30 PM

Greater Baltimore Temple

Saturday Timings:

10:00 AM to 12 Noon
Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatham followed by Abhishekam then on
2nd Saturday Group Chanting of Vishnu Sahasranama and Bhajans
2nd Saturday Group Chanting of Vishnu Sahasranama and Bhajans
3rd Saturday Pravachan/Satsung, following Arathi
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 4th Saturday Sundra Kanda

Saturday Timings:

10:00 AM to 12 Noon
1st Sunday Rudrabhishekam
2nd & 4th Sundays Sarva Devatha Archana (10:30am to 12 noon)
3rd Sunday Sri Ganesh Abhishekam
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Bhajans
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Sarva Devatha Archana

If any special poojas are performed on weekday evening, the daily scheduled Pooja for that weekday will be moved to morning.
All schedules and timings are subject to change without notice.

Greater Baltimore Jain Temple

Greater Baltimore Temple Mission Statement:

The mission of the Great Hindu-Jain Temple of Great Britain (GBT) is to provide religious and spiritual services to the Hindu and Jain Diaspora and to promote educational, social, cultural and interreligious values in the surrounding communities.

Greater Baltimore Hindu-Jain Temple Mission is:

To provide a place of worship in the Baltimore Metropolitan area for Hindu and Jain congregation.
To provide an educational and a cultural center for the community at large.
To sponsor and conduct religious, spiritual, educational, social and cultural activities.
To embellish and preserve Hindu and Jain heritage and promote tradition of our rich culture.
To enhance religious experience and philosophy to diverse congregational group, especially the younger generation.
To develop congregational responsibility and recognize and respect interfaith beliefs.
To develop and perform community service.
To continue as a religious, nonpolitical and nonprofit organization.

Greater Baltimore Temple History:

In the early 1990s, several dedicated members of the Hindu-Jain community felt the need for a place of worship and to preserve our heritage for the future generation. After many comments and comments from the community, it was decided to build a new temple and community center in the Baltimore area. Here are some of the main milestones in the history of the temple.

1990: In March, the Greater Baltimore Temple, Inc. was registered as a tax exempt, non-profit oganization.
1993: In June, a contract was signed to purchase five acres of land for $190,000 for building the temple in a quiet suburban community of Finksburg in Caroll County, about 40 minutes from downtown Baltimore.
1994: In January, the settlement was completed for purchase of the land. In July, a contract for $64,700 was singed with the architectural firm, Laurel Design Alliance, Laurel, MD to design the temple complex.
1996: In March, Carroll County approved the temple plans. The first puja was held at the temple site on receipt of this approval. Construction bids were solicited. Six construction companies submitted the bids. Craft Constuction Inc. of Baltimore was selected by the Board of Trustees. In December, 1996 the Ground Breaking Ceremony was performed at the temple site.
1997: In February, a construction contract for $1,707,000 was signed with Craft Constuction Inc. to build the temple and a Community Center. Financing was arranged with Carroll County Bank. The temple construction began in spring. In April, the Cornerstone and foundation laying ceremony was held.
1998: On August 9, the commmunity center was inaugurated and the first puja (Vasatu Puja) was performed by the chief priest, Pundit Padmanabh Joshi, to seek the blessing of the gods for the successof the temple project. From December 11-13, the Murthi Pranaprathishta (Sthapana) ceremonies were performed for Ganesha, Durga, Shiva Lingam, Hanuman and Saraswathi.
1999: On May 9, the Idols of Bhagwan Mahavir were installed. From June 16-20, the Murthi Pranaprathishta ceremonies for Balaji, Padmavathi, Radha-krishna, Sri Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Maha Lakshmi were performed.

Greater Baltimore Hindu-Jain Temple

The Baltimore Grand Temple Complex is a one-storey building that includes a prayer room, deity rooms, puja rooms, a library, an office, a reception area, a storage room for shoes, a hall of priesthood. , kitchen to prepare prasad, kitchen heating and rest room facilities. The temple hall is approximately 3,000 square feet and can accommodate about 250 devotees at a time. The community center and the adjacent lobby are at the south end of the building at the same level. The community center is approximately 4800 square feet and can accommodate around 300 people. There are plans for the expansion of the community center and the construction of lower level classrooms. On-site parking spaces can accommodate around 100 cars.

Greater Baltimore Temple Deities:

Durga, Rama, Krishna
Lord Shiva
Durga Maa
Ram Parivar
Sri Radha Krishna
Sri Balaji
Lord Muruga
Srinath Ji
Saraswathi Devi
Padmavathi Devi
Lakshmi Devi
Mahavir Ji
Shri Hanuman

Greater Baltimore Temple Contact:

P.O. Box 690,
2909 Bloom Road,
Finksburg, MD 21048,
Phone: 410-861-8387

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