Hindu Temple of Delaware Temple Timings:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM & 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Hindu Temple of Delaware History:
Twenty years ago, a handful of indigenous families had emigrated to the United States. They met once in a month at a church or local school to worship and celebrate festivals. These families nurtured a dream of building and maintaining a complete Hindu temple in Delaware. Although it seemed like a very distant idea at the time, over the years, the Indian community grew and the Hindu Temple Association organized fundraising to build the temple. Through patience and planning, the opening ceremony of the Temple took place on October 20, 1996 on approximately 4.5 acres of land in Hockessin purchased with the donations of some 60 families who were eager to fulfill this dream.
Through divine intervention and financial assistance from the local Indian community, construction began and the Mahalakshmi Devasthanam Hindu Temple was built. The main deity is the goddess Lakshmi Devi, She is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. The Hindu temple celebrated its Kumbhabhishekam in May 2002.
Hindu Temple of Delaware Mission:
The Hindu Temples Association of Hockessin is a non-profit organization that meets the religious, cultural and educational needs of a growing population of Indian families (6000+) in the tri-state region. The Hindu Temple, Hockessin, Delaware is able to achieve this through a competent board of directors made up of people from diverse backgrounds and profession and because of the countless hours devoted by dedicated volunteers, staff priests and well-timers. ‘other.
The main mission of the Hindu temple is to meet the spiritual needs of all Indian families and to celebrate all the important monuments, rituals and feasts in a truly traditional way, thanks to our temple priests who are Vedic scholars of Hinduism. The purpose of the temple is to bring families together as a community and to celebrate all the important occasions in their facilities.
The Hindu temple aims to teach all young people the basics of Hinduism through scriptures and stories that highlight the important values of religion. It also responds to the spiritual needs of adults through spirituality seminars and courses specifically designed for adults. The Temple also provides the infrastructure to teach children the most popular Indian languages across different language classes.
The temple promotes cultural awareness by organizing cultural programs and shows on a regular basis to give our children and adults many opportunities to take a look at the great culture and first hand experience of how the festivals are held in India.
Deities Hindu Temple of Delaware:
Radha & Krishna
Hindu Temple of Delaware EDUCATION SCHEDULE
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT [email protected]
4:00pm to 6:00pm: Telugu class – Rama Atluri 856-241-8690 [email protected]
9:45am: Balavihar: Religious education – Sunita Nasta 610-566-3161
5:00pm: Hindu Spirituality Seminars – Seshagiri Rao 610-268-2295
5:00pm: Yoga class – Tia Mukerji (start date TBA) [email protected]
FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAYS
12:00noon: Tamil class – Dhanalaksmi Chandrasekharan 610-925-5156
3:00pm: Bengali class – Bitasta Gunin 302-834-8012, Rupa Roy 302-239-7875
SECOND AND FOURTH SUNDAYS
10:00am: Gita Study – Pramod Mathur 302-234-4127 (TBC)
1:30pm: Hindi class – Dolly Chatterjee 856-241-7382, 856-472-8528
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS:
7:00PM: Rudram lessons by Ghanapathi Balachandra Bhat (TBC)
SELECTED SATURDAYS :
11:00am: Vedanta Society Lecture/Satsang – Chandan Nath 302-738-2274.
Hindu Temple of Delaware Address:
760 Yorklyn Road,