Nashville Sri Ganesha Temple Hours:
Weekdays: 9:00 AM to 12.00 NOON, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Weekends: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Nashville Sri Ganesha Temple Daily Archana Schedule:
Sri Ganesha Archana Schedule
Monday to Friday:
9:15 AM, 10:45 AM, 11:10 AM, 11:30 AM, 11:50 AM,
5:20 PM, 5:40 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM.
8:20 AM, 8:40 AM, 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:50 AM, 11:20 AM, 11:50 AM,
12:40 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2;30 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:20 PM, 3:40 PM, 4:00 PM, 4:20 PM, 4:40 pun, 5:00 PM, 5:20 PM, 5:40 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM.
8:20 AM, 8:40 AM, 9.00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 noon,
1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2;30 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:20 PM, 3:40 PM, 4:00 PM, 4:20 PM, 4:40 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:20 PM, 5:40 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 pm
** Sri Ganesha Archana times are subject to change during special events
Sri Ganesha Temple Daily Worship Schedule:
6:00 PM Abhishiekam for Shiva (Chanting of Shiva Naam)
6.00 PM Pooja for Subrahmanya and Chanting of Subrahmanya Stotram Pooja for Durga.
7.00 PM Charting of Mahishasura Mardini Stotram
6.00 PM Pooja for Rama, Hanuman and Chanting of Naama Ramayana, (Hanuman Chalisa).
6.00 PM Pooja for Krishna and Chanting of Vishnu Sahasranaam
9.00 AM Sri Parvathi, Lakshmi Abhishekam
10.00 AM Sri Ganesha Abhishekam
6.00 PM Pooja for Parvathi Lakshmi and Chanting of Lalitha Sahasranama, Lakshmi Sahasranama.
9:00 AM Chanting of Venkateswara, Shiva, Ganesha Suprabhatam
10:00 AM Abhishekam for Ganesha
11:00 AM Abhishekam for Venkateswara
5:00 PM Navagraha Pooja
9:45 AM Pooja for Jagannatna
11.00 AM to 12:30 PM Abhishekam for Ganesha (Followed by Bhajans,Archana and Aarati)
12:30 PM to 1:30 pm Prasadam, Lunch for all Devotees
* Aarati is performed every evening at 7.00 PM.
* Abhishekam is performed at 10.00 AM for Ganesha, Shiva on weekdays. This schedule could be changed during special festival events.
* All Poornima days: Satyanarayana Pooja at 6.00 PM
* All Chaturthi days: Ganapathi Noma at 10.00 AM followed by Abhishekam.
* The priests are available for Archana, or other special poojas for any of the deities during the regular temple hours, as per the needs of the devotees.
* Please call the Priests to schedule specific services on specific days of your choice ( Subject to availability of Priests).
** (Services and times are subject to change during special events)**
Nashville Sri Ganesha Temple Home Bala Vihar:
Mission: Sri Ganesha Temple Education Program strives to provide religious, cultural, and language education and programs to the Hindu community of Middle Tennessee in order to preserve our culture and pass on a strong legacy of self-awareness to our children.
Goals: The Sunday School`s goal is to teach Hindu Vedic Heritage with emphasis on applying basic human values in daily lives.
1) For the growth of budding minds to reach the ultimate maturity, children are encouraged to practice a righteous/virtuous life.
2) Build their compassionate spirit early on as they serve the community, touching lives all around them.
Nashville Sri Ganesha Temple Classes/Timings:
Religious classes (11:30 AM to 12:15 PM on Sundays) for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade kids.
Language classes (10:40 AM to 11:25 AM on Sundays) Hindi, Telugu, Kannada*
Nashville Sri Ganesha Temple History:
Sri Ganesha Temple was built to serve as a venue for cultural, educational and spiritual activities related to Hinduism, to promote interreligious, social and cultural understanding and to support humanitarian causes.
When some of the new immigrants in Nashville realized that they would not come back to Mother India, they began to think about the need to create a strong religious and cultural center, able to promote our rich heritage and expose our children to the Hindu culture. These immigrants had several informal meetings between 1978 and 1979 and eventually formed a committee in 1980. The Tennessee Hindu Cultural Center was elected by majority and was formed in October 1980 in the state of Tennessee. The committee felt that the Tennessee Hindu Cultural Center would provide a solid structural foundation for a temple and cultural organization. At the beginning, the main religious functions and the main feasts were celebrated in the homes of the faithful. As the number of participants increased between 1982 and 1985, the First Unitarian Universalist Church in 1808, Woodmont Blvd, provided a place of worship for worshipers to meet every two weeks on Sunday evenings.
Thirteen acres of land with a gentle sloping hill and a magnificent view were purchased in Bellevue in July 1982. Bhoomi Pooja was performed on Ganesha Chaturthi day, August 22, 1982. Several hundred people attended the ground-breaking ceremony on this momentous and auspicious day. Again on a Ganesha Chaturthi day in 1984, the construction for the first phase of the temple began. Sri Ganesha Temple was officially opened on April 14, 1985 with Sri MuthuKrishnaGurukkal as our first priest. As the number of devotees gradually increased, the need for a bigger temple was planned. We were fortunate to have the eminent temple architect Sri MuthiahSthapathi visit Nashville, and have our plans to build Sri Ganesha temple discussed with him. The majority of the committee members at that time recommended Sri Ganesha as the main Deity along with Shiva and Venkateshwara.
Sri Ganesha temple was designed by Sri MuthiahSthapathi, and resembles the temple architecture of Chola dynasty (900 AD -1150 AD). The ground breaking ceremony of the main temple complex, or phase 2, took place in November 1989, and the basic construction was completed in September 1990. We were blessed to find a rock large enough to build all 3 sanctums, and provide stability for many generations to come. Ten shilpis from India worked for over 2 years to complete Indianization of the temple with delicate ornamental work. The Vimana, or tower on top of Ganesha sanctum, is 48 feet tall and has 5 tiers. Other Vimanas are 24 feet tall. Sri Ganesha Temple also has 16 forms of Ganesha placed on the outer wall of the Ganesha sanctum.
MoorthiSthaapana and Kumbhabhishekam were conducted as per agama Shastra on a grand scale on September 2, 1991. Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati was the chief guest, along with many other dignitaries.
Nashville Sri Ganesha Temple Services Offered:
Abhishekam on New Years Day
Choula- Hair Offering
Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja
Homa on New Years Day
Kalyanothsavam for Venkateshwara or Shiva or Subrahmanya
Navagraha Abhishekam (Only on Saturday)
Ratha Yatra – All Day
Sankatahara Chaturthi Homa
Satyanarayana Pooja on Poornima Day
Temple Anniversary Pooja
Varalakshmi Pooja – Other Day
Yearly One Day Sponsor
60th Birthday (Shasti Abda Poorthi)
Nashville Sri Ganesha Temple Address:
527 Old Hickory Blvd,
TN 37209, USA
Phone: +1 615-356-7207