Vermont Hindu Temple Hours:
Monday – Friday:
8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Note: The Temple will provide priests who can perform various ceremonies in Nepali and Hindi languages. So, if we need any services or ceremonies, please contact the temple.
About Vermont Hindu Temple:
Vermont Hindu Temple Inc. (VHT) was formally established in June 2015 as a non-profit, public benefit organization created by a group of refugees from Bhutan and Nepal to celebrate and promote Hindu culture and values in Vermont. VHT acquired the status of 501 (C) (3) in August 2015.
Vermont Hindu Temple Vision:
The need to establish a Hindu temple was felt because of Hindu cultural belief as expressed in the great Hindu epic “Shreemadh Bhagavata” that a community without a temple of God would make life difficult and spiritually empty. Members of the Hindu-Bhutanese-Nepali community are resettled from Nepal, while Bhutanese refugees frequently travel to Albany, New York, a three-hour drive (return) from Burlington, Vermont, to visit and pray in the temple because this is the nearest temple from where they are currently living. As Vermont currently does not have a permanent Hindu temple in this state, it has become a necessity for all Hindus living in Vermont to establish a spiritual foundation for the improvement and life of each one of them. VHT has certainly become the “spiritual home” of all Hindus living in Vermont.
The commitment of the inhabitants of Bhutan, forced to remain inactive at home without sufficient mobility due to linguistic, transport, cultural or other constraints, is also a reason to create a community space; Community members have to share their daily affairs.
WHO WE ARE:
Given the current context of as to who can be contacted in Bhutanese community, the community space would also become a contact point for all service providers to spread out their information as well as provide them an opportunity to know the culture of the Bhutanese Nepali community.
Traditionally Bhutanese-Nepalis have always lived in a close proximity to each other and many of them long to meet and have fun jointly. However, this culture of togetherness has been broken now in the aftermath of the resettlement as a consequence of many barriers including language, transportation, weather, work and complications of city life such as roads, traffics and look alike houses.
Therefore, the community space will reinvigorate their lost culture of having fun together and make the resettlement transition smooth, enriching and spiritually self-fulfilling.
We are a home away from home for everyone who wants to learn more about us. We welcome everyone who is interested in learning more about Hinduism and culture. We have priests who have had advanced training who will be able to provide various types of religious and cultural services. Contact us to learn more about us.
Vermont Hindu Temple Services:
Bhajan and Kirtan
Nepali Heritage Language Classes
Sanskrit Mantra Classes
Music and Dance classes
We are continuing to add more services to everyone in the communities. We will update our services as we go. Please, visit us frequently.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
You can help us in many ways and we look forward to receiving your support. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER:
Contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in helping us. We will respond back to you ASAP.
Vermont Hindu Temple Inc. was officially formed in June 2015 as a Vermont non-profit public benefit membership organization founded by a group of Bhutanese-Nepali refugees to celebrate and promote Hindu culture and values in Vermont. VHT acquired it’s 501(C)(3) status in August 2015.
Vermont Hindu Temple Address:
20 Allen Street,
VT 05401, USA.