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Sri Balaji Mandir In Dallas

Our Mission To provide a place of worship for the devotees of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba. Our Mission is to follow the spiritual teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba. To support religious, cultural, educational or charitable activities or organizations in the United States or around the world. Our Vision To expand and build a larger temple in the Frisco metroplex and to facilitate worship and services similar to Tirupathi Tirumala, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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DFW Hindu Temple In Dallas

Dallas Temples List-The DFW Hindu Temple In Dallas was conceived by a group of devotees back in 1981. As an auspicious beginning for the formation of the Temple Society, Sri Satyanarayana Puja was performd in December 1982,. Subsequently, in 1983, a Constitution was adopted that laid the basic foundation for the management of the temple. Basically, the constitution provided for a panel of trustees and a team of officers headed by a President in addition to an executive committee to assist in the day to day operations of the temple. The constitution provided for the necessary guidelines for the election of each member of the management team and their functions. In August of 1984, eight acres of land in the Parker County was purchased with the intention of building the temple there but the progress was slow for lack of funds and community interest. However, a facility in Plano was rented in March 1987 to temporarily accommodate the few devotees who expressed a need for a place of worship. After a considerable research into the needs of the community, it was decided that the Parker County land was too far to serve conveniently the Hindu community of the metroplex. A place that is convenient for devotees form both Fort Worth and Dallas was sought. This consideration lead to selling the land in the Parker County and purchasing the land in Irving in June of 1988. There was no time wasted after this purchase. The Bhumi Puja was performed in July of 1988 by Sant Murari Bapu and in November 1988, the temple operation was moved from Plano to the old house that stood on the land in Irving. Less than three years later, on April 28, 1991, the new Temple, Ekta Mandir, was inaugurated. The first deity to be installed in Ekta Mandir was that of Maha Lakshmi. A large number of devotees of the Metroplex witnessed the Prana Pratishthapan Mahotsav ceremony. This grand celebration lasted for four days – May 30 to June 2 of 1991. Subsequently, Sri Ganesh, Sri Ram Parivar, Sri Durgaji and Sri Ayyappan were installed in June, July, September and December of that year. Sri Venkateshwara (Balaji), Shivji, Kartikeya and Vithal-Rakumai were installed in May, July and October of 1992. Later on, separate building adjacent to the main temple was built and Navagrahas, Jagannathaji, Anjaneya (Hanumanji), Gayatri Devi and Dattatreya deities were installed. The Temple continued to grow and a Cultural Hall was built to meet the growing need of the community for social and cultural activities. The Hall serves as a facility for a number of community service activities such as library, educational classes, religious classes and pujas, kathas and discourses by spiritual leaders. The hall has become a popular place for family celebrations such as marriages, wedding anniversaries, graduation and birthday parties. In 1998, the Society purchased an additional 2.8 acres of land across from the Cultural Hall on east side of Britain road, along with a residential building. The building serves as a free Medical Clinic operated under the auspices of TIPS. The land serves as an overflow parking and can be used for future expansion of the temple facilities. Expansion of the main Temple was undertaken in 1999 to accommodate the growing attendance of devotees and completed in 2003/2004. The expansion provided for increased capacity, a large outside hallway, enclosed shoe-racks, and expanded office. Also in 2004 the Temple Apartment Quarters were built to provide accommodation to the Temple Priests as well as provide accommodations to visiting Priests for Temple events only. Indianization of the Temple by building the gopurams and adding Hindu temple architectural features both inside and outside of the main temple was also initiated in 1999 and completed in 2004. The Maha Kumbhabhishekam celebration was celebrated in October 2004. The Temple also completed building of a Yagashala, a Youth Center, a Meditation Center and expansion of the library. This new extension encompasses the old Navagraha building. Building of priest and guest quarters and some more parking facilities including a drop-off point have also been completed. New Projects such as Multi-use open structure and painting Murals in the cultural hall are under way. The Temple Society is here to serve the needs of the Hindu Community. It can do it only with the help of Almighty’s blessings and the community support. We count on your continued participation and support to make further progress in the new millennium a success. Temple Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 1:00pm | 5:30pm - 8:30pm Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 8:30pm Daily Aarti: 12:00pm and 7:30pm
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Sri Sri Radha Kalachandji Mandir In Dallas

Hindu Temples In Dallas-Sri Sri Radha Kalachandji Mandir In Dallas,Five hundred years ago in India, Kalachandji, literally translated as "the beautiful moon-faced one," was worshipped as the Supreme Personality of Godhead by thousands of devotees. Impeccable craftsmen constructed an elaborate temple for Him; famous artisans decorated it. Accompanied by drums, cymbals and tambouras, His followers filled the halls with melodious prayers throughout the day, and the air was sweet with myriad varieties of richly fragrant incense. Daily He was offered sumptuously prepared foods of all descriptions made from grains, milk products and fresh vegetables. Everyone, from the King to the street sweeper, visited Kalachandji, paying respects and obeisances. No one could imagine passing the day without having His audience. From one generation to another the tradition continued, and then, suddenly, the Moguls invaded India. Fearing for Kalachandji`s safety, His devotees hid Him from the plunderers, and thus the opulence and worship which He had formerly enjoyed all but came to an end. With grief in their hearts, His followers prayed for the day when His true position could be established again. Centuries later, the great devotee of Krishna and founder of this Palace, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, arranged to have Kalachandji brought to America where he had a large temple building in Dallas. And so it was that "the beautiful moon-faced one" found a home in a new land. At the outset of 1972 Srila Prabhupada, founder-acarya of ISKCON, instructed two of his lady disciples, Kausalya devi dasi and Srimati devi dasi to travel to Jaipur, India to secure marble deities for his Denver, Detroit, Montreal and Dallas temples. Kausalya had been living in India for the last two years and Srimati, having just arrived in India, saw her as a perfect guide and companion. Arriving in Jaipur, while attempting to check into a hotel Srimati realized she had forgotten her passport in Delhi. The hotel receptionist made special note of this and agreed to let them stay. The next morning, after having attending Mangala-arti for Sri Sri Radha-Govinda, the famous Deities of Srila Rupa Goswami, Kausalya began singing bhajans for Their Lordships in the temple. At this time a large crowd gathered to see the American devotees, perhaps for many of them the first time they has ever seen foreigners worshipping Radha-Govinda. Kausalya was not only able to sing but ended up lecturing about Srila Prabhupada to her audience. They were also fortunate enough to meet one of the pujaris of Sri Sri Radha Govinda. Later, returning to their hotel room, they were met by the police who were ready to arrest them, having been informed by the receptionist that Srimati had no passport. And rightly so, the Indian-Pakistan War had just begun with India siding with Russia and Pakistan siding with the U.S. So what right had an American to be in India without any travel documents? Eventually, all this led to the ladies calling upon the pujari of Radha_Govinda to vouch for them. The pujari, upon arriving on the scene, recalled their singing and preaching, and proclaimed that they were actual devotees. Not only did he vouch for them, but he ended up sponsoring them and inviting them to come and stay in his home with his wife and family. The police finally relented under the condition the devotee ladies would not leave Jaipur until Srimati’s passport was sent from Delhi and presented before them. Through the pujari Srila Rupa Goswami seems to have have assisted Srila Prabhupada and Kalachandji. What seemed to have been a tragedy unfolded into a great opportunity as the pujari began introducing the ladies to many of the respected families of Jaipur and instructing them how to obtain the deities they had been sent to look for. Mother Kausalya recalls: "I simply began telling everyone I met about Srila Prabhupada and chanted to Radha –Govinda. Gradually by Srila Prabhupada’s and Radha-Govinda’s mercy, people became so enthusiastic that recognized local industrialists, businessmen, and even the Maharani of Jaipur were inviting us for lunch to hear about Srila Prabhupada. Many of them became so interested to meet Srila Prabhupada that they sponsored Srila Prabhupada to come to Jaipur and organized a large pandal program in which Srila Prabhupada installed the Radha-Govinda Deities of New York City and awarded sannyasa to His Holiness Tamal Krishna Goswami. It was during that time that Srimati found her way to some to the finest murtiwalas of Jaipur. Srimati recalls how pleased Srila Prabhupada was. She remembers: " I was walking from shop to shop, thinking what type of deity would be suitable for Dallas, Texas. Suddenly I saw this beautiful deity! He had a large round face and fine soft features, As soon as I saw Him, the first thing that crossed my mind was that this is the deity of Dallas!" The deity was holding the door of a showroom open, having been placed as a doorstop. The deity looked ignored, completely unkempt, nothing like the deities she had previously seen for sale. As she approached the man in charge of the shop, he explained that this particular deity was not for sale. "This deity is very old," said the man, and he tried to interest her in other newly carved deities describing and pointing out the newest styles. Srimati simply became more determined and continued pursuing her original interest. Looking at the deity again the man kept saying the deity is very old, more that 500 years old, some type of museum piece. Srimati continued requesting the man to give her the deity, explaining that the deity would be sent to Dallas. Finally she began talking money. As the price became more lucrative, the man finally consented. As there was not deity of Radharani to match, Srimati started looking at other deities and had the murtiwala carve a suitable one to complete the set. Previously, Srila Prabhupada had written Srimati directing her how to pack the deities she was shipping to guard against breakage. It was Mother Lokamimoni who received a telegram from Mithaheli devi dasi, explaining that the deities must be waiting in New York. Anxiously, she and her husband Jagadisa Prabhu called Mithaheli and located the deities along with two other sets of Radha-Krishna deities which were meant for Detroit and Montreal. They dispatched the deities to the respective temples. Daily Schedule: Arati 4:30 AM Mangala Arati 7:00 AM Deity Greeting 8:00 AM Dhupa Arati 12 Noon Raj-Bhoga Arati 4:00 PM Vaikalika Arati 6:30 PM Sandhya Arati 8:00 PM Shayana Arati Darshan 4:30 AM 5 AM 7:00 AM 11 AM 12 Noon 12:30 PM 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:45 PM Sunday Feast 4 PM Arati & Kirtan 5 PM Gita Class 5:45 PM Kirtan 6:00 PM Feast/Tulsi-Puja
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North Texas Hindu Mandir In Dallas

Hindu Temples In Dallas-The North Texas Hindu Mandir in Dallas,formerly know as CHANT was purchased in June 2002 to satisfy the need of the growing membership to have a place of worship. Since then our family of worshippers have grown to include members originating from many parts of the world. NTHM is proud to serve the needs of the growing Hindu community in the North Texas area. CONSTITUTION The Constitution sets out the organizational structure to include an elected governing body, the Executive Committee, comprising of the President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and five members with the overriding authority residing in the full membership of NTHM. There is an Annual General meeting at which forum the total membership elects the Executive Committee. The Constitution also provides for the conventional Democratic parliamentary practice governing meetings. It defines the goals of the organization with respect to its religious, spiritual and socio-cultural obligations.
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Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temples In Dallas

Hindu Temples In Dallas-Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temples In Dallas,We have started our temple with blessings of Sri Uma Agasteswara Swami, Jagadguru H H Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swami of Kanchi Peetham. The first project is Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi, Siva, Subrahmanya Swami and Sai Baba. We started the temple on 5th June 2011 with blessings of H H Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swami.Pandit Kameswara Sharma hails from a family of Priests from Andhra Pradesh in South India. He is the third generation Priest in this family Dynasty. At a very young age, he became an Acharya in Krishna Yajurveda Smartha and Astrology. He is also working towards his advanced Sanskrit certifications.Panditji has deep and extensive knowledge of Karma Kand (religious rituals), Astrology, Vedas, Puranas, Srimad Bhagwat Gita, Ramayana and Upanishads. Temple Timings: Weekdays : 10 A.M to 12.30 P.M and 6.00 P.M to 8.30 P.M Weekends : 10 A.M to 2.00 P.M and 5.00 P.M to 9.00 P.M
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