Hinduism is considered as one of the oldest religions in the world. There are around 900 million devotees worldwide. However, most of the Hindus live in India, substantial number present in Nepal, Bangladesh, Indonesia and North and South America and other countries also.
Hindu temples have been built in a great variation of styles that have amazed the worshippers. The government has taken great care of their ancestral heritage and therefore, age-old temples still stand unharmed by the ravages of time. Although it is not mandatory for a Hindus to visit a Hindu temple regularly, they play an important role in Hindu society and culture.
Here is a list of the top 5 most beautiful temples in NewYork, NY.
1) BROOME STREET GaneshaGanesha
The guardian deity of Hindus, also known as the Ganapati (The God of all groups) is the son of Lord Shiva ... TEMPLE NEW YORK
430 Broome St, New York, NY 10013, USA
The Broome Street Ganesh Temple completed in 2001, under the direction and the blessings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, of Mysore, Karnataka, India.
The Vedic ceremony was performed in this temple for 14 days after the tragic events of 11th Sept. and was ended with a public Vedic prayer service for those who perished, and for those deeply affected by a loss. It was an important and powerful time for a people of traumatized Manhattan to gather for the prayer, and to start building a spiritual base amidst the smoke and sadness that hung over the streets of New York.
The first Ganesha temple in Manhattan consecrated by Vedic customs. Later the idol of HanumanHanuman
SRI HANUMAN is worshipped everywhere in India, alone... was installed, followed by the installations of the Sivalinga and the Durga Cave Temple.
These beautiful temples provide the unique opportunity to the devotees. It gives the feeling of entering in a tranquil and beautiful space where there is a presence cosmic energy; wherein one can feel peace, calm and connection to the timeless culture of India’s spiritual traditions.
The Broome Street Temple is a spiritual place for the personal and communal change. It serves as a link in the continuation of traditions. The aim of the Broome Street Temple to engage in the following endeavors:
1) To preserve traditional lineages, and to encourage knowledge, devotion and charity in ourselves, as well as fellow human beings.
2) Temple worship encourages a state of love, surrender, and communion with the divine. Smarta and Gaudiya lineages perform Daily services in a temple with traditional rites and rituals.
Temple's aim to Contemplate, the teachings of Hindu epics such as the Vedas, Four ancient texts constituting the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism the Ramayana, The Mahabharata, and the Puranas, is a joyful way to gain direction, purification, and inspiration.
Prayer happens twice a week on Mondays and Fridays, and the rest of the week, yoga classes.
2) GANESHA TEMPLE
This temple was opened for worship on July 4, 1977. 45-57 Bowne St, Flushing, New York, was opened for worship on.
The Hindu temple that was started in a small room afterward added a wedding hall, auditorium, Ganesha patasala, canteen & staff quarters over a period.
In the temple, you can find the deities of Lord Ganesha, ShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ..., ParvatiParvati
After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva..., Venkateswara, Shanmukha & ValliValli
Though the term Valli means a creeper or a winding plat, in relation to this..., DevasenaDevasena
Devasena is the daughter of Indra and his wife, Shachi..., Mahalakshmi & Navagrahas. They are the nine celestial bodies, corresponding to one of the deities in Hinduism
The temple offers an array of services like Abhishekam, Bathing the idol of the Hindu deity Annaprasanam, Ganapathi Homam, Namakaranam, Satyanarayana Pooja, Upanayanam, Vehicle Pooja, Weddings and so on.
The passage to the entrance is beautiful, and the statues inside the temple are even more spectacular. However, it is recommended just coming here to visit.
3) ISKCON Hare KrishnaKrishna
It is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must... Temple – Brooklyn New York
ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple also called Sri RadhaRadha
Radha, also known as Radhika and Radharani was a Gopi (milkmaid)... Govinda Temple. This is the International Society For Krishna Consciousness, a worldwide spiritual confederation of temples, ashrams, and communities that was founded in New York City in 1966 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
With each passing year, followers who have fallen deeply in love with Radha and Krishna are increasing enormously as these Hindu Deities have a rich history.
Queen of Jaipur, GayatriGayatri
Goddess Gayatri is an aspect of three Hindu Goddess named Saraswati (Goddess of Knowledge)... Devi had presented these beautiful idols of Radha & Krishna. Since February 1972, many countless thousands of devotees have worshiped the sacred deities over the last 40 years.
We recommend visiting this temple with such a positive energy; all devotees are full of energy, dance and sign to the live beats of Dhol It is a double headed drum played using two wooden sticks. It is slung over the neck of the player while he plays the instrumentplayers.
Visit on Wednesday and Sunday for special programs at the temple.
Monday to Friday 11:30 AM - 3 PM.
4) SHRI SwaminarayanSwaminarayan
Also known as Sahajanand Swami, Ghanshyam Maharaj, Shreeji Maharaj and Shri Hari... TEMPLE
43-38 Bowne Street, Flushing, NY 11355. USA
Shree Swaminarayan Temple located at New York was the first Swaminarayan Mandir in North America. Inaugurated in 1974 by Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj, this temple had been the center of the Sanstha's activities for many years.
Idol of a deity of this temple has a great history. First installed in 1974 by Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj, were painted on canvas. When the mandir was first to reconstruct, the statue was re-installed by Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj on August 28, 1977. In July 1984, a new statue of marble were installed, and the fourth murti was installed in May 2004 as new marble statue were consecrated by Swamishri in a majestic sinhasan.
Aarti It is a Hindu religious ritual of worshiptiming:
Morning: 7:00 a.m.
Winter: Evening: 6:00 p.m.
Summer: Evening 6:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
5) LORD HANUMAN TEMPLE
111 Jerusalem Ave Hempstead, NY 11550
Located on Jerusalem Ave in Hempstead, Hanuman Temple is popular among the local Indian population hailing from both North and South India.
Hanuman Temple is easily accessible and is located at about 10 minutes of driving distance from the Indian strip on RT-107 in Hicksville.
Besides Hanuman, the other deities at Hanuman Mandir include Shiva, Parvati, Ganesha, and Navagrahas.
Hanuman Temple offers daily aarti services and special Puja It is a prayer ritual performed to make offerings, honoring, evoking or worshipping gods. The ceremony can also be performed to pay homage to the beloved ones who are deadservices during festivals like Hanuman Jayanti, Ganesha Chaturthi, Dussehra, and Diwali.
Weekdays - 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday - 5:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday - 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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