Our temple gets lots of visitors from educational institutions and religious organizations.
We welcome everyone and there is NO ENTREE FEE. Any donation is accepted and appreciated.
 
Please do stop by the office and pick-up a brochure. 
 
We do follow some simple practices and expect the visitors who are coming for the first time to do the same.
 
PLEASE REVIEW "WHEN YOU COME TO TEMPLE" Page for more details about dress code. 
 
Please refer to some of the rules and importantly note down the temple hours.
 
If you wish to speak to the priest please come on weekdays and during temple hours.
 
Click on "Temple, History and Education" below to learn more about our temple 
  
 
Thank you
Management 

  1. Shiva Lingam

    spanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'Thespanstrongstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'lingamstrongspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'isarepresentationoftheHindudeityspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiShiva'title='Shiva'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Shivaaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'usedforworshipinspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiHindu_temple'title='Hindutemple'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'templesaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'.spanspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'IntraditionalIndiansociety,thelingaisratherseenasasymboloftheenergyandpotentialityoftheGod.Thelingamisoftenrepresentedalongsidetheahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiYoni'title='Yoni'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;'yonia,asymbolofthegoddessorofahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiShakti'title='Shakti'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;'Shaktia,femalecreativeenergy.supid='cite_ref-zimmer_8-0'style='1em;unicode-bidi:-webkit-isolate;'ahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiShiva_lingam#cite_note-zimmer-8'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;'8asupTheunionoflingamandyonirepresentsthe'indivisibletwo-in-onenessofmaleandfemale,thepassivespaceandactivetimefromwhichalllifeoriginates'span
  2. Temple Prakaram and significance of "Pradakshina"

    pspanstyle='font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;'Prakaramwithsanctuminthemiddle.spanppspanstyle='font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;'Prakaramspanstyle='background:white'inIndianarchitectureisanouterpartaroundtheHindutemplesanctum.Thesemaybeenclosedoropenandaretypicallyenclosedfortheinnermostprakaram.spanspanppspanstyle='font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;'UsuallylargeHindutempleshaveoneormoreprakarams.spanppspanstyle='font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;'Thelordisthecentersourceandessenceofourlives.Weacknowledgethisbyperformingpradakshina.AccordingtoAdiShankaraCharya,pradakshinaisthemeditationthatthousandsofuniversesarerevolvingaroundthelord,theunmovingcenterofall.spanppspanstyle='font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;'Pradakshinaisoneofthecustomaryaspectsofgoingtotemple.Pradakshinaisdoneafterthecompletionoftraditionalworship(Pooja)andafterpayinghomagetothepresidingdeity.Thepradakshinaconsistsofwalkingaroundtheprakaraminacircleformofworship.spanp
  3. Goddess Padmavathi or Lakshmi

    divstyle='font-family:verdana;font-size:11.111111640930176px;background-color:#f7f7f7;'emstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'AlameluMangaemspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'isamajordeityinHinduismworshippedasanaspectofGoddessspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiLakshmi'title='Lakshmi'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Lakshmiaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'.Itisbelievedthatherintercessionisindispensabletogainingthefavourofthelord,itisalsobelievedthatLakshmiisco-omnipresent,co-illimitableandtheco-bestowerofmokshamalongwithLordspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiVishnu'title='Vishnu'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Vishnuaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'.spandivstyle='font-family:verdana;font-size:11.111111640930176px;background-color:#f7f7f7;'spanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'Believedtobeaformofspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiLakshmi'title='Lakshmi'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Lakshmiaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;',theHindudeviofwealthandgoodfortune,AlamelumangeistheconsortofSrispanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiVenkateshwara'title='Venkateshwara'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Venkateshwaraaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'.ThenamePadmavatiisspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiSanskrit'title='Sanskrit'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Sanskritaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'for'shewhoemergedfromspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiLotus_(plant)'title='Lotus(plant)'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'lotusaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;''.span
  4. Importance of Temple & Architecture

    spanstyle='font-size:12pt;'Inspanemstyle='font-size:12pt;'sanatanadharma(emspanstyle='font-size:12pt;'Hinduism)Godaissupremerealityisinvoked,contemplateduponandworshippedinthreeabodesdependingonthementalcapacityoftheseeker. spanbrstyle='font-size:12pt;'spanstyle='font-size:12pt;'AccordingtoourHindutradition,godisworshippedwithin1.One''''sownself,2.Atanaltarinourhome,3.Inatemple,orholyplaceoutinthecommunity.spandivstyle='font-size:12pt;' divstyle='font-size:12pt;' Architecture: pstyle='font-size:12pt;'spanstyle='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;background:white;bold'Theprominent“Gopurams”isstrongCholaarchitecturestrongspanspanstyle='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;background:white'orstrongDravidianarchitecturestrongwasastyleofarchitecturethatemergedthousandsofyearsago(1000BC)intheSouthernpartoftheIndiansubcontinentorspanspanstyle='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:Arial'ahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiSouth_India'title='SouthIndia'spanstyle='font-size:10.0pt;color:windowtext;background:white'SouthIndiaspanaspanspanstyle='font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Arial;background:#F7F7F7'.spanspanstyle='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;background:white'Itconsistsprimarilyofpyramidshapedtempleswhicharedependentonintricatecarvedstoneinordertocreateastepdesignconsistingofmanystatuesofdeities,warriors,kings,anddancers.Inourtemple,we''''velordVishnu,Lakshmi,Andal(Bhoodevi),Krishna,RamaandHanuman.spanppstyle='font-size:12pt;'spanstyle='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;background:white'Cholastyletemplesconsistalmostinvariablyofthethreefollowingparts,arrangedindifferingmanners,butdifferinginthemselvesonlyaccordingtotheageinwhichtheywereexecuted:supid='cite_ref-Fergusson_1-0'style='unicode-bidi:-webkit-isolate'ahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiDravidian_architecture#cite_note-Fergusson-1'spanstyle='color:windowtext'1spanasupspanpolstart='1'type='1'listyle='font-size:12pt;'spanstyle='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;background:white'TheporchesoremMandapamsem,whichalwayscoverandprecedethedoorleadingtothecell.spanlilistyle='font-size:12pt;'spanstyle='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;background:white'Gate-pyramids,emGopuramsem,whicharetheprincipalfeaturesinthequadrangularenclosuresthatsurroundthemorenotabletemples.GopuramsareverycommoninDravidiantemples.spanlilispanstyle='font-size:12pt;font-family:Arial;background-color:white;background-position:initialinitial;background-repeat:initialinitial;'Pillaredhalls(emChaultrisemoremChawadisem)areusedformanypurposesandaretheinvariableaccompanimentsofthesetemples.spanliol
  5. Andal

    divstyle='font-family:verdana;font-size:11.111111640930176px;background-color:#ffffff;'strongstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;'Andalstrongspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'istheonlyfemaleAlvarofthe12(spanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiAlvars'title='Alvars'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Alvaraspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'saintsofSouthspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiIndia'title='India'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Indiaa)spanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;',strongstyle='font-size:13px;'Andalstrongspanstyle='font-size:13px;'an8th-centuryorearlierspansupid='cite_ref-1'style='1em;unicode-bidi:-webkit-isolate;'ahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiAndal#cite_note-1'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;'1asupspanstyle='font-size:13px;'istheonlyfemaleAlvarofthe12spanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiAlvars'title='Alvars'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-size:13px;'Alvaraspanstyle='font-size:13px;'saintsofSouthspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiIndia'title='India'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-size:13px;'Indiaaspanstyle='font-size:13px;',whoareknownfortheiraffiliationtospanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiSrivaishnava'title='Srivaishnava'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-size:13px;'Srivaishnavaaspanstyle='font-size:13px;'traditionofspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiHinduism'title='Hinduism'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-size:13px;'Hinduismaspanstyle='font-size:13px;'.Sheiscreditedwiththegreatspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiTamil_language'title='Tamillanguage'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-size:13px;'Tamilaspanstyle='font-size:13px;'worksofspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiThirupavai'title='Thirupavai'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-size:13px;'Thirupavaiaspanstyle='font-size:13px;'andspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiNachiar_Tirumozhi'title='NachiarTirumozhi'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-size:13px;'NachiarTirumozhiaspanstyle='font-size:13px;'thatarestillrecitedbydevoteesduringtheWinterfestivalseasonofspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiMargazhi#The_Months_of_a_Tamil_Calendar'title='Margazhi'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-size:13px;'Margazhiaspanstyle='font-size:13px;'.AndalisknownforherunwaveringdevotiontotheLordspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiVishnu'title='Vishnu'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-size:13px;'Vishnuaspanstyle='font-size:13px;',theGodoftheSrivaishnavas.spanspanstyle='font-size:13px;'Adoptedbyherfather,theAlvarsaintspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiPeriyalvar'title='Periyalvar'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-size:13px;'Periyalvaraspanstyle='font-size:13px;'whofoundherasababy,Andalavoidedearthlymarriage,thenormalandexpectedpathforwomenofherculture,to'marry'Vishnu,bothspirituallyandphysically.spanspanstyle='font-size:13px;'AndalistreatedmorethanasaintandasaformofGodherselfspanspanspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'.spandivstyle='font-family:verdana;font-size:11.111111640930176px;background-color:#ffffff;'spanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Sheiscreditedwiththegreatspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiTamil_language'title='Tamillanguage'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Tamilaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'worksofspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiThirupavai'title='Thirupavai'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Thirupavaiaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'andspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiNachiar_Tirumozhi'title='NachiarTirumozhi'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'NachiarTirumozhiaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'thatarestillrecitedbydevoteesduringtheWinterfestivalseasonofspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiMargazhi#The_Months_of_a_Tamil_Calendar'title='Margazhi'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Margazhiaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'.AndalisknownforherunwaveringdevotiontotheLordspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiVishnu'title='Vishnu'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Vishnuaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;',theGodoftheSrivaishnavas.span
  6. Garuda

    divstyle='font-family:verdana;font-size:11.111111640930176px;background-color:#f7f7f7;'spantitle='InternationalAlphabetofSanskritTransliteration'style='font-family:'''',''ArialUnicodeMS'','''','''',''LucidaSansUnicode'','''';font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'Garudaspanspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'isaspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiHinduism'title='Hinduism'style='color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Hinduaahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiDivinity'title='Divinity'style='color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'divinityaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;',usuallythespanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiVahana'title='Vahana'style='color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'mountaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'(spanemstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'vahanaemspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;')oftheLordspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiVishnu'title='Vishnu'style='color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Vishnuaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'.spanspantitle='InternationalAlphabetofSanskritTransliteration'style='font-family:'''',''ArialUnicodeMS'','''','''',''LucidaSansUnicode'','''';font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'Garudaspanspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'isdepictedashavingthegoldenbodyofastrongmanwithawhiteface,redwings,andaneagle''''sbeakandwithaspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiCrown_(headgear)'title='Crown(headgear)'style='color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'crownaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'onhishead.Thisancientdeitywassaidtobemassive,largeenoughtoblockoutthespanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiSun'title='Sun'style='color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'suna.divstyle='font-family:verdana;font-size:11.111111640930176px;background-color:#f7f7f7;'spanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'ThroughouttheMahabharata,Garudaisinvokedasasymbolofimpetuousviolentforce,ofspeed,andofmartialprowess.span
  7. Lord Venkateshvara

    spanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'spanpspanstyle='font-size:12pt;font-family:Arial;background-color:white;'Venkateshwaraalsoknownasspanstrongstyle='font-size:12pt;'Govindāstrongspanstyle='font-size:12pt;', spanstrongstyle='font-size:12pt;'Śrinivasāstrongspanstyle='font-size:12pt;',spanstrongstyle='font-size:12pt;'Balajistrongspanstyle='font-size:12pt;',andspanstrongstyle='font-size:12pt;'Vestrongstrongstyle='font-size:12pt;'spanstyle='font-size:10pt;font-family:Tahoma;background-color:white;initialinitial;'ṅspanstrongstrongstyle='font-size:12pt;'spanstyle='font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;background-color:white;initialinitial;'kaspanstrongstrongstyle='font-size:12pt;'spanstyle='font-size:10pt;font-family:Tahoma;background-color:white;initialinitial;'ṭspanstrongstrongstyle='font-size:12pt;'spanstyle='font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;background-color:white;initialinitial;'ācalapatispanstrongspanstyle='font-size:12pt;font-family:Arial;background-color:white;',isaformoftheHindugod spanspanstyle='font-size:12pt;font-family:Arial;background-color:white;'Vishnu.spanpdivstyle='font-size:12pt;'spanstyle='font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;background-color:white;background-position:initialinitial;background-repeat:initialinitial;'ThenamespanemVenkateswaraemstemsfromtheIndianlanguageofSanskritwhereemuVemuemtranslatestoSin,KataemtranslatestodestructionandemIshwaraemtranslatestoSupremeLord.emdivstyle='font-size:12pt;'spanstyle='font-family:verdana;font-size:11.111111640930176px;background-color:#ffffff;''AlankaraPriya'astheLordVishnuiscalled,Lordisdecoratedafterthe'Abhishekam'(spanspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:#ffffff;'pouringlibationsontheimageofthedeitybeingworshipped).Alankaram,spanspanstyle='font-family:verdana;font-size:11.111111640930176px;background-color:#ffffff;'meaningdecoration.AftertheAbhishekamspanspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:#ffffff;'threestepsofpoojaareperformed.:spanemstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:#ffffff;'alankaramemspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:#ffffff;'(decoration),spanemstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:#ffffff;'neivedyamemspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:#ffffff;'(foodoffering)andspanemstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:#ffffff;'deepaaradanamemspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:#ffffff;'(wavingoflamps)tothelord.span divstyle='font-size:12pt;'  spanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'span
  8. Hinduism

    Hinduismisareligiousphilosophyratherthananabstractreligion.Itsisbasedontherealizationoftruthsandvariedexperiencesofthousandofsagesfromdaysimmemorialandimmortalizedintheancientscriptures-TheVEDAS.HinduismisNOTfoundedbyanysinglefoundernorisitbasedonanysingleepic.Thegreatepics,MahaBharataandRamayanawerealsowrittenduringtheseancienttimes,AccordingtoVedicphilosophy,everyindividualispotentiallydivine.Thegradualunfoldingofthehumandivinitythroughvariouswaysofself-culture,socialandfamilyduties,responsibilitiesareidealsintheobjectiveofthereligion.WebelievethatthesupremepowermanifesteditselfthroughvariousAVATHARS(Incarnations)throughtheagesandwillcontinuetodosotoestablishuniversalDharma.ThesupremepowerisconceptualizedthroughthetrinityBrahma,Vishnu,Shiva.
  9. Jaya & Vijaya

    divid='pastingspan1'style='display:inline-block;'divid='pastingspan1'spanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:#ffffff;'Jaya&VijayaseenasgatekeepersinanyVishnutemple.span
  10. Garuda

    spantitle='InternationalAlphabetofSanskritTransliteration'style='font-family:'''',''ArialUnicodeMS'','''','''',''LucidaSansUnicode'','''';font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'Garudaspanspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'isaspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiHinduism'title='Hinduism'style='color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Hinduaahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiDivinity'title='Divinity'style='color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'divinityaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;',usuallythespanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiVahana'title='Vahana'style='color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'mountaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'(spanemstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'vahanaemspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;')oftheLordspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiVishnu'title='Vishnu'style='color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Vishnuaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'.spanspantitle='InternationalAlphabetofSanskritTransliteration'style='font-family:'''',''ArialUnicodeMS'','''','''',''LucidaSansUnicode'','''';font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'Garudaspanspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'isdepictedashavingthegoldenbodyofastrongmanwithawhiteface,redwings,andaneagle''''sbeakandwithaspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiCrown_(headgear)'title='Crown(headgear)'style='color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'crownaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'onhishead.Thisancientdeitywassaidtobemassive,largeenoughtoblockoutthespanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiSun'title='Sun'style='color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'suna.spanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'ThroughouttheMahabharata,Garudaisinvokedasasymbolofimpetuousviolentforce,ofspeed,andofmartialprowess.span
  11. Archana to Lord Venkateshwara

    'AlankaraPriya'astheLordVishnuiscalled,Lordisdecoratedafterthe'Abhishekam'(spanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'pouringlibationsontheimageofthedeitybeingworshipped).Alankaram,spanmeaningdecoration.AftertheAbhishekamspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'threestepsofpoojaareperformed.:spanemstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'alankaramemspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'(decoration),spanemstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'neivedyamemspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'(foodoffering)andspanemstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'deepaaradanamemspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'(wavingoflamps)tothelord.span
  12. Hindu Temple

    InJune1977,severalmembersoftheIndiancommunityfromthemetropolitanLosAngelesareametandresolvedtobuildaHinduTempleforthebenefitofthecommunityatlarge.TheHindusocietywasincorporatedasanon-profitreligiousorganizationonAugust18th1977inthestateofCalifornia.Twokeyprovisionsofthearticlesofincorporationare:Thespecificandprimarypurposesoftheorganizationaretooperatethetempleforreligiouspurposes.Thepropertyofthiscorporationisirrevocablydedicatedtoreligiouspurposesandnopartofthenetincomeorassetsshalleverinuretothebenefitofanydirector,officerormemberthereofortothebenefitofanyprivateindividual.Thistempleisaprizedpossessionofourcommunityandisaveryvaluedlegacytoourchildren.
  13. Shiva Complex

    pspanstyle='font-size:13.5pt;'Sspanspanstyle='font-size:12pt;'hivacomplexholdsthesanctumsofGanesha,Shiva,Subrahmanya,ParvathiandNavagraha.spanppstyle='font-size:12pt;'spanstyle='font-size:13.5pt;'GanesharepresentstheenergyofLordShivaandgoddessParvathi(Uma).Becauseofmythologicalincident,thenormalheadofGaneshahadtobereplacedwiththatofanelephant.TheelephantheadedGaneshalookslikeOM,thepranavamantra,representingthequintessenceoftheVedas,indicatingpowerandwisdom.spanppstyle='font-size:12pt;'spanstyle='font-size:13.5pt;'ShivaisnotonlyanaspectoftheThrayamgodhead-thedestructionregenerationaspect-isthehighestgod,thecosmiclogos.ShivaLingamisa'natural'Hindusymbol,whichisthemathematicalformofanellipsoid.Itisnaturalbecauseitnotonlyrepresentsarealitybutistheactualvehicleofpowerwithinthatreality.ItsymbolizesSiva-Shakti,thatis,theprimarypolarityprincipleofpositiveandnegativeforces.spanppspanstyle='font-size:12pt;'SubrahmanyaisthesecondsonoflordSiva.Hismanifestationoccurredwhenthedevas,thecelestialpeople,werebeingoppressedbyaAsura(demon)bythenameofTaraka.HeisconjointmanifestationofSivaandShakti.spanp
  14. Hindu Temple

    TheHindutempleisbuiltforthemaindietyofLordVenkateshwara(formofVishnu)andhasseveralshrinesfordifferentdeities.TemplesarebuiltaccordingtoshilpashastrainCholastyleoftemplearchitecture.Theartandscienceoftempleconstructionislearnedbyadisciplefromhisguruorbyasonfromhisfatherinatraditionalway.ThetemplearchitectofthistempleisnoneotherthanthefamousMuthiahSthapathi,ofIndia.,whoisdesigningtemplesallovertheworld.Thefoundationsandthestructureswerebuiltbythelocalcontractors.ThebrickveneerworkandthesculpturalplasteringisdonebyartisansfromIndiawhoareknownasShilpis,whoundergoseveralyearsoftrainingunderasthapthi.ThistempleisonethelargestandmostauthenticHindutemplesinthewesternhemisphere.
  15. Gopuram

    Templearchitect-SMMuthiahSthapathi.Kailasamandapamconstructionstartedin1994.Publicdonationsaretheonlysourceofincomeforthetemple.Theboardofdirectorsandthegeneralbodayofthesocietyappreciateyourhelp.
  16. Dwaja Sthamba

    Flagpoleissituatedattheentranceofthetemples.
  17. Sricharanam

    divstyle='font-family:verdana;font-size:11.111111640930176px;background-color:#f7f7f7;'spanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'ThirumanSrichurnamortheShricharanamisthespanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiTilaka'title='Tilaka'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'tilakaaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'usedbyfollowersofspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiSri_Vaishnava'title='SriVaishnava'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'SriVaishnavaaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'.Thefiguredrawnisrepresentativeofthefeetofspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiNarayana'title='Narayana'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Narayanaaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'withspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiLakshmi'title='Lakshmi'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Lakshmiaspanstyle='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;background-color:#ffffff;'inthemiddle.ItisadornedbymembersoftheSriVaishnavatradition.spandivstyle='font-family:verdana;font-size:11.111111640930176px;background-color:#f7f7f7;'pstyle='19.1875px;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:#ffffff;'Apartfromthemainingredientsdescribedbelow,severalauspicioussubstancesareadded,suchasahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiTulasi'title='Tulasi'style='none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;'Tulasia,rice,turmeric,camphor,flowers.ph3spanid='Thiruman'style='font-size:10pt;'Thirumanspanspanstyle='font-weight:normal;'spanstyle='background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'ThewhitepowderinThirumanisderivedfromdecayedspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiSchistose'title='Schistose'style='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;'schistoseaahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiMica'title='Mica'style='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;'micaaspanstyle='background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'.spanspanh3h3spanid='Shrichurnam'style='font-size:10pt;'Shrichurnamspanspanstyle='background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'Tspanstyle='font-weight:normal;'heyellowmarkiswornusingturmeric,orusingspanspanahref='http:en.wikipedia.orgwikiSandal_wood'title='Sandalwood'style='font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;none;color:#0b0080;background-image:none;font-weight:normal;'sandalwoodaspanstyle='background-color:#ffffff;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;19.1875px;'spanstyle='font-weight:normal;'paste.spanspanh3pstyle='19.1875px;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:#ffffff;'Theredmarkismadeofturmericmixedwithlime(churNa).p
  18. Sri. Venkateshwara

    LordVenkateshwara,popularlyknownasBalajiisthepresidingdeityoftheTirumalaHills,inAndhraPradesh,India.HeisoneofthemanifestationsofLordVishnu.HerevealedofsageNarayana,whodidrigorouspenance.ThesagerequestedLordVishnutosettlethereshoweringhiseternalgraceonthehumanfolk,whowereverymuchdepressedandwhowereunabletofollowtherigorousyogapracticestorealizetheGod.Tirumala,theseatofBalajiissurroundedbysevenhills.Becauseofthisheisalsonameslordofthesevenhills.Itisperhapshiswish,thathetookabodeinthisplace,whichisalsosurroundedbyseveralhillstoblesstheoccupantsofthispartoftheworld.Balajihasfourhands,.Intheupperrighthand,heholdstheChakra(Wheel)representingthewheeloftime.Intheupperleft,hehasaShanka(Conch)whichresembles(OM)significantofVedas.Therightlowerhandisdirectedtowardshisfeet,anindicationthedevoteestosurrendertohiminalltheirdifficulties.Thelowerlefthandrestsontheleftthigh,tellingthedevoteesthattheoceanofbirthsanddeathsisonlykneedeepandhewouldtakecareofthosewhototallysurrendertohimwithintensefaithandredeemtheirsins.
  19. What is Hinduism

    Hinduismisareligiousphilosophyratherthananabstractreligion.Itisbasedontherealizationoftruthsandvariedexperiencesofthousandsofsagesfromdaysimmemorialandimmortalizedintheancientscriptures-theVEDAS.Hinduismwasnotfoundedbyanysinglefoundernorisitbasedonanysingleepic.Thegreatepics,MahaBharataandRamayanwerealsowrittenduringtheancienttimes.AccordingtoVedicphilosophyeveryindividualispotentiallydivine. Thegradualunfoldingofthehumandivinitythroughvariouswaysofself-culture,socialandfamilyduties,responsibilitiesandidealsistheobjectiveofthereligion.WebelievethatthesupremepowermanifesteditselfthroughAVATHARS(incarnations)throughtheagesandandwillcontinuetodosotoestablishuniversalDharma.ThesupremepowerisconceptualizedthroughthetrinityemBrahma,Vishnu,Shiva. em ThetrinityisworshippedseverallyinvariousformsandmanifestationsbyHindus.TheHindutempleisbuiltforthemaindeityofLordVenkateshwara(formofVishnu)andhasseveralshrinesofdifferentdeities.Templesarebuiltcomplyingtostrictcodes,knownasShastrasandthistempleisbuiltaccordingtosilpaShastrainCholastyleoftemplearchitecture.Theartandscienceoftempleconstructionislearnedbyadisciplefromhisguruorbyasonfromhisfatherinatraditionalway.ThetemplearchitectisknownasSthapathiandthearchitectofthistempleisnoneotherthanthefamousMuthiahStapathi,ofIndiawhoisdesigningtemplesallovertheworld.Thefoundationsandthestructureswerebuiltbythelocalcontractors.ThebrickveneerworkandthesculpturalplasteringisdonebyartisansfromIndiawhoareknownassilpis,whoundergoseveralyearsoftrainingunderasthapathi.ThistempleisoneofthelargestandmostauthenticHindutempleinthewesternhemisphere.