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Welcome to the Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Iowa



We are excited to announce that the Bhoomi Pooja for the India Heritage & Cultural Center was done on August 29, 2021. More information will be shared with you as we progress. Please watch this space for project updates.

Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa (HTCC) Special Covid-19 Guidelines

Namaste Devotees !!

With the Delta variant of Covid-19 spreading across the nation and causing a new wave of infections. To that extent, CDC has published new guidelines on July 27, 2021.

Per CDC guidelines, HTCC is requesting all individuals to "Wear a Mask" during his/her visit to Temple. This guideline applies to both "fully vaccinated" and "Non-vaccinated" individuals.

Please note that Temple Hours and Pooja schedule will continue as published previously.

Thank you all for your cooperation and stay safe !!

If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback, please email us at
admin@htcciowa.org

Upcoming Events

9/18/2021
Maha Muhamrityujanya Homam
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Maha Mrityunjaya Homam on Shani Pradhosham day

Program

4 PM Rudra Homam starts

9/19/2021
Ganapathi Visarjan
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Ganapathi Visarajan is a traditional way of completing the Annual Ganesha Festival by immersing the worshipped clay deity in Water. This is done in a River / Pond / Pool.

Program

2:30 PM Abhishekam for Moola Ganapathi with chanting of Ganapathi Athivershirsham
4 PM Alankaram, Doopa,Deepa Naivedyam and Bhajans and Mangala Arathi.
4:30 PM Immersion of Ganapathi Idol in a Pool (on the Deck)

10/2/2021
Thirupavadi Seva
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This annual traditional event is done during the Tamil month of Puratassi and food is prepared and offered to Lord Venkateshwara. Variety of food items are prepared at the temple kitchen and offered to Lord with prayers.

Program

5:30 pm Sankalpam, Chanting of Anna Sooktam and Upanishad
7:00 pm Mantra Pushpam, SatuMurai, Mangala Arathi followed by Prasadam Distribution

10/6/2021
Sharad Navaratri Begins
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9 Days of worshipping Durga Mata and conclusion on Vijaya Dashami Nava Durga Kalasha Prathistapana at 5:30 PM

10/7/2021
Navaratri Celebrations
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Durga Sapta Sati chanting - 11 AM Lalitha Sahasra Nama chanting - 7 PM

10/8/2021
Navaratri Celebrations
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Durga Sapta Sati 11 AM Lalita Sahasra Nama chanting - 7 PM

10/8/2021
Chandi Home
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Chandi Hom at 6 PM

Program

6 PM Chandi Hom

10/9/2021
Annual Maha Sudharshana Homam
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Annual Maha Sudharshana Homam at 4 PM

Program

4 PM Homam Starts

10/9/2021
Global Vishnu Sahasranam Chanting
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8:30 AM: 5 times chanting of Global Vishnu Sahasranam Chanting

Program

8:30 AM Vishnu Sahasrana Namam chanting starts
12:00 Noon Arathi

10/11/2021
Navaratri Poojas / Monday Rudrabhishekam
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Due to Navaratri - Monday Rudrabhishekam will start at 6 PM. Lalita Sahasranama Chanting will occur at 7 PM

Program

11 AM Durga Sapta Sati
6 PM Monday Evening Rudraabhishekam
7 PM Lalitha Sahasranama Chanting

10/12/2021
Navaratri Celebrations
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Durga Sapta Sati 11 AM Lalita Sahasra Nama chanting - 7 PM

10/13/2021
Durga Ashtami - Maha Navami - Saraswati Pooja
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Special Navaratri Poojas at 11 AM and Dialy Durga Sapta Sati chanting in the morning and Lalita Sahasra Nama chanting at 7 PM in the evening

Program

11 AM Sundar Kand Paath
3:30 PM Navaratri Deepa Pooja
4:30 PM Lalitha Sahasra nama Kumkumarchana

10/16/2021
Dussera - Vijaya Dashami Celebration
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Rama Parivar Pooja, Procession and Ravan Dahan at 6 PM (Dusk)

Program

5 PM Rama Parivar Pooja
Dusk (before Sunset) Ravan Dahan (No Procession due to Covid Restrictions)

10/24/2021
Karva Chauth
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Karva Chauth

11/2/2021
DhanTeras
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Dhanteras Celebration evening 6 PM

11/3/2021
Naraka Chaturdashi
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Sri Krishna Pooja (Diwali ) - 6:30 PM

11/6/2021
Monthly Balaji Abhishekam
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Monthly Balaji Abhishekam at 10:30 AM

11/6/2021
Diwali Celebrations
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DIWALI Celebrations (Lakshmi Pooja, Govardhan Pooja, Anna Koot) / Gujarati New Year. Pooja starts at 4 PM

Program

9 AM Temple Opens - Suprabhat
10 AM Lakshmi Ganesha Abhishekam
12 PM 12 PM Main Arathi
5 PM Govardhan Pooja
6 PM Grand Govardhan Arathi and Swami Narayan Arathi
7 PM Hourly Arathi
8 PM Hourly Arathi

11/9/2021
Maha Skandha Shasti
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Karthikeyan Abhishekam at 6 PM

11/18/2021
Karthika Pournami Group Sathyanarayana Pooja
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Group Satyanarayana Pooja at 6 PM

12/15/2021
Dhanurmasa starts
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Dhanurmasa Poojas (morning 9 AM Tiruppavai Chanting by Priests)

1/1/2022
New Year Day Balaji Kalyanam
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Celestial Wedding of Lord Balaji, Sridevi and Bhudevi starting at 10 AM

 Hours
Monday - Friday(Mornings) : 9am - Noon
Monday - Friday(Evenings) : 5pm - 8pm
Saturday : 9 AM - 8 PM
Sunday : 9 AM - 6 PM
 Mailing Address
Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Iowa
PO Box 100
Granger, IA 50109
 515-795-2635
 admin@htcciowa.org

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