Javascript is not enabled on this browser. To experience the site with all its features, either turn on Javascript or use a browser where Javascript is enabled.

Home Page - HTCC

Welcome to the Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Iowa

Upcoming Events

HTCC Holi Celebrations
Event Image
Holi is traditionally observed all over India during the month of Phalguna(the last month in Hindu Calendar), before the onset of Spring. The festival of Holi can be regarded as a celebration of the Colors of Unity & Brotherhood - an opportunity to forget all differences. It has traditionally been celebrated in high spirit without any distinction of cast, creed, color or status. It is an occasion when sprinkling colored powder or colored water on each other breaks all barriers of discrimination so that everyone looks the same and universal brotherhood is reaffirmed. This is one simple reason to participate in this colorful festival


11 AM Holi Pooja and Holika Dahan
12 Noon Celebration with colors Music and SPECIAL LUNCH

Ugadi (Lunar New Year)
Event Image


10 AM Balaji Utsava Moorthi Abhishekam followed by Panchanga Sravana

Akhanda Ramyan Parayan Start (Continous chanting ends on Sunday afternoon)
Event Image


11:00 AM Akhanda Ramayan Path starts

Ramanavami Celebrations- Sita/Rama Kalyanam
Event Image
Lord Rama breaks the Bow of Lord Shiva at the court of King Janaka during the Swyamwar of Sita. Per the traditions of Swayamvra, King Janaka agrees to give his daughter Janaki to Lord Rama. The wedding was celebrated in a grand style amidst the assembled guests under the guidance of sage Vishwamitra and Sage Vashista. Every year during Ramanavami, it is a tradition to celebrate the celestial wedding of Lord Rama and Sita.


3:45 AM Sankalpam
4 PM Sita Rama Kalyanam


  • Sponsorship Information: $51
  • ** Sponsor families will be take part in Sankalpam, Special Archana and Knaya Dhanam.
  • Devotees may bring Vastrams for the Lord and His Consort, Fruits,Flowers, Dry Fruits, Coconuts for the Kalyanam.

Panguni Uthiram(Goddess Lakshmi Birthday) Celebration
Event Image
Panguni Uthiram, or Paiguni Uttaram, is an important Tamil festival observed in the Tamil month of Panguni(Palguna). It falls on confluence of Uttara Nakshatram and Poornima(Full Moon day) in the month of Palguna. It is also happens to be Birthday of Goddess Lakshmi and traditionally also celebrated as Thiru Kalyanam (Wedding) of Lord Venkateshwara and Lakshmi. It is widely believed that Lord Shiva married Godess Parvati on this day


6:30 PM Abhishekam for Goddess Lakshmi
7:45 PM Arathi and Sayanotsavam

Tamil New Year
Event Image
Tamil New Year


10:30 AM Ganesha Abhishekam

 Volunteer Needs
Role: We are in need of individuals to manage the front desk. You can sign up using the link below. Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week
Monday-Friday 9 AM to Noon, 5 PM to 8 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 8 PM
Sunday 9 AM to 6 PM
 Mailing Address
Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Iowa
PO Box 100
Granger, IA 50109