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Welcome to the Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Iowa


Temple is partially Open for Visitors . Visiting Hours are 5 PM to 8 PM (Mon - Fri)/ 10 AM to 2 Pm (Sat - Sun). Prior Appointment and Face Masks are mandatory. Thanks

Starting July 6, Appointments are not needed for visiting temple. New Temple Open Hours are : 5 PM to 8 PM - Mon-Fri) and 10 AM to 4 PM - Sat/Sun). Face Masks and Social Distancing enforced. Thanks


To watch daily live Arathi performed by the priest, please visit our Youtube Channel below.

When you visit the channel, please look under the Home tab. You should find the video for the current day. If you want to watch any older videos, please check out the videos tab. Please also subscribe to our channel so that you can get updates when there is a new video uploaded.


Corona Virus Advisory. Please note the below

Few months ago we closed the Temple Doors for Devotees, due to prevailing Covid-19 pandemic but continued temple rituals behind closed doors.

At this time, we are pleased to announce that HTCC Board has decided to re-open temple to public with limited open Hours. This re-opening is compliant with CDC, Iowa State and Local guidelines. Keeping the Safety of our priests, Volunteers and Devotees in mind, we have put together guidelines that will allow a safe visit to Temple and receive the blessings of Lord.

Here are the Temple re-opening Hours and Guidelines:

Temple will open for limited Hours each day. Starting July 6, 2020 there will be no need for appointment. But please note the below.
Temple Hours:
5 PM to 8 PM (Monday thru Friday)
10 AM to 4 PM (Saturday and Sunday)

Prior to your visit:

  1. Only one family at a time will be allowed inside the temple.
  2. Must wear a Face Mask during the visit to temple
  3. A maximum duration of 10 minutes inside the Temple will be allowed per family

During the visit Devotees are requested to observe the below guidelines.

  1. When you arrive at the temple, please wait outside until the volunteer allows you to enter the temple.
  2. If there is a family already in the temple, he/she will ask you to either wait outside or wait in your car.
  3. If you choose to wait in your car, the volunteer will take your cell phone number to call you when it is your turn. Please be ready to walk in.
  4. Enter the temple and follow Floor markings for Darshan
  5. Follow directions given by Priests and Volunteers
  6. Maintain Social Distancing (6 feet)
  7. Have darshan and exit within 10 minutes
  8. Additionally, please note:
  9. There will be no Sankalpam, Archana, Tirtam or Chatari to minimize contact
  10. Devotees should not bring Fruits and Flowers during the visit

Additional Guidelines:

  1. We will provide disposable Face Masks if devotees come without one
  2. We will provide Hand Sanitizers
  3. Devotees with symptoms such as Fever, Cough and Shortness of Breath are strongly advised to "Stay at Home" and seek medical help and and not visit Temple. We appreciate your cooperation during these tough times.
  4. At this time, Group visits and Temple Tours are not available

For volunteer signup please use this link Sign Up!

We will continue to assess the situation and make changes to our Temple Hours from time to time. Please note that we may change these policies with short notice. We also want to remind that its our collective responsibility to ensure that every one has a Safe visit to temple. We encourage you all to be aware of health guidelines published by CDC and IOWA Health Officials and follow them.

If you need additional information or have any questions, please contact us via email at admin@htcciowa.org or by Phone at 515-795-2635.

Upcoming Events

7/25/2020
Sravana Masam First Saturday Balaji Abhishekam
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Synopsis
Sravana Masam First Saturday Balaji Abhishekam - Allowance for Two Sponsor Families to visit

Program

10:30 AM Abhishekam starts
12:45 PM Arathi

7/31/2020
Sri Varalakshmi Vratam
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Synopsis
Sri Varalakshmi Pooja is special for Ladies to offer worship to Goddess Lakshmi. This Program will be available on ZOOM Live session.

Program

6:45 PM Vara Lakshmi Pooja - Zoom Session

8/1/2020
Sravana Masam Second Balaji Abhishekam (Two Sponsor Families allowed)
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Synopsis
Sarvana Masam Second Balaji Abhishekam - Two Sponsor Families allowed to visit.Face Masks/Social Distancing mandatory

8/3/2020
Rig/Yajur Veda Upakarma
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Synopsis
Rig/Yajur Veda Upakarma. Please send an email to "admin@htcciowa.org" if you want to join for Thread Changing Ceremony at 9 AM. Facemasks and Social Distancing mandatory.

Program

9 AM Thread Changing Ceremony at Temple

8/8/2020
Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana and Sravana Third Balaji Abhishekam
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Synopsis
Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana/Sravana Masam Third Balaji Abhishekam (Two Sponsor Families allowed)

Program

10:30 AM Abhishekam starts
12:45 PM Raghavendra Swamy Astottara Pooja

8/11/2020
Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebration
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Synopsis
Sri Krishna Janmashatami Celebration

 Hours
Monday-Friday 5 PM to 8 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM
 Mailing Address
Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Iowa
PO Box 100
Granger, IA 50109
 515-795-2635
 admin@htcciowa.org