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HTCC

Welcome to the Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Iowa


Starting March 15th, temple will be open 5pm to 8pm on weekdays and 10am to 5pm on weekends. No appointments needed but visit is still limited to 10 mins, Face Masks are mandatory and Social Distancing will be 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.

Eligible Members list for 2021 is located at the below URL.
Please contact electioncommittee@htcciowa.org if you have any questions.

Eligible Member List

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

Based on the ongoing COVID situation and keeping the Safety of our priests, Volunteers and Devotees in mind, we continue to update our COVID-19 policies.

Starting March 15th 2021, we updated our operating hours to

Monday thru Friday : 5pm to 8pm (Evenings only
Saturday & Sunday : 9am to 5pm

No Appointment is required for a general visit but COVID guidelines will be strictly enforced. We are all together in
this journey and your cooperation is greatly appreciated to ensure you have a safe Darshan when you visit the temple.


1) Devotees must wear a Face Mask during the visit to temple
2) A duration of 15 minutes inside the Temple will be allowed per family
3) Please follow Social Distancing of (6 feet)
4) No more than 10 people are allowed inside the main mandir any given time

For any special events like monthly Balaji Abhishekam, upcoming Ugadi or Ram Namvi, continue to monitor Special Events link to
Sign-up (updated monthly) for limited in-person sponsorships. Click here

We will continue to monitor COVID situations and operating hours can change anytime. Please follow our email communication and /or call temple before you visit.


Upcoming Events

4/18/2021
Akhanda Ramayan Parayan Conclusion
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Akhand (24 Hour ) Tulasi Ramayan Parayan conclusion at 1 PM (after Sundarkand Parayan )

4/24/2021
Ramanavami - Sita Rama Kalyanam
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Rama Navami Celebrations - Sita Rama Kalyanam at 4 PM

4/25/2021
Annual General Body Meeting and Board Elections
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Annual General Body Meeting and Board Elections

5/14/2021
Akshya Trithiya
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Akshya Trithiya

5/16/2021
Shankara Jayanthi
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Adi Shankara was the founder of Advaita Vedanta in Hinduism. Born in a poor brahmin family in Kaladi, Kerala in 785 AD, Shankara revived the Vedic Jnana marga for attaining mukti. He rejected the Karma khanda part of Vedic rituals and relied heavily on Jnana as the tool for Mukti. He revived the second vedic era as it was on a decline due to Buddistic influence.

5/17/2021
Ramanuja Jayanthi
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Sri Ramanuja(1195 AD) was the founder VishistAdvaita Vedanta. He was known for staunch devotion to Lord Vishnu and is the author of Sri Bhasya - a commentary on Brahma Sutras of Upanishads.

5/24/2021
Narasimha Jayanthi
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Narasimha Jayanthi

6/4/2021
Hanuman Jayanthi
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Hanuman Jayanthi

7/11/2021
Jagannath Rath Yatra
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Jagannath Rath Yatra Pooja at 3 PM and Rath Yatra at 4 PM

Program

3 PM Rath Yatra starts

8/1/2021
Adi Kritikai Celebration - Karthikeya-Valli-Devasena Kalyanam
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Adi Kritikai Celebration - Karthikeya-Valli -Devasena Kalyanam

8/14/2021
Sravana Masam First Saturday Balaji Abhishekam
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Sravana Masam First Saturday Balaji Abhishekam

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10:30 AM Abhishekam starts
12:45 PM Arathi

8/20/2021
Sri Varalakshmi Vratam
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Sri Varalakshmi Pooja is special for Ladies to offer worship to Goddess Lakshmi.

Program

6:45 PM Vara Lakshmi Pooja - Zoom Session

8/21/2021
Sravana Masam Second Balaji Abhishekam (Two Sponsor Families allowed)
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Sarvana Masam Second Balaji Abhishekam

8/21/2021
Rig/Yajur Veda Upakarma
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Rig/Yajur Veda Upakarma. Please send an email to "admin@htcciowa.org" if you want to join for Thread Changing Ceremony at 9 AM.

Program

9 AM Thread Changing Ceremony at Temple

8/28/2021
Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana and Sravana Third Balaji Abhishekam
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Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana/Sravana Masam Third Balaji Abhishekam

Program

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

8/29/2021
Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebration
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Sri Krishna Janmashatami Celebration Rohini Nakshatra is on 29th during midnight/Moonrise time when Krishna was born hence the Janashmastami

Program

8:30 PM Bhajans and Kirtans on Lord Krishna
Mid night Lord Krishna Birth Celebration and Arathi

9/4/2021
Sravana Masam 4th Week Special Balaji Abhishekam
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Sravana Masam 4th Week Special Balaji Abhishekam - 10:30 AM

9/8/2021
Samaveda Upakarma
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Samaveda Upakarma

9/10/2021
Ganesh Chaturthi Pranaprathistapana
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As a tradition, a Clay deity of Lord Ganesha will be brought and installed at the temple. Worship and Bhajans for Lord Ganesha will continue for a week and Visarjan will be done on Sept. 18th.

Program

4 PM Procession of Ganesha Deity into the Temple with Bhajans
4:30 PM Prana Prathistapana of Ganesha
5 PM Astottara Pooja, Arathi

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)

10/6/2021
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

10/9/2021
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

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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

10/15/2021
Chandi Home
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Chandi Hom at 6 PM

Program

6 PM Chandi Hom

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
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

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

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 thru Friday : 5pm - 8pm (Evenings only)
Saturday & Sunday : 10 AM - 5 PM
 Mailing Address
Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Iowa
PO Box 100
Granger, IA 50109
 515-795-2635
 admin@htcciowa.org