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Welcome to the Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Iowa



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 weeks back 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 is now open for Devotees without Appointments, but make sure to follow these guideines
Open Hours:
5 PM to 8 PM (Monday thru Friday)
9 AM to 6 PM (Saturday)
9 AM to 4 PM (Sunday)

During the visit Devotees are requested to :

  1. All Devotees must wear a Face Mask during the visit to temple
  2. Enter the temple and follow Floor markings for Darshan
  3. Follow directions given by Priests and Volunteers
  4. Maintain Social Distancing (6 feet)
  5. Have darshan and exit within 15 minutes
  6. Additionally, please note:
  7. You can request for a quick Archana, but there won't be any Tirtam or Chatari to minimize contact
  8. Devotees should not bring Fruits and Flowers during the visit

Additional Guidelines:

  1. 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.
  2. At this time, Group visits and Temple Tours are not available

We continue to depend on Volunteers to ensure Social Distancing and Safe Darshan for visiting families.

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.

Special Events Sign up link

Below is a link where you can signup for upcoming events. Please note that limited number of families are allowed per event.
Sign Up!

Upcoming Events

10/19/2020
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

10/20/2020
Navaratri Celebrations
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Durga Sapta Sati chanting - 11 AM Lalitha Sahasra Nama chanting - 7 PM

10/21/2020
Navaratri Celebrations
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Durga Sapta Sati 11 AM Lalita Sahasra Nama chanting - 7 PM

10/22/2020
Navaratri Celebrations
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Durga Sapta Sati 11 AM Lalita Sahasra Nama chanting - 7 PM

10/23/2020
Chandi Home
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Chandi Hom at 6 PM

Program

6 PM Chandi Hom

10/24/2020
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 Saraswati Pooja
3:30 PM Sundar Kand Paath
7 PM Lalitha Sahasra nama chanting

10/25/2020
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)

11/4/2020
Karva Chauth
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Karva Chauth

11/12/2020
DhanTeras
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Dhanteras Celebration evening 6 PM

11/13/2020
Naraka Chaturdashi
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Sri Krishna Pooja (Diwali )

11/14/2020
Diwali Celebrations
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DIWALI Celebrations (Lakshmi Pooja, Govardhan Pooja, Anna Koot) / Gujarati New Year at 5 PM

11/20/2020
Maha Skandha Shasti
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Karthikeyan Abhishekam at 6 PM

11/29/2020
Karthika Pournami Group Sathyanarayana Pooja
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Group Satyanarayana Pooja at 11 AM

12/5/2020
Ayyappa Swamy Pooja
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Ayyappa Swamy Pooja at 5 PM

12/5/2020
Monthly Balaji Abhishekam
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Monthly Balaji Abhishekam at 10:30 AM

12/17/2020
Dhanurmasa starts
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Dhanurmasa Poojas (morning 9 AM Tiruppavai Chanting by Priests)

12/25/2020
Vaikuntha Ekadashi
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1. Prathama Darshanam - 7 AM 2. All day(7 AM to 7 PM) Vishnu Sahsranama - on Zoom Video Conference 3. Final Arathi - 7 PM

 Hours
Monday-Friday 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Saturday 9 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 9 AM to 4:00 PM
 Mailing Address
Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Iowa
PO Box 100
Granger, IA 50109
 515-795-2635
 admin@htcciowa.org