Top 10 Famous Hindu Temples in the United StatesPlaces of Worship

January 30, 2019 11:43
Top 10 Famous Hindu Temples in the United States

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Hinduism is a minority religion in the United States. The Hindu population of the U.S. is the world's eighth-largest while 10 percent of Asian Americans are followers of the Hindu faith.

Currently, Hindu-Americans hold the highest education levels among all religious communities in the U.S., which is for the most part due to strong U.S. immigration policies that favor educated and highly skilled migrants.

According to Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life survey of 2009, 24 percent of Americans believe in rebirth, a core concept of Hinduism.

There are approximately 843 Hindu temples in the U.S., however here are top 10 famous temples for you.

Akshardham Temple, New Jersey

Location: Robbinsville

Deity: Swaminarayan

Akshardham-TempleImageSource: Digital Journal

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is built by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha and consecrated by Pramukh Swami Maharaj. The mandir was constructed according to guidelines outlined in ancient Vedas, or Hindu scriptures. The mandir is open daily to visitors and for worship.

Ganesh Temple, New York

Location: Flushing, Queens

Deity: Lord Ganesh


The temple claims to be the very first of the traditional Hindu temples in the USA. The temple has a vegetarian restaurant termed the Temple Canteen in the basement which is popular for its simple South Indian cuisine and for the temple experience.

Radha Krishna Temple, Utah

Location: 8628 South State Rd.
Spanish Fork

Deity: Sri Radha Krishna


The temple built to meet the needs of the Hindu community in Utah County, hosts seasonal festivals, weddings, receptions, and other weekly services for prayer and meditation.

Malibu Hindu Temple, California

Location: 1600 Las Virgenes Canyon Rd, Calabasas

Deity: Venkateshwara


The temple built in 1981, in the traditional South Indian style is frequented by followers of Hinduism in Southern California. It is one of the largest Hindu temples in the Western hemisphere.

Radha Madhav Dham, Texas

Location: 400 Barsana Rd, Austin

/Radha-Madhav-DhamImageSource: Adya News

Radha Madhav Dham was built to be a representation of the holy land of Braj in India where Radha and Krishna are believed by Hindus to have appeared, around 5,000 years ago.

Shiva Vishnu Temple, South Florida

Location: 5661 SW 160th Ave, Southwest Ranches


The temple is comprised of two buildings, a traditional temple and a community hall that seats up to 300 people. It is 6,200 sq. ft. and it's architectural style belongs to Chola, and Pallava dynasty period (10th century).

Shirdi Sai Temple, Connecticut

Location: 749 Saybrook Rd a101, Middletown

Deity: Sai Baba


The first ever Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Connecticut was inaugurated on November 27, 2009, and likewise 2ft. tall Sai Baba statue was installed.

Mahalakshmi Temple, Delaware

Location: 760 Yorklyn Road, Hockessin

Deity: Mahalakshmi


The temple is one of the most visited as over 7,000 families stay in the Delaware Valley Tri-state area.

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, California

Location: Mount Madonna Retreat Center, Watsonville

Deity: Hanuman


The temple is built on the beautiful green hills of Mt Madonna. It takes approximately 2 hours driving time south of San Francisco.

Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple, Illinois

Location: 1145 Sullivan Rd, Aurora

Deity: Venkateshwara swami

Sri-Venkateswara-SwamiImageSource: TripAdvisor

The temple is the most famous of Balaji in Greater Chicago. It attracts a good amount of visitors from Chicago.

-Sowmya Sangam

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