Washington Metropolitan Temples and Religious & Spiritual Institutions


The dream of building the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple (SSVT) originated in 1976 and the SSVT trust was formed in January of 1980. It was decided to combine the concepts of Siva and Vishnu under one roof and to incorporate various temple architectural styles which are all based on the Vastu Sastras which reflect time, by conversion of time into linear and space measures. Website: http://www.ssvt.org/

The Murugan Temple of North America was established in August 1982 and the new temple building was inaugurated on May 29, 1999. Daily poojas are conducted by a learned priest who is also available to perform services in devotees' homes and for special occasions. Website: http://www.murugantemple.org/ 

Rajdhani Mandir is a nonprofit religious and cultural organization, founded in 1985 with the main objective of preserving and promoting Hindu culture and religion. The Mandir was inaugurated in March 2000 and is open daily with Aarti conducted twice a day. Visit the Rajdhani Mandir  home page for more information.

Durga Temple of Greater Springfield (VA) was established in 1991 to promote and flourish the richness of the Hindu religion, culture, and philosophy. In addition, Durga Temple provides an opportunity for community members to learn and display the many characteristics of Hinduism through participation in religious and cultural programs and various other activities. Website: http://www.durgatemple.org/

Chinmaya Mission was founded about 40 years ago by the initial followers of H.H. Swami Chinmayananda. Under the guidance of Swami Chinmayananda the Mission has grown into a world-wide spiritual and social organization with almost 150 centers, 11 of which are in the U.S. and Canada. Website: http://www.chinmayadc.org/

The ISKCON temple in Potomac is the oldest Vaishnava temple in the Washington/Maryland area. The presiding deities of Sri Radha Madana Mohana were officially established in 1972 at the original ISKCON temple on Q Street, Washington DC., before being moved to Potomac in 1975. Website: http://www.iskcondc.org/ 

Gayatri Pariwar U.S.A., Inc. is an integral part of the worldwide Gayatri Pariwar movement, founded by Yugrhishi Sri Ram Sharma Acharya and Mata Bhagwati Devi Sharma. Gayatri Pariwar U.S.A. is a spiritual movement that regenerates the highest human values around the world. Gayatri Pariwar (India) was founded in 1940 in order to uplift the oppressed in India and to rejuvenate divinity among its people. Website: http://www.gayatripariwar.org/ 

The Hindu Temple of Metropolitan Washington was established in 1982 with the main objectives of congregating and praying in the traditional manner of Hindu faith and to serve the cultural needs of the Indian community. Website: http://www.hindu-temple.org/

India House of Worship is a tax-exempt non-profit religious organization registered in the state of Maryland on October 14, 1976 for the express purpose of providing a place for Hindu Vedic worship for the Indian-American community now settling in and around Washington DC.  Website: http://www.ihow.org/    

Established in 1980 as a non-profit religious organization with church status. It is a founding member of the Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA). Its mission is to promote the understanding and following and preserve the rich heritage of Jain religion. Website: http://www.jsm.org/  

Shri Mangal Mandir has been a beacon for the last 15 years for the ever growing Indian community in this area. Ever since its inception in 1981, Shri Mangal Mandir has always been and will always be an institution for all the people who believe in pursuing and practicing the Sanatan Dharma (Eternal Way of Life).


Sri. MAHA LAKSHMI DEVASTHANAM (Lakshmi Temple of Greater Delaware)
760, Yorklyn Road, PO Box 37 Hockessin, DE 19707Call: 302- 235- 7020                     

Website: http://www.hindutemplede.com/

International Headquarters for Integral Yoga
Integral Yoga's Satchidananda Ashram and Retreat Center at Yogaville, Buckingham, Virginia, USA, offers a full, authentic Yoga experience to Yoga beginners and established Yoga practitioners.  Website: http://www.yogaville.org/


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