America is a country proud of its cultural diversity and among them lies many Hindus. India, being the second largest populated country and America having many Indian migrants. There were 2.69 million Hindu citizens in America according to the national poll statistics from 2008 and According to the research done by the Pew Research Institute in 2016, the number reduced to 2.1 million, but this figure still represents 0.4% of the entire American population. Hence, it is even more likely that there are many Hindu temples in America (USA).

Popular Hindu Temples in USA

Here is the list of 10 most popular Hindu Temples in America.

1. Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam, New York


The first Hindu temple to have been established in America was Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam, also known as the Ganesh Temple. Situated in New York, its construction was started in 1970 and was completed in 1977. However, it was opened, in 1970 itself so that it could host traditional and religious events. It is considered one of the most famous Hindu temples in America.

2. The Shiva Vishnu Temple, Florida


With the help of 12 architects from Mahabalipuram, the Shiva Vishnu Temple’s construction began in the year 1999. Dr. Ganapati Sthapati, an architect from Chennai gave guidelines for the construction of this Dravidian style temple and is a south Indian style temple situated in Broward County, South Florida. The temple spreads across a vast area of 6200 Sq. Feet.

3. Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) temple, Illinois


As a representation of Vishnu Sri Venkateswara, the temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. It is one of the oldest Hindu temples in America. The temple is located at 1145, West Sullivan Rd, Aurora. It is constructed on a land of 20 acres, which was donated by Indian American families. Lord Balaji, Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvathi are also the other deities present in this temple. Mutaiaistapathy, a famous specialist in Hindu temples worked with an architect from Chicago, Subash Nadkarni for several months for the construction of this beautiful shrine.

4. Sri Lakshmi Temple, Ashland


Sri Lakshmi Temple lies in Ashland was built with the guidance of Muthiah Sthapathi. Built in the 1980’s, the construction took two years and spreads over an area of 12 acres. The temple rises at a height of 50 feet from the ground. Various daily pujas, festivals, shloka classes, culture/Indian-languages classes are conducted by the temple authorities. The temple includes deities of Sri Maha Ganapati, Sri Mahalakshmi, Sri Venkateswara, SriNataraja, Sri Subrahmanya, Sri Hariharaputra, Garuda and Navagraha.

5. Malibu Hindu Temple, California


Dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, Malibu Hindu Temple is located in the city of Calabasas in California. Built in the year 1981, it is owned and operated by the Hindu Temple Society of Southern California. The construction of the shrine is inspired by the traditional South Indian style.

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6. Hindu Temple, Atlanta

Built in the early 80`s at Atlanta, Georgia, this temple is a true beauty. The temple with white marvel stands as an epitome of traditional Indian architecture and is a pleasure even for the eyes. Followers of Ganesha, Hanuman, Durga, Nagendra and Bhairava worship in this temple. It is a great culmination point of 2 temples – Shiva and Balaji. There are two main idols of Lord Venkateshwara and Lord Ramalingeshwara present here.

7. Shiva Vishnu Temple, California


People from all across the country travel to be mesmerized by its big size and captivating beauty of the huge red and white temple. All the known and celebrated deities are housed in the temple for the worship of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Hindu Community and Cultural Centre organize classes for conveying religious and cultural education to the future generation at the venue.

8. Sri Venkateswara Temple, Pittsburgh, PA

Ones staying near Pittsburg, should not miss out on this huge and amazing temple which is a beauty in itself. Sri Venkateswara Temple symbolizes similar architectural patterns as that of the South Indian Tirupati Temple. This sacred temple was built in 1975, was one of the most primitive temples built in the USA. The temple houses Lord Ganesh, Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva with the main deity Lord Venkateswara. It is also famous for its “Golden Chariot”.

9. Sri Shiva Vishnu Temple, Washington DC


The place is a pure space with blessings pouring in from all sides is Sri Shiva Vishnu Temple. It is a creative fusion of Pallava, Vijayanagara, Kerala, South Canara and Mayan temple architectural styles. Many Gods and Goddesses are worshipped in the temple, which embraces Rama, Ganesh, Krishna, Parvathi, and Vishnu with Lord Shiva as the main deities.

10. The Akshardham Temple, New Jersey

Finally, this list cannot be completed without one of the most recent yet famous Hindu temples in America, The Akshardham Temple in New Jersey. The temple is situated in Robbinsville, New Jersey. With the height of 42 feet, width 87 feet, and length 133 feet, it one of the biggest Hindu temples in the USA. It is now open to the public after its construction finished in 2017.

(Last Updated On: March 15, 2020)
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March 25, 2019 3:42 am

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April 21, 2019 11:19 pm

Great to see all the details of each temple. Ganesha temple in Nashville Tennessee is so good and will feel the greatness you visit once. You will surly come back to visit it again . Is there a way to add it to this list ?

Polash ghosh (alias ) dulal ghosh
Polash ghosh (alias ) dulal ghosh
July 18, 2019 6:41 pm

If i want to go to the temple to see the temple, if it is kindness

Natarajan S. Ramesh
August 1, 2019 9:31 am

I would like you to include Maha Ganapati Temple of Arizona in this list. Please let me know the process on what I have to go thru to make my request a reality.

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Thanks for your help
Ramesh S. Natarajan
Chairman, Religious Committee
Maha Ganapati Temple of Arizona

A. K. Muthulakshmi
A. K. Muthulakshmi
August 11, 2019 2:10 am

I have visited the third mentioned temple in the above, viz., Sri Venkateswara (Balaji) Swamy temple, Illinois. I could really feel the Divine vibrations spread over there. I hardly find any word to express my gratitude to all those who have taken so much of efforts to respect and guide the inherent spiritual thirst of everyone of us. I should really mention that, the above were constructed during my college days in early eighties and the same news was the the talk of the city ( or even Nation). It is really a dream come true for me today after… Read more »

Gabrielle Marsden
Gabrielle Marsden
June 24, 2020 7:50 pm

Pittsburgh has an H at the end of it