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The Hindu Temple Society of North America is a nonprofit organization that manages the Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam temple in Queens, New York. It is known as the Ganesha Temple after its main deity. Consecrated on July 4, 1977, it was the second Hindu temple built by Indian immigrants to open in the United States. Uma Mysorekar has served as its president since 1994.Using our world travel planner, Queens attractions like Hindu Temple Society of North America can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Popularly known as Ganesha temple because the central deity in the temple is Ganesha, located in flushing Queens, New York City. We were doing temple-hopping during Durga puja and visited this...
Popularly known as Ganesha temple because the central deity in the temple is Ganesha, located in flushing Queens, New York City. We were doing temple-hopping during Durga puja and visited this... more »
Ganesha temple in Flushing New York has more to offer than it looks from outside. Very Peaceful and calm houses a traditional Ganesha murti along with many other idols of Goddess and God. It was a...
Ganesha temple in Flushing New York has more to offer than it looks from outside. Very Peaceful and calm houses a traditional Ganesha murti along with many other idols of Goddess and God. It was a... more »
Most beautiful, calm and serene, blissful, well maintained temple in the USA 🇺🇸. The priests are friendly, kind and welcoming which was a surprise for us. First time visiting this temple in Queens, New York. Easy access using Train and Bus. The god and goddess idols are pretty 😍 and beautifully decorated. Felt lots of positivity, calmness and good energy. Highly recommended of your are visiting NYC. Check out the temple canteen in the basement. Delicious South Indian (Tamizh style cuisine) authentic food 5/5. #NYC #Queens #Temple
This place has a special history of being the oldest Hindu temple in the US and is apparently more famous for its canteen/cafeteria rather than its main Hindu deity, Lord Ganesha (Elephant faced God), which I’ll review separately. The temple has a serene vibe to itself, neatly maintained and has many other deities that are decorated so beautifully. They perform grand poojas on special occasions and see crowds from different states, visiting the temple. The priests are kind and share a good rapport with the devotees visiting the temple. The front desk people are always available for answering our queries and the security guards outside the gate do their jobs very diligently making sure people follow the temple rules and safety protocols. Parking in front of the temple might be a challenge but they have a dedicated parking space behind the temple. The temple just recently (04/04/2022) got Ganesh Temple added to its existing street name - Bowne street.
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