Temples in Houston

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Beautiful Temples in Houston

Temples in Houston are the site of several festivities throughout the year and also representative of different deities and faiths. Open to worshippers and tourists alike, these temples offer beautiful architecture, shrines and statues, along with the opportunity to witness several religious practices such as singing sermons or hymns, bathing deities, offering them food and participating in aartis. In addition to all this, many temples engage in educational or cultural activities such as music classes, language training, heritage classes and more.

Here is the list of 10 Temples in Houston

1. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Houston

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Houston

Completed in the year 2004, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Houston is a popular Hindu temple built upon the principles of the Shilpa Shastras. The largest in the state, it consists of the open-air temple building, a haveli, a surrounding deck, open grounds and an Understanding Hinduism exhibition.

Address: 1150 Brand Ln, Stafford, TX 77477, United States
Completed: 2004
Deities: Swaminarayan, Radha-Krishna, Rama-Sita, Shiva-Parvati, Gunatitanand Swami, Ganapati

2. Sri Meenakshi Temple, Houston

Sri Meenakshi Temple, Houston

The Sri Meenakshi Temple in Houston is believed to be a close replica of the one in India and the marble structure, with its high ceilings and intricate carvings, is built upon a large piece of land. It is home to a number of deities including Ayappa Swamy, Ganesh, Durga, and Lord Shiva, amongst others.

Address: 17130 McLean Rd, Pearland, TX 77584, USA
Timings: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Monday- Tuesday, Thursday), 8:00 am to 9:00 pm (Wednesday), 8;30 am to 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Friday), 8:30 am to 8:30 pm (Saturday- Sunday)

3. Hare Krishna Temple and Cultural Center, Houston

Hare Krishna Temple and Cultural Center, Houston

Hare Krishna Temple and Cultural Center, also known as ISKON of Houston, is a Hindu temple dedicated primarily to Lord Krishna. It was established in 1972 and has, since its inception, added more and more deities to its shrines including Sri Sri Nitai Chandra, Sri Sri Chaitanya Chandra, Sri Sri Radha Nila-Madhava, and Sri Sri Giriraj Govardhan.

Address: 1320 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018, United States
Deities: Sri Sri Radha Nilamadhava, Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, Sri Giriraj and Sri Sri Radha Giridhari
Activities: Sunday Love Feast, Book Distribution, Sunday School, Vedic Education, Food for Life, Mangala Arti, Motel Gita Program etc.

4. Nithyanandeshwara Hindu Temple, Houston

Nithyanandeshwara Hindu Temple, Houston

Established in 2017, the Nithyanandeshwara Hindu Temple in Houston serves not only as a centre for worship but also for meditation, enlightenment and celebration, where visitors can be cleansed. Sri Nithyanandeshwara Linga happens to be the presiding deity here, and is a replica of Sri Kalahasti Temple’s (India) main deity, Sri Kalahasteeswara.

Address: 14140 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077, United States
Timings: 9:00 am to 10:30 am, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Established: 2017
Presiding Deity: Sri Nithyanandeshwara Linga

5. Shri Radha Krishna Temple, Houston

Shri Radha Krishna Temple, Houston

Dedicated to both Lord Krishna and Lord Rama, Shri Radhe Krishna Temple in Houston is a clean space which offers the possibility of engaging in Hindu worship to both locals and tourists. The temple is quite clean and organises a set of pujas and rituals each day, which include arti and darshan, offering food to deities, as well as bhog.

Address: 1625 Beechnut St, Houston, TX 77072, United States
Deities: Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Lord Hanuman

6. Chinmaya Mission Houston, Houston

Chinmaya Mission Houston, Houston

Chinmaya Mission Houston was set up in the year 1982 with the goal of spreading the message of Hindu scriptures, including that of Vedanta. The temple organises a set of programs aimed at teaching about the scriptures and spirituality, all of which are focused primarily on families. Every Sunday, the Smrti, a hall, is the site of Satsangas or discourses for adults, which include prayers, invocations, bhajans and conversations with the Acharyas.

Address: 10353 Synott Rd, Sugar Land, TX 77498, United States
Established: 1982
Gurudeva: Swami Chinmayananda
Guruji: Swami Tejomayananda

7. Gauri Siddhivinayak Temple, Houston

Gauri Siddhivinayak Temple, Houston

Gauri Siddhivinayak Temple is a popular temple in the city of Houston, dedicated primarily to Lord Ganesha (Vinayaka), the God of wisdom and prosperity, to his creator, Goddess Gauri (an incarnation of Goddess Parvati) and also to others such as Goddess Durga. The temple houses statues (murtis) of these deities and it seeks to teach about the Hindu religion via several religious, cultural, educational and social activities suitable for all ages.

Address: 5645 Hillcroft Ave #701, Houston, TX 77036, United States
Timings: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Deities: Lord Ganesha, Goddess Gauri (Goddess Parvati)

8. Sri Ashtalakshmi Temple, Houston

Sri Ashtalakshmi Temple, Houston

The Sri Ashtalakshmi Temple in Sugar Land, Houston is a Hindu religious establishment which focuses on spreading the knowledge of the Vedas, and worships Lord Lakshmi Narayana, along with eight forms of Maha Lakshmi, who happen to be Maha Lakshmi, Dhanya Lakshmi, Dhairya Lakshmi, Rajya Lakshmi, Santhana Lakshmi, Jaya Lakshmi, Veera Lakshmi and Dhana Lakshmi.

Address: 10098 Synott Rd, Sugar Land, TX 77498, United States
Timings: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm (Monday- Friday), 8:30 am to 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Saturday- Sunday)

9. Shree Swaminarayan Hindu Temple (ISSO), Houston

Shree Swaminarayan Hindu Temple (ISSO), Houston

Shree Swaminarayan Hindu Temple (I.S.S.O) was established in Houston in 2000 and is the fourth of the group to be built in the United States. The temple is open to followers of every faith and is dedicated to the worship of Almighty Lord Swaminarayan, Ganapati Dev, Shankar Parvati and Lord Laxminarayan Dev, amongst others.

Address: 10080 Synott Rd, Sugar Land, TX 77498, United States
Timings: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

10. Shri Krishna Vrundavana, Houston

Shri Krishna Vrundavana, Houston

Shri Krishna Vrundavana focuses primarily on the worship of Lord Krishna. The temple, open to all, follows a certain manner of worship which revolves around poojas, festivals, upanayana and other rituals. Poojas are performed thrice a day along with bhajans, while anna daana is done twice a day.

Address: 10223 Synott Rd, Sugar Land, TX 77498, United States
Timings: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Monday- Friday), 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Saturday- Sunday)

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