Address : Bowne Street, Flushing, New York


Description :

The Maha Vallabha Ganapati devasthanam was located in Bowne Street, Flushing, New York. On January 26 1970 the Hindu temple of North America a non profit religious institution was incorporated from the laws of the New York state. The temple building was completed in 1977 since it was a small frame house in that the daily bhajans are performed and services conducted by volunteer priests. The great siddha from Chennai his holiness Sri La sri padrimalai swamigal had arranged 26 yantras for the temple and done pujas for the yantras before installing them on July 4 1977.

On the temple top there is a logo a light surrounded OM. The logo signifies the spirit and religious of Hinduism. This logo also represents major aspects of fundamental unity at the core of all religion. The only Hindu temple in North America has arranged of largely imported materials and built by artisans from India. The temple is one of the attractive and impressive and historically major temples in the west. The Hindu devotees can come by walking or by bus. The temple is proved for well served, devotees and also this temple devotee’s strength is large. The temple has visited by devotees by more then 20 thousand devotees.

The devotees are not necessarily on the mailing list who benefit form cultural and religious activities and they contribute for the development of the temple. The fund raising activities are done by temple administration from acquiring huge fund raising from the Hindu society fund raising include such as cultural events, services, temple gift certificate, gold coin mala, fund raising dinner and constituent part for the community centre.

The community centre is also one of the major attractions near the temple. The community centre was completed in June 1998. The centre has one of the finest and largest of its type and its main entrance at the corner of Smart Street. This centre has 3 floors. The first floor means main floor consists of beautiful wedding hall with decorated with flowers and the hall can be divided into two so that 2 functions can performed simultaneously. This hall is sound proof with audio and video and large kitchen with large dining hall. In community center the cultural programs such as weddings and discourses and other events are takes place.