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*** FLASH NEWS!! *** Due to priest unavailablity , Hindu Temple will be closed all day on July 29th thru July 31st 2014 ***


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Temple Hours

Monday 9:00 AM to Noon
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM to Noon
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Evenings: Closed
Thursday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Evenings: Closed
Friday 9:00 AM to Noon
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Holidays follow the schedule above.

The Priest is not available during other hours unless specific requests are made in advance.

During the winter months, please call the Temple, 515-795-2635, to check if the Temple is open.


Careers at Iowa Temple

Hindu Temple and Cultural Center, Iowa is seeking a full time experienced Priest for performing South Indian Hindu ceremonies/rituals. Please click here for more details.


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Rigveda / Yajurveda Upa Karma (Sacred Thread Ceremony)

Sunday August 10th, 2014

 

Program

10:30 AM Pooja of Yagnopaveetham
Kandu-Rishi Tarpanam
108 Gayathri Homam
Please bring a tumbler and spoon for Argyam and Achamaniyam.
Please wear a Dhoti as a traditional dress for this ritual.
Sacred thread will be provided.

Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana Celebrations

Saturday August 16th, 2014

 

Program

8:00 AM Morning Suprabhata Seva
10:30 AM Shravana Masam 3rd Special Balaji Abhishekam
11:30 AM Bhajans and Songs on Sri Raghavendra Swamy during Alankaram
12:30 PM Astottara Pooja to Sri Raghavendra Swamy
1:00 PM Maha Mangala Arathi & Lunch

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations

Saturday August 16th, 2014

 

Program

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Bhajans and Kirtans
12:00 AM Celebration of Birth of Lord Krishna followed by Tirtha Prasadam

Please bring Flowers, Fruits and unsalted nuts for the function


 Calendar

See festival calendar for 2014.


Credit cards for payment

We accept all major credit cards as a mode of payment towards pooja services and lunch service.

For the convenience of our devotees and patrons, we have installed two credit card swiping machines (one in the priest room and the second one in the kitchen) at the Temple.

The following credit cards are accepted:

  • Visa 
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • Reward cards with Visa/Master Card logos

We welcome, and encourage, all devotees to make use of this facility during their visit to the Temple. Our Priest Pt. Upreti or a designated volunteer will be available to help with processing the credit card payment.


Regular events


Daily, 9:00 AM Sri Vishnu Parayanam
See details.
Mondays, 7:00 PM Shiva/Rudra Abhishekam
See details.
Fridays, 7:00 PM Lakshmi Pooja
 
First Saturdays, 11:00 AM Balaji Abhishekam
See details.
Second Saturdays, 11:00 AM Ganesha Abhishekam
See details.
Third Saturdays, 11:00 AM Parvati Abhishekam
See details.
Fourth Saturdays, 11:00 AM Karthikeya Abhishekam
See details.
Fifth Saturdays (if applicable) Durga Pooja
See details.
First Sundays, 11:00 AM Bhagavad Geetha
See details.
Second Sundays, 11:00 AM Sathyanarayana Pooja
See details.
Third Sundays, 11:00 AM Navagraha Abhishekam
See details.
Fourth Sundays, 11:00 AM Sundara Kaanda Patan
See details.
Last Sundays of each month, 5:00 PM Sri Swaminarayan Bhajans and Arathi
by the Gujarathi Samaj
Fifth Sundays (if applicable) Ram Parivar Pooja
See details.

Note:
When major events or festivals are planned, the timings for the regular events may change or events may be canceled. Please contact the Temple if you have questions.


Food service at the Temple

Click here for the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) on food service at the Temple.

The weekend lunch service at the Temple is available because of volunteers and is a major source of income for the Temple.

We appreciate and thank all food service volunteers and their families for their help and contributions to sustain this program.

Lunch and dinner is also served during major festivals or events at the Temple. Many volunteers spend countless hours in meticulously preparing and serving delicious food to the devotees.

Please see the following guidelines for participating in the Temple food service program.

  • No outside food is permitted inside the Sanctum Mandir for offering to God.
  • Only food prepared in the Temple kitchen is allowed for offering. There are no exceptions.
  • No garlic, onion, mushrooms, or egg can be used in any of the food prepared.
  • All food should be 100% vegetarian.
  • No leftover food from other functions is allowed.
  • Consider preparing and serving food with no nuts to accommodate people who may be allergic
  • Label your dishes if they contain nuts and other items so that  devotees can avoid them.
  • Always use disposable gloves during food service preparation and distribution. Gloves are available in the Temple kitchen.

To sign up for weekend lunch service, please visit : HTCC Lunch Menu Schedule 


Temple Etiquette

The Temple is a place of worship. To make your visit to the Temple an experience you will remember, please follow the guidelines outlined in this document.