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Hindu Temple and Cultural Center

The Hindu Temple Society of Capital District, was founded in 1976 and is located in Loudonville, NY. It is a place of worship by Hindu devotees in and around Capital District and also visitors from other areas and all over the world. Albany Hindu Temple is unique because all segments of Hindu Community have a special place for worship of their own with Ganesha, Lakshmi Narayana, Shiva, Parvathi, Shrinathji, Radha Krishna, Swaminarayana, Navagrahas, Nageswara, Saraswati, Durga, Buddha, Iyyappa Swamy, Mahavira, Shri Rama Parivara and Subramanya (see descriptions of Deities (Moorthies ). Religious discourses and cultural activities are held at the temple and all major Hindu religious festivals are celebrated. The temple offers variety of regular religious services at the temple and at individual homes and offices, on request by well trained and qualified priests . Albany Hindu temple is centrally located between Boston and Buffalo and Montreal and New York City (see directions).

The Cultural center completed in 2007, is located on the same campus as the temple and offers facilities for rent like a well equipped Auditorium (550 seat capacity), Dining Hall, fully equipped commercial kitchen and three class rooms.Cultural Center is dedicated to promoting and preserving culture and fine arts, Dance, yoga and meditation, conducts language classes -Samskritam, Kannada, Telugu Etc., and social services such as medical Clinic and Women's connection. Cultural Center facilities are available for very reasonable  rental charges when they are is not being used  by temple and CC.

Management of Temple and Cultural Center is committed to provide high quality services to members and visitors. Hindu Temple and Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. All donations  tax deductible for both state and federal Tax purposes.

Operating Model

Our management team consists of three Boards, whose members are elected by our general members at the Annual Meeting. The Board of Trustees focus on the Temple and overall direction, the Board of Directors focus on the Cultural Center, and the Board of Governors look after long term growth, and also resolve any operational conflicts at the Temple and Cultural Center. Current office bearers are listed on the back side. Our management team has several responsibilities: the duty of care, duty of loyalty, and duty to the organization’s mission.

Our Mission 

According to article 2 of our Constitution, the purpose of HTS is to establish a place of worship, provide a permanent place of holding religious and cultural congregations, and conduct religious discourses. It shall also institute meditation and cultural centers, celebrate Hindu religious festivals, conduct religious classes, and provide facilities for conducting marriage and other religious ceremonies and rituals

The facilities of HTS and HCC are available to support the above. In addition, the temple has resident priests who are highly educated and proficient in all Vedic and Hindu ceremonies, prayers, and rites which may be performed either at the temple or at individual homes.

Our Society

The Hindu Temple Society of Capital District, Inc. located in Loudonville, NY is a place of worship for devotees of the Hindu religion. While it's primary goal is to serve residents of the capital district, visitors from all over the world take part in its activities. Religious discourses and cultural activities are held at the temple and all the Hindu religious festivals are celebrated. The temple offers religious services at the temple and at individual homes, on request. It is a non-profit, tax exempt organization.

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