CountryUnited States LocationDayton Date built1985 Phone+1 937-429-4455
StateOhio Elevation260 m (853 ft) Opened1985
Other namesDayton Temple Kumbhabhishekam Address2615 Temple Ln, Beavercreek, OH 45431, USA SimilarShri Swaminarayan Mandir - C, Gufa Shiv Bhagat‑ Baba Bal, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir - N, Hindu Temple of Florida - Tampa, Murugan Temple of North Am
Hindu temple of dayton ohio
The Dayton Hindu Temple, is a Hindu temple located in Beavercreek, Ohio. It serves the Hindu community of the Greater Dayton Area. Currently, there are shrines to the deities Venkateshwara, Rama along with Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman, Ganesha, and Radha Krishna.
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The congregation was first organized in 1976. A. V. Rangarajan was instrumental in organizing the Indian community in Dayton. He was a founding member of the temple. A temple was consecrated in 1985 in Beavercreek. In 2009, ground was broken next to the temple in order to build a Puja Hall. The hall serves as a multipurpose area for celebrations, classes, and cultural activities. Starting in 2011, the temple underwent two years of major renovations. During these renovations, shrines to Bhagawan Chandramauli, Tripura Sundari, Bhudevi, Lakshmi and Navagraha were added. The end of construction was marked by a six-day festival.
The Dayton Hindu Temple is organized by Hindu Community Organization, Inc, a non-profit organized for the purpose of maintaining the temple. Like most religious organizations, the Dayton Hindu Temple has an executive committee, Board of Directors, and a Board of Trustees. The Hindu Temple of Dayton publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, Mandir Vani, in which the organization, services, news, and religious information is discussed. The temple raises money through donations, fundraisers, and services.
Services and community
Several hundred people visit the temple on a weekly basis. Two priests perform services based on Hindu principles. As with most Hindu temples, fees can be charged for special prayers and services. There are also scheduled events and services held throughout the week. Every Sunday, the god Venkateshwara is given a sacred bath, while Shiva is bathed on Mondays.
In addition, the Dayton Hindu Temple serves as a community center. There are weekly table tennis games, anniversary celebrations, summer camps for children, lectures, and yoga classes.