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Hindu Temple Society of North America

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Address: 45-57 Bowne Street, Flushing, NY 11355-2202
Phone Number: 718-460-8484
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Worth a visit to Lord Ganesh and other Hindu deities

This temple is established in 1975 and I am a regular visitor to this place to worship. You don't have to be a Hindu, however you have to believe in God. A serene place and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Stony Brook, New York
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Stony Brook, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This temple is established in 1975 and I am a regular visitor to this place to worship. You don't have to be a Hindu, however you have to believe in God. A serene place and I usually go and sit in a corner to meditate and listen to prayers offered to various Gods by the Hindu priest. Very clean place... More 

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Baldwin, New York
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76 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The Temple's Canteen is a thoughtful, apparently profitable, community service available to all. It is a cafeteria-style restaurant located in the basement of the Temple. Every south Asian dish imaginable is available, at nominal cost. If you are of a different faith or background and open to sampling the fare of another culture, you will pleased. We particularly enjoyed the... More 

Thank Rey17
new york
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

New York is home to many temples, not just different parts of the world, even different deities of Hindu religion. This one is the oldest temple, but well maintained with a lot of renovations and additions to the main temple. Temple attracts south and north Indian crowd because of its traditional appeal, public transportation, and plethora of celebrations matching Indian... More 

Thank sub580
Hartford, CT
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196 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This temple is truly a godsend for Hindus in NYC. It is conveniently located in Flushing. There is on-street parking. The temple is very active, and draws a huge crowd of devotees. There are many statues and a very peaceful and serene atmosphere. Do not leave your shoes near the side door or they will be kicked down the stairs.... More 

Thank eramakri
Chennai (Madras), India
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68 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The temple is beautiful with all the Hindu deities. Saraswathi abhishegam , Sathya Narayana puja and Veda papaya am were in progress while we visited. At 7 pm arthi was performed with songs. We spent about 1 hour and derived satisfaction

Thank UNR1806
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365 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 612 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I visit this temple every time I visit NYC. Very neatly kept temple is abode to many deities and is a calm and peaceful place. The main deity is Ganesha, also has Lord Venkateswara, Andaal, Subramhanya, Shiva Parvathi, Navagraha and many more deities. You can spend some time mediating and having the darshan of all the deities. There is a... More 

Thank loki_knows
Salmiyah, Kuwait
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48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

After a bit of struggle only we were able to find the location after talking to my relative, as the location of the temple comes under a Title of “Hindu Temple Society of North America”. In my opinion it should be a under title of “New York GANAPATHY TEMPLE”. Often the way we get confused so it is?? After reaching... More 

Thank Manikumar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The temple's architecture is nice, and the priests seem to do a nice job during the pooja. The behavior of those at the counter are unacceptable, and unwelcoming. They seem to care more about the money given by the guests than the providing a peaceful, holy place for worship. It's suppose to be religious and cultural setting, not a business... More 

3 Thank Sabesh N
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126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Sometimes my son and I stopped by, although we are not Hindus. You need to take off your shoes to get inside the temple, where there are many deities inside. The temple seems to be under renovation all the time. It look greats and the atmosphere is quiet. My son likes to light a small cup of oil. The canteen... More 

3 Thank abuben
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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134 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Established nearly 40 years ago by expatriate Indians, the temple has been regularly expanded. Well-organized and kept very very clean. The place breathes sanctity and the temple offerings are received with respect and offered with devotion. A wonderful religious experience especially for Hindus, but also offers a place for non-Hindus to experience an aspect of the HIndu religion.

1 Thank RajanJamuna

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