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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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Well kept and abode to many deities

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Bengaluru
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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 

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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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 

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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 

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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 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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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.

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Stamford, Connecticut, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice temple. The canteen is really good. Some of the best south Indian fare you can find in the whole of NYC.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is an awesome place for spiritual visit. The temple primarily attracts South Indian Hindus and offers all daily and seasonal poojas. Not to mention their canteen, one of the best place in New York to taste South Indian.

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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I visited this Temple with my wife. It's far out in the queens but worth the trip. Food in the basement canteen is good too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I went there for lunch with some other American friends. This way we got to taste different dishes. It is a "canteen" in the basement of the Ganesha Temple. We were the only non Indian people there, so we asked some of them on line with us what to order. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. I had Dosa Macella... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This temple has been built 35 years ago.Once inside the temple one would feel like we are in India.For those who are religiously inclined will surely like it.If you will have to go this place from NJ the travel time to this place in Queens will take along time-By train at least 3 hours.By car 2hrs. But the Journey will... More 

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