Hindu Temple of Atlanta

Coordinates: 33°35′43″N 84°24′31″W / 33.5954°N 84.4087°W / 33.5954; -84.4087
Hindu Temple of Atlanta
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DeityLord Vishnu and Lord Shiva
Location
LocationRiverdale
StateGeorgia
CountryUnited States
Hindu Temple of Atlanta is located in Georgia
Hindu Temple of Atlanta
Location in Georgia
Geographic coordinates33°35′43″N 84°24′31″W / 33.5954°N 84.4087°W / 33.5954; -84.4087
Architecture
Completed1990
Website
www.hindutempleofatlanta.org
The two complexes at the temple, Lord Shiva's temple is to the right

The Hindu Temple of Atlanta is located in Riverdale, Georgia, and serves the Metro Atlanta Hindu population. But, because of its proximity to the I-75, and its popularity, nearly 5-10% of the devotees are from the eastern seaboard, southern, and midwestern states. The temple is 9-miles away from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport terminal. It has been rated as one of the top 10 Hindu temples in the US.[1]

History[edit]

The temple was established on 19 October 1984[2] and closely conforms to temple architecture from the Pandya Empire.[3][4][5]

Design[edit]

The Hindu temple has two complexes – the older and larger shrine for Lord Venkateswara as the presiding deity, and the newer one consecrated in 2007[6] with Lord Shiva as the presiding deity. Because the Shiva temple here is adjunct to the Venkateshwara temple, Lord Shiva is known as Ramalingeshwara. In addition to the presiding deity, both complexes have shrines for other deities such as Padmavathi, Hanuman, Ganesha, Kala Bhairava, Navagragha etc.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.walkthroughindia.com/around-the-world/top-21-famous-hindu-temples-united-states-america/
  2. ^ Avinash (2021-04-05). "11 Hindu Temple of Atlanta That Everyone Talks About". Vedanta Today. Retrieved 2024-01-19.
  3. ^ Rao, A.V.Shankaranarayana (2012). Temples of Tamil Nadu. Vasan Publications. pp. 195–99. ISBN 978-81-8468-112-3.
  4. ^ Anantharaman, Ambujam (2006). Temples of South India. East West Books (Madras). pp. 177–181.ISBN 978-81-88661-42-8.
  5. ^ Meena, V. (1976). The Temples of South India. Kanniyakumari, TN: Harikumar Arts. p. 10.
  6. ^ Personal communications
  7. ^ Learn Sankrit, Indielogy (July 2021). "Hindu Temple of Atlanta That Everyone Talks About". Indielogy.
  8. ^ Byrne, Mary M. (2004-05-22). "Hindu temple traditions part of immigrants' new lives here". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2009-01-20.

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