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India Day 2016 at MU


Cultural Association of India (CAI) is proud to organize the first MU-India Day. This event will highlight the academic and scholarly contributions of faculty, students, and staff, who have links to India, or interact with India. A roster of distinguished speakers from MU and invited guests from outside makes this program a must to attend. […]

HTCC Tenth Anniversary Banquet on Fr...


The Program (tentative) 6:00 pm Social Hour and Silent Auction viewing 6:30 pm Welcome/Invocation Samarpanam Release* 7:00 pm Dinner 8:00 pm Bingo and Entertainment 10:00 pm Adjourn Samarpanam is a detailed report of the activities of Shanthi Mandir. The special 10th anniversary edition will summarize HTCC’s activities over the past ten years. It will be […]

New Year 2016


Ring in the New Year at Shanthi Mandir Friday, January 1, 2016, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm 4:30 pm (sharp): Omkaar, Ganapati Prarthana, Gayatri Mantra (108 times), Mantrapushpam and Kshama Prarthana 5:30 p.m: Aarti and Prasad. Vedic chanting begins with an invocation to Lord Ganesha with the Ganapati Prarthana. Gayatri Mantra is a universal prayer […]

Dhanur Masa Puja


Join us for the Dhanur Masa Puja on December 19th, Saturday at the Mandir. 9:am – Suprabhatam, Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam ( usual Saturdayprogram) 9:45 am – 10:45- am – Thiruppavai and Godastuti Recitation 10:45 am – 11:30 Vocal music concert by Ms. Supriya Balaji 11:30- Noon – Prasad

Sri Hari Gita, on Saturday, December ...


Sri Hari Gita will be recited on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 7:15 pm followed by Aarti and Prasad. Sri Hari Gita is a Hindi translation of Bhagwad Gita by Pandit Dinesh. Booklets will be provided for reading in unison with a sing-along CD. To volunteer for Prasad, please call Chandra Rawlani […]

HTCC Seeking a Hindu Priest

Hindu Temple and Community Center of Mid Missouri (HTCC), a 10+ year old religious, cultural and educational institution located in Columbia, Missouri is seeking a full time experienced Hindu Priest; US Resident preferred. For information Click Here

Tribune article on Diwali

Here is the link to the article in the Columbia Daily Tribune on Columbia Indian communities' Diwali celebration

Temple Calendar

Regular Events

Bal Puja
Second Sundays from 10:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m, except during June and July
Bal Sabha
Fourth Sundays of the month from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m, except during June and July
1st Sundays of the month from 10:00 a.m – 1:30 p.m
Open Prayer
Tuesdays and Saturdays from 5:00 p.m – 6:30 p.m
Sai Bhajans
Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m
Suprabhatham Prayers
Sri Venkateshwara Suprabhatham and Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam Recited Saturdays from 9:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m
Bhagavad Gita Study Circle
2nd and 4th Saturdays 6:00 p.m – 7:30 p.m
Shram Daan
Saturdays from 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m (October – May) Fridays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m (June – September)
Tamil Class
1st and 3rd Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m
Hindi Class
2nd Sundays from 1:00 – 2:00 and 4th Sundays of the month from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m

Quote of the month

Perform all thy actions with mind concentrated on the Divine, renouncing attachment and looking upon success and failure with an equal eye. Spirituality implies equanimity