Help us Build the Hindu Temple

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The Hindu Temple & Community Center (HTCC) of Mid Missouri promotes worship, service, and peace in our community.
Please help build the new Hindu Temple in Columbia, MO with your commitment of a recurring monthly ACH donation to the HTCC bank account

Steps to Enroll for ACH Donations (Electronic Fund Transfer):

  • Access enrollment form available in paper at the temple or download and print the form: ACH Authorization Form
  • Fill out details on enrollment form and sign
  • Submit the completed form in person at the temple or to one of the HTCC Officers or via email to
  • Suggested recurring donation commitiment: $11, $21, $51, $101/month; however, you can donate any amount you wish.

Other helpful information:

  • ACH: Automated Clearing House is an electronic payment delivery system that processes electronic transfers for institutions nationwide.
  • Donations: You can also donate via check or credit card machine at the Temple or online via
    PayPal link at the Shanthi Mandir website Donate to Shanthi Mandir
  • Membership: Types of membership are Annual (single $50; family $75) or Sustained/ Lifetime (single $600; family $1000) and can be paid online via PayPal link on the Shanthi Mandir website or via cash/check/credit card at the Temple along with the completed membership form
  • Puja Services: Please visit the Shanthi Mandir website or call Kusum Malhotra @573-489-7578 or Temple priest Sharmaji @678-622-5159 for scheduling onsite or outside pujas
  • Tax Deductible: HTCC is a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organization EID # 20-3807251. Your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by IRS law.
    a. HTCC will mail a receipt of your cumulative donations in January of next year.
    b. The membership fees and puja charges are “not considered” as a tax-deductible by IRS

We appreciate your continued support for this worthy cause.

You can make a difference with just a few cents a day
If you have any further questions, concerns, comments: Please text us at 573-808-3491 or 573-825-0575

Photos of Shanthi Mandir Events

Temple Calendar

Regular Events

Lakshmi Puja, Sri Lalita Sahasranama and Sri Lakshmi Ashtothra Parayanam Starting July 13th, 2018 - Every 2nd Friday of the month, this puja is performed by the temple priest Sri. Sharmaji. The puja will be followed by aarti and prasad at 7:30 pm
Murugan Abhishekam and Puja Starting July 15th, 2018 - Every third Sunday of the month, this puja is performed by the temple priest Sri. Sharmaji.. The Puja for Karthikeya (Murugan): Abhishekam, will be followed by recitation of Kanda Shashti Kavacam, songs and/or dances by children.
If you would like to help with this event, please contact Smt. Anandhi Upendran ( or Smt. Hema Srinivasan (
Sri Satyanarayana Puja Every 4th Saturday of the month, this puja is performed by the temple priest Sri. Sharmaji.
If you are interested in participating and/or sponsoring the monthly Satyanarayana Puja, please contact Smt Latha Krishnan (573-424-7537; OR Smt. Rajalakshmi Adusumili ( 573-424-8582;
Shishu Vihar
Sundays from 10:15 a.m – 11:15 a.m, Second Sundays from 9:00 am - 9:50 am
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
Yoga Class
Second Sundays from 10:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m except April 9th due to Akhhand Ramayan Program

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Quote of the month

Spirituality does not come from religion.

It comes from our soul. We must stop confusing religion and spirituality.  Religion is a set of rules, regulations, and rituals created by humans, which were supposed to help people spiritually.  Due to human imperfection religion has become corrupt, political, divisive and a tool for power struggle.

Spirituality is not theology or ideology.

It is a way of life, pure and original as given by the Most High.

Spirituality is a network linking us to the Most High, the Universe, and each other.


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