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 Every 3rd Friday of the month, this puja is performed by the temple priest Sri. Sharmaji. Puja Time: 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM To be one of the sponsors for the puja, please contact Anandhi Upendran (, 573-999-7196) or Abirami Elangovan (573-6737423)
Murugan Abhishekam and Puja Every 2nd Sunday of the month, this puja is performed by the temple priest Sri. Sharmaji. Puja Time: 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM 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 or be one of the SPONSORS, then please contact Smt. Manjula Nathan (573-639-7814) or Smt. Hema Srinivasan (573-289-8797)
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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