Using the Temple

Shanthi Mandir is located at 2006 Holly Avenue, Columbia, MO 65201. This temple building with four small rooms and a large hall can accommodate groups of 100 people or less. Tables and chairs are available for use. Persons reserving the facility must be members of HTCC and 21 years of age or older.

The following policies apply to use of the temple building :

  • Reservations: Required
  • Group limit: 100 persons
  • Chaperones: 1 adult over 21 per 10 youths; 1 adult over 25 per 15 teens
  • No smoking allowed inside the temple building.
  • No Alcohol allowed inside the temple building.
  • No non-vegetarian food permitted inside the building.
  • Side entrances are restricted for routine use. They must be used only in emergencies.
  • Chairs are located in rooms/hall and tables are located in a storage closet. Tables and chairs are for indoor use only.
  • Fire extinguishers are located near the front door and in the prayer hall.
  • Users will sign acknowledgment of Rules and Regulations at time of key pick up.
  • Users provide for decorations, setup, and cleanup. One-half hour before and after reservation times is allowed for setup and cleanup.
  • Reservations must be made by contacting Inder Khurana at 882-3474.
  • Key pickup can be arranged by contacting Inder Khurana at 882-3474. If Inder can’t be reached, then key pick-up can be arranged with H. R. Chandrasekhar at 446-6143 or V. S. Gopalaratnam at 446-0663.
  • Key must be returned the next business day before 12:00 Noon.
  • Follow Check-out Procedures when leaving facility.
  • Facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Suggested Donation to Cover Costs:

Regularly scheduled community events: $20 per session (not to exceed 4 hours)
Sai Bhajan and Suprabatham prayers – No charge
Private events – $20 per hour with a refundable security deposit of $100.
Other events not covered above – To be decided by the Committee (charged with coordinating the activities at the Shanthi Mandir) on a case by case basis.


Go east on Vandiver past Rangeline. Turn left on Parker and Right on Holly. The Shanthi Mandir sign will be visible on the right, 6 properties from the turn. See Map.

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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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