New Year Pooja, Jan 1st

New Year Pooja from 5:00pm-6:30pm
Join us at Mandir to herald 2022 and have an auspicious start to the new year.

Program Details

5:00pm – 6:30pm: Devotional Program starts with Ganapati Prarthana, Gayatri Japam (108 chants) and Devotional singing. The program will conclude with Veda Chanting, Archana and Universal Aarti

Join New Year Pooja in-person at the Mandir OR
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HTCC Membership renewals, upgrades and new memberships “online” using Paypal
A friendly reminder to sign-up or renew your HTCC membership ($75 membership dues for a family; $50 for Individual). If already an annual member, please consider upgrading to a Sustaining Membership using the PayPal link above and paying the balance ($925 for Sustaining/Lifetime Family or $550 for Sustaining/Lifetime Individual)

  • Membership dues can also be paid via cash or check by either dropping it in the Hundi or by mailing to HTCC, 2006 Holly Avenue, Columbia, MO 65202 or by handing the membership check/form to one of the HTCC Executive Board (EB) or BoT Officers.
  • Paying your membership dues by January 31st, 2021 qualifies you to run for an elected position in the HTCC’s Executive board and to nominate/vote for a candidate of your choice for the HTCC Executive Board and Elected Trustee of BoT. As a member, you also have the privilege of participating and/or taking a lead role in the various committees of HTCC. We invite you to join us and help us improve and organize our programs even better.

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If you have already donated, we are very grateful to you. Please consider supporting your temple and making a donation via the PayPal link above and clicking on “Donate”.

  • You may drop your check in the Hundi at the temple or pass it to one of the EB or BoT officers or mail it to the Mandir mailing address -> Hindu Temple & Community Center, 2006 Holly Avenue, Columbia, MO 65202.
  • To claim a deduction for the 2021 tax year, please make sure to donate by December 31st, 2021. Donations to HTCC are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law per IRS 501 (c) (3) designation awarded to us.

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

Podcast on Hinduism & other religions

Quote of the month

At the end of life,

What really matters is not what we bought but what we built; not what we got but what we shared; not our competence but our character; and not our success, but our significance.

Live a life that matters.

Live a life of Love