New Year Puja – Jan 1st 2023

New Year Pooja Sunday January 1st from 6:00pm-7:30pm
Please join us to herald 2023 at Shanthi Mandir and have an auspicious start to your new year with Ganapati Prarthana, Gayatri Japam (108 chants) and Devotional singing. The program will conclude with Veda Chanting, Archana and Universal Aarti.

    Program Details 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

  • Ganesh Puja
  • Veda Chanthing
  • Gayatri Mantra Chanting(108 chants)
  • Open Bhajans
  • Archana
  • concluding with Aarti

If you have already donated, we are very grateful to you. By supporting your temple and making a donation, you make a big difference in our ability to have more momentous events of celebrating our religious and cultural heritage.

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  • To claim a deduction for the 2022 tax year, please make sure to donate by December 31st, 2022. Donations to HTCC are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law per IRS 501 (c) (3) designation awarded to us.
  • 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.
  • Please email us at: Shanthi Mandir if there are questions or if you are interested in serving as a volunteer or in a Mandir Committee. Thank you and see you at the Mandir!!

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    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