7. Queens – Hindu Temple Society of North America

  • Hindu Temple Society of North America
  • Ganesh Temple exterior in Flushing

The Hindu Temple Society of America was established in 1970 and originally occupied a non-functioning Russian Orthodox Church on Bowne Street in Flushing, Queens. In 1977, the current structure known as Ganesha Temple, was completed. It was built in accordance with the Agama Sastras – ancient scriptures relating to temple building.

The new temple building was designed by Sri Muthiah Sthapati, a prominent Temple Architect from South India. Dozens of artisans from India assisted Sthapati in the construction. This impressive building will be open for both days of Sacred Sites weekend from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm for self-guided-tours and guided-tours.