Shri Mata Hindu Temple- Fundraising

$3,239 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 23 months
Om Hindu Org NC
on behalf of om hindu organization of North Carolina
An appeal to build Shri Mata Temple
First ever Shri Mata Hindu Temple in USA.

“The secret of religion lies not in theories but in practice. To be good and do good, that is the whole of religion” – Swami Vivekananda.

Om Hindu Organization of Winston Salem is a non-profit religious organization registered in 2009 in the state of North Carolina. The goals of our organization is to construct a traditional Shri Mata Hindu temple followingAgama Shastra and to impart religious, educational and cultural values of Hindu Dharma to our community and to our future generations.

Growing up in India, we all have seen, felt and enjoyed the Hindu traditions where temples were present everywhere. The rituals of visiting, praying and participating in temple activities enables one to develop their spiritual path and to engage with the community. It is our duty and responsibility as Hindu immigrants to create this legacy for our children who have not experienced what we experienced in India.

As a growing community, we see a strong need for a place of worship and celebrate our festivals in a traditional way. Our children need a Bala Vihar (Gurukul) to gain a strong foundation and exposure to our culture, tradition and literature, as well as to develop a sense of belonging, identity and strong bonding within the community.

As Hindu immigrants, we have the unique opportunity bestowed by the grace of God to be involved in building the Shri Mata Hindu Temple in Winston Salem, North Carolina. As a community, we are reaching out to all Hindu devotees who would like to be a part of this monumental event.

Building a temple is challenging. Here in Winston-Salem, there is a small Hindu community of about 500 families who are determined to make this happen for current and future generations. We have a strong group of donors who have contributed financially and volunteers who have given of their time . With the donations from the local Hindu community we were able to buy the land and begin construction.

The Sthapathi (architect) has drawn up the plans which have been approved by the city. Bhumi Pooja (ground breaking) and Vaastu Pooja have been performed. The sand and water brought in from holy sites of India was placed under the shrine’s foundation along with the likhita japa books (written names of the Almighty).

We have followed the plan of constructing the temple following Agama Shastra principles (Agama Shastra is a collection of ideas that lays down the rules for temple building, worship, rituals and spirituality). The temple is to be built in the Devi Panchayatana style with Sri Mata (Lalithambika, the mother of the world) as the principle deity. Panchayatana is the system of worship introduced by Sri Adi Shankara that consists of the worship of five deities – Sri Ganesha, Goddess Devi, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Sri Surya. The proportions of the temple have been carefully laid out to this divine symmetry.
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Dear devotees,
It gives us immense pleasure to share with you all the progress update of our Mata Hindu Temple.

With all the response and support we have received so far, we have decided to start the construction of Phase 1 of the temple which includes the main temple building.Construction for Phase 1 of the temple is in full swing, but we need continued support and funds to take it further.
Please share this campaign with all your friends and relatives and help us raise the funds.

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If you want to make a bigger donation towards the temple and join the temple team, please send us an email.

May MATA Bless you all

Mata Hindu Temple of Winston Salem
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$3,239 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 23 months
Created March 3, 2017
Om Hindu Org NC
on behalf of om hindu organization of North Carolina
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3 months ago
Ram Raguraman
16 months ago

navarathiri 2017 ; blessed to be a part of this

santosh subramanian
18 months ago

Aum Sri Matre Namaha!!

23 months ago
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