Hindu Temple Society of North America

Flushing, Queens

Exterior view of the Temple
Credit: The Hindu Temple Society

Sat, October 16th, 2021

11:00am — 6:00pm

Sun, October 17th, 2021

11:00am — 6:00pm

Rising above the suburban houses of Flushing, the impressively decorated towers of the Hindu Society of North America point the way to this historically important religious center. Popularly known as the Ganesh Temple and completed in 1977, this building was the first Hindu temple in North America.

Visitors to the temple enter through a glass-roofed walkway through carved teak doors to the large central room. Its nine stone shrines and other decorative elements were built with imported black granite by Indian artisans, using traditional hammer-and-chisel construction. The basement canteen, serving low-cost vegetarian South Indian food daily, is very popular with locals and foodies alike.

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