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The Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of South Carolina was established with an objective to fill in the need for thousands of Hindus in the State of South Carolina to worship and pray together, perform sacraments and rituals, to observe and celebrate festivals, and to perform humanitarian and educational activities.



Ever since the temple activities started, the temple has been increasingly serving the Hindus and the wider community in a dynamic way. It is active in inter religious activities both cultural and humanitarian.  The temple celebrating the "India Day"  each year in which general public is invited to attend Indian Dance, music and taste Indian delicacies. This provides opportunities to understand and appreciate mutual cultures. The temple provides opportunities for open house worship.



In 1982, A group of 150 Hindu families in the Columbia area, purchased a land for the temple and begin construction.

The temple was completed On April 1, 1984 , but it was  without murti (images), Later the murthy installation happened in phases, 
September 1986  Krishna and Radha was placed in the center of the temple,   
Rama and his companions (Sita, Laksmana, Hanuman), Durga, Saraswati, Vishnu with Sri and Bhu and Ganesha. 
The pranapratistha, or installation ceremony, was performed for Vekateswara in 1989, Mahavira (the founder of Jainism) in 1992 and Shiva in May 2003.




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Address: 
Hindu Temple & Cultural Center
5703 Kiawah Rd, Columbia, SC 29212
Phone:(803) 772-9650

Temple Timing
Week Days  8:30 am to 12:00 pm   & 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Week Ends  8:00 am to 1:00 pm     & 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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