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Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago


The Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago (HTGC) is a Hindu temple complex in Lemont, Illinois, established in 1977.  HTGC celebrates many special events like Kumbhabhishekam conducted once in 12 years (1986, 1998 and 2007).



The complex includes two separate temples  ( Shiva - Vishnu temple )
Rama Temple, which includes Sri Rama, Sita and Lakshmana, Lord Ganesha, Sri Hanuman, Lord Venkateshwara (Balaji), Mahalakshmi, Sri Krishna, and Radha.



The Below god photo took from temple calender / wallpaper


Ganesha-Shiva-Durga Temple, which includes, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Durga Devi, Lord Subrahmanya, Devi Parvathi, Nataraja, Ayappasamy and Navagraha.


The following activities are conducted at HTGC. It is open to all.

  • Lectures/Celebration of Spiritual leaders teachings-Hindu Dharma & Vivekananda Spiritual Center committees
  • Yoga classes
  • Cultural Activities during many major festivals
  • Music and Dance performances (Fine Arts)
  • Health Camps
  • Sunday School - teaching languages, arts, religion etc. & preparation for standardized tests
  • Summer Festival and Walkathons
  • Meditation Sessions

In addition, there is a separate Spiritual Center, named after Swami Vivekananda. The Swami Vivekanada Spiritual Center, which houses RITU Meditation Center, serves as a venue for many spiritual activities, including meditation, yoga classes, and spiritual lectures.




Adjoining the Vivekananda Spiritual Center, on "Vivekananda Hill", a hillock in the temple campus, is a 10-foot tall bronze statue of Swami Vivekananda, modeled after his photograph taken in Chicago after his appearance at the World's Parliament of Religions in 1893. It is the first statue of Vivekananda to be installed in a public place in the United States of America.


Address : 
Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago
10915 Lemont Rd, Lemont, IL 60439
(630) 972-0300
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