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Hinduism 101

Hindus believe in one Supreme Being who is infinite, all-pervading and eternal and the source of all creation. God is in everything that exists, and is at the same time beyond the manifest universe. The various functions and aspects of the Supreme Being are given different names. For instance, the Trinity of Hinduism consists of Brahma - the Creator, Vishnu - the sustainer, and Shiva - the Destroyer. The incarnations of the Trinity are worshipped in various forms. The temples usually have some incarnations of the Trinity as idols for devotion and worship.

Sarvajana Mandir - A Temple for All People in Huntsville, AL

A Temple for All People

Our temple - Sarvajana Mandir - is authentic and built according to traditional Hindu architectural design. It is a majestic, elegant temple, and truely an asset to the Huntsville community. The temple has deities from every corner of India. It is the only temple in the Huntsville area that provides a full range of religious and cultural services. Volunteers run the temple through various committees. Devotees are encouraged to get involved and share their talents and time.

The mission of the temple is to provide a place of worship for the followers of Hinduism and to facilitate and offer services to perform various poojas and religious/auspicious activities. It provides a spiritual atmosphere for all people irrespective of their faith.

Temple timings are Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m., weekends 8:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.

To learn more about HCCNA temple visit: Events | Services | Donate

Upcoming Events

The following are the list of planned events in the next 30 days in addition to the regular weekly, monthly and yearly events. Please visit full event listing for all events.

  • December 18th, Tuesday, 2018 - Vaikuntha Ekadasi

    • 6.30 P.M - Venkateswara Abhisekam
    • 7.00 P.M - VishnuSahasranama Parayana, Bhajan
    • 7.30 P.M - Puja, Arati
    • 7.45 P.M - Uttaradwara Darshanam
    • 8.00 P.M - Prasad
    Abhisekam Sponsors - $51.00; Archana Sponsors - $21.00

  • December 22, Saturday, 2018 - Poornima

    • 10.00 A.M - 11.30 A.M- Venkateswara Abhisekam
    • 11.30 A.M - 12.30 P.M- Subramanyam Abhisekam
    • 12.30 P.M - 1.00 P.M- Navagraha Pooja (Shani Pooja)
    • 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. - Satyanarayana Pooja
    Sponsorship - $51.00

  • December 31st, Monday, 2018

    • 11.00 P.M - 12.00 Midnight - Bhajan ( There will be a special Arati at midnight to welcome the New Year.)

  • January 1st Tuesday, 2018 - New Year Celebration at the Temple (The Temple will stay open all day 8.00 A.M- 8.00 P.M)

    • 10.30 A.M -11.30 A.M- Sri Mahalakshmi Havan
    • 11.30 A.M -12.45 P.M- Sri Jagannath Puja
    • 1.00 P.M - Arati, Prasad
    • 2.30 P.M - Archana There will be Archana in every one hour for the convenience of the Devotees at the Temple.
    • 6.00 P.M - 8.00 P.M Ganapati Abhisekam Alankara,Bhajan,Archana, Arati, Prasad
    Sponsorship: $101.00 (Devotees will be able to participate in the whole day puja) Archana - $21.00

  • HCCNA is conducting a food collection drive to benefit Food Bank of North Alabama. The drive begins on Nov 19th, Monday and will continue through Dec 16th, Sunday. Food Bank of North Alabama (, based in Huntsville AL, works to end hunger by offering hunger relief programs that immediately feed people in need. They also address hunger's root causes through local food initiatives that foster entrepreneurship and healthy food access.

    HCCNA begins support of the food bank from 2018 and plans to conduct a campaign once annually, if there is sufficient support from the community. We are proud to conduct the fall 2018 edition of this activity!

    Bring canned foods and place them in the container(s) inside HCCNA entrance area at 14800 Vishnu Way, Harvest, AL 35749.

    Here are the MOST NEEDED VEGETARIAN foods:

    • Canned vegetables
    • Peanut butter
    • Vegetarian Soups, Vegetarian chili or Vegetarian stew
    • Paper products (towels & toilet paper, diapers)
    • Dinner kits (Vegetarian Hamburger Helper, Vegetarian rice, Vegetarian noodles, etc.)
    • Breakfast cereal
    • Canned fruits

    These CANNOT be accepted:

    • Any Non-vegetarian food (Since this food drive is conducted by HCCNA temple, only vegetarian food can be donated. NO NON-VEGETARIAN FOOD PLEASE)
    • For food safety reasons:
    • Home-canned items such as preserves and sauces
    • Cans that are deeply dented, bulging, leaking or very rusty
    • Bottles or jars that are leaking or have broken seals

    Please contact Suri Perinkulam at or (256) 617-8510 if you have any suggestions/questions.



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