Chicago Hindu Temples - A Photo Tour


(Photos by Naveen, ChicagoIndia.us & Rama Dasa)

Chicago is an embarras de richesse when it comes to Hindu temples.

Drawing devotees from near and far, and doubtless the most prominent Hindu Temple in the area, is the Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Aurora.

The other popular Hindu landmark in the Chicago area is the Rama Temple in Lemont.

Housed in sprawling campuses, both Balaji Temple and Rama Temple cater to three groups of supplicants - humans, cars (car pooja) and buildings.

Besides rendering divine benediction, the temples also address the bellowings in their devotees' stomachs through popular canteens.

We dined at both Chicago Balaji Temple and Rama Temple Canteens during our last visit to Chicago.

Besides the Balaji Temple and Rama Temple, Chicago is also home to other temples like Sai Baba Mandir, Gayatri Gyana Mandir, Swaminarayan Mandir and Hari Om Mandir.

Here is a photo tour of SVS Temple in Aurora, Rama Temple in Lemont, BAPS Mandir in Bartlett, Manav Seva Mandir in Bensenville and Jain Temple in Bartlett.

SVS Temple Aurora, IL

Aurora Balaji Temple PondA Panoramic view of Balaji Temple in Aurora, IL
 Aurora Balaji Temple GateMain entrance gate to abode of Balaji in Chicago
Abode of American Balaji in Chicago
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple Aurora, IL  Chicago Balaji Temple
Chicago Balaji Temple StepsSteps leading to divine blessings of Balaji
Devotees at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple Aurora, IL  Devotees at Chicago Balaji Temple
Murugan at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple Aurora, IL  Valli-Murugan-Devasena at Chicago SV Temple
Elephant at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple Aurora, IL  Elephant on Chicago Balaji Temple Wall
Elephant at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple Aurora, IL  Elephant Chariot on Chicago Balaji Temple Wall
Aurora Balaji Temple PondMan-made Pond at SVS Temple, Aurora
Chicago Balaji Temple Parking LotParking Lot at Balaji Temple, Chicago

Rama Temple Lemont, IL

Rama Temple Lemont, IL  Chicago Rama Temple (from SI Collection)
Ram Parivar at Rama Temple Lemont, IL  Rama, Sita, Lakshman at Rama Temple, Lemont, IL
Radha Krishna at Rama Temple Lemont, IL  Radha Krishna at Rama Temple
Swami Vivekananda Statue at Rama Temple Lemont, IL  Swami Vivekananda at Rama Temple

BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir Bartlett, IL

BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir Bartlett, IL  BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir Bartlett, IL(from Rama Dasa)
BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir Bartlett, IL  Pond at BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir Bartlett (Rama Dasa)
BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir Bartlett, IL  BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir Garden Bartlett (Rama Dasa)

Manav Seva Mandir Bensenville, IL

Manava Seva Mandir Bensenville, IL  Manav Seva Mandir Bensenville, IL (Rama Dasa)

Jain Society of Metropolitan Chicago Bartlett, IL

Jain Center of Chicago Bartlett, ILJain Temple Bartlett, IL (Rama Dasa )
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