The Association of United Hindu and Jain Temples of Metropolitan Washington DC is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501C (3) organization, incorporated in the State of Maryland. UHJT is one of the largest Indian Associations in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Participating Temples in the United Hindu Jain Temple Association :

Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha


Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha

4320 Ammendale Road
Beltsville, MD 20705
Phone: (301) 931-3135
Fax: (301) 931-3136

Website: BAPS Sanstha

The Bochasanwasi Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) is a dynamic socio-religious organization. It is founded on the pillars of peace, harmony, and service to all human beings. Under the leadership of our Guru, H.D.H. Pramukh Swami Maharaj, BAPS performs a wide range of spiritual, cultural, and charitable activities worldwide. The local BAPS mandir is located in Beltsville, MD. We conduct regular Sunday congregational meetings, in addition to providing classes in Gujarati and traditional Indian music and dance.

For more information about our our activites, centers, and Mandirs worldwide, please visit the BAPS homepage at

Chinmaya Mission Washington Regional Center


Chinmaya Mission Washington Regional Center

46 Norwood Road
Silver Spring, MD, 20905
Phone: (301) 384-5009

Website: Chinmaya Mission Washington Regional Center

Chinmaya Mission was founded about 40 years ago by the initial followers of H.H. Swami Chinmayananda. Under the guidance of Swami Chinmayananda the Mission has grown into a world-wide spiritual and social organization with almost 150 centers, 11 of which are in the U.S. and Canada. When Swami Chinmayananda attained mahasamadhi in 1993, Swami Tejomayananda, one of the senior most disciples of Swami Chinmayananda became the head of the Mission.

Visit the Chinmaya Mission Washinton Regional Center homepage for more information.

Durga Temple


Durga Temple

8400 Durga Place
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Phone: (703) 690-9355

Website: Durga Temple

Durga Temple of Greater Springfield (VA) was established in 1991 to promote and flourish the richness of the Hindu religion, culture, and philosophy. In addition, Durga Temple provides an opportunity for community members to learn and display the many characteristics of Hinduism through participation in religous and cultural programs and various other activities.

Visit the Durga Temple homepage for more information.

Gayatri Pariwar


Gayatri Pariwar, USA

Phone: (703) 758-0232
Website: Gayatri Pariwar

Gayatri Pariwar U.S.A., Inc. is an integral part of the worldwide Gayatri Pariwat movement, founded by Yugrhishi Sri Ram Sharma Acharya and Mata Bhagwati Devi Sharma. Gayari Pariwar U.S.A. is a spiritual movement that regenerates the highest human values around the world. Gayatri Pariwar (India) was founded in 1940 in order to uplift the oppressed in India and to rejuvinate divinity among its people.

Visit the Gayatri Pariwar homepage for more information.

Hare Krishna Temple


Hare Krishna Temple

New Hastinapura Dhama
10310 Oaklyn Drive
Potomac, MD 20854
Phone: (301) 299-2100

Website: Hare Krishna Temple DC

ISKCON (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness), better known as the Hare Krishna movement, is a 5000 year old monotheistic cultural movement, based on the ancient Sanskrit teachings of the Bhagavad-gita. The ISKCON temple in Potomac is the oldest Vaishnava temple in the Washington/Maryland area. The presiding deities of Sri Sri Radha Madana Mohana were officially established in 1972 at the original ISKCON temple on Q Street, Washington DC., before being moved to Potomac in 1975.

Visit the ISKCON web site for more information.

Hindu Temple of Metropolitan Washington


Hindu Temple of Metropolitan Washington

10001 Riggs Road
Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: (301) 434-1000

Website: Hindu Temple of Metropolitan Washington

The Hindu Temple of Metropolitan Washington was established in 1982 with the main objectives of congregating and praying in the traditional manner of Hindu faith and to serve the cultural needs of the Indian community.

Visit the Hindu Temple web site for more information.

India House of Worship


India House of Worship

1428 Chilton Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Phone: (301) 384-4090

Website: India House of Worship

India House of Worship is a tax-exempt non-profit religious organization registered in the state of Maryland on October 14, 1976 for the express purpose of providing a place for Hindu Vedic worship for the Indian-American community now settling in and around Washington DC.

Visit the India House of Worship homepage for more information.

Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington

Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington

1021 Chaney Road
Silver Spring, MD
P.O. Box 4548
Phone: (301) 236-4466

Website: Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington

Established in 1980 as a non-profit religious organization with church status. It is a founding member of the Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA). Its mission is to promote the understanding and following and preserve the rich heritage of Jain religion.

Visit the Jain Temple homepage for more information.

Shri Mangal Mandir


Shri Mangal Mandir

17110 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20905
Phone: (301) 384-8193

Website: Shri Mangal Mandir

Shri Mangal Mandir has been a beacon for the last 15 years for the ever growing Indian community in this area. Ever since its inception in 1981, Shri Mangal Mandir has always been and will always be an institution for all the people who believe in pursuing and practicing the Sanatan Dharma (Eternal Way of Life).

Visit the Shri Mangal Mandir web site for more information.

Murugan Temple of North America


Murugan Temple of North America

6300 Princess Garden Parkway
Lanham, MD
Phone: (301) 552-4889

Website: Murugan Temple of North America

The Murugan Temple of North America was established in August 1982 and the new temple building was inaugurated on May 29, 1999. Daily poojas are conducted by a learned priest who is also available to perform services in devotees’ homes and for special occasions.

Visit the Murugan Temple of North America home page for more information.

Rajadhani Mandir


Rajadhani Mandir

4525 Pleasant Valley Road
Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: (703) 378-8401 – (703) 378-8402

Website: Rajdhani Mandir

Rajdhani Mandir is a nonprofit religious and cultural organization, founded in 1985 with the main objective of preserving and promoting Hindu culture and religion. The Mandir was inaugurated in March 2000 and is open daily with Aarti conducted twice a day.

Visit the Rajdhani Mandir home page for more information.

Sri Siva Vishnu Temple


Sri Siva Vishnu Temple

6905 Cipriano Road
Lanham, MD 20706
Phone: (301) 552-3335

Website: Sri Siva Vishnu Temple

The dream of building the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple (SSVT) originated in 1976 and the SSVT trust was formed in January of 1980. It was decided to combine the concepts of Siva and Vishnu under one roof and to incorporate various temple architectural styles which are all based on the Vastu sastras which reflect time, by conversion of time into linear and space measures.

Visit the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple homepage for more information.

Sri Venkateswara Lotus Temple


Sri Venkateswara Lotus Temple

12501 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA, 22030
Phone: (703) 815-4850

Website: Sri Venkateswara Lotus Temple

Visit the Sri Venkateswara Lotus Temple homepage for more information.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad


Vishwa Hindu Parishad

VHP of America, Inc.
P.O. Box 441505
Houston, TX 77244-1505
Phone: 732-744-0851

Website: Vishwa Hindu Parishad

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America aims to create a dynamic, vibrant, visible and effective Hindu society based on and inspired by the eternal values of Dharma, and the lofty ideal of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, “the entire creation is one family”.

Visit the Vishwa Hindu Parishad homepage for more information.

Washington Kali Temple


Washington Kali Temple

16126 Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Phone: 301-476-8152

Website: Washington Kali Temple

Washington Kali Temple, also known as Shiv Shakti Mandir, has been serving the Hindu community of Greater Washington, D.C. for the last 12 years. The temple provides a place of worship and a platform to practice the religious and cultural traditions of India. The temple celebrates all major Hindu festivals and Pujas throughout the year and welcomes individuals from all faiths to worship and participate in temple activities. The non-profit tax-exempt [IRS Section 501 (c) (3)] religious organization is open from 9:00 am to noon and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm weekdays and 9:00 am to 8:00 pm on weekends.