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Holy Pilgrimage - Hindu temples in USA

 Gokuladham, Norcross, Georgia


To engage in unalloyed devotional loving service of supreme lord Shri Krishna in his divine form of ShriNathji as exemplified by jagadguru shrimad vallabhacharya Mahaprabhuji in the Unique ‘Path Of Grace’.

We like to provide a unique ‘Haveli’ & ‘Yatra Dham” for the benefit of entire South East region and beyond which will thrive as spiritual,cultural, educational, humanitarian and social center for generations to


Present the timeless message of sanatan Vedic dharma (which incorporates ‘Pushti Bhakti Marg’) in its originality and features. Prepare future generations of Vaishnavas in the Western World with highest ethical and moral      standards, which are deeply rooted in our glorious Indian heritage irrespective of cast, color, creed, race, religion or origin.

Celebrate vibrant festivals and events throughout the year in a timely manner and fashion that creates harmony and promotes peace and understandings in the humanity. Host all bonafied Acharyas, Philosophers, and thinkers in order to gain credible knowledge and understanding.


HDH Shasthpithdishwar Goswami 108 Shree Dwarkeshlalji Maharajshree.

In 2009, Gokuldham Celebrated RATH YATRA Manorath at Atlanta. Gokuldham Celebrate this event in presence of Pujya Shree Dwarkeshlalji Maharajshree. Pushtimarg samaj of South-East, Gokuldham celebrated Raas Garba in which many Vaishnav were presence.Pushtimarg samaj of South-East, Gokuldham celebrated Diwali festival and Annukut Utsav.Pushtimarg Samaj of South-East, Gokuldham also look after the activities:
Children & Youth Activity:  Pushtimarg teaching, Gujarati class, Play Ground, Other game activity.
Senior Activities: Satsang , Senior programs, Regular Shriji Darshan, Utsav celebration.

Jagat Guru Shreemad Vallabhacharya Mahaprabhuji

Jagadguru Shree Vallabhachrayaji also known as Shree Mahaprabhuji was born at Champaranya in 1479 A.D. i.e. Vikaram Samvat 1535 on the 11th day of the dark half of lunar month of chaitra. He was born at a time when Hindu religion and culture were in danger of being destroyed by the fanatic invaders. The birth of Shree Vallabhacharyaji heralded a new era in the history of Hindu religion. He saved Hindu religion from the savage attacks of Muslim rulers. He breathed new life into the people of India who had lost all hope of redemption under the rule of sword and terror. He was born into a very noble and learned Tailang Brahmin family in South India in what is today called Andhra Pradesh. His ancestors had a very staunch religious background and included learned Brahmins like Shri Yagnanarayan Bhatt and Shri Ganapati Bhatt. According to devotional accounts, 'Sri Thakorji' (Krishna) commanded Yagnanarayana that He would take birth in their family after completion of 100 Somayagnas (fire sacrifices).Shri Vallabhacharya was the second son of Lakshman Bhatt and Illamagaru. Their ancestors had performed several Soma-yagnas and Shri Lakshman Bhatt completed 100 Somyagnas. After the destruction of Kankarkumbh by muslim invaders Shri Laxmanbhattji migrated to Banaras with a view to settle there.


Shree Yamuna, the greatest among the great rivers is also known as the Queen consort of Lord Shri Krishna. She is the daughter of SURYA (the Sun) and brother of Yama (The god of death) and Shani (Saturn).Goloka the divine abode of the Lord is the home of Yamuna. When the Lord dictated Yamuna to descend on the earth, she first went round Shri Krishna. Thereafter, with great force, she descended on the peak of Sumeru Mountain. Her journey began thence towards the southern side of the great mountain chains. and reached a peak Kalind, to start her journey downwards since Yamuna began her journey downwards from the peak Kalind, hence she got an epithet Kalindi. Crossing and piercing many peaks and wetting expansive plains in the way, Yamuna travel fast to reach Vrindavana and Mathura in Vraja region. In Gokul, the extremely pretty Yamuna constituted a group of teenaged girls to participate is Raas of Lord Krishna. She also selected an abode there for permanent stay. In Pushti Marg, Shri Yamunaji occupies the most important position as the "Beloved of ShriNathji". Shree Radhikaji and Shree Yamunaji are both indispensable Sakhis or Soul mates of Shree Thakurji. She is not merely a river, but literally fluid form of Bhakti,utter devotion which flows eternally. During the Divine RAAS when Shree Radhikaji was upset with the sudden disappearence of Shree Thakurji (to bring down the ego of other Gopanganas), shree Krishna sent Shree yamunaji in his own costumes and ornaments. She looked exactly like Shree Krishna to wipe away the gloom from Shree Radhikaji's face. Since then Shree Yamunaji is
always seen in clothes and ornaments similar to shree Shreenathji (Shree Krishna).
She is the very embodiment of divine grace. Shrimada Vallabhacharyaji gained his first darshan of the Lord through Her grace.When he first came to Vraj, AcharyaShri rested on the shores of the holy river - Yamunaji. The place where he first rested, was (at that time) just outside the small village of Gokul. There, the She appeared before him and through Her grace, Acharyaji was able to talk directly to the Lord Himself. This place is now hallowed as the Thakurani Ghat. He It is here, that the Lord came to talk directly to Shri Acharyaji at midnight on the 11th day of the bright fortnight of the month of Shravan. At this time, the Lord gave Vallabhacharyaji the key to free souls from this wicked age of Kaliyuga. As Shri Yamunaji was the intermediary for this first meeting, AcharyaShri expressed his gratitude to Her by writing his
famous Yamunashtaka. Of his 16 main works, written for advising and guiding his devotees,
his is probably the most important hymn in Pushti Marg. Shri Mahaprabhuji was so impressed by the power of the place, he decided to have a house built near the area at Adel. There are many festivals and major religious celebrations celebrated on the banks of the confluence.

Thus Shree yamunaji holds the position of any inetrmediater between Shree Goverdhannathji and his devotees. There are many literary works available even today dipicting the glory and grace pf Shree Yamunaji on pushti souls .

Darshan Time

Mon to Sun 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Aarti 6:30 PM
Sat & Sun 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Aarti 11:30 AM
Suite # 109, Global Mall, 5675 Jimmy Carter Blvd Norcross, GA 30071

Our address :
Suite # 109, Global Mall, 5675 Jimmy Carter Blvd
Phone # : +1-770-492-4346

Vishwa Bhavan Mandir, Monroe, GA

History of Vishwa Bhavan Mandir:
No one person, group, or nation found Sanatana Dharma. Sanatana Dharma was founded by the inspiration of God. Similarly, the Vishwa Bhavan Mandir was established with the inspiration of God, in 2008. Our Mandir was built on the principle of the Bhagavad Gita.

Bhagavan Shri Krishna states in the Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 47:
“You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty.”
Therefore, the devotees of the Vishwa Bhavan Mandir are ever humble to any accomplishment, for it is the will of God only. We continue to serve Shri Krishna in every aspect of the Bhagavad Gita and this is the reason for our prosperity and the prosperity of our Mandir

Prayer Schedule:

Vishwa Bhavan Mandir holds Satsangh every Sunday morning at 10:30am.
10:30am Opening prayers and Swastivachan, the invoking of God, is recited.
10:40am Puja commenced and the singing of bhajans is performed.
10:50am Mantras are recited, Bhajans are sung, and Aarti is performed for Smartha deities.
11:00am Shivalinga Puja is performed by all who desire, while Shiva bhajans are sung.
11:15am Panditji gives an inspirational Katha.
11:45am Youth presentation with mantras, and bhajans. A slideshow presentation is given every other Sunday on the historical view of Sanatana Dharma.
12:00pm Havan is performed and every child in the Mandir recites a mantra for an offering.
12:30pm Aarti is performed upon Murtis by all who desire.
12:45pm Closing prayers and Shanti Mantram is recited.
1:00pm Mahaprasadam and lunch is prepared for everyone, free of charge

Mandir facilities:
Our Mandir sits upon 8 acres of land. The entrance of the Mandir grounds is to the West. The Main building holds the Sanctum of the Mandir where Satsangh is held. There is a kitchen and dinning room along with necessary facilities before and after meals. South of the main building is the Maha-Shivala to honor Bhagavan Shiva Shankar. Devotees perform puja individually in the Maha-Shivala before entering the Mandir. On the North side of the Mandir rests the Maha-Havan Kund, where Havan is performed on major occasions including Yajnas. Our Mandir facilities satisfy the needs of every devotee. However, progress is never ending.

Vishwa Bhavan Mandir address:
2535 Garrett Road Monroe, GA 30656

The Vishwa Bhavan Mandir contributes more to the world than just Sunday morning Satsangh. Here are our Mandir’s programs

Seva is a Sanskrit word that means service to mankind. Sanatana Dharma teaches us to help all who need it, not only Hindus, but all walks of life. The Vishwa Bhavan Mandir devotees feed the less fortunate, and also clothe them once a month and after every Yajna our Mandir hosts. A majority of our feedings is held at Atlanta Union mission. All are welcome to join. The dates to feeding of the less fortunate can be found on calendar of events. The Vishwa Bhavan Mandir sends barrels around the world to less fortunate people and the military. The Vishwa Bhavan Mandir also raised funds for Red Cross during the 2010 earthquake crisis in Haiti. Our Mandir the Vishwa Bhavan will always play a role in our community to help a much as possible to those in need

North America Shirdi Sai Temple of Atlanta, Suwanee, GA
Our main mission is to promote the philosophy of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba.
NASSTA is organized exclusively for furthering charitable, religious and educational causes.
To conduct charitable activities such as medical aid, relief to people affected by natural calamities, organize shelters to the homeless, annadaana (feeding) to the destitute. To translate, print, publish or distribute books, periodicals and literatures to promote the goals and objectives of the organization.
To sponsor or support religious, spiritual, cultural, educational or charitable activities or organizations in the United States or abroad.


The primary objective of NASSTA is to establish and sustain the Shirdi Sai Temple in Atlanta, GA and facilitate worship services similar to Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir in Shirdi, India.
The long term plans include development of its picturesque 13.2 acres in Suwanee, GA comprising Baba's mandir, staff quarters , multi-purpose hall and meditation center for use of devotees.

Daily Services

Mon, Tue, Wed
5:45 AM to 8:00 AM, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
5.45 AM to 9:30 PM
Fri, Sat, Sun
5:45 AM to 9:00 PM
Kakad Arathi
Every day at 6:00 AM
Every day at 6:30 AM
Madhyana Arathi
Every day at 12:00 Noon
Dhoop Arathi
Every day at 6:00 PM
Shej Arathi
Every day at 8:30 PM
Archana will be performed every 30 minutes during Temple Open Time (last Archana for the day is 8:00)

Weekly Services

Palaki (Palanquin) Seva
Every Thursday at 7:00 PM
Lalitha Sahasranama Parayana
Every Friday at 7:00 PM
Vishnu Sahasranama Parayana
Every Saturday at 4:00 PM except second Saturday
Sai Sahasranamam
Every Saturday at 7:00 PM
Bhajan Classes
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

Monthly Services

Sai Vratham
Every second Saturday of each month at 3:00 PM, contribution is $51 per couple.
Satyanarayana Vratham
Every fourth Saturday of each month at 3:00 PM, contribution is $51 per couple.
Every third Sunday of each month at 4:00 PM, contribution is $116 per couple
Please contact the Temple at (678) 4557200 to get included in the list of pooja sponsors.

Service List

Any of the following poojas or services can be sponsored by devotees. To schedule a service, more details or questions, please contact the temple office by phone at (678) 455-7200.

Pooja Services and Fees


On Temple Scheduled Time

On Request at the Temple

On Request at Home


Nithyarchana Per Month (at 5:45 PM)

Nithyarchana Per Year (at 5:45 PM)

Sahasranama Archana

Sahasranama Archana Per Month (Every Saturday at 7 PM)

Sahasranama Archana Per Year (Every Saturday at 7 PM)


Nithyabhishekam Per Month (at 6:30 AM )

Nithyabhishekam Per Year (at 6:30 AM)

Maha Abhishekham

Maha Abhishekham Per Month (Every Thursday at 5 PM)

Maha Abhishekham Per Year (Every Thursday at 5 PM)

Sai Vrath
Sai Vrath Per Year (Every Second Saturday at 3 PM)

Any Homam

Satyanarayana Vrath
Satyanarayana Vrath Per Year (Every 4th Saturday at 3 PM)

Gruhapravesam/ Vastu Pooja

Gruhapravesam/ Vastu Pooja ,SP & Homam



Varalakhshmi Vrath


Namakaranam with Homam


Anna Prasana





Visesha Pooja(3 times/year for one year)





Service not listed above
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NOTE: For outside services, transportation for the priests should be provided by the devotees.(Pay $0.60 per mile to the Priest) For Services at the Temple or at Home, please call the Temple at 6784557200 or the Pooja Committee members listed above the table.


North America Shirdi Sai Temple of Atlanta (NASSTA) is a non-profit organization depending solely on contributions made by devotees.

Temple Address
700 James Burgess Road , Suwanee, GA 30024 , USA.
(678) 455-7200. 

For further information please contact the Temple at (678) 455 7200.

                    Please email your suggestions to webmaster@templeofpeace.org

Driving Directions:

Arriving at:
700 James Burgess Rd, Suwanee, GA 30024-1133
Get driving directions to the Temple using Mapquest

Greater Atlanta Vedic Temple, Lilbum, GA

Greater Atlanta Vedic Temple Society, Inc. founded in 1986, is a religious charitable tax exempt organization generally known as Vedic Temple. It's a non-denominational Hindu Religious organization. Since Hindu Dharma/ religion is based on Vedas-the four primary scriptures and hence Hindu Dharma/ religion is also called as Vedic dharma or Vedic religion. The methods of worship are Praise - chanting of Vedic Hymns from four Hindu scriptures known as Rigved, Yajurved, Samved and Atharvaved. The mode of worship of God is of bona fide Hindu religion which includes invocation of God, conducting Devyajnya, singing of Vedic hymns and devotional songs in Praise of God, undertake Prayers and meditation to have Communion with God. This organization follows the ten principles of Arya Samaj which are basic code of conduct and discipline on which it was founded. The organization believes in serving all humanity regardless of their religion, cast, age, sex etc.
Our Current Activities:
  • Classes to teach Hindi, Sanskrit languages, Yoga, Meditation and Vedic Hindu Sanatan Dharma as propounded by Maharshi Dayanada Sarasvati
  • The recitation of Vedic Hymns, Agnihotra, Satsang and spiritual discourses
  • All the Indian festivals celebrated and their importance explained
  • Donations made to different organizations, societies wherever needed
  • Organizing the cultural events

Other then the routine activities, temple has been involved in a number of activities to achieve its goals. Here are some of the activities where temple has achieved landmark successes
Local Level:
1.   In July 2011, Vedic Temple successfully organized an International Conference in Atlanta, on Values of Vedic Teachings in Modern Times.
2.   In 1986, Balvihar classes were started to teach children Hindi, Sanatan Dharma, etc., by Dr. Om Arora, Dr. Deen Chandora, Dr.V.D. Sharma, etc under VHP patronage at Dr. Chandora's home. Now these classes are conducted at another location.
3.   In 1986, Vedic temple was first to celebrate colorful spring festival of Holi and Holika Dahan in metro Atlanta. Since then it is also celebrated by other Hindu organizations.
4.   Vedic temple was also the first to celebrate Das-hara(i.e., Vijayadashami) by burning a 20 feet effigy of Ravan. Since then it has become an annual event in metro Atlanta.
5.   Vedic Temple priests have conducted various Hindu ceremonies in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.

National Level:
1.   In 1990, Vedic Temple successfully filed AMICUS BRIEF (petition) to US Supreme Court in conjunction with many national (US) organizations to save the "Krishna Temples" of Vaishnav Denomination of Hindu Dharma.
2.   In 1991, conducted a workshop at New Orleans APA annual convention with the help of Indian Psychiatric Association and successfully received an apology from the American Psychiatric Association for classifying ISKCON as a cult.

International Level:
1.   In 1990, the World Council of Churches in Switzerland was approached to resolve local Christian opposition to get land zoned in Australia for HHRF Swami Chidanand Muniji, now Shri Shiva Mandir Ltd. The Vedic Temple was successful in getting their land zoned.
2.   In 1992, Vedic Temple was approached by the editor of "Hinduism Today" from Hawaii, to intervene in Holland's Hindu hunger strike. There, Arya Samaj selected a woman priest, but the orthodox Hindus did not approve and created trouble. Therefore, Arya Samaj submitted a separate school proposal but was rejected by the Netherland's Govt., that led to hunger strike. Vedic Temple through Indian Government's intervention, helped the government of Netherland's to accept Arya Samaj School proposal, thus ending the hunger strike.
3.   In 1995, Russia persecuted the Krishna Devotees by labeling them as destructive sects. Vedic Temple faxed an wrote letters to the Russian leaders including Mr. Yeltsin, Russian Premier, to accept ISKCON as traditional Vaishnav Denominational representative. (Now Russian Govt. has officially accepted them as a bonafiede religious body.)
4.   October 4-6, 1996, Vedic Temple, in Atlanta, in association with various educational institutions, US Academia, Hindu Intelligentsia and Vedic Scholars around the globe, hosted a highly successful international conference on "RE-VISITING INDUS CIVILIZATION AND ANCIENT INDIA". Major topics included - Myth of Aryan Invasion, Latest Archeological findings on Indus Civilization, and attempts were made to correct the distortions regarding Hindu Religion as taught in the US schools. The conference was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Basdeo Panday. Since then, a new organization called "World Association for Vedic Studies Inc." was created to conduct these conferences worldwide. Conferences have been conducted successfully at Los Angles, Baton Rouge (Louisiana), New Delhi India (In 1997 and 1998). Now, New York is selected as the site for the Conference of Year 2000.

Future Plans:
1.   To achieve "Krinvanto Vishvam Aryam" (Make the world noble), a regular "Dayananda Atlanta Vedic" school is planned.
2.   To establish an International Vedic College, and to train the Priests/Vedic Sanskrit scholars in the western languages like English and French so that they can go to countries all over the world to spread true knowledge.
3.   In addition to continuing its activities, increase the efforts to make the people aware of the Ancient Vedic Culture and relevance of Vedas in the life of mankind.

Sponsor Yajna

1.   Sponsors will reserve their day for yajna by mentioning their names on the board outside the prayer hall.
2.   They will inform the priest, in advance if there is any special event in the family to be celebrated, So that the necessary arrangements can be made.
3.   If they are happily willing, Sponsors will try to arrange for the Prasad (lunch) for all the devotees present on that Sunday. They can seek help from other members of the temple.
4.   Sponsor family should reach well in advance so as to be able to make arrangements for the lunch and then be seated for Yajna by 10.25 AM.
5.   Sponsor family should help in cleaning the kitchen after the lunch.
6.   Some Dakshina to the temple as well as Acharya Ji is recommended to be paid by the Sponsor.
7.   Sponsors will also bring the Ghee (Butteroil), Samagri and other things offered in Yajnya. Alternately, they can pay to the temple for them and temple can arrange those things.

Youth services and Vedic Learning
Every first Saturday of the month 10.30 AM – 2PM

Vedic Hymns classes
Every Sunday
1.15 PM – 2PM

Hindi Classes
Every Sunday
12 Noon – 12.30 PM
10.30 AM – 12.30 PM

Agnihotra - 10.30 AM
Satyarth Prakash - 11.15 AM
Spiritual Discourse - 11.25 AM
Devotional Songs -12. 00 PM
Aarti - 12.25 PM
Prasad - 12.30 PM
Yog Classes
Every Saturday 9-10.30 AM

Telephone Sermon
Every Tuesday 8 PM – 9 PM
Dial: 712-775-7100
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Priest Services
Individual lessons on Sanskrit & Vedic Literature
Music Classes
Every Sunday 1.30 PM - 4.30 PM

Contact Details

Mailing Address: 492 Harmony Grove Rd SE Lilburn GA 30047 USA
Phone: 770-381-3662
Email: vedictemple@vedictemple.org

Directions - From South (downtown Atlanta) to Northbound:

Take I-85 N from downtown
Take Exit 99 and turn right on Jimmy Carter Boulevard NW/GA-140 W,
Drive 3.4 miles Turn LEFT onto Lawrenceville Hwy NW / US-29 / GA-8,
Drive 1.7 miles Turn RIGHT onto Harmony Grove Rd,
Drive 1.9 miles Greater Atlanta Vedic Temple will be on your left.

Directions - From North to Southbound:

Take I-85 S
Take Exit 99 and turn left on Jimmy Carter Boulevard NW/GA-140 W,
Drive 3.5 miles Turn LEFT onto Lawrenceville Hwy NW / US-29 / GA-8,
Drive 1.7 miles Turn RIGHT onto Harmony Grove Rd,
Drive 1.9 miles Greater Atlanta Vedic Temple will be on your left

Om Tat Sat

(My humble  salutations to the great devotees ,  wikisources  and Pilgrimage tourist guide for the collection )


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