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Bharatiya Hindu Temple, Powell, OH
3671 Hyatts Road, Powell OH 43065-1466

Temple Mission

 The Bharatiya Temple Society of Central Ohio promotes awareness, understanding, and practice of the Hindu religion, and works toward improvement of the quality of life of the community. The Society's goals are:
- To create a physical, mental and spiritual environment for the practice of Hinduism
- To provide a focus of religious, spiritual, educational and cultural activities for its members
- To provide opportunities for leadership and active participation of our youth
- To create an awareness and appreciation in the local community
- To build religious harmony and understanding with other religions of the world in general, and religions originated in India, in particular

Cultural Goals
Provide necessary resources, expertise and knowledge in keeping the general public abreast of Indian Culture and religious traditions by maintaining cultural ties with the Indian community and by interaction with various organizations of other communities.

Educational Goals
To provide educational experiences to adult and youth members of the congregation, and to the general public regarding Hindu religion, Indian customs, traditions and languages, and to teach skills to members to lead happier lives.

Religious Goals
Provide facilities, resources and personnel to enable the devotees to perform and participate in religious poojas and kirtans at and away from the temple premises. Activities may include: Daily poojas of All deities, Friday bhajans, Religious festivals year round, Ramayana recitations and kirtan, Havan, Suprabhatam on Saturday mornings, Satyanarayana, Bhagwat and other Kathas, Ceremonial/ritual poojas: -Birth - Upanaya - Wedding - Grihapravesh - Ishtdevata - Death

Youth Involvement Goals
To provide an environment conducive to learning and practicing Hindu Dharma and Culture for the children and youth of Central Ohio; to get children, parents, young parents, and students actively involved in temple activities; to inculcate leadership skills in youth and have youth take on some of the temple responsibilities and activities; and to pass on the responsibility of running the temple to the younger generations

This Week at Temple

Here are the main programs scheduled at the Temple for this week.

Shri Satyanarayana Puja and Katha - Friday, May 24th, 7:00 PM
Suprabhatam - Saturday, May 25th, 9:00 AM

 Program and Sponsorship Details

Shri Satyanarayana Puja and Katha - Friday, May 24

7:00 PM Puja for Shri Satyanarayana Katha
7:45 PM Shri Satyanarana Katha
8:30 PM Aarati and Mahaprasadam

Sponsorship: Yajaman $151, Puja Sponsor $25 and up
Coordinators: Ganesh Radhakrishnan and Vijay Bhatt

Puja and Mahaprasadam Sponsors: Daisy and Arindam Guha Family
Suprabhatam - Saturday, May 25

9:00 AM Sri Venkateshwara Suprabhatam Seva

Street Address
3671 Hyatts Road, Powell OH 43065-1466


Weekdays: 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
                  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Weekends: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

The Temple is open round the year. It is only closed during weather emergencies.

Contact Us

Street Address
3671 Hyatts Road
Powell, OH 43065-1466

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1466
3671 Hyatts Road
Powell, OH 43065-1466



Shri Ramesh C. Punetha
(H) 740-881-5223
Shri N.V.H.Ramakrishna
(H) 740-657-3652
Shri Prakash Pandya
(H) 740-201-1543
Shri Palachandra Bhat
(H) 740-739-5144

Religious Cook

Shri Din Dayalji (Prabhuji)
(C) 614-557-5758


Board of Trustees
Raj Tripathi
Ashok Saraswat
Vice Chair
Manohar Kapoor

Vasudev Bhatt
Ram Chandrasekhar
Raju Gaglani
614- 459-8801
Shailendra Garg
Bishun Pandey

Religious Service Charges

Charges for private religious services at the Temple or within 60-mile radius from the Temple:
Service / Location
Abhishekam for Utsav Murthi 
Abhishekam for Main Murthi 
Ayusha Homam
Bhoomi Puja 
Engagement Ceremony 
Gruha Pravesh (Vastu Shanti) 
Lakshmi Puja / Puja for Business (Office) 
Mundan Sanskar 
Nakshtra/Navagraha Shanti 
Navagraha Abhishekam 
Namkaran Sanskar 
Ramayan / Sundarkand Path 
Seemantham / Baby Shower
Sahasranam Puja for any Deity 
Shastipurty Shanti 
Shraddham / Tarpan 
Satyanarayan Katha /Puja 
Trishati Puja 
Upanayanam / Yagyopaveet Sanskar 
Vahan Puja
Vahan Puja and Archana 
Vedic Havan / Puja 
Vidyarambh (Saraswati Puja)
Wedding (Only Wedding) 
Wedding (Pre-Wedding Puja, Per Puja, Per day) 
Wedding Mandap (Max. 3 days) 
Wedding Bundle (Wedding, Mandap, Microphone)
Funeral (in afternoons only) No charge for members 

Temple Halls:
- Sanskritic Bhavan: $850 ($765 for members)
- Shakti Dham: $250 ($225 for members)
- Shanti Dham: $150 ($135 for members)

Executive Committee approval is required for the following Services:
(1) Between 60 to 99 miles: $150 + Puja Charge(s)
(2) Between 100 to 180 miles: $250 + Puja Charge(s)
(3) Beyond 180 miles and/or Out of State: $250 per day + Puja Charge(s) + Priest’s transportation.
     Temples will pay $250 per day + Priests’ transportations charges.

Temple humbly requests devotees to begin Puja on scheduled time, and not hold priests above and beyond completion of the religious services. Holding priests beyond the “Max. Allowed Time” would disrupt other devotees’ schedule, and the holding devotee will be charged an additional fee of $51 an hour, in addition to the above service charges.

Temple Facilities

Shakti Dham (maximum 120 guests):
$225 for members or $250 for non-members per time-slot plus $100 adjustable damage security deposit are required at the time of reservation.  Additional hours are not allowed.  Table/chair rearrangement is not allowed. Devotees may request items from  (a) to (h) below for additional charges.

Shanti Dham (maximum 30 guests):
$90 for members or $100 for non-members per time-slot plus $100 adjustable damage security deposit are required at the time of reservation.  Additional hours are not allowed.  Table/chair rearrangement is not allowed. Devotees may request items from  (a) to (h) below for additional charges.

Sanskritic Bhavan (maximum 275 guests):
Following are two options to use the Sanaskritic Bhavan:

Option A: $765 for members or $850 for non-members per time-slot plus $500 adjustable damage security deposit are required at the time of reservation.  Charges for tables, chairs, dinnerware, silverware, warmer, and cleaning are included. You have option to use the following for additional charges:
(a) Projector and Screen   $100
(b) Makeshift Stage of 8’ x12’ size  $100  
(c) PA System (4 microphones)   $100
(d) Centerpiece (per table)   $2
(e) Resetting of Seating    $150
(f) Table Cover (per table)  $5
(g) Chair Cover (per cover)  $3.50
(h) Mandap     $151
(i) Schaefer (per item)   $25
(j) Waiter Service (20 guests/waiter; $28/hour; 4 hours min)
(k) Additional rental hours  $100
(l) Temple does not provide decoration

Option B: Members pay $7.65 per person and non-members pay $8.50 per person (minimum 150) that includes all the items listed in Option A including items (a) thru (i).
Sanskritic Bhavan (maximum 80 guests):
Non-members can rent portion of the Sanaskritic Bhavan for $400 and members for $360 per time slot plus the refundable security deposit $250. Charges for 10 tables, 80 chairs, dinnerware and silverware for 80 guests, warmer, and cleaning are included. Devotes may reserve additional items from the list above (a) thru (l) for additional charges.

Discount: Members will receive 10% discount for hall’s rental and items (a) to (j) above.  Temple does not discount food, priest services, and adjustable security deposit.  
Non-Profit Organization’s Discount: Non-profit Hindu organizations and individuals facing financial hardship may request, in writing, to the Executive Committee for discounts.
Food/Mahaprasadam: Temple provides 4-item satvic vegetarian mahaprasadam (lunch and/or dinner) without garlic and onion for $5 per person including children, with a minimum order of 50.  Extra items are $1 per item per person. But few items (for example, cheese items, labor-intensive items, and items that are not easily and/or economically available in local grocery stores) would cost $2 per item per person.  Temple is equipped to serve mahaprasadam for 400 people at a time.
The following are strictly forbidden on the Temple premises:
1. Vegetarian meals with garlic and/or onion
2. Non-vegetarian food (which includes eggs, fish, chicken, meat, etc.)
3. Alcoholic beverages.

Special Celebration:  Celebration Bundle $501
Shakti Dham Rental
4-item meal for 25 – 80 people including children
Cleaning charges

Disclaimer : The Temple reserves the right to approve or disapprove any facility use request.
Mandap Decoration:  Contact: Mukesh Desai 440-773-1114

Friday, May 31 - Shri Brihaspathi (Guru Graha ) Puja with  Shri Satyanarayana Puja and Katha

Transit of Shri Brihaspathi (Jupiter) from Vrishaba Rasi to Midhuna Rasi happens on Friday May 31st. A special Shri Satyanarayana Puja and Shri Brihaspathi Puja are planned at the Temple on May 31st at 6.30 pm. The program is as follows:
6.30 PM: Sankalpam, Ganapathy puja, Navagraha Puja
7.00 PM: Vishesha Karma Puja for Brihaspathi (Guru Graha)
7.15 PM: Shri Sathyanarayana Puja and Katha
8.30 PM: Aarathi and Mahaprasadam

 Yajaman - $151 and up
 Samagri Sponsor - $25 and up

Puja and Mahaprasadam Sponsors:
 Vimla Rai Family
 Malini and Gopi Santanam Family

Please participate in this special puja by being a sponsor.
Jupiter transit is considered as very important in astrology since major events do happen only when ruling planets are favorable. Jupiter is completely a benefic graha and Jupiter strength is very important to achieve success in life especially in marriage, birth of a new child, change in job, buying new home, success in education/career, foreign travel, etc.

Kumba rasi natives are the most fortunate people with this transit. Dhanasu rasi natives might have had sudden collapse in the recent past and that will get corrected with this transit. Thula rasi natives will have big break but they have to understand that still they are under Janma Sani. Even then Thula rasi will enjoy the benefic effect of the Jupiter transit. Simham and Vrishabam will have very good time.

Saturday, Jun 1 – Sunday, Jun 2: Sundarkand ( Valmiki Ramayan ) Recitation

Saturday, June 1st - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM: Srimad Ramayana Grantha Puja
5:30 PM: Recitation Begins
8:30 PM: Aarati and Mahaprasadam

Puja and Mahaprasadam Sponsor: Sabitha Reddy Family

Sunday, June 2nd - 9:00AM
9:30 AM: Srimad Ramayana Grantha Puja
9:45AM: Recitation Continues
12:45PM: Archana and Mantrapushpam
1:00PM: Aarati and Mahaprasadam


Programme Schedules :
   Saturday, May 25, 2013
at 9:00AM - 9:30AM
  Monday, May 27, 2013

Sankatahara Chaturthi
at 07:00PM - 08:30PM
  Veda Recitation
NOTE:No Recitation on Monday, May.27th
at 7:30PM - 8:30PM

  Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Hanuman Chalisa Recitation 11 Times
at 7:30PM - 9:00PM
  Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Divya Prabandham Recitation
NOTE: No Recitation on Wed, May 22nd
at 7:30PM - 8:30PM

  Thursday, May 30, 2013
Free Medical Clinic
No Appointment required; No Chronic Pain Management (Next CLOSING on Jul 4th)
at 5:00PM - 7:30PM

  Saturday, Jun 1, 2013
Sundarkand Path
at 10:00AM - 2:00PM
at 9:00AM - 9:30AM
  Valmiki Ramayan Sundarkand Recitation Day1
at 5:00PM - 9:00PM


From 315
- Take 315 North from I-270 (north outerbelt).
- 315 North will become a scenic route, keep on going straight.
- Take a left turn on Hyatts road.
- Keep going west, pass railroad tracks and the roundabout near Sawmill Parkway
- Continue until you see Bharatiya Hindu Temple on your left    

From 23 (Northbound)
- Take US Highway 23 North from I-270 (north outerbelt).
- Continue North on 23 and take a left turn on Hyatts road.
- Keep going west, pass railroad tracks and the roundabout near Sawmill Parkway
- Continue until you see Bharatiya Hindu Temple on your left.

From 23 (Southbound)
- Heading South on US Highway 23, take a right turn on Hyatts road.
- Keep going west, pass railroad tracks and the roundabout near Sawmill Parkway
- Continue until you see Bharatiya Hindu Temple 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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