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Hindu Temple of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
and Jain Temple of Las Vegas

1701 Sageberry Drive • Las Vegas, NV 89144
Ph: (702) 304-9207 • Fax: (702) 256-1637 • Email: contactus@hindutemplelv.org

Core Ideology/ Mission Statement
The Mission of the Hindu Society of Nevada is:
  • To maintain a formal place of worship for the practice of Hindu / Jain religion.
  • To promote religious, moral, and spiritual growth for children, adults, and seniors based on Hindu / Jain scriptures.
  • To provide a place for all regardless of ethnicity and background to practice and learn about Indian culture, traditions, and values.
The Society will accomplish its Mission through the following activities:
  • Prayer sessions, worshiping of deities, pujas, religious ceremonies.
  • Sunday school classes on Hindu  /Jain scriptures pertaining to religious culture, and moral values.
  • Programs for adult spiritual growth including readings, discussions of Geeta, meditation, Kirtan, yoga, etc.
  • Celebration of Indian cultural events.
  • Classes on the Hindi language.
  • Opportunities for youth leadership, mentoring, and volunteerism.
  • Summer camps for children.
  • Establishment of charitable foundations to promote the missions set up by the society.
  • Programs/support groups to benefit the needy in the community.

Our History

1994: Idea for Temple conceived by Ranjit and Renu Jain. Ad Hoc committee established, consisting of Ranjit Jain,
          Dipak Desai and Jaldeep Daulat (Founders)

1995: Hindu Society of Nevada established by Ranjit Jain.
          By-Laws and Constitution was formed and Tax exempt status obtained
          First community fundraiser held in June 1995 that raised $430,000

1996: Extensive search for site by Ranjit Jain. Existing building or land to build new Temple

1997: 5 acres of Land purchased in the Arbors village in Summerlin for $295,000
          Temple planning and design committee formed with Pravin Bakrania, Himanshu Shroff and Dilip Trivedi as members
          Architect Sashi Patel from Pittsburgh, who had extensive experience designing Hindu Temples was hired by Hindu
          Society of Nevada to design Hindu Temple of Las Vegas

1998: Second community fundraiser held on June 7th. Community pledged $300,000

1999: VTN Company of Nevada Engineers and other consultants worked on the Temple infrastructure plans

2000: Traditional ground breaking ceremony (Bhoomi Puja) performed on April 21st according to Hindu scriptures by
          Sri Krishnamacharyulu Samudrala, Priest from Maliby Temple in Los Angeles.
          A second ground breaking ceremony performed on May 6th by Bhanu Joshi, local priest.
          Building Permit issued by City of Las Vegas on May 26th to start construction by General Contractor M.G. Fauci

2001: Order placed for Temple Moorthies (marble statues of Hindu and Jain Gods)
          Renu Jain travels to Rajasthan, India to oversee carving of Temple Moorthies by artisans
          Sri Gopala Krishna Panchangam hired from India to the Panditji at the Temple
          Opening ceremonies for Utsav Moorthies Prana Pratishtha on April 27-29
          Main Temple Moorthies - Maha Prana Pratishtha on October 26-28
          1st Raffle held on September 8th
          Jain Prana Pratishtha was held on November 3-4

2002: 1st Anniversary Celebration on April 26-28. Sri Balaji and Sri Lakshman Prana Pratishtha
          2nd raffle held on September 7th

2003: 2nd Anniversary Celebration
          4th fundraiser held on November 4th

2004: 3rd Anniversary Celebration
          4th fundraiser held in August

2005: 4th Anniversary Celebration
          Navagraha Mandir Project Construction - Project Manager Gondy Bhaskar Rao         
          Bhoomi Pooja for Navagraha Mandir was performed on April 30th
          5th fundraiser held on September 30th

2006: 5th Anniversary Celebration
          Navagraha Mandir Prana Pratishtha on March 31, April 1-2
          Prana Pratishtha for Sri Balaji Ornaments - Kiritam (crown) and Vadranam (belt)
          6th fundraiser held in September

2007: 6th Anniversary Celebration
          Prana Pratishtha for Sri Balaji Ornaments - Abhaya Hastam (left hand), Shanku (horn), Chakra (discuss),
          Kati Hastam (right hand), Swarna Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi Necklace - April 28-30
          Block wall on East side of Temple completed. Project Manager Rao Gondy

2008: 7th Anniversary Celebration
          Prana Pratishtha for Sri Balaji Ornaments - Makara Thornam (garland), Namam (tilak),
          Naga Bharanam (snake head bangle), Kanta Bharnam (necklace), padalu (feet) - April 25-27
          Phase II Project - Panditji Residence, Basement Hall and Main Temple remodel  - Project Manager Rao Gondy
          Chandi Havan performed at the Temple for the first time with 9 priests on October 31 - November 1

2009: 8th Anniversary Celebration
          Sri Mahalakshmi Homam on April 25-26
          Tree Planting Ceremony (Banyan Tree and Bodhi Tree) on June 18
          Phase II Project - Panditji Residence, Basement Hall and Main Temple Remodel - completed on August 16

2010: 9th Anniversary Celebration
          Sri Lakshmi Narayan Homam

2011: 10th Anniversary Celebration
          Sankata Nasana Ganapathi Yanthra Pooja Homam on April 30 - May 1
          Spring Mela for 10th Anniversary
          Solar Panels Project - $350,000 Grant from NV Energy - Project Manager Rao Gondy

2012: Panditji Brijesh Kumar Raval hired as the 2nd Priest from Ahmedabad, India
          11th Anniversary Celebration
          Phase III Project - Panditji Residence and Kitchen Upgrade - Project Manager Rao Gondy

2013: Phase III Project - Panditji Residence and Kitchen Upgrade Completed
          12th Anniversary Celebration - Sri Chakra Puja

Our Deities

Bhagwan Shiva — Parvati
Bhagwan Ganapati
Bhagwan Balaji
Bhagwan Radha Krishna
Ram-Sita and Lakshman with Hanuman
Bhagwati Durga
Jain Parivar

Puja Schedule

       Performed By
I. Weekly:
Shiva Abhishekam
11:00 am to 11:45 am
Panditji Brijesh

Shiva Abhishekam
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Panditji Gopal

Shani Abhishekam
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Panditji Brijesh
II. Monthly:
Balaji Abhisekham
Saturday (1st)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Panditji Gopal

Navagraha Abhisekham
Sunday (3rd)
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Panditji Brijesh (only if sponsors)

Sri Satyanarayan Puja
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Check Temple Calendar

Hanuman Chalisa
Tuesday (last)
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Jain Snatra Puja
Sunday (2nd)
10:30 am to 12:15 pm

III. Quarterly:
Shani Trayodashi - Shani and Shiva Abhisekham 
Saturdays: 3/9, 7/20, 11/30, 12/14
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Panditji Brijesh

 Panditji's Work Schedule

Week Days:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Panditji Gopal and Panditji Brijesh
Panditji Gopal and Panditji Brijesh
Panditji Brijesh
Panditji Brijesh
Panditji Brijesh
Panditji Brijesh
Panditji Gopal
Panditji Gopal
Panditji Gopal
Panditji Gopal
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Panditji Gopal and Panditji Brijesh
Panditji Gopal and Panditji Brijesh
Panditji Gopal and Panditji Brijesh
Panditji Gopal and Panditji Brijesh


Details coming soon

1. Bal Vihar

2. Hindi

3. Jain

4. Yoga Classes

Temple Policies and Procedures

1. There will be NO change in timings for the following regularly scheduled Monthly Pujas.
      - Sri Balaji Abhishekam will be performed 1st Saturday of every month at 11:00 am 
      - Sri Satyanarayana Pooja will be performed on Poornima every month at 6:00 pm
      - Sri Shiva Abhishekams will be performed every Monday evening at 6:30 pm
2. There will be no 'Out of Temple' Pujas scheduled to conflict with the following Key
    Festivals. All Pujas that are performed shall be paid in full at the time of service.
    All Pujas will be documented in the Temple receipt book.
     - Maha Shivrathri, Temple Anniversary, Sri Ram Navami, Sri Mahavir Jayanthi, Sri Krishna Janmashtami,
       Sri Ganesh Chaturthi, Jain Parushan Parva, Sri Durga Ashtami, Diwali and Annakut.
3. Pujas performed by Panditji inside the Temple premises outside of the regular
    Temple hours has to be authorized by the Chairman OR President.
4. During any Puja service at the Temple, members of the Sponsor's immediate family
   (Parents and Children) can participate in the Sankalpam (blessing).
5. Aarthi Procedure – Panditji will perform Aarthi for the Hindu deities. He will then
    perform Aarthi for the Jain deities. Once the Aarthi for the Jain deities is completed,
    the Aarthi plate will be distributed for blessings to all the devotees.
6. Navagraha Mandir: Devotees are requested not to pour oil or any other item on the
    Navagraha deities. Devotees are also requested to refrain from touching the Navagraha
    deities unless Panditji is performing a puja in the Navagraha Mandir.
7. Photography and Videos inside the main temple is permitted with the permission of
    Temple Administration or Panditji. Photography or Videos of the Main deities is strictly
8. Food is not permitted inside the Main Temple.
9. All requests for Food sponsorship will be co-ordinated with the Food committee. 
     Special Archana will be performed for Food program sponsors. 

Temple Timings

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

There will be NO FOOD served at the Temple this Sunday (06/16) as it is Fathers Day.

The Temple Congragulates all the High School Graduates for the class of 2013. We wish you the very best in your College Career.

Panditji Brijesh delivers Invocation and Benediction to the High School Graduating Class of 2013 at the Meadows Hish School on June 1, 2013. Please click on link below for a text of his speech.

Phone Numbers:
Main Temple: 702-304-9207
Panditji Gopal: 702-506-6614
Panditji Brijesh: 702-480-3892
Schedule Co-ordinator, Nirmalya Chatterjee: 702-837-0738
President, Saroj Chatterjee: 702-837-0738
Chairman, Virender Sanwal: 702-285-2540
Facilities, Rao Gondy: 702-813-8900

1701 Sageberry Drive • Las Vegas, NV 89144
Ph: (702) 304-9207 • Fax: (702) 256-1637 • Email: contactus@hindutemplelv.org

Directions and Map

Directions from Airport
Take 215 Exit
Continue on CR-215 WEST
Turn Right on FAR HILLS AVE
Turn Left on SAGEBERRY DR (first Stop sign)
Continue on SAGEBERRY DR
The Temple is on the right

Directions from Downtown
Take US-95 North
Continue on US 95 North
Turn Left on ANASAZI
Turn Right on LAUREL GLEN DRIVE (Laurel Glen Drive becomes Sageberry Dr)
Continue on SAGEBERRY DR
The Temple is on the Left


Om Tat Sat

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


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