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Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah, South Jordan, UT

 1142 West South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, UT 84095. Phone: 801 254 9177.

The Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple is a place to worship, conduct religious activities and pursue Hindu ideals, traditions and culture. The Temple is open for visitors from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Monday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday the Temple is open from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm. The Temple is located at 1142 West South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, UT 84095. Phone: 801 254 9177.

Send us Email at UtahGanesha@inbox.com


The main sanctum in the Temple is dedicated to:

Sri Ganesha
The Other Shrines are:
Durga Mata and Shivji. Shiva Linga, Balaji Venkateshwara, Navagrahas., Lakshmi.  Saraswati., Hanuman.
Krishna. Murugan, Dattatreya. Andal-Bhudevi., Nataraja, Nataraja, Sivakami-Uma, Naga Devatha in Garden Gazebo Pavilion

Events of June, 2013
Pujas / Festivals
 Annual Day
  -- Sat June 1
 Wat Savitri Vrat
  -- Sun June 12
  Navagraha Homa [$51]; Poornima Sri Satyanarayana Puja
  -- Thu June 23

Fast / Vrat Days
  Amavasya --
  Sat June 8
  Poornima --
  Sat June 22
  Sankashta Haran Chauthi --
  Tue June 25
  Pradosha --
  Wed June 5; Thu June 20
  Ekadasi --
  Mon June 3; Wed June 19
  Shashti --
  Fri June 14; Fri June 28
  Sravana --
  Tue June 25
  Krithika --
  Thu June 6

Regular Worship Services
  Ganesha Abhisheka[8:45am]
  -- Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
  Shiva Abhisheka[6:00pm]
  -- Monday & Pradosha
  Balaji Abhisheka [9:00am]
  -- Saturday
  Ganesha Havan[6:30pm]
 -- Sankashti Evening
  Satyanarayana Puja[6:30pm]
  -- Poornima Evening
  Hanuman, Krishna, Dattaguru, Murugan Abhishekas[6:00pm]
  -- Successive Wednesdays
  Devi, Amman, Mataji Puja
 -- Tuesday, Friday
  Gayathri Havan[10:30 am]
  -- First Saturday of the Mont

Directions to the Temple

From I-15 Southbound (Salt Lake City downtown/Ogden/Logan): Take 10600 South exit [South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan/Sandy exit], make a right at the ramp to head West, go past golf course and past lights at 1055 West, make a right on to Hindu Temple Lane.[1100 West], make left at the end of the lane. The first right leads you to the Temple.
From I-15 Northbound (Provo/Orem): Take 10600 South exit [South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan/Sandy exit], make a left at the ramp to head West, go past golf course and past lights at 1055 West, make a right on to Hindu Temple Lane.[1100 West], make left at the end of the lane. The first right leads you to the Temple
From Redwood Road/Bangerter/1300 West: Head East on South Jordan Parkway [151, 10400 South], go to lights at 1055 West, make a U-turn, make a right on to Hindu Temple Lane.[1100 West], make left at the end of the lane. The first right leads you to the Temple.
Please do not use any dirt lanes or private roads to access the Temple even if GPS etc seems to point that way. Many GPS programs and Google online maps are not updated correctly to show Temple Access.

2013 Board of Directors For Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah:

- Chaitanya Achan
- Neeraj Agarwal
- Krishna Sundar
Balaji Sudabattula
Vice President:
Satya Reddy
Savithry Mahalingam
Nagababu Katepalli

2013 Board of Directors For India Cultural Center of Utah:

- Bala Ambati
- Josna Kotturappa
- Sneha Kumar Kasera
President :
Amit Nair
Vice President:
Preeta Rajan
Rakesh Choudhary


Pandit A. R. Krishnan
Pandit N. S. Satish Kumar
Pandit Manikandan Raghavan
Priests will perform the following regular pujas at the Temple:
Ashtothra Aarati: Anytime on request to any deity/shrine.
Puja, Aarati: Start times are weekday mornings 9:30 AM; weekend mornings 10:00 AM; all evenings 7:00 PM and 8:45 PM.
Ganesha Abhisheka: Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday Morning, 8:45 AM .
Shiva Abhisheka Puja: Every Monday and Pradosha Evening 6:00 pm.
Durga and Devi Puja: Every Tuesday and Friday .
Navagraha Abhisheka: Every Saturday, 8:45 AM .
Srivaru Balaji Abhisheka: Every Saturday, 9:00 AM .
Sankata Harana Puja/ Ganapathi Havan:On Sankasta Chaturthi 6:30 PM .
Sathyanarayana Puja: On Poornima, 6:30 PM .
Gayatri Yagna: First Saturday of each month 10:30 AM .
Wednesdays Evening Abhishekas : on Succeeding weeks of the month 6:00 PM Hanuman, Krishna, Dattatreya, Murugan
Ganapathi Atharva Sheersha and Rudram Chamakam, Suktam: Every Sunday.
Vishnu Sahasranama: Every Saturday evening .
Sri Venkateswara Suprabatham: Every Saturday .
Bhajans and Sankeertan: On request and after Aarathi.

The Temple is open from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm every day in the year. They will be available at the Temple for performing personal pujas, archanas and aarathi. They are on Break from 12:30 pm to 5:00pm, though devotees are welcome to worship in the Temple during that time. They  services can be availed at the Temple or away from the Temple everyday except during Temple service times, special Puja days or Temple Event/ Festival days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When can I visit the Temple?
A: The Temple is open for visitors all seven days of the week.

Monday through Friday: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and 5:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 am to 9:00 pm.

Visit the Temple for a few minutes! For as long or as short as you wish. Visit on special days when you feel happy, or when you feel the need to meditate, or pray. When there is a special occasion such as a birthday, a wedding day, graduation, purchase of new ornaments or vehicle, remembrance days, holidays, long weekends. Some make it a regular habit to come to the Temple at least once a week.

Q: Can I bring children/visitors/friends/neighbors?
A: Yes please do. Just make sure that everyone follows the rules of sanctity in a Hindu religious place of worship. [Remove footwear before entering Temple hall; do not photograph consecrated deities or enter inner sanctum; share Prasad / neivedya food in the Prasad /break room and verandahs or gardens only. Socialize without disturbing others who may be worshipping or praying.

Q: What should I bring when I come to the Temple?
A: Yourself, your family and friends. Or bring whatever is traditional in your family. If you feel like it, you may bring a few flowers, fruits etc. to offer to God. If you are performing an Archana-Puja you can bring a fruit, some flowers, a couple of incense sticks or camphor, or other prasad offering. For special pujas and pre-arranged services, check with the priest while making the reservation about what you should bring.

Q: What services are available?
A: All Hindu Services can be performed on request. A small donation to the Temple and a dakshina to the Priest may be rquired. See Temple notice board or website for details.

Q: Will Panditji come to my house to perform a puja/ havan?
A: Yes he is available to come to perform services outside the Temple except on major festival days and pujas at the Temple. Reserve his services by entry in the services register for a first reserved first served basis.

Q: Why do they ask for Gothra/ Nakshatra/ name during the Puja?
A: As per Hindu tradition, Gothra/ nakshatra is your personal family name and Star that was in prominence at the time of your birth. Repeating this is a way of introduction in the presence of God when the priest performs a religious service on your behalf. He says on our behalf: I who am named MyName of the Family MyGothra born under Mystar of the MyZodiacRaasi, have come to perform a prayer, with this intention. If you are not sure of raasi gothra etc, you may give your last and first names and the priest will do the rest.

Q: How and where do I give my contribution or donation?
A: All monetary donations should be dropped into the Hundi in front of the sanctum. Items such as cloth, silver or gold, jewelry etc should be handed over to the priest or the president or the treasurer along with a duly filled item donation form. Periodic newsletters will publish a list of donors as a record of donations received. Cumulative donation receipts are mailed at year-end to each individual donor.

Q: We drive from very far. Is there a rest room at the Temple? Is there food available?
A: Yes there are clean restrooms available at the Temple. A place to leave footwear, to hang coats and a break room with microwave facility is available. Cold Drinking water fountain is in the break room.
We do not have a canteen or regular food service / sales. On major festive days and Sundays, prasada food brought by devotees is served.
A swing set in the garden area is very popular during warm days among children.

Other Questions/ or Suggestions?
Please drop you comments in the suggestion box available at the Temple
Contact Us / Email:utahganesha@inbox.com
Call 801 254 9177 for Office Staff or Priests

Contact Us

To Contact Temple Committee, Office Manager or Priests:

Call 801.254.9177 or email UtahGanesha@inbox.com

To Donate to the Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple:

Write your Checks to Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah and Mail to the Office or drop in the Hundi at the Temple.


Om Tat Sat

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


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