THE HINDU TEMPLE OF ATLANTA, 5851, GA Hwy 85 Riverdale, GA-30274. Ph: 770-907-7102 [TAX ID: EIN 58-1602137]

President Message

President's Message


Wishing you and your family good health, happiness, and prosperity in the coming year!


With the blessings of Bhagavaan Balaji and Bhagavaan Ramalingeshwara, and the support of our HTA board members, trustees, priests, employees, devotees and volunteers, I am honored to be serving as President of HTA for next two years. I thank one and all for this great opportunity to serve our esteemed Hindu Temple of Atlanta. I promise to deliver my services with sincere dedication and commitment keeping community and temple needs as first priority.


Temples are institutions of learning, carriers of culture, preservation of history, as a tool to uplift the society, providing the eternal bliss and shows the spiritual path to one and all. With all these founding principles, our temple has been carrying the legacy of decades with many active founding members till today. I feel that we are blessed to have founding members continuing commitment and support.


We have come a long way, but we have plenty of challenges. As the president, I would like to focus on providing the utmost spiritual experience to all our devotees, promote our ancient culture, re-enforce the founding principles. The years of experience I gained in serving the community in various capacities, temple guidelines and changing needs of devotees will guide me to serve the community in the most desired way.


We, as a HTA community is very strong with our most learned and well trained priests performing the rituals with high dedication, keeping the community needs and service on their mind. Their commitment, dedication, energy and service motto makes this temple a unique one and devotees most desired spiritual destination in Atlanta. I feel incredibly proud to share that we have close to 400 volunteers who are providing selfless services.


While I continue to carry the excellence of service from the current days, I want to focus on building infrastructure like construction of the perimeter wall for enhanced security, upgrade kitchen & dining facilities to serve you better. Few other areas of my focus is temple’s outside beautification/ Landscape and providing the over-all pleasant experience to all our devotees/visitors.


The Executive Committee and Temple Staff are here to assist you, so please reach out to us with any suggestions and concerns you may have from time to time. Let us create a history and also be part of it.  


Sheela R Lingam
HTA President (2019-20)