THE HINDU TEMPLE OF ATLANTA, 5851, GA Hwy 85 Riverdale, GA-30274. Ph: 770-907-7102

President Message

President's Message
Dear devotees,

Hari OM

It has been an eventful and exciting year so far with much more to come! We would like to thank the community for attending and being a part of the celebration of our Silver Jubilee and making it such a monumental occasion. HTA also celebrated Shiva Brahmotsavam in August and Ganesh Chathurdi. The highlight of the program was the live elephant in HTA. We all felt Ganesh blessed us in real form!

As we continue to make the Temple a symbol of the culture with which we raise our families, the HTA board of trustees has decided to implement a dress code. I would like to request all the devotees to spread the word in making sure your friends and family will come to worship in appropriate attire. We prefer traditional Indian attire, but at a minimum, we cannot have shorts and torn jeans, dresses need to be below the knee. We all have to think as though we are going to visit universal god so we should be dressed appropriate when going for worship. Please help HTA maintain this policy. When you are upstairs at the main hall, please be silent so we don’t disturb the priest performing the Poojas and devotees who are meditating and/or praying. The Temple belongs to all of us. It is OUR responsibility to keep certain rules and regulations when we are in the Temple premises.

  • Key dates and ceremonies of note, please contact the Temple for more details:
    • Nava Rathri: September 20-30, 2017
    • Venkateswaran Jayanthi: October 1, 2017
    • Maha Rudrama: November 10-12
    • Sri Rama Pattabhishekam (Dance/Drama): December 10
    • Vaikunta Ekadasi: December 29
  • Temple Security/Perimeter Wall: In order to continue to ensure visitors to our Temple a safe, secure, relaxing and peaceful experience, we have plans for the construction of a perimeter wall/fence. In order to pay for the new wall, we are having a fund raising program on December 10th, Sri Rama Pattabhishekam (Dance/Drama). Please save the date.

  • Community Support Update:
    • HTA helped in providing shelter to hurricane victims. We are raising funds, please donate generously. HTA will match up to $10,000 for this cause.
    • HTA will be awarding scholarships for students in October.
    • HTA was involved in building a home for Habitat for Humanity.
    • HTA is continuously helping people who are in dire need for health and financial aid.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees & Executive Committee, we appreciate your continued support and involvement for so many years and look forward to working with all of you for years to come.

May Sri Venkateswara Swami and Sri RamaLingeswara Swami Bless you and your family!!!!

Best Regards,
Kusuma Kotte, President - HTA (2017-2018)

Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu