Hindu Temple of Toledo

This profile was last updated in 2006

Research conducted by affiliates at Kent State University led by Dr. David W. Odell-Scott and Dr. Surinder M. Bhardwaj in 1999.

Activities and Schedule

The center is a hub for religious, cultural, and social activities.
Tuesday: 9 A.M. – 12 noon, 5 – 8 P.M. prayer.
Wednesday: 9 A.M. – 12 noon, 5 – 8 P.M. prayer.
Thursday: 9 A.M. – 12 noon, 5 – 8 P.M. prayer.
Friday: 9 A.M. – 12 noon, 5 – 8 P.M. prayer.
Saturday: 11 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. temple open for prayer.
Sunday: 11 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. temple open with community lunch following.

Demographics

Hindus from various regions of India and abroad who have settled in the Toledo area worship at the center. Families come for worship. Younger families bring their children along. Children of older families have dispersed to many areas of the United States; and come to the temple only on special occasions when in town.

Description

This temple was built specifically for Hindu religions and social/cultural activities. There is an attached hall and library. There is an attached hall and library. In addition to regular worship, weddings are held in the temple hall. The current priest (Mr. Dixit) has a license to perform weddings. The temple is busy during special festivals such as Diwali. A sizeable parking lot is available.

Festivals

Prajas or prayers are sponsored and also lunches are provided. All major Hindu festivals are celebrated. Maha Shivrati; 300 approximate attendance; Hindus from all regions.
Holi; 3-400 approximate attendance; Hindus from all regions.
Mahavira Jayantii; 250 approximate attendance; Gujarati and Jain.
Ugadi Parva; 200 approximate attendance; Southern Indian.
Diwali; 600 approximate attendance; Hindus from all regions.
Navaratri; 400 approximate attendance; Gujarati.
Ganesh Chaturthi; 300 approximate attendance; Maharashtrian, South Indian.
Krishna Janmashtmi; 500 approximate attendance; a regions.