Welcome to St. John's Hindu Temple
The Hindu Temple in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador is located in St. John’s, The temple was first established in 1975 in the town of Mount Pearl about 15 kms away from the current location. In 1995, a new temple was constructed in the east end of St.John's where most of the Hindus live. The idol of Lord Krishna from the temple in Mount Pearl was moved as per Vedic tradition and installed & consecrated in the current temple in St. John’s
In the main Mandir hall, regular Puja service is performed in a collective way, every Sunday starting from 10.45 a.m. Children in the Community perform the simple 16 step puja every Sunday. Following this devotees sing bhajans until 11.30 a.m. From 11.30 a.m. to 12.10 p.m., while adults discuss a religious/spiritual topic or sing more bhajans, age specific teaching is imparted to children in the adjoin rooms through narration of moral stories and lessons, or through appropriate activities. At 12.15 p.m. children return to mail hall for Arati. Following this Prasad is distributed. All major Hindu festivals are celebrated in the temple. In the recent years, Hindu Community through temple has been involved in multi-faith activities. It has been spearheading Annual multi-faith symposia on Spirituality since 2006. Compassion is at the very foundation of Hindu religion.