The Hindu Temple of Greater New Orleans is located in Metairie on Transcontinental Boulevard. The main hall on the ground floor has a newly imported altar with separate niches for various deities. The consecrated icons represent Shiva and his consort Parvati, Ganesh, Rama, Sita, the Devout Simian Hanuman, Radha-Krishna, Mahavir, and Guru Nanak standing about three feet tall, these brightly colored images appear, even to outsiders, most approachable as they evoke the prayers and offerings of the Hindu community. Like most temples, the prayer halls have very little furniture, thereby enhancing the prominence of the altar located against an inner wall of the temple. Worshippers and guests alike receive the tilak, a red dot place on the forehead, and a piece of fruit or sweet which has been offered at the altar ("prasad"). Before the installation of the new altar service were held in the large space on the second floor of the temple.
The Hindu Temple of New Orleans has been working diligently to find a suitable Priest for our Temple. We are currently in the process of bringing a new Priest to the Temple. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Activities and Daily Hours
The Temple will be temporarily closed for daily visits.
Please check the "upcoming events" tab to find out when an event will be taking place at the Temple. Sorry for the inconvenience.
If you would like to volunteer to open the temple doors, please contact the committee. Thank you.