The Hindu Temple of Greater New Orleans is located in Metairie at the intersection of Kawanee Avenue and Transcontinental Boulevard. The Temple consists of two floors: 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 Swami, and Jhulelal Maharaj 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. Worshipers 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). The top floor, newly renovated in 2018, houses the priest and his wife.
The Hindu Temple of New Orleans is proud to announce the arrival of Priest Jitendrabhai Vaidya and his spouse Binaben Vaidya. The Priest and his wife arrived from India in early 2018 and are now available to provide various services to the Hindu community (please see "Temple Services" section of the website for more information). The Hindu Temple is excited to have Priest Jitendrabhai Vaidya promote Vedic culture and rituals in the temple and propagate Hindu heritage in our community.
Aarti and Daily Hours
The Hindu Temple is open from 7 AM to 12:00 NOON and from 4 PM to 8 PM everyday for visits. Aarti is performed at 8 AM and 6 PM.
Please check the "upcoming events" tab to find out when an event will be taking place at the Temple.