Chicago Hindu Temples - A Photo Tour
(Photos by Naveen, ChicagoIndia.us & Rama Dasa)Chicago is an embarras de richesse when it comes to Hindu temples.
Drawing devotees from near and far, and doubtless the most prominent Hindu Temple in the area, is the Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Aurora.
The other popular Hindu landmark in the Chicago area is the Rama Temple in Lemont.
Housed in sprawling campuses, both Balaji Temple and Rama Temple cater to three groups of supplicants - humans, cars (car pooja) and buildings.
Besides rendering divine benediction, the temples also address the bellowings in their devotees' stomachs through popular canteens.
We dined at both Chicago Balaji Temple and Rama Temple Canteens during our last visit to Chicago.
Besides the Balaji Temple and Rama Temple, Chicago is also home to other temples like Sai Baba Mandir, Gayatri Gyana Mandir, Swaminarayan Mandir and Hari Om Mandir.
Here is a photo tour of SVS Temple in Aurora, Rama Temple in Lemont, BAPS Mandir in Bartlett, Manav Seva Mandir in Bensenville and Jain Temple in Bartlett.