About the Temple

The idea of this temple began in the hearts and minds of Hindu Communities that lived in Kansa city at casual gatherings in July of 1982.

Articles of Incorporation were prepared and submitted to the State of Kansas.

On August 25, 1982, the first Samachar Patrika (newsletter) was sent to everyone in the community about temple development, this led to the first puja at one of the devotee’s homes on September 18, 1982.

The community showed up a huge response and a donation of $6594.00 and pledges for cash in the amount of $33,933.00 was received.

On April 9, 1984, a five-acre tract of land located in Kansa City was purchased.

The Groundbreaking pooja was held on a Sunday, October 27, 1985, and the grand temple opening ceremony was held on May 22, 1988.

Murti Stapana (deities’ installation) happened in April 1991.

Temple Deities

Many murtis, idols of gods, were imported from India and the temple was designed with sculptures of various Hindu gods and goddesses on the inside and outside

Mandir Timings

During Winter Season (Nov to March)

Day Morning  Evening
Monday to Friday 10 am to 12 pm 5 pm to 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9 am to 8 pm


During Summer Season (April to October)

Day Morning Evening
Monday to Friday 10 am to 12 pm 5 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9 am to 8:30 pm

Pooja services

  • Annaprashana
  • Aksharabhayasa
  • Abhishekam
  • Ayush Homa
  • Aathmashanti pooja
  • Baby Shower
  • Shraddha
  • Wedding
  • Mundan
  • Navagraha
  • Sahasranama

Other Activities in the temple

  • Baal Vihar Classes: Baal Vihar is a forum for teaching children about the Hindu Religion, Culture, and history on the temple premises. 

It serves the needs of the Indian community with over 50 students in and around Kansas and Missouri States.

The minimum age to enroll in the Baal Vihar program is 4 years.

Children will be divided among 6 sections depending on their age/grade level. 

Classes will be held simultaneously from 10:00 -11:00 AM on Sundays except for holiday weekends and during summer break in local public schools.

  • Akhand Ramayana: KC Sunder Kand group organizes the chanting of AKHAND RAMAYAN PATH, (to recite nonstop) the entire Ramayan, on Ram Navami Day every year.


  • Ayyappa Swamy Seva: Ayyappa Seva Sangham organizes the bhajans every second/third Friday of the month (to recite saran Ghosh and namavali).

The group’s main objective is to bring Ayyappa Idol to the temple to take his blessings, help the devotees during mandala pooja, and organize Makaravilakku every year.

  • Youth Centre: Youth Group of Kansas City is affiliated with the Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre of Kansas City. 

HTCCOFKC Youth Group is geared toward individuals between the ages of 16-18.

Note: The temple’s youth group does several charity events and fundraising for victims of natural disasters around the world. The Youth Group raised over $6,000 for victims of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake.

  • Hindi Teaching Classes: Hindi Class is coordinated by Swapnam Kumar with help of a few volunteers.

Swapnam Kumar is an elementary school teacher by profession with more than 25 years of teaching experience in different ethnic situations. He has taught in India, Africa, and now in the USA.

  • Yoga Classes: Yoga is a family of ancient spiritual practices originating in India. 

Every Sunday morning 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, yoga classes are held in the temple hall.

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Please let us know through the mail to sakalamblog@gmail.com, We will change it so other devotees will know the correct information.

Also, If you could send the photos of the temple, we will upload it for devotees references.

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