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Welcome to Hindu Temple Ventura County
This Temple has been started by the combined efforts of people from Ventura County area to provide our kids knowledge about Hindu Religion
and Philosophy. A place where we can celebrate our festivals together, Kids can learn their native language or culture through Bal Vihar and
get to know their religion.
The Temple is open every morning and evening (except Friday and Saturday morning). You can check the Temple hours by visiting this link.
All are welcome.
Temple Contact:     Phone: (805)639-0334    e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 6085 King Drive, Unit 110,
Ventura, CA 93003
Temple is located off Johnson Drive exit of US 101 in Ventura behind Paradise Chevrolet dealership. For Google Map and Directions click on the address link.
- Sunday May 26th: Charan Paduka Pran Pratishtha for Gurudev Sai Baba Ji is going to be held in the temple. Program will start at 2:00 pm. Details will be announced later
Guidlines for the Yajmaans
All the Yajmaans are requested to come on time and observe fast or he/she can take fruits and milk.
They all should wear new dress.
No leather thing should be along with.
Male Yajmaans should wear Dhoti/ pajama and Female should wear Saari.
No non vegetarian food or any kind of intoxicants should be used by the yajmaans for that very day.
Preeti bhoj sponsored by Pundit Ji (celebrating Gunjita's b-day). The other devotees are requested to bring some parsad and food for those fasting.
- Videos from Vishal Jagran on May 5, 2013 by Amit Anand
If you missed the Jagran, you can enjoy it now. Photos of the event are available at this link. Jai Mata Di.
- Baal Vihar Hindi classes have started at the Temple on Saturday 2:30 - 4:00 pm, If interested, please contact Panditji by phone or send message to the Temple
- Hindustani Dance classes by Riddhi Bhakta - Please contact Riddhi at: 323-633-7199 or Temple dance classes for kids.
- We are looking to add Meditation and Yoga, If interested, please send message or e-mail: email@example.com
Temple Priest - Pt. Balmiki Sharma Ji
Pt. Balmiki Sharma Ji is the head priest of the Temple. He has PhD in classical music from Delhi University.
He also speaks English and is well versed in performing all pujas and hindu rituals. He is an excellent singer
and plays/teaches tabla, harmonium, dholak, sitar, and many other musical instruments and has started Music and
Baal Vihar classes in the Temple.
To contact Balmikiji at:805-639-0334 or cell phone: 818-312-0013.
We have started celebrating many Hindu festivals with the help of the community. ShivaRatri, Ram Navmi, Janmashtami, Navratri Garba has been done for many years.
Holi, Baisakhi and Ten days Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations started this year.
Photo and Video Gallery for past Temple functions
DONATIONS NEEDED - You can donate now using Paypal or contact: Pt Balmiki Sharma-(818) 312-0013
- Mortgage Fund - We are paying an interest rate of 6.75 and about $1300 in interest for the last 3.5 years! All payments on time. Please help us refinance.
- Operating Expenses - $6500/month. We need more members for $51/month donation to help with expenses of the Temple. Any amount $21 or $11 is welcome.
- General Fund - Pay for ongoing construction/improvements - Goal $50,000.
- We have a container from Aasara organization that helps feed the hungary around Ventura County. Please donate Peanut butter in the Yellow container kept in the Temple.
- All donations are tax deductible.
- This Temple belongs to all devotees. If you would like to have certain events/programs for your Region of India done at the Temple, Please work with Pandit ji for any program and help facilitate as it is our strong desire to have the Temple all inclusive.
Register with our website to get regular e-mails. Keep checking this page for updates.
New Temple Bylaws
Here is the fully executed copy of the Temple bylaws created based on the community input. Starting September 2012, there will be no titles for Temple management. A lead Trustee (for legal documents) and three sevaks, all selected by Temple members, will run the temple affairs in co-ordination with Panditji. The Board of Trustees was also expanded to add 4 new Trustees.
Anyone who would like to contribute is welcome. Temple functions are governed by it's bylaws defined by the Temple Board.
All Temple activities are decided in consultation with Panditji and Sevaks help co-ordinate the activities with community volunteers.