Sri Siva Vishnu Temple

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Sri Siva Vishnu Temple
Sri Siva Vishnu Temple.jpg
Front view of Shri Siva Vishnu Temple located in Lanham, Maryland.
Basic information
Location 6905 Cipriano Road Lanham, MD 20706
Affiliation Hindu
Region Lanham
State Maryland

Sri Siva Vishnu Temple (SSVT) is a Hindu temple located in Lanham, Maryland, about 12 miles (19 km) from Washington D.C. It is one of the largest temples in the United States. The actual temple construction began in 1988 and the last deity consecration took place in 2002.

Location[edit]

The Temple is located on Cipriano Road one mile away from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. There are two churches located on the same road. The Murugan Temple of North America is located in the vicinity.

Deities[edit]

Deities represented in the temple include Andal, Ayyappa, Durga, Ganesha, Karthikeya, Krishna, Lakshmi, Navagrahas, Parvathi, Rama, Sarasvati, Siva, Sudarshana, Venkateshwara and Vishnu.[1][2]

Photo gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sri Siva Vishnu temple Home page
  2. ^ David G. Hackett (2003). Religion and American culture: a reader. Routledge. p. 517. ISBN 0-415-94272-1. 

Coordinates: 38°59′4.7″N 76°51′12.5″W / 38.984639°N 76.853472°W / 38.984639; -76.853472