Hindu Temple of Minnesota

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Hindu Temple of Minnesota (HSMN)
LocationMaple Grove
CountryUnited States
Hindu Temple of Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Hindu Temple of Minnesota
Location in Minnesota
Geographic coordinates45°08′47″N 93°30′40″W / 45.146346°N 93.511142°W / 45.146346; -93.511142Coordinates: 45°08′47″N 93°30′40″W / 45.146346°N 93.511142°W / 45.146346; -93.511142
CompletedJune 2006

Hindu Temple of Minnesota is a Hindu Temple located in Maple Grove serving the over 40,000 Hindus in the Minneapolis Metropolitan Area. It has a floor space of over 43,000 square feet, making it one of the largest Hindu temples in the United States.[1] It has the capacity to accommodate up to 5,000 people at one time.


The Hindu Temple had its first major renovation in 1979 under the direction of Mr. Arun Shirole, and the first statue of Ganesha donated by Drs. Kumud & Sashikant Sane was installed in 1983. [2] Many statues continued to be donated in subsequent years. The Hindu Temple was vandalized in April 2006 during a $9 million Temple construction to build 21 mini temples.[3] Currently, the temple is planning to develop adjacent 60 acre agricultural land for community use such as senior housing, condos, staff quarters, school solar energy farm and a yoga retreat center.[4]

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  1. ^ "Hindu Mandir The Hindu Temple of Minnesota". Minneapolis Northwest. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Hindu Society of Minnesota > About HSMN > Our History". www.hindumandirmn.org. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  3. ^ Crann, Tom (14 July 2006). "Hindu Temple rises from a Minnesota Cornfield". mprnews. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Hindu Temple has Big Plans for 60 acres in Maple Grove". Star Tribune. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2018.

4. ^ https://hindumandirmn.org/Home/HSMWiki/tabid/64/Default.aspx?topic=Building+Hindu+Temple+in+Minnesota