Place Category: Hindu Temples
Sanatan Dharma Temple Kent
Sanatan Dharma Temple and Cultural Center (SDTCC) is a non-profit organization formed in 2002 to meet the community’s growing need for a religious, spiritual and cultural center in South King County. Temple is located in Kent and conveniently connected with Highway 167. Temple building has a lot size of 40,075 sq ft with a main floor of 10,000 sq ft and upper floor of 5,000 sq ft with adequate parking.
SDTCC is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization (UBI #: 602 147 373) in the State of Washington. All donations are Tax deductible. The organization is managed by 11 Board of Directors duly elected by the members of the General Body of SDTCC, per a robust Constitution and By-Laws duly approved by the General Body. Our board has numerous active committees including a Ritual Committee, Cultural Committee, Kitchen Committee, Communication Committee, Construction and Maintenance Committee, Fund Raising as well as an Audit Committee. For more information on Constitution and ByLaws .
To preserve and protect the rich Hindu Cultural Heritage in our present and future generations
To Practice, promote and teach the Hindu religion and Hindu way of life
To provide social services to the community, including counseling and non-emergency medical services
The SDTCC currently conducts religious ceremonies on all major religious festivals like Diwali, Durga Puja, Nrisimha Jayanthi, Krishna Janmashtami, Ganapati Mahotsav, Maha Shivaratri, Ram Navami and other Hindu festivals. It also organize individually sponsored events like Durga Jaagran, Ramayan Paath, and Shri Satyanarayan Pooja etc. However, we still have a long way to go to fulfill the dream of a full scale temple and a center where we can perform religious, spiritual, social, cultural and educational activities.
Full-size idols of Shri Radha-Krishna, Shri Durga Maata, and Shri Shiv-Paarvati- Ganesh Parivar were Installed in April 2009 (5-days long Praan Pratishtha ceremony). An idol of Sri Hanuman ji was installed in June 2008 and Sri Satya Sai Baba was installed in June 2009. More deities like Sri Ram Parivaar, Shri Ganesha, Baba Balaknath, Sindhur wale Hanuman ji, Laddo Gopal are under planning and will be installed later part of 2013.