Place Category: Hindu Temples
Sanatan Mandir Tampa
Sanatan Mandir is a Hindu temple in Tampabay Florida. It is a place of worship for hindus where the God is worshiped in the form of sculptures. All the Hindus offer prayers to their Gods and find peace within themselves. The idea of establishing a place of worship was conceived in 1989 and Hindu Samaj Inc, a non-profit religious organization, was established to pursue this idea. The main objectives and goals of Hindu Samaj Inc. are
To provide a place of worship to Hindu community in Tampa Bay area
To keep our children in touch with religion and culture.
To educate our children about our religious and cultural values.
To provice a place to our community which they can use at the time of their need to celebrate happy events and share sorrow at sad events.
To acquaint the community at large with our culture.
To create better understanding among community members with different back grounds in a multi-ethnic society.
Sanatan Mandir is located in historic Tampa Heights. This site has rich and unique history. More than a hundred years ago, this historic site was established as a Jewish Temple. In 1989, it become Hindu Temple. The two buildings on this site have been purchased by Rattan Family and donated to be used as Hindu temple. The bigger main temple building was later demolished and the smaller of the two buildings is currently used as Temple. The founding family has since them purchased and donated land immediately to the East, West and South side of the temple. Sanatan Mandir is very unique in its location. To our best knowledge, this is the only temple in the entire USA to be within approximately one mile of the city center and the mayor’s office. As if destiny had meant our temple to be at the center of the city’s activities. Now proposed Ist bullet train station in US is approximately less than 1/2 mile from our temple. Further Sanatan Mandir is less than a mile from main bus station and 5 mile away from the Tampa International airport. Over 25 years of temple’s existence, a lot has changed in Tampa but one fundamental has remained the same. This sacred place of worship has remained a place of worship for over a century. That was a vision of the founders of Hindu Samaj Inc. and we are committed to keep it same way for all generations to come.