Place Category: Hindu Temples
Portland Balaji Temple Hillsboro
The Hindu Educational and cultural society of America(HECSA) , is a non-profit association that caters to the religious, cultural and educational needs of a growing population of Indian families in the portland area. The goals of Portland Balaji temple Hillsboro, OR (as part of HECSA) are:
To promote and practice the ideals of Hinduism and the Hindu religion through worship, education, social service and teaching.
To strive for spiritual richness and human excellence through assimilation of values of Hindu scriptures into daily life.
To maintain a community center for the purpose of conducting Hindu Religious, social, educational, cultural, literary, and performing arts activities consistent with the primary objective as stated above
The HECSA Balaji temple aims to teach all youngsters the basics of Hinduism through scriptures and stories that highlight the important values of the religion
The Temple also promotes cultural awareness by organizing cultural programs and shows on a regular basis to give our children and adults many opportunities to have a glimpse of the great culture, and a first-hand experience of how festivals are celebrated across diverse India.
Welcome to the Culture of HECSA-Balaji Temple. The Temple has organized several cultural events since 2010 for the benefit of the community in the Greater Portland region to meet the Organization’s objective of promoting Indian cultural heritage for both Adults & Youngsters alike. Some of the major cultural events that the Temple has organized are:
Sri Thyagaraja Utsavam: A gathering of musicians from Portland and sorrounding areas singing the Pancharatna Kritis on Bahugula Panchami with several accompanying musical instruments such as Mridangam/Gatam/Veena and more…
Concerts by renowned Carnatic musicians such as Malladi Brothers, Shantala, Dr. Nityashree Mahadevan, Sowmya Srinivasan.
The Temple has also offered performances/concerts in association with other local non-profits.
Several performances featuring local Dance & Music schools/Organizations such as Kalabharati School of Dance, Portland Aradhana, Shankar Drumming Group and several more.
Annual Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations: Several competitions for kids ranging from coloring, fancy dress based on Indian epics such as Ramayana/Mahabharata, Sloka recitation.
Classes: Sanskrit /