Support the Hindu Temples Directory
This directory has been my sole effort so far to help the Hindus all over the world. I have spent many thousands of dollars on creating this directory website and database of temples and keeping it up-to date. I hope you found this useful.
My only intention in doing this is to help Hindus all over the world find Hindu Temples anywhere near them, You can help in this effort and your one time help will help Hindus forever. I am hiring people in India to update the directory. This is people who would maintain the directory and keep it up to date.
The Hindu Temples Directory needs your help
At a time when we are Hinduism is on the decline in pure numbers, it is all the more crucial that we support our temples and religious institutions, my effort in cataloging and promoting Hindu Temples all over the world is a small effort in this direction.
Creating the Free Android App
Our purpose in creating the directory is to help everyone find temples, so does not help our motive if we put a paywall between us and devotees. The Hindu Temples Android app will be 100 % free right from the start. We have received offers of programming help for the Android app and we also raised some funds from a previous Indiegogo campaign, as a result we will need ~ 400 $ to create the Android App.
Updates to the Temples Directory
Based on my calculations We need ~ 800 Dollars for the Update of directory such that most temples have photos and other basic details so visitors would find it useful. Currently we have ~ 2000 Temples in the directory and I am planning to add another 2000 Hindu Temples to the directory soon. This also means greater server costs and computing power and in general the other technical costs of keeping this website up.
If you can help in any way possible we welcome your contributions, These are the general ongoing costs of keeping up and updating this site (Including data collection and maintaining the site)
|Average Per Temple cost
You can support us through Paypal as that’s the most convenient option in general, You do not need a Paypal account in order to do this, Just do a guest checkout. The Paypal account that you’d be paying funds to would be haribombay at gmail dot com (this is to keep transaction costs low and keep one account where I pay the contractors out of)
Many thanks in advance for all your support.
Our Future Plans
Based on the support we receive, these are our future plans for development of this Hindu Temples Directory
More overseas temples to be added.
We currently have ~ 1600 Temples, by my fairly accurate guesstimates we are missing another 4000 relatively large temples outside India.
Major Temples In India
I am planning to add all the major Temples in India so tourists visiting new areas or international visitors to the Hindu temples have all the information they might need at one place.
Move the site to a Virtual Private Server
Right now we have information on 2000 other temples that we haven’t added to the temples directory as it will slow down our shared servers and spoil the experience for everyone. We want to expand to the temples in India but cannot do that unless we move to a virtual private server that can deliver the site at reasonable page load times.
Why Donate to All Hindu Temples ?
Every thing you see on this site up until this point, the 2000 + temples, the website and the iPhone App has been funded out of my own personal funds. After about 6,000 $ in expenses so far, I needed about 2000 $ for the Android App. I created the campaign for the Android App on Indiegogo and raised 500 odd Dollars that helped towards the cost of the Android App the rest I have paid myself. I also created the All Hindu Temples iOS app and spent close to a 1000$ in development costs for the same.
We have a lot of Ongoing costs to keep this site running and expanding to more temples in more countries. I’d appreciate any support you can give to keep this useful resource up for the Global Hindu Community.
I already keep costs extremely low using like minded research team and developers from India, so short of buying server space the best way you can help the project is financially by making a donation. Even a small donation of 50 $ would fund almost a week’s worth of research assistant’s time adding temples to the database.
This is the only such directory that helps Hindus find temples all over the world and every day we reach close to 500 people, many thousands on Festival days.
Thank you for being a part of this project and helping fellow Hindus,