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Hinduism is a minority religion in the United States. The Hindu population of the U.S. is the world's eighth-largest while 10 percent of Asian Americans are followers of the Hindu faith.
Currently, Hindu-Americans hold the highest education levels among all religious communities in the U.S., which is for the most part due to strong U.S. immigration policies that favor educated and highly skilled migrants.
According to Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life survey of 2009, 24 percent of Americans believe in rebirth, a core concept of Hinduism.
There are approximately 843 Hindu temples in the U.S., however here are top 10 famous temples for you.
Akshardham Temple, New Jersey
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Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple is built by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha and consecrated by Pramukh Swami Maharaj. The mandir was constructed according to guidelines outlined in ancient Vedas, or Hindu scriptures. The mandir is open daily to visitors and for worship.
Ganesh Temple, New York
Location: Flushing, Queens
Deity: Lord Ganesh
The temple claims to be the very first of the traditional Hindu temples in the USA. The temple has a vegetarian restaurant termed the Temple Canteen in the basement which is popular for its simple South Indian cuisine and for the temple experience.
Radha Krishna Temple, Utah
Location: 8628 South State Rd.
Deity: Sri Radha Krishna
The temple built to meet the needs of the Hindu community in Utah County, hosts seasonal festivals, weddings, receptions, and other weekly services for prayer and meditation.
Malibu Hindu Temple, California
Location: 1600 Las Virgenes Canyon Rd, Calabasas
The temple built in 1981, in the traditional South Indian style is frequented by followers of Hinduism in Southern California. It is one of the largest Hindu temples in the Western hemisphere.
Radha Madhav Dham, Texas
Location: 400 Barsana Rd, Austin
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Radha Madhav Dham was built to be a representation of the holy land of Braj in India where Radha and Krishna are believed by Hindus to have appeared, around 5,000 years ago.
Shiva Vishnu Temple, South Florida
Location: 5661 SW 160th Ave, Southwest Ranches
The temple is comprised of two buildings, a traditional temple and a community hall that seats up to 300 people. It is 6,200 sq. ft. and it's architectural style belongs to Chola, and Pallava dynasty period (10th century).
Shirdi Sai Temple, Connecticut
Location: 749 Saybrook Rd a101, Middletown
Deity: Sai Baba
The first ever Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Connecticut was inaugurated on November 27, 2009, and likewise 2ft. tall Sai Baba statue was installed.
Mahalakshmi Temple, Delaware
Location: 760 Yorklyn Road, Hockessin
The temple is one of the most visited as over 7,000 families stay in the Delaware Valley Tri-state area.
Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, California
Location: Mount Madonna Retreat Center, Watsonville
The temple is built on the beautiful green hills of Mt Madonna. It takes approximately 2 hours driving time south of San Francisco.
Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple, Illinois
Location: 1145 Sullivan Rd, Aurora
Deity: Venkateshwara swami
The temple is the most famous of Balaji in Greater Chicago. It attracts a good amount of visitors from Chicago.