Built in 1984, Hindu-Jain Temple is a beautiful temple and community center for Pittsburgh's Hindu faithful. It is operated by the local branch of the Hindu Temple Society Of North America.
The predominant religion of the Indian subcontinent, Hinduism embraces a wide range of traditions and ideas that includes a pantheon of dieties, primarily Vishnu and Shiva.
The basic shell for the temple --- including the ornate interior and exterior --- was created by gifted artisans from India. It sits on a handsome 7-acre property.
Members participate in diverse celebrations led by various groups and enrich themselves. The temple schools help the youth learn their mother tongue, religion and culture. For the children and the generations to come, the temple is more than a place of worship. It is a link to their roots and a symbol of their great Hindu heritage and a source of their identity, unity and to instill in them our basic values such as truth, non-violence, tolerance and piece.
The temple is open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Free, on-site parking is available in two lots.