Sri Venkateswara (SV) Temple in Pittsburgh, USA
Sri Venkateswara temple in Pittsburgh was established on Aug 7, 1975 with the assistance from Tirumal Tirupathi Devasthanam (TTD) for construction of the temple. This Hindu temple was constructed according to the Agama Sastras called as Temple manuals in the image of the human body.
The two sides of this SV temple in Pittsburgh represents the hands, and the top of the temple represents the head. The deity lord Venkateswara resides in the innermost sanctum sanctorum. The Sri Venkateswara temple in Pittsburgh follows the temple texts known as Pancharatra Agama which consists of 108 collections.
Plans for Sri Venkateswara Temple in Pittsburgh were designed and planned by Sthapathy Ganapathi working at engineering cell of endowments department, Andhra Pradesh. The Sri Venkateswara, S. V. temple was built at a cost of several millions of dollars with donations raised from devotees in U.S.A and several countries. Most donors were first generation Indian immigrants seeking to maintain ties with their mother culture.
Lord Sri Venkateswara Temple in Pittsburgh is providing a place for Hindus to worship in a traditional style and provide the resources religious, humanitarian, cultural and educational for anyone interested in Hinduism. In addition, Sri Venkateswara Temple of diffusion of the ideals of world peace, harmony and personal spiritual health through the principles of the Hindu faith, it is Sanatana Dharma.
Several types of religious rituals were performed at this Sri Venkateswara Temple in Pittsburgh as Archana, Abhishekam, Sathyanarayana Puja, Kalyana Utsavam, Homa and many others.