Hindu Temple of Central Illinois
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Operating and Priest Service Hours

  • Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 6 pm; Weekday Mornings: 10 am to 12 noon
  • Weekday Evenings: 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Priest services for family sacraments at or outside of the temple may be scheduled by appointment based on availability.
  • Call or leave message on phone 309.671.5668 or 309.687.5534
  • Dosadatha program serves Dosa lunch on Saturdays between 12 noon and 3 PM
  • Annadatha program serves Special lunch on Sunday between 12 Noon and 3 PM


Three Day Ganesha Festival, August 29-31

Sponsors can register or request a clay Ganesha online: 

The three day program can be sponsored for $101 or Saturday or Sunday program can be sponsored for $51. Devotees can also sponsor the small clay Ganesha for $25 and the bigger one for $51. You may take clay Ganesha home, decorate and pray to before you bring them to the Temple on Aug 31, Sunday for the final pooja, Rathotsava and visarjan. You can also opt to have the clay Ganeshas decorated by volunteers and have it be part of the poojas conducted at the Temple. Only Temple sourced clay Ganeshas are accepted for Temple poojas, Rathotsava and visarjan. 

Five foot high (sitting) Ganesha made of plaster will come out of hibernation and takes center stage during the festival.






Friday, August 29, 2014

(Vinayaka Chathurthi Day)

10 AM to 12 Noon: Ganesha Moola Vigraha Abhisheka, Vinayaka Stapana 

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM: Swasti Vachana, Sankalpa Punyaha,Shodashopachara pooja, Gana Homa and Aarati, Prasadam

Saturday, August 30, 2014

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Suprabhatam, Ganesha Abhishekam (Utsva Vigraha), Balaji Abhishekam (Utsava Vigraha), Gana Homama and Navagraha Homam, Aarati and Prasadam 

12:30 PM to 4 PM: Lunch

5 PM to 6 PM: Nitya Pooja, Bhajans and Aarati 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

9:30 AM: Samoohika Vinayaka Pooja

11: 00 AM to 1:30 PM: Sahasra Modaka Homa and Poornahuti, and Rathanga Pooja.

Special Lunch Begins at 11:30 PM sponsored by Marathi Mandal, Menu:

Potato Bhaji, Black-eye Beans Usal, Tomato-Cucumber Spiced Salad, Masala Bhaat, Mattha, Sooji Halwa, Chapati, Pakoda, and Jilebi.

1:30 PM: Ratha Yatra with Devotional folk dances of Ganesha by children and adults and Maha Laddu auction 

3 PM: Visarjan   



© Hindu Temple of Central Illinois
Street Address: 4224 W. Prairie Lane, Peoria, IL 61604
Mailing Address: PO Box 3601, Peoria, IL 61612-3601
Phone Number: (309) 671-5668

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