Don't forget to check back often, as we regularly update our events schedule with new and exciting opportunities to engage with our community and deepen your connection to the divine.
Shiv Durga Hindu Temple (SDHT) was established by a renowned priest and a religious leader, HH Shri Shanti P Shastriji and his wife Smt. Uma Devi Nautiyal in Naperville/Aurora, Illinois.
Shiv Durga Hindu Temple (SDHT) Inaugurated on February 8, 2019, which is a non-profit institution inspired by the most ancient philosophy of Sanatana Dharma, with the goal is to inculcate peaceful religious practices & spirituality in everyone.
Shastri Ji is a highly qualified Vedic Scholar with Masters in Sanskrit languages with an expertise in chanting all 4 Vedas, and training in performing Vedic rituals. Shastri Ji wishes for SDHT to promote educational, social, cultural values and interfaith outreach within the surrounding communities. Shastri ji travel to perform pujas for his followers all over the United States and abroad like Canada, England, Europe, Mexico etc.
Founder & Permanant Director/Chairperson (Mahant)
Smt Uma Nautiyal
Founder & President of the Temple
As a founder and President of Temple, Uma Ji is the driving force in this journey that helps bind everyone and everything together. She is dedicated and working tirelessly to fulfill Shastriji's dream. Being the temple president, Uma JI has many responsibilities set on her to mold the vision of the SDHT. This beautiful temple that cultivates Indian culture and provides religious services would not be here today without her hard work.
Shiv Durga Hindu Temple’s (SDHT) mission is to provide religious and spiritual services to the Hindu diaspora and to promote educational, social, cultural values and interfaith outreach within the surrounding communities.
Shiv Durga Hindu Temple's Mission is:
To provide a place of worship in the Chicago land area for Hindu and congregation
To provide an educational and a cultural center for the community at large
To sponsor and conduct religious, spiritual, educational, social and cultural activities
To embellish and preserve Hindu heritage and promote tradition of our rich culture
To enhance religious experience and philosophy to diverse congregational group, especially the younger generation
To develop congregational responsibility and recognize and respect interfaith beliefs
To develop and perform community service
To continue as a religious, nonpolitical and nonprofit organization
See our event calendar
Browse through the list of our forthcoming events below, and mark your calendar to join us in celebrating our shared faith, cultural heritage, and the vibrant tapestry of our temple community. Your presence is a valuable addition to our collective journey towards spiritual growth and unity.
Join us for
Every Wednesday Vishnu Aarti
Hindi & Bollywood Dance Classes
10.30am to 2.00pm
Summer Timings: May 1st to Oct 16th
Monday - Friday 10.30am - 1.00pm & 4.00pm - 8.30pm
Wednesday 4.00pm - 8.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.30am - 8.30pm
Winter Timings: Oct 16th to April 30th
Monday - Friday 10.30am - 1.00pm & 4.00pm - 8.00pm
Wednesday 4.00pm - 8.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.30am - 7.30.pm
Every First Saturday of the month@11:30am
Mata Ki Chowk
Every Second Saturday of the month@5:30pm
Every third Saturday of the month @ 3:30pm
11 times Hanuman Chalisa Path
Every Fourth Saturday of the month @ 3:30pm
Every Month on Full moon (Purnima) @6:30pm
A pooja service is a ritual of worship to the Divine or to one or more deities, involving visualization, mantra recitation, and offerings. It is performed to keep in harmony with cosmic
forces, to receive blessings, to accumulate merit, and to overcome sorrows and obstacles. It can also honor or celebrate a special guest or event. Pooja services can be held either at home or in temples.
Dance is a type of art that involves movement of the body, often rhythmic and to music. It can be performed as a work of art, a cultural ritual, a social recreation, a health and wellness activity, or an expression of the person. Dance can be choreographed or improvised. It can have both
aesthetic and symbolic value to the audience.
Life at SDHT
4315 Westbrook Drive
Aurora, IL 60504