FACILITY
 
 
HARI has a beautiful RAMA TEMPLE which is located off Interstate-83 in New Cumberland, PA. The centrally heated and air-conditioned temple building is constructed on a 7-acre wooded lot on Steigerwalt Hollow Road off State Route 114 and has easy access from all major highways in and around Harrisburg, PA. HARI serves the spiritual, cultural and educational needs of HINDUS living in the greater Harrisburg area, York, Carlisle, Reading, Lancaster, Lebanon, Gettysburg, Grantville and other Central Pennsylvania communities. A Gateway Arch adorns the entrance to the temple from Steigerwalt Hollow Road.

The beautiful stone-faced, framed structure of the temple houses the deities on the main floor, which can accommodate nearly 450 devotees during major events. Worship of Ram Parivar, the presiding deities at the temple, is conducted in the altar located in the central part of the main floor. Besides the main deities, there are other deities that are worshipped, namely, Durgamatha, Saraswathi, Mahaveer, Radha-Krishna, Shiv-Parvathi and Balaji who are located in the wall nitches on either side of the main deities. The main floor is also used to conduct religious celebrations, bhajan programs, religious and other lectures, weddings, havans, Sathyanarayana pooja and katha, cultural events such as music and dance programs and other general interest community meetings. A stage is available for the use of the speakers, artists and performers. The temple has three independent mixer systems, two of them are located on the main floor and one in the basement.

Following facilities are available at the temple building for the use of devotees:

  • Worship Hall on the main floor as described above
  • Basement floor with independent entrance consists of the following amenities
    • a spacious, modern commercial kitchen
    • a community hall with stage and sound system where dinners, garbas, and other private functions can be held
    • a two-bedroom priest quarters
    • rest rooms
    • two class rooms
    • a coat room
    • a storage area
  • A nicely landscaped area in front of the temple
  • Adequate parking
  • Special access for physically challenged persons
  • Picnic benches
  • A distinctive looking entrance
 
Temple Hours
7:00 am to 1:00 pm (Special Aarti at 8 am and 12 noon)
3:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Special Aarti at 7 pm)
 
Aarti
Aarti During Temple Hours
Suprabhatam (Morning Puja) Every Day, 9 am
Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam Every Saturday, following Noon Aaarti
 
Dinner Prasad
It has been a tradition at the temple to serve dinner/prasad to the devotees after each major event. A nominal donation of one dollar is encouraged from each person. Usually individual devotees or a group of devotees prepare and provide the dinner/prasad. People interested in sponsoring dinner/prasad can contact the President of HARI to reserve a day or a special occasion for dinner/prasad sponsorship.
 
Become a Volunteer/Sponsor
Opportunities abound for HARI devotees to help the temple and the community at large. Temple is always seeking volunteers and sponsors for various special causes. Devotees should ask themselves what they could do for the temple instead of asking what the temple can do for them. Devotees can become sponsors for dinner/prasad for temple's scheduled programs if they are not filled in yet. Devotees can also volunteer to sponsor artists, performers and musicians that come to the temple to give cultural programs. It is very expensive to bring good cultural programs by well-known artists to the temple. One way devotees can make it possible is by coming forward to contribute generously towards partially or fully off-setting the cost of specific programs. Contact the President if you want to be a sponsor for a specific program. Contribute generously by placing your donations in the donation boxes when special cultural programs are arranged.

 
Rental of Temple Facility
  • Please click here to view rental of Temple facility policy.
  • Please click here to view policy for Rental of lower-level hall for non-profit organizations for more than once a month.
 
HARI Facilitated Programs
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