Website Last Updated on October 16th, 2014

Special events of October and November Click here for more details.
The Hindu Temple of Greater Springfield (HTGS) invites applications for the position of a Hindu Priest for Sri Maha Lakshmi Temple - Click here for more details.
Future Temple Project - presented by Strategic Committee - Click here to view TempleLandLayoutPlan ;TempleLayoutPlanAsPerVaastu ;FrontElevation ;ElevationFromWest ;ElevationFromSouth
Wish to donate for the Temple Expansion Project - Click here for the form

Annadatha Program: Noon to 2pm.
Sat, Oct 18th : Menu: Plain Dosa, Masala Dosa, Tomato Rice & Dessert.

Upcoming Special Events 

OCTOBER 2014 - Monthly Calendar
Wed, Oct 22nd: DIWALI Dhana Lakshmi puja 6:30 PM - PLEASE BRING YOUR KALASHAS TO PERFORM KANAKABHISHEKAM TO SRI MAHA LAKSHMI DEVI; 7:15 PM - Narakashura Dahan followed by fireworks.
Thu, Oct 23rd: Temple is closed due to PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE. The eclipse is from 3:38 PM to 5:06 PM
Fri, Oct 24th: Gujarati Noothan Varsha; Govarndhana Puja 9:30AM and 6:45 PM (Temple Open from 9am to 11am & 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm)
Mondays ( Oct. 27th, Nov. 3rd , 10th, and 17th): Karthika Masa Shiva Abhishekam; Sri Shiva Rudrabhishekam: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sun, Oct 26th: Annakut Mahotsav: 10:00 AM to Noon. Click here for more details
Wed, Oct 29th: SKANDA SHASTHI – Sri Murugan Abhishekam 6:30 PM
Sun, Nov 2nd: Tulasi Vivah 10:30 AM to Noon
Wed, Nov 3rd: Karthika Pournami Celebrations Sri Sayanarayan Katha / Vratham: 6:00 PM; Karthika Deepa Puja: 7:15 PM; Aarthi: 7:30 PM
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Permanent Temple Information (revised March 30, 2009)

  • Our Temple is located at 1001 W walnut street, Chatham, IL.
  • Property features: 9.41 acres, 660 ft X 665 ft; 4202 Sq. ft building has a 2000 Sq. Ft. open hall with a Mandir, Dining Hall, 1 office Room and a full kitchen. HTGS is DEBT FREE
  • As more funding is available we will expand to meet our current needs. Generous donations are welcome.

Temple Address: 1001 West Walnut Street, Chatham, IL 62629 Ph. 217-697-8174; NOTE: GPS doesn't work properly for this Address. If you are coming in from Exit 88: On Walnut street, pass Casey's gas station, Pass Traffic light at BP Gas station, continue on Walnut, 0.8 miles, take right turn on Savanagh street (south winds subdivision), temple is on your Left side ie corner of Walnut and Savanagh. (church building - red roof sidings)


  • Mon – Friday Evenings: 6 PM to 8:00 PM; Sat. 9 AM to 2 PM; Sun: 9 AM to Noon