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Nithyananda Vedic Temple, Ohio was consecrated by Enlightened Master, Paramhamsa Nithyananda on April 14, 2007. The Ohio temple enjoys the status of being the FIRST Vedic Temple in the northern hemisphere, to be closely followed by a chain of others.

Lord Anandeshwara and Devi Anandeshwari adorn the main sanctum seated in a rare posture of the Lord bestowing the Shiva Sutras to Devi. The deities are carved in black granite by skilled craftsmen of Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, South India. This is the largest Shiva statue in North America weighing in excess of 2 tons. The finer facial details and crown have been personally carved by the Master himself thus etching a special grace to them.

The temple is located on the banks of scenic Olentangy State river. A side stream feeds into the river and the area and the junction has been declared as Paschim Prayag by Swamiji. He has declared that in years to come this will become a pilgrimage spot.

The mission of the temple is to reinstate the rich Vedic heritage which existed thousands of years ago. In order to accomplish this free meditation to awaken and transform the individual being is provided by the Acharyas of the foundation. Nithya Yoga, a form of yoga as envisioned by Patanjali, the Father of yoga is taught by trained Yogacharyas.

Anna Mandir prepares and serves sattvic food daily to all devotees visiting the temple. An extensive library of books and many audio cds and dvds are available on site to satisfy the intellectual yearning of the devotees. From time to time various social gatherings are organised to serve the community at large.

Vedic rituals and pujas are conducted at the temple premises and individuals homes by trained Puja Acharyas. Major festivals are celebrated amidst great joy and enthusiasm inviting and involving all in the community. As per Vedic tradition, everyone is considered an embodiment of the divine and welcomed at the temple irrespective of caste, color or creed.

For more information, please contact the Temple at (740) 362-2046 or by email at