Hanuman Temple of Greater Chicago History

Daily Events 

Monday
​7:00PM. Shiva Rudram and Bhajans

Tuesday
7:00PM. Hanuman Chalisa and Bhajans

Wednesday
7:00 Ganesh Atharvasheesh and Bhajans

Thursday
7:00PM Vishnu Shahastranama and Bhajan

Friday
7:00PM Durga Chalisa, Durga Kavacha and Lalitha Shahastranama

Saturday
9:00AM Venkateshwara Suprabhatam
​10:00AM Shanishwara Bhagwan Pooja

Sunday
6 - 7:30 PM Bhajan Sandhya

 

 

Thought of the day

Be Good Do Good

Lord Hanuman ji inspired Dr. Chandra Khurana to take the leadership towards building this temple.With the grace of divine blessings of Hanuman jiMaharaj, on December 14, 2013, over 170 dedicated devotees of Hanuman ji assembled to celebrate the Bhumi Shudhi (land sanctification). The holy occasion marked the acquiring of a 4.1-acre land situated in Glenview, Illinois. The memorable moment marked the beginning of realization of a noble and long cherished dream of Indian community residing in the northern suburbs of Chicago. The Bhoomi Poojan for Hanuman ji's Mandir was performed on April 26, 2014. A brahmin cow was brought to the site and given proper respect to ensure that the Vedic trandition was followed. Over 700 devotees from all over the Chicagoland area braved the snow and cold weather to be at this event. The devotees are seen performing the pooja at the site in this photo video.

The two-sided Hanuman ji's 22.5 feet tall moorti in a single marble piece is one of its kind in the entire USA. The Hanuman ji moorti arrived in Chicgo on June 16, 2014.  The moorti stayed in a container with proper respect and poojas till December 11, 2014. The 47,000 lb moorti was installed on the mandir floor with all the important poojas giving it the proper respect on December 12, 2014. It is a blessings of Almighty that despite the size and weight of the moorti, it travelled safely from Jaipur, India to Glenview, Chicago without a scratch. The biggest crane was needed to move the moorti from the container to its pedestal. On this day the moorti was available for a brief darshan. It was a day that was celebrated with bhajans and abhishek by more than 500 devotees. Hanuman ji's moorti was then protected by a cover so that the mandir construction could proceed around the moorti. Although Hanuman ji's form was not longer visible, the devotees continued to offer their pooja to the invisible Hanuman ji, knowing well that he will become visiable again one day.