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    General Information

    India Temple Association (ITA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.  The ITA's mission is:

    • To maintain places of worship and centers for cultural activities;
    • To provide a platform for religious and cultural activities through which the Hindu religion, philosophy and way of life may flourish;
    • To promote the following of the teachings of the Bhagavat Gita, Vedic and Vedantic texts, Bhagvatam and Puranas, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Yoga abhyasa, and other Hindu traditions and scriptures with acceptance of all names and forms of God as the manifestations of the Absolute; and
    • To be a charitable and educational organization that will promote social, cultural, and religious understanding based on peace, love, justice, truth, and harmony; engender friendship and goodwill among all people; perform social services; and conduct educational/guidance programs for children to teach them good family and social values.
    India Temple Association, Inc.


    India Temple Association (ITA) was formed by five visionaries, Mr. Vankat Raman, Mr. Romesh Chopra, Mr. Mohanram, Dr. Desh Raj Goel and Dr. Kanwar Sain Satija in 1976. Unable to fund the building of a Temple, the ITA merged with Shri Vallabhnidhi group and purchased the church property that would become the Berlin Temple on May 6, 1982. Over the next few years, numerous individuals selflessly devoted time and energy to transform this property from a church to a mandir. The Pran-Pratishtha Mahotsava was performed on September 20 to 22,1985. The ITA has continued to grow and evolve over the many decades since its founding.  However, it has remained true to its founding mission and continues to serve the regional Indian and Hindu community through a robust calendar of events, dedicated programs and community service initiatives.