Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.  That's what we consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing. We are just asking a fraction of your kindness that will live even after you leave.
The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Donate to our "Temple Development Fund"

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​​If you intend to donate by check, please make it payable to Organization for Hindu Religion and Culture and send it to this address.

Ongoing Projects you can donate: 

1) Kitchen

2) Bathroom

3) Pavilion

4) Tree Plantation

5) Fire-pit for Lakshyavarti

6) Idols for Deities

7) Spring Water Management

8) Dining Furniture

Our Objectives

Our Mission

Organization For Hindu Religion And Culture in Harrisburg


OHRC bought a large one-storied building with an inside space of 12,571 SF on Feb 27th, 2020. This building is centrally and conveniently located at 5650 Lancaster St. It's located in our community hub, just next to Derry St. So, now, most of our devotees and well-wishers can have an easy access to the temple/building, pay respect to deities, learn native language, Vaidik scripts, conduct Purans, marriages, Upanayana ceremony or so many other cultural activities including Teej, Dashara, Deepawali, Ram Nawami, Buddha/Guru Purnima, etc.

OHRC has completed one of the major objectives it set at the time of its inception: "To establish a Hindu Temple to practice, enhance and propagate Hindu Religious, social, and cultural activities."

We welcome all of your active participation in this Harrisburg Temple Activities.
OHRC want to thank all the members and well wishers for the support. We appreciate all the hard work and effort that smoothly geared us to this position today. Let's continue to put our hands together and support OHRC in anyway possible. 

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  • To establish a Hindu Temple to practice, enhance and propagate Hindu religious, social, and cultural activities.
  • To foster the teachings of the Vedas and other Hindu Scriptures, and promote principles and practices thereof to facilitate education and creation of Hindu Priests, Pandits and Acharyas.
  • To observe religious and cultural activities such as praying, worshipping, following traditional festivals, rituals, pious deeds, weddings, pilgrimage and mourning according to Vaidik faith.
  • To foster technical education and performing arts activities.
  • To enhance teaching and learning of Nepali language.
  • To promote volunteerism and goodwill among all people, government entities and social organizations; and enhance religious tolerance.
  • To provide financial, spiritual and social service assistance to needy families and individuals during emergencies.

A Religious 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

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Promote social, cultural, religious and spiritual understanding based upon Hindu(Vaidik) principles.

Organization For Hindu Religion And Culture in Harrisburg

Application for membership is open to all Hindus of 18 years or older, residing in Harrisburg metro and its suburbs. The one who subscribes to and uphold OHRC’s mission and objectives shall be eligible for membership of the organization.

Please Click Here for the detail information about the membership  and submit the membership form.


Interested volunteers are invited to apply or contact OHRC for:

  • Teachers and support teachers for Nepali class
  • Decoration, beautification and cleaning of OHRC Temple Building.


September:19th, 20th, 26th, 27th, October: 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th(Saturdays & Sundays) from 9 am to 12 noon.

Mon, Wed & Fri:  6 pm: Geeta Pravachan by Acharya Shri Chakrapani Adhikari. Starts at 6 pm and closes at 7 pm. No end date decided yet.

Nepali Class Admission:Sept 4, 5 and 6 at 5650 Lancaster St, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Please contact.

Thursdays: 8M-9PM:Prajna Class by Guru Devraj Dhungana run under Jeeyar Education Trust in Collaboration with OHRC.