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Welcome to the Bhavani Charitable Trust, home of the Bhavani Mandir and Hanuman Mandir.

This village temple only opens on Sunday 5 PM -6 PM (April-Nov), where Puja and Aarti are conducted  on every Sunday afternoon at 5 PM. All are welcome and visitors are expected!

The land was purchased in 1984 by Dr. Pidara with a vision in mind to someday build a Temple that would become an educational and cultural hermitage.  Back then there was no Hindu population to support the Temple.  It has been a long and hard journey.

Today, Collegeville and surrounding area has a growing Hindu population and there is a need for community to be able to gather and connect with the Gods.

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Shrine today consists of a modest enclosed gazebo and an extension that sits on 3.2 acre lot.  It lacks bathroom facilities and running water. Despite the lack of convenience, devotees are begining to come and with the devine grace of God the new Temple will be built.

Upcoming Events

The Temple will be closed from Nov. 15th till April 24 during winter.

hanuman_pidara2Sunderkaand Paath

We will start Sunderkaand Paath soon. Please stay tuned

Note: If it is snowy or rainy day, please call ahead or check the temple site

Past Events

Check out Videos and Pictures from our Diwali program and other past events at the Temple.

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Bhavani Charitable Trust is a non-profit organization formed to meet the community’s growing need for a religious, spiritual and cultural center in Collegeville, Limerick, Royersford, Audubon, Eagleville, Norristown, King of Prussia, Pottstown area. It is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in the State of Pennsylvania. All donations are Tax deductible. The organization is managed by 9 Board of Directors duly elected by the members of the General Body of Bhavani Charitable Trust, per a robust Constitution and By-Laws duly approved by the General Body.


  • To preserve and protect the rich Hindu Cultural Heritage in our present and future generations.
  • To Practice, promote and teach the Hindu religion and Hindu way of life.
  • To provide social services to the community, including counseling.
  • The Bhavani Temple currently operates on very limited hours.  Our immediate goal is to open every day and be able to conduct Poojas and Aartis.  Also to celebrate every major Hindu event.

However, we have just started on this journey and still have a long way to go to fulfill the dream of a full scale temple and a center where we can perform religious, spiritual, social, human services and cultural activities.


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