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

Puja and Aarti are currently conducted Saturday afternoon at 2PM All are welcome and visitors are expected!

The Temple is closed, due to the snow conditions. Please visit this page for the latest announcement about Temple re-opening.


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.

Our vision is to build a 5000 sq. ft. Temple which would house Prayer Hall, Banquet Hall, Class rooms and seperate Priest quarters.  We need your help – Please join us and let’s make this a reality.

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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

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Sunderkaand Paath at Bhavani Temple, Every First Saturday of the month from 2:00 PM sharp. If you would like to sponsor this event please let us know in advance.


Satyanarayn Puja

Satyanarayan Puja and Katha on Poornima Saturday January 23rd at 2:00 PM sharp.


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.

Fund Raising

Bhavani Temple Board would like to thank all the devotees for their continued support towards our new project of temple expansion. This Temple is a non-profit organization run by devotees for devotees. The Temple’s main income is through devotee donations and sponsorships. We urge all devotees to donate generously to the Temple so that we may continue to serve your religious and cultural needs and provide even better programs to you. The temple serves in raising awareness of Hindus in the community, if fundraising efforts succeed; our project can be completed as soon as by end of next year.

Fund raising is the most important activity to get the Temple started as soon as possible. Board encourages all Hindu community to donate generously. Check our FAQ where we’ve tried to answer some common questions.

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