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Chicago, Illinois (ISSO)

21W 710 Irving Park Road
Itasca, Chicago
IL 60143
USA
Tel: +1 866 838 4778
Web: issochicago.org / Email: info@swaminarayan.info 

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  1. Information
  2. Opening & Aarti Times
  3. Pictures
  4. Map
Temple Inauguration

This temple in Itasca, IL is the first Sikharbandh Swaminarayan Mandir in the USA. The abhishek was performed by His Holiness Acharya 1008 Shree Tejendraprasadji Maharajshree. 

Idols worshipped

Almighty Lord Swaminarayan (Principal God of this temple, Centre Seat)

  • Lord Narnarayan Dev
  • Lord Laxminarayan Dev
  • Lord Radhakrishna Dev
  • Deity of Hanumanji
  • Deity of Ganapati
  • Deity of Suryanarayan
  • Deity of Shankar - Parvatiji 

Date of Installation

Solar Calendar: August 2nd, 1998 

Brief History

Satsang in the Midwest area began in 1978 with His Holiness Acharya 1008 Shree Tejendraprasadji Maharaj’s first visit to Chicago, Illinois. 

With no more than 5 families in complete submission to His Holiness Acharya Maharajshree, the vision was established to build a temple for the spiritual aspirants in the third largest city of America. The years passed on with that vision in the hearts of the growing numbers of satsangi families all over the Midwest area. Upon twenty years of His Holiness Acharya Maharajshree’s first visit, the dream of building a Shikhar-bandh (Authentic domed) Swaminarayan Mandir was majestically fulfilled, with God’s grace and the selfless devotion of many volunteers. 

Today, the mandir is an Indian community landmark for countless families throughout the Midwest. The weekly spiritual sessions and daily sermons has left an indelible mark on the lives of many. In addition, the facilities provide an opportunity for cultural and social activities, such as weddings, fundraisers, and banquets, to be included with our auspicious Mandir aura. 

The installation ceremony of the idols in the temple was celebrated in the presence of thousands of people from all over USA, UK, Australia and India with great splendor. 

To this date devotees of all denominations including, Catholics, Muslims, Buddhists come for the divine darshan of Lord Swaminarayan.

Day Morning Evening
Monday 6:30AM - 12:30PM 3:30PM - 8:30PM
Tuesday 6:30AM - 12:30PM 3:30PM - 8:30PM
Wednesday 6:30AM - 12:30PM 3:30PM - 8:30PM
Thursday 6:30AM - 12:30PM 3:30PM - 8:30PM
Friday 6:30AM - 12:30PM 3:30PM - 8:30PM
Saturday 6:30AM - 12:30PM 3:30PM - 8:30PM
Sunday 6:30AM - 12:30PM 3:30PM - 8:30PM

Aarti Times
Mangla Aarti - 6:30AM
Shangar Aarti - 7:45AM
Morning Thaal - 10:15AM to 10:45AM
Evening Thaal - 5:15PM to 5:45PM
Evening Aarti - 7:30PM
Katha/Bhajans - 7:50PM
Shayan Darshan - 8:50PM to 9:00PM

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