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                                                                                Our History 



The Durga Temple of St. Louis is formed by a non-for-profit organization: The Geeta Ramayan Group of St. Louis.  The Geeta Ramayan Group of St. Louis is an all-volunteer, non-political, tax-deductible charitable organization registered in Missouri.  The founding members first met in the late 1960s when the Indian population of St. Louis consisted of only a group of students and a few families. The group was officially formed in September 1970 to promote the Hindu religion, Indian culture, as well as the educational enrichment of the Hindu community present in St. Louis.  This group supports spiritual education and encourages the coming generations to practice the concepts of the Hindu religion, which is an open-sourced “way of life”. The group also supports social and humanitarian causes for the greater good.

Our Mission


We dedicate ourselves to build the Durga Temple with the humble motto that “A temple is for All.” The temple should be a place for religious worship and celebratory occasions, and it should support activities for cultural, religious, and spiritual development based on the principals of Sanatan Dharm.

Our Vision


The Durga temple will be a primary center of Hindu religious and cultural activities in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, meeting the growing needs of its sects, and regional cultural groups. The facilities will be available to all community members who have faith and respect for the Vedic Scriptures and Dharma.

Leadership Team

Board of Trustees                             
* Ravi Malhotra, Chairman               
* Ashok Kumar, Vice Chairman  
* Surinder Sabharwal, Secretary
* Megh Singh, Treasurer


Executive Committee
* Surinder Sabharwal, President
* Megh Singh, Vice President
* Pradeep Tewani, Secretary



* Asutosh Sharda

* Himanshu Jain

* Manu Chandra

* Vinod Patel

* Sukhdev Seera


Policies & Procedures


Our work for the Durga Temple of St Louis is a selfless service with one goal in mind: “Promotion of our culture and religion”. Differences in opinions will be resolved in a civil manner by discussion and through the democratic method of majority rule. We will abide by the core principles of Srimad Bhagavad Gita. One of the core principals is to work without any personal agenda or ownership. Thus, we will work as an instrument of God to the best of our abilities without attachment or claims to the results. This is, after all, a temple of acceptance and guidance.

*The detailed policies, procedures and constitution is attached for your perusal.



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