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Durga Bari Temple

Overview


Houston is one of the real urban communities in Texas and is all around associated with urban areas like Dallas, Fort worth, Austin, San Antonio and so forth. The sanctuary is Located at Houston, Texas, United States of America


About the Temple


The sanctuary is not an enormous structure. It does however has extensive, very much looked after grounds. The whole sanctuary is a block structure and is fabricated while remembering Hindu aesthetics. The fundamental passage showcases an excellent Rangoli (plans) on the floor. This kind of rangoli is customary to Bengali families and is additionally called "Alpona". The primary sanctum is an Octagonal structure, with the biggest space devoted to the holy place of Devi Durga and her youngsters. To one side and left of this primary sanctum are hallowed places for Maa Kali and Radha-Krishna individually.
Excessively the most distant end of the sanctum is a space committed exclusively to Lord Shiva. A Shivaling is introduced which additionally has a symbol of Nandi. The principle sanctum has two different rooms at every end. These rooms have been introduced for the comfort of the ministers and for putting away gear and other Puja related stuff. The fundamental lobby is really enormous and can accommodate countless. There are seats set for incapacitated and elderly enthusiasts. The precinct likewise comprises of a Kala Bhavan - where craftsmen are showcased and presentations are held at an Auditorium.


About the Deity


The managing god at this sanctuary is Maa Durga, and incarnation of Shakti or the Hindu goddess of Power. Other than the Goddess, there are holy places for maa Kali, Radha Krishna and a Shiva ling in the principle sanctum. Maa Durga is seen here in her Mahishashur Mardini structure, complete with her group of Ganesh, karthik, Lakshmi and Saraswati. In Bengali, Durgabari implies home of Devi Durga (bari-home)


Festivals


Since, this sanctuary is the heart of the Bengali people group situated in Texas, USA, Durga Puja is the greatest celebration that is praised here. It is a festival of Devi Paksha, in the blessed Hindu month of Ashwin (Oct-Nov). This celebration is for around 4 days and closes with a custom drenching (visarjan) at the adjacent waterfront. Other than Durga Puja, alternate celebrations celebrated here are Shiv ratri, Kojagiri Purnima, Kali Puja, Deepavali and so forth.


Accessibility


Road

This sanctuary is near the rural ranges in Houston and the city of Sugarland, Texas.

Rail

Amtrak railroad to Houston, trailed by open transport transports or rental autos.

Airplane terminal

The closest airplane terminal is Houston (George Bush Intercontinental) air terminal.


Temple Address


Durga Bari Temple Houston in USA
13944 Schiller Rd,
Houston
Texas,
Pincode - 77584

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge
Shlokas

Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te

Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.

Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha

Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.

Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi

Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.

Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam

Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).

Timings

The temple remains open from morning 05.30 AM to 10.00 PM in the night.

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