Shivalya Hindu Cultural Center was the dream of several long term community leaders who sought to create an organization devoted to the foundation of a Shiv Temple in Chicago. Shivalya envisions building a growing community that connects Hindus through cultural, spiritual, and religious practice and traditions. By uniting spiritual worship within a cultural community setting, Shivalya is a unique urban haven of the Hindu culture and religion.
As a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Charitable Organization, Shivalya has the goal of providing a place that encourages religious, spiritual, and cultural gatherings for the Hindu of Chicago. Shivalya hopes to unite a passionate community that seeks to be immersed in Hindu philosophy, arts, culture, and knowledge. As a part of this mission, we serve to:
* Provide a place of worship in the Chicago Downtown area.
* Welcome Hindus and non-Hindus that seek to broaden knowledge and understanding.
* Build a community that brings Chicago-area devotees together.
* Encourage religious, social, cultural, and educational activities.
* Provide a forum for scholarly and intellectual discussion.
* Embrace other religious and send a message of peace and love.
* Offer educational enrichment for children through music, dance, and Hindi language classes and workshops.