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A visit to Sri Venkateswara Temple at Pittsburgh, PA.

SVS temple, Pittsburgh, PA is shown in many Telugu movies that are shot in the U.S. like Jeans. A road trip to Pittsburgh is quite enjoyable with scenic beauty of Penn Hills all around which is a real feast to the eyes.
Road Tunnel Entrance
There are good number of road tunnels in this route.
Road Tunnel

About the temple

Sri Venkateswara Temple (S.V.Temple) in Pittsburgh, PA is one of the earliest traditional Hindu temples built in the U.S. It is located on Penn Hills in Pennsylvania state.

Temple timings

Monday - Thursday, Saturdays & Sundays - 9 a.m to 8.30 p.m (winters - 9 a.m to 7.30 p.m)
Fridays - 9 a.m to 9.30 p.m (winters 9 a.m to 8.30 p.m)

Almost all religious events / services / poojas are performed in the temple. Indians in the U.S can place online order for any of the daily pooja like aksharabhyasam, abhishekam, archana, annaprasana, car pooja and Satyanarayana Swamy Vratam.

The place is quite calm and has ample car parking.
S V Temple, Pittsburgh, PA
Indians who feel home-sick feel very homely at this place. Tamilians in their traditional style, Telugu people and other Indians walking in groups, talking loudly, laughing, joking etc makes the visitors forget that it is Pittsburgh. They will have the feeling that they are in a typical South Indian temple in India.

Lord Venkateswara is the main deity inside the temple premises. The other deities inside the temple include Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva (in lingakaram) and Goddess Parvati.

Like every other Indian / Hindu temple in the U.S, there is a canteen inside the temple where one can relish mouth-watering typical South Indian veggie stuff. Visitors can enjoy typical South Indian veg food like tamarind rice / pulihora in a typical South Indian atmosphere in a Western country.

For Indians, a trip to Pittsburgh would be one of the most enjoyable trips in the U.S as they can have the darshan of Lord Venkateswara in the divinely atmosphere and get themselves energized with positive vibes for a recharged and refreshed feeling.

Pittsburgh temple is one of the must-visit Hindu temples in the U.S

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