Hindu Temple of Bellevue
The Hindu Temple of Bellevue is the largest Hindu temple in the Greater Seattle Area and serves a large Indian community located there. The treasures of the once prosperous Vedic Temple in Redmond were relocated here after that area’s steep decline. It also serves as an Indian Sub-continent cultural center.
The main deity served this location is Lord Rama. They also have Ganesha, Shiva, Parvati and other deities. It is currently opened in the evenings from Monday to Saturday 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, and on Sunday mornings 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
The outer courtyard features flowers and fruit trees. The first room entered upon contains shoe racks for worshippers to deposit their footwear. The inner sanctuary has several niches, in which are housed large statues of the deities with places for offerings in front of them.
The cultural center is located on the periphery of the temple and contains theaters, a community outreach center with kitchen and dining areas and classrooms. It also contains smaller shrines to other religions of South Asia, including Sikhism and Jainism.
Pujari Mujibur Sirajuli is the main priest at this location.