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21st Apr 2007

Arora Temple (Venkateswara Swamy Temple): 1145 Sullivan Rd, Aurora, IL 60506, Website

One of the Scenic temple location, I ever saw as Hindu Temple till date out of India is this. On Saturday we were supposed to catch the 10:30am Metra to Aurora from the Unison Station of Chicago but unfortunately we missed the train. One of our colleague Jaideep didn't had his morning pooja so he reflected in our conversation. So before the next train we went back to his home had some brunch and prepared ourselves to take 12:30 train. Everyone among the team of 5 of us were first timer to this Temple as well the Metra experience. It's a tallest train in term of height looks like. We took the weekend 5$ pass. It took 1 hr. 15 min. since weekend the same train stops at all station between Chicago & Aurora. As soon we get down within 1-2 min we decided to go by Taxi an it was a good decision we made to cover up the lost time in the morning. It took 15 min to reach the temple. As soon we got down everyone got charged up to see the beautiful temple especially our two south Indian Friends since lots of Saree cladded women and the Idly/Dosa/Pongal as part of Prasadam.

The main idol of Venkateswara is well decorated by Gold. The temple is typically an south Indian architecture, painted in white colour with lush greenery in the surrounding. Also a water fountain and a small lake adding the beauty in the area. We had a look around the temple spent some time in the temple. Many devotees doing their traditional pooja, few American also were among the lot. Due to sunny day we didn't missed the photography session especially our North Indian Hexaware Model(Sumit) and Lakshmi(Rajni) of our Project. Our two more colleague Jaideep were busy to study his new camera while Ram was excited to see lots of Indian and specially 1st time visiting outside Chicago.

We then visited the Premium Mall and then return back to Chicago via Aurora st. It was a rejoicing event after heavy work scheduled. nobody talked about office in the entire trip after the we leave chicago till the time we returned home. More Photos...>>>

Swami Narayan Temple:
1851 Pramukh Swami Road, Bartlett, IL 60103  Website
Lemont Temple (Ram Temple):
1716 W Lunt Ave, Chicago, IL 60626, Website
One of the Best Temple outside India I have ever seen in Chicago.
15th Jan 2012 (My 1st visit)
One can see Swami Vivekanand statue near the entrance of this Ram Temple. Also every year the Rawana effegee they burn during Dashera celebration.
14th Jul 2007 (My 1st Visit)

Bahai Temple
: 100 Linden Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091, Website My Article link

Saibaba Temple: 1101 Foran Ln, Aurora, IL 60506. (8:30am to 8:30pm), Website

Kali Bari Temple: 
2S511 IL-53, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, (9am to 9pm), Website

Krishna Temple - Iskon:
1505 McDowell Rd, Naperville, IL 60563 (10am to 8pm), Website

Shree Jalaram Temple: 
425 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL, (7am to 8:30pm), Website

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