Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 7 February 2014.Phone: 734-981-8730
Research conducted by The University of Michigan-Dearborn Pluralism Project
The Hindu Temple of Metropolitan Detroit was founded in 1987 in Canton, a middle-class suburb of Detroit in western Wayne County. In the year that the temple was built and the following few years, it was one of the few buildings in the area. The center was built because a growing number of Indian families in the area had up until that time gathered in one another's homes or attended the Bharatiya Temple in Troy, Michigan, a considerable distance from Canton.
The temple, located next door to a Methodist Church in one of the more affluent residential subdivisions of Canton, is a modern building with no hint of Indian architectural detail. It has one large room for the deities, and several smaller rooms for other uses, and a kitchen.
The center has a health-care committee that has successfully conducted blood drives, health fairs, and immunizations, all of which have been organized by members of the temple and coordinated with a local hospital. It has participated in fund raising for the United Way, and is in the process or collecting books for its own library, emphasizing works on Indian culture and religion written for children and youth. Works in Hindi and Gujarati are being collected for adults. Classes are offered in Yoga, the Gita, and there is a Sunday school with religious instruction for young people. An estimated 1500 individuals are affiliated with the temple, almost entirely Indians.
Temple hours are weekday mornings 7:00 A.M to 9:00 A.M. , and weekday evenings 6:00 P.M. to 9:00P.M. ; Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.; Sunday 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.