North bay Temple celebrates the three hindu goddesses Parvati (goddess of power, love, and spiritual fulfillment), Lakshmi (goddess of prosperity, fertility, and material fulfillment) and Saraswati (goddess of learning, arts, and cultural fulfillment).
In Spring of 2014, with the pro-bono help of a San Francisco based law firm, we filed and formed a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the North Bay Hindu Center (tax ID number :
46-5635218), with a primary goal of establishing a Hindu Temple and Community Center in the San Francisco North Bay.
A Hindu temple is traditionally a spiritual destination as well as a landmark for arts, annual festivals and community celebrations. North bay Hindu center aims to enable both spiritual and cultural understanding and the vision is to establish a temple and community center that will enable the community learn and celebrate rich Indian heritage and culture. India’s culture is among the world's oldest and intrinsically linked to Hinduism also known as Sanātana Dharma, the "Perennial Philosophy”. Sanātana Dharma encapsulates those great values and disciplines that uphold, sustain, and ultimately lead humanity to the sublime heights of worldly and spiritual glory. Hinduism therefore is not really a religion rather it is a way of life. It is applicable to everyone at all places and all times. Our short term goal is to rent a facility for the temple. In the long term we hope to be able to purchase a land and build a temple in North bay.
The temple is currently located at 503 S.Palm Drive, Novato and is open every Sunday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. It is operated by volunteers. Each week volunteers setup the deities, decorate and perform the pooja.