Sri Shiva Vishnu temple is located outside Washington DC, in Ciprayano road, near Nasa Goddard Space Flight center, Lanham, Maryland.

It is the largest temple with great architecture in the western hemisphere, near Atlanta. This temple also denotes Shaivism and Vaishnavism are nothing but one. The temple also has the deities of Lord Krishna, Andaal Godadevi, Goddess Durga, Goddess Saraswati, Lord Hanuman, Brahma, and Lord Ganesh can also be seen. There is also an Idol representing the Ramanathaswamy and Vishnu as Anantha Padmanabha Swami along with Subramanya Swami.

Another attractive aspect is that within its temple complex it holds a model of Sabarimala Temple with the Idol of Ayyappa in a separate shrine with 18 steps.

The temple is not only worshipped by NRIs but also by the local US citizens. This temple organizes various cultural events throughout the year which include, concerts and dance performances by the NRI community and featured artists. Even the people of the US who visit this architectural marvel say that Hinduism is not a religion it’s an ancient culture. 

– Viswanath Venkat Dasari

Image Courtesy: Wikiwand