Limited Hours Darshan

Austin Hindu Temple is happy to announce opening of the Temple during covid-19 times with the below guidelines that all devotees are requested to follow during their visit to the Temple. The Temple is now open on all days for a limited hours as follows.

Monday to Friday
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday
10:00 am to 02:00 pm
05:00 pm to 08:00 pm

1. Before devotees start from their home or place, they are requested to check all CDC guidelines and follow them strictly during their visit to the temple.

    a. Maintain social distance of 6 feet when interacting with others. CDC guidance on Social Distancing.
    b. Practice Preventive Hygiene: CDC guidance on Hand Washing.
        i.   Wash your hands with soap when you arrive.
        ii.  Use hand sanitizer when soap and water handwashing is not possible.
        iii. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw it in the trash, and then wash               your hands.
        iv. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    c. Use Face Covering: CDC guidance on Cloth Face Coverings
        Devotees are requested to bring their own face masks that cover their nose and mouth. Keep it clean.
              Use when:
              1. In-person interactions with others.
              2. moving around the common areas.

2. As soon as you reach AHT campus through the main gate and park in the spots in front of Ganesh Temple or Sai Temple, Please put on your face masks before getting down from the car. Face mask is absolutely required at all times in the campus. No Exceptions.

3. If in any case you don’t have mask, one of the volunteers will provide you for a suggested donation of $3 at the entrance.

4. Volunteers will check with the devotee on a few things before devotee enters the temple the main entrance.

    a. Within the last 14 days, have you had any of the following symptoms?
        1. Fever (> 99F)
        2. Cough
        3. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
        4. Chills
        5. Muscle pain
        6. Sore throat
        7. New loss of taste or smell
        8. Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Intended answer – No

    b. Any of your family members living with you have above symptoms in the last 14 days? – Intended answer – No
    c. Are you currently caring for a family member, who has COVID-19 symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19? – Intended answer – No
    d. Within the last 14 days, have you had close contact (less than 6 feet for more than 10 minutes) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19? – Intended answer – No
    e. Have you traveled outside of Texas within the last 14 days? Intended Answer – No
    The answer to these questions have to be “No”. Answers are accepted in “Good Faith” from the devotee. If the answer is different than “No”, then devotee is asked to leave the campus immediately. No Exceptions.

5. Volunteer will check the temperature by using no touch thermometer at the entrance of Ganesh temple. If temperature is above normal reading > 99F, devotee is asked to leave the campus immediately. No Exceptions.

6. Maintain Social distance of 6 feet during all times in the campus. There are markings in the temple where you can stand and proceed.

7. Devotees are provided with sanitizer to clean the hands or they should wash hands with soap and water for 1 minute.

8. Wearing gloves during the visit is preferred. Please bring your own pair of gloves.

9. Bringing homemade prasadam, fruits, flowers or any pooja material to the temple is not advised.

10. Do not touch any vigrahas in the temple during the stay. No Touch policy is enforced all times in the campus.

11. Please do not prostrate on any floor in the campus.

12. A family of upto 6 members living together in one home can take one appointment. All members of this family can be together while taking darshan inside the temple.

13. Please do not sit in the campus. Leave as soon as darshan is done in all sannidhis.

14. Please don’t stay inside the temple for long time since there are other people waiting outside to have darshan.

Thanks for visiting AHT and for all your support to sustain this difficult times.

For any questions, please contact the Temple at 512-927-0000 or send an email to info@austinhindutemple.org.