Durga Temple of St Louis DTSL (Parent organization- Geeta Ramayan of St Louis, is an All-volunteers, non-political, tax-deductible (501c3) charitable organization registered in Missouri). A group of volunteers started Geeta Ramayan Group in 1960 and officially formed the group in September 1970, to promote the Hindu religion, culture, as well as for the educational enrichment of the Hindu community.
The key objective of DTSL is to build a place of Hindu worship and a community center in St Louis, MO. We bring members of the Hindu community in St Louis and nearby cities, together to a common place of worship, thereby promoting religious harmony and to help advancement of our rich heritage and culture in Hindu religion.
Our mission is to promote the Hindu culture and religious values; to encourage inter-religious social and cultural understanding and to support humanitarian causes. For effective delivery of these objectives, we will need a permanent place of worship of our own.
We believe Temples provides us peace of mind and allows us to take off our mental burden, it provides us a place of worship in deity form, it educates us to follow the right path and grow in Satsang. With the growing population of the community, there is need for a place of worship, education that helps protect our culture, tradition and values. A place that allows us to celebrate our festivals and fulfill the social needs of the community.