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About Us

About Us : AHA Shiva Vishnu Temple

American Hindu Association

American Hindu Association (AHA) is a non-profit Hindu cultural and heritage organization founded in July of 1997 to serve the greater Madison area community under Section 501 (C) (3) of United States Internal Revenue Service tax code. The devotees of AHA, who are currently residents of greater Madison area, migrated from various places around the world including Canada, Fiji Islands, Guyana, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, and other parts of the United States.

AHA is funded primarily from community and devotee donations.


Our Vision

A well respected and supported organization that provides leadership and opportunities for members of the Hindu community of greater Madison in preserving, espousing and enhancing our cultural, religious, educational, societal, and other heritage related needs.


Our Mission

1. Providing services to devotees of all ages in order to promote and enhance the awareness of principles and practices of Hinduism through activities such as regular prayers, recitals, and public discourses by scholars and invited guests.

2. Sponsoring and organizing religious festivals and cultural events for all sections of the Indian community to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to celebrate such occasions as done in their respective home countries.

3. Promoting and providing yoga, meditation and other educational activities to support personal and spiritual growth of devotees.

4. Developing, supporting and implementing appropriate devotee activities in support of local, regional, and national community based services and programs.


Volunteering at AHA

AHA is a fully volunteer run organization. We welcome members of our community who are interested in volunteering for the various programs and services provided by AHA. If you are interested please fill in a Volunteer Registration Form.