Temples in Alaska

The different religious temples in Alaska offer a place of worship and fellowship for common believers. Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Sikhs, Mormons, and Latter Day Saints all find their religious and spiritual needs met at their respective places of worship in Alaska. Discussed below are few of the popular temples in Alaska belonging to different religious groups.

Anchorage Alaska Temple of the Latter Day Saints is a popular place of worship and a prominent landmark in Alaska. It is the 54th temple of the order. It is a huge building of 11, 937 sqft, located in the Brayton Drive. Initially, dedicated in the year 1999 with 6,800 sqft, Anchorage Alaska Temple was renovated and rededicated in the year 2004. It has some unique features and Alaskan themes on it.

The following are the prominent Buddhist temples in Alaska,

  • Wat Dhamma Bhavana Buddhist Center in West 72nd Ave
  • Buddhist Tibetan – Mahakaruna in 3rd Ave.
  • Wat Buddharatanatrai Buddhist Temple in Beaver Pl.
  • Wat Alaska Yanna Varraram in D Street
  • SGI-Usa in Gambell St.
  • Juneau Shambhala Center in Juneau
  • Buddhist Temple Meditation Center of Alaska in D Street

They act as serene Buddhist communities with learning and meditation centers. The only known Hindu temple in Alaska is the Sri Ganesha Mandir located in Anchorage’s Blueberry Ave. It prides itself to be the ‘Northernmost Hindu Temple in the World.’ The two Sikh temples in the state are Guru Ram Das Ashram in Bayview Drive and The Sikh Society of Alaska in Hillside Drive.

The following are the prominent Jewish temples in Alaska,

  • Congregation Beth Sholom at E. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage
  • Congregation Or HaTzafon at Aurora Dr., Fairbanks
  • Chabad Lubavitch of Alaska at East 26th Ave., Anchorage
  • Sukkat Shalom at Cordova St., Juneau

These Jewish temples in Alaska have Friday evening and Shabbat morning worship services.


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