All Temple activities, including development of facilities, are fully funded from donations and contributions from devotees and the community. Amsterdam Hindu temple needs your kind and generous support in the form of financial contributions as well as volunteer work to make the various programs, including the temple development project, a reality.

Donations (iDeal, paypal bank transfer) are needed for the following Temple Funds

Free Food, Temple Maintenance, Building Fund, General Fund (Covers Operational Expenses), Humanitarian Aid

Shiva temple is a non profit organization and as such all donations for the temple activities are fully tax deductible under ANBI, to the extent allowed by the law.

Official Name :  Lord Shiva Hindu Temples

 KVK 50914219 RSIN 822998634

 Hoogoorddreef 79 1101 BB Amsterdam


Statutory objective and other internal regulations:

  • The Temple lays down its primary focus to play an efficient role in targeting and accomplishing the needs of the people of the Hindu community in response to their varied and distinct traditions and beliefs.

  • We make continuous efforts to provide a sense of religious satisfaction by offering our services with great dedication and enthusiasm. 

  • To cater the spiritual and religious needs of the Indian Community in the region of  Amsterdam, Amstelveen and other surrounding counties.

  • To meet their physical, psychological, social, and spiritual satisfaction.

  • To strengthen the community and promote the common good.

  • A priest is present on all days of the year from 8.30 to 20.30.

  • Everyday free food is served after evening aarti for all visitors.

The main points of the current policy plan:

All temple activities are funded entirely by gifts and donations from believers and the community. The foundation receives these funds on the one hand in cash during visits of believers to the temple and on the other hand by filling out authorization forms for periodic donations to the foundation. The request to fill in these forms is made during the various holidays, spread over the year.

Every month the treasurer ensures that these funds are spent on paying the fixed costs (rent, energy, waste, telephone and internet) and other expenses, including the (free) food and the daily necessities of the temple. The upkeep of the temple is also paid from the monthly income.

Every year an external auditor prepares the annual accounts and these are published on the ANBI website.  

All temple board members serve on a voluntary basis. The priest receives a basic salary, on which income tax is also paid. 

Other actions from the policy plan:

  • Create a sound financial foundation for the future of the temple. 
  • Transferring knowledge about Hinduism.
  • Improve structure in the organization for the future.
  • The further development of existing programs and activities to appeal to an even wider audience.  
  • Develop new activities that appeal to more young people.

Board composition, the remuneration policy of the institution and the names of the directors:

  • Founder: Avi Sharma
  • Chairman: Ishwar Jagessar
  • Secretary: Shivani Rajpal
  • Vice Secretary: Tarandeep Kaur
  • Treasurer: Jayant Shandilya
  • Board member:Seem Avi Sharma
  • Board member: Pinky Avi Sharma
  • Board member: Punam Sharma
  • Trustee: Anjana Jagessar
  • Trustee: Lalit Kumar

Current report of the activity or activities performed by the ANBI:

  • Organize all events of Sanatan Dharma.

  • A weekly Multilanguage courses on Sunday morning.

  • Weekly yoga lessons.

  • Weekly Dance and Music lessons.

  • Organizing an Annual outdoor functions such as “THE GRAND DUSSHERA MELA” and “MATA KA JAGRAN”.