Hindu Prayer Room and Breathing Space

Welcome to the Hindu Prayer Room. This room provides a beautiful space where Hindu students perform worship services (poojas) as well as meet for text study, discussions and movie-viewing. It is open to students during the week for prayer on an individual basis. The Yale Hindu Students Organization hosts spiritual and cultural programs in this room during the semester. Special poojas celebrate Hindu festivals such as Maha Shivratri and Rama Navami. These worship services occur as close to the actual date as possible.


Interested in meditation? Visit Breathing Space, the Chaplain’s Office satellite space in the basement of Welch Hall. Accessible via Entryway C, Breathing Space is a technology-free area appointed with a variety of craft items and a meditation room featuring a 7-foot interior waterfall. Drop by to color in a rangoli drawing and then spend a few minutes de-stressing to the soothing sound of moving water.


Room Opening

The Yale Hindu Prayer Room was officially opened on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 9 pm - See Facebook photos and  Yale Daily News coverage of the opening.

  • Hindu Prayer Room Ganesh Pooja
  • Hindu Prayer Room Nataraja and posters
  • Hindu Prayer Room
  • Breathing Space Meditation Room