Sri Jagannath Society of Greater Chicago believes that Lord Jagannath is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. We are a part and parcel of the Supreme Personality and HE is the whole in original form. Therefore every living being has a loving relationship with Him. Our intrinsic propensity is to serve HIM. The organization’s vision is to create an environment where this propensity has a chance to grow with HIS blessings. Our endeavor towards the ritualistic worship or community or philanthropic activities are different forms of “Sadhana” towards the vision. In this selfless service (“Sadhana”) there is no color, caste, religious barrier at all. We all depend on HIM for our very existence. Hence there is no barrier of wealth or any other material power. Each and every one has free access to this in a service attitude. We believe that our eternal souls make us natural servitor of Lord Jagannath. Love is spontaneous and it grows if there is no barrier with proper environment and HIS Blessings.
Practicing and promoting Shri Jagannath Culture based on “Sanatan Dharama” (eternal way): the highest values of Hindu culture, philosophy, religion, spirituality and tradition followed in Shrikhetra (Puri, India) with love, peace, compassion, tolerance, equality, and service to mankind.
Practice Sri Jagannath Culture, the ideals of “Sanatana Dharma” through ritualistic worship of Shri Jagannath and spiritual education.
Strive for spiritual richness and human excellence through assimilation of values in Hindu scriptures into our daily life.
Recognize and respect other religions and belief systems in their proper context.
Serve the poor, needy, disadvantaged people in society through various philanthropic activities.
Create an environment where all desired activities can be carried out without any restriction and build a temple for Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and other Hindu deities. This will also fulfill the requirement of the community for cultural and social events.