HSNC is an umbrella organization for the various Hindu and allied religious communities in Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) in meeting their religious, cultural and spiritual needs. Provide a place to worship and practice the religion. With the help of community- arrange, support and encourage activities that fulfill religious, cultural, linguistic and spiritual needs of current and future generation, and promote India’s rich heritage.


  • Shobha Saraiya

A Retired Software Engineer, Shobha Ji is a Certified Yoga Instructor from YOGA Institute Mumbai, India. Yoga has been part of her life. Since her college days She has been practicing yoga for past 20+ here in RTP. In that capacity Shobha ji has been teaching Yoga at HSNC, SVT Gurukulam(children), health fairs(HSNC, NaaaP),other community organizations & In the past she has taught Yoga in RTP (Corporate), Women’s prison.

Shobha Ji's YOGA sessions following the sage Patanajali’s Yoga philosophy ,are focused towards the ability of the students and she lets them grow at their pace making it a pleasant learning experience. Besides teaching Yoga her other volunteer activities are:

Shobha ji along with her husband are Founding member/karyakarta(2006)for Sanskritbharti usa in RTP area, Admin/founder for Bhagavad Gita study group at HSNC since 2001.

  • Mukund Saraiya

Mukund Saraiya has been teaching yoga classes with his wife Shobha Saraiya, since 1998 at HSNC every Sunday. He also manages attendance and fees collection for the yoga classes(admin)These classes are designed to bring calmness to mind, and improve physical health. He taught many of the Wed night classes, until a permanent teacher was found in 2006.

He conducted a largest ever yoga class in Raleigh area, with over 200+ participants that was arranged by Cornucopia in 2007.

By profession Mukund is a Mechanical Engineer, with most of his career at IBM. He enjoys reading, tennis, music, cooking, gardening and learning Sanskrit.