Temple & Cultural Center Expansion

Ananda Mandir is currently in the middle of an ambitious project to construct a 12000 sq.ft Community Center and to expand the existing Temple with a classical Bengali facade. The budget for this expansion project exceeds $ 4 million. Today more than 300 life members, associates and friends have contributed about $ 1 million to The Campaign for Ananda Mandir.

The launch of this expansion project represents a pivotal moment and a bold new vision for the future of our community. In that future, we see Ananda Mandir having an expanded temple so that many more devotees could join to celebrate major pujas. We see an auditorium where we could arrange Bengali cultural events and family heritage activities. We see Ananda Mandir promoting youth talent in literature, science and art by giving awards, and youth community service activities by providing grants. We see Ananda Mandir a place where young and older generations intermingle to promote their networking for betterment of their living.


Building Plans Approved by City - January 2012
Construction Loan of $ 3.5 million Approved- July 2012
Construction started at Ananda Mandir Site - August 2012
New Temple Ready for Services - September 2015
Cultural Center Ready for Use - October 2016

CURRENT STATUS - October 2016: Stucco Exterior of Temple & Community Center Completed


Click here to View the Expansion Plans

  Basanti Puja - Shoshthi  more info
Date:  Friday, Mar 23, 2018
Time:  6:30PM - 8:00PM

  Basanti Puja - Saptomi  more info
Date:  Saturday, Mar 24, 2018
Time:  7:30AM - 9:30AM

  Basanti Puja - Ashtomi & Ram Nabami  more info
Date:  Sunday, Mar 25, 2018
Time:  6:00AM - 12:00PM

  Satyanarayan Puja  more info
Date:  Sunday, Mar 25, 2018
Time:  6:00PM - 8:00PM

  Basanti Puja - Dashami  more info
Date:  Monday, Mar 26, 2018
Time:  9:00AM - 10:00AM

  Noboborsho  more info
Date:  Sunday, Apr 15, 2018
Time:  9:00AM - 9:00PM

  Shyama Puja  more info
Date:  Sunday, Apr 15, 2018
Time:  6:30PM - 8:30PM

  Lord Jagannath Chandan Jatra and Akkhai Tritia  more info
Date:  Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018
Time:  8:30AM - 10:30AM

Sarva Mangala Mangalye - Shive Sarvartha Sadhike - Sharanye Triyambake Gouri - Naryani Namohostute
Ananda Mandir, 269 Cedar Grove Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873-5212 Phone: (732) 873-9821
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