Facilities Overview

The Ananda Mandir campus is spread over 9.3 acres and consists of three buildings:

(1) Temple Building - Primary worship hall with Bengali architectural theme. Houses several deities including: Ma Kali, Ma Durga, Ma Saraswati, Lord Shiva, Shri Ganesh, Shri Radha-Krishna. The deities were custom made form hand-selected stones by artisans in India.

(2) Tagore Hall - A two story 9000 sq. ft. building. Includes a large hall with stage which can accommodate 800 people in an auditorium setting, and 300 guests in a banquet hall setting. Amenities include first-rate audio visual equipment, commercial grade kitchen, several auxiliary rooms for meetings/classes and a large mezzanine area suitable for yoga, meditation and similar activities.

(3) Front Building - The original 2800 sq. ft. ranch style building which provides space for small community gatherings.

The campus is professionally landscaped and maintained. Paved parking for 300 cars is available. The facilities are arguably the best of its kind among all Bengali organization in the Unites States and is the pride of all Bengalis in New Jersey and the neighboring states.

  Religious - Weekly services as per Bengali calendar. All major annual pujas including Durga Puja and Kali Puja.

  Educational - Wide range of classes with partner organizations in language, dance and singing. Higlight events include youth activities and the seniors forum.

  Cultural - Regular activities in multiple areas including musical, literary, and discussions sessions. Key events include monthly Ananda Sandhya and Sahitya-o-Alochona.

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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